Author Archives: jk

Upcoming startup incubator deadlines

UPDATE: Updated list for 2011/2012 available at http://startupin.me/incubators … Original post from 2010: With so many Y Combinator style startup / seed / idea incubator & accelerator programs out there, you can lose track of upcoming deadlines. So here is a list of upcoming application deadlines for year 2010 (now outdated) for you (click on […]

Areas for startups to tackle

Here are some thoughts what areas I would like to see startups to concentrate on during the coming year. Some are real life issues and everyday problems, some just broad thoughts where there might be new developments happening. Automatically collected structured recommendations and top lists from friends. How often have you wished to know, what […]

Online business model revenue gap

Everyone is abuzz regarding the sustainable income models for online companies – mostly advertising and paid services. Wherever you look, you see huge gaps between income from both consumers and corporate customers and the cost base of quality businesses. Downturn in ad revenues has made this even more visible from my last posting in January, […]

Opencoffee Club Tallinn – August 6th

OpenCoffee Club Tallinn, our format-free and free-form meeting for startups, investors and tech people takes place August 6th, 9-11 AM, at Mercado Cafe (Ülemiste City, Lõõtsa 6, Tallinn, Estonia). Please join in, it’s fun and free! For more information join our Facebook group (343 members as of today) and event information. You can find background […]

Shopping for a dive boat

As a diver having lived by, on and under the sea my whole life, you always think of your own dive boat. What a better way to check out some virgin wrecks or cold deep black seas. So this Saturday I decided to step by the Tallinn boat market, to see what’s available. I’m quite […]

Baltic Startup Scene – Techcrunch Speech

Here is more or less what I presented at Techcrunch Nordic in Stockholm, with some extra stuff that I cut because of time limits. If someone would like to hear more about Baltic startup web and product development opportunities, feel free to get back to me. Besides our company there are tens of great software […]

Two startup pitch opportunities

Just a reminder to startups, there are two good upcoming international opportunities to pitch your tech startups. Of course, if interested, do join the events as well. 1. In alignment with the Second Annual Tallinn Conference organized by The International Technology Law Association in collaboration with Enterprise Estonia, ArcticStartup is cooperating to organize an Elevator […]

Death of form, not content

Here is a short list of things I have seen die during my ~3 decades on the earth (please add yours in comments): tube radios and short, medium and long wave broadcasts vinyl LP’s cassette recorders and reel-to-reel tape decks rotary dial and analogue telephones (incl analogue mobiles) black and white TV’s film cameras VHS […]

OpenCoffee Tallinn tomorrow!

Tomorrow March 5th 9-11 AM our montly OpenCoffee Tallinn startup and tech enterpreneur meetup will take place once again at Mercado Ülemiste City. Feel free to join. More info can be found in Facebook.

This is just the beginning

The news of Google closing down some of its non-profitable services is just the beginning of what we will see during the coming times. Either popular websites and services will start to be closed or something has to change in how they make their income. Sure, web services are closed down all the time because […]