By John Larsson, co-founder of Riktig My co-founder Viktor Tigerström and I have been working on a solution to the problem of authenticity in physical items for a long time before we eventually decided to start up a company, called Riktig. Riktig, by the way, means “real” or “authentic” in Swedish, since we’re both from [...]
If silver-backs are the most successful tech entrepreneurs, what’s the silver lining for the younger ones?
I recently had the opportunity to attend an EIT Digital online investor-startup match-making marathon event. EIT Digital, by the way, is Europe’s leading digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving digital transformation that, amongst other activities, runs an EU-wide accelerator programme that internationalises, supports and mentors tech startups all the way to Series A-B funding. [...]
MITA Innovation Hub opens applications for the second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator Programme with a special focus on Covid-19
The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) incubator, run by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), has opened its applications for the second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator, a training programme for early-stage tech startups. Applications opened on Monday 18th May and will close on Thursday 18th June 23.59 CET. It is a revamped edition with [...]
In a past article we answered the question about why should governments run and fund early-stage startup projects. Summarising, we argued that as part of an overall strategy and policy of creating economic wealth and well-being, these governments would want to create a startup ecosystem to tap the business ideas and talent of tech entrepreneurs, [...]
Celuna (Time Ninja), Greenfly AI, Riktig, Secura, Vestis AI and Zink (Reap) are the six startups that graduated from the fifth edition of the MITA YouStartIT accelerator programme (YouStartIT#5), which kicked-off on Monday 2nd September 2019. Similar to the last edition of YouStartIT, and to other accelerators, YouStartIT#5 ended with Demo Day, the culmination of [...]
Accelerators are sometimes referred to as mentor-driven programmes. But first let’s define what an accelerator is, and why mentors are so important. In the classic investor-driven model, an accelerator is a human institution that runs a programme that adds value to a startup. In other words, an accelerator “buys” startups by taking a share of [...]