Founders Story: from a French Commune to Seedcamp, Ryan Notz tells the story of MyBuilder.com
Ryan Notz is the founder of MyBuilder.com, a site which helps you find great builders and tradespeople and review feedback for work they’ve done. You can follow them on Twitter at @MyBuilder I had a very challenging journey from founding MyBuilder.com to building a stable footing for the business. It was a long, hard slog […]
UX, the new frontier in software development
The following is a guest post by Gregory Menivelle, a French-American entrepreneur and founder of smartnotify.us and Pyrasolutions, He also has a background in international expansion, helping companies achieve success on a global scale. Chef David Chang (a famous US chef) was recently interviewed by Adam Savage and had an intriguing insight into one of his biggest business challenges: Whenever […]
Go HTML5, Young Frenchman.
The following is a guest post by Gregory Menivelle, a French-American entrepreneur and founder of smartnotify.us and Pyrasolutions, He also has a background in international expansion, helping companies achieve success on a global scale. HTML5 can bring a competitive advantage to French startups that are ready and willing to ride the wave. Allow me to join the Rude VC’s […]
Does Barcelona have what it takes to become a healthy startup community?
The following is a guest post by Heather Russell, founder & CEO of Rinkya, a Tokyo-based eCommerce site founded in 2001 which ships Japanese products all over the world. You can follow Heather on twitter at @heatherarussell On Thursday, July 11th, I was lucky to be a speaker at The Next Web and Barcelona IO’s sold out […]
Paris 2014 VS London Tech City: The Battle (& the fact-checking).
The following is a guest post by Jeanne Dussueil, which originally appeared in French on Challenges.fr – you can follow her on twitter at @jdussueil Will Paris soon be more attractive for startups than London? Since 2010, London has been making a song and dance about its “Tech City” in the area of the old […]
The French-German relationship in the digital age: Going from local to international
The following post is a guest post by Theophil Haberstroh and David Polte who help support start-ups with their expansion to either France or Germany. Theophil is also an active member of the Digital Club Franco-Allemand (DCFA). European digital companies strive to successfully compete with their American and British counterparts. To achieve this, they know […]
“Why trademarks are important for startups” OR “How SEOMoz sent us a takedown notice.”
The following post is a guest post by Anji ISMAIL, co-founder & CEO of DOZ, which provides Search, Social Media, and Content Marketing through a community of multi-localized experts. You can follow him @anjismail. This story about our own experience aims to avoid other startups getting into the same troubles. Always register your trademark! A […]
Here are New York City’s 10 Hottest French Startups
There is no place as intense as NYC. When I asked Tony Haile (Chartbeat's CEO) for a meeting last week, he told me his schedule was full to the nose but he suggested that we went instead for a business jog. At 6.30am. This work hard, play hard, run early mentality is very well suited to startups, where the first few years require a tremendous amount of energy to put things off the ground. If you add to that the superior