Tag Archives: startup

Top 10 #estonianmafia startups to watch in 2014

It’s end of the year and the annual list of top Estonian tech startups (also known as #estonianmafia) to keep an eye on in 2014 is out. Like each year, it’s based on survey of Estonian top startup leaders, angels and VC’s and other major players on the tech scene. It’s compiled by the main […]

When founders get overloaded with tasks

Building startups is tough. As founders, we always have hundred issues in tens of categories on our todo lists. That’s stressful. It seems we have to finish those hundred tasks immediately or the world will crash. So we multitask, shuffle and hustle. Quite often, it drives us crazy. I’ve had many of such days when […]

Startups are like DJ’ing

Many people consider DJ’ing being about playing the music you personally like as a DJ’ing. Working as a DJ 20 years ago I learned you could not be more wrong. It’s about playing music your audience likes and wants. You have to provide the music in the here and in the now, in real time. […]

Startup Bullshit Bingo

Suggestions welcome: what should the January Edition include?

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 So here is a list of upcoming application deadlines for year 2010 (now outdated) for you (click on […]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 […]

Join ArcticEvening Tallinn on January 28th

Together between ArcticStartup, Connect Estonia and OpenCoffee Tallinn we are organising a kick-ass tech startup event: ArcticEvening on January 28th in Tallinn. The evening will include pitches from 2 Estonian and 2 Finnish startups, a panel between Sten Tamkivi from Skype, Allan Martinson from MTVP and a special Finnish guest, followed by drinks and networking. […]

10 reasons startups love recession

Love and hate go hand in hand. Today there are many negative thoughts among tech startups because of the global recession. At least here in Estonia I believe things will get even much worse during the next 6-18 months. So to create some positive aura, here are some thoughts (in no certain order) why we […]

Future OpenCoffee Club Tallinn events

OpenCoffee Club Tallinn is celebrating its 1 year anniversary soon, yipee! The recent events have had over 50 participants, both old and new. So if you happen to be in Tallinn, why not drop by and meet both local and foreign tech people and investors. The best way to get event notifications is to join […]

OpenCoffee Tallinn on June 5th

Once again the OpenCoffee Club Tallinn event takes place in Tallinn, Estonia. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at Scotland Yard Pub, Mere pst 6E, on June 5th, 9-11 AM. Opencoffee Club Tallinn events are usually attended by 20-50 persons from all areas of startups and technology, a bunch of great people. […]