BOOTSTRAPPING – Green Tech Explorer

I have been visiting many start-ups since the beginning of July and I was surprised by the number of start-ups that was financed without any external support. In entrepreneurship class, Venture Capital and Business Angels are best practices and seem to be the norm. Reality is different… I made some research and quickly found out that... Continue Reading →

BEACHHEAD – Green Tech Explorer

One of the reasons that pushed me do this this summer start-up tour was that I had a business idea around smart mobility. I thought having a comprehensive system offer would make my product user-friendly and thus easier to sell. But after having met many start-ups, I realized that focus was one of the most common factors... Continue Reading →

Corporate Innovation : Yesterday, today, tomorrow

What is innovation? To best understand innovation in the present age, we need to go back in time to the nineteenth century. At the time, the term “innovation” began taking root alongside science and industry, where its meaning was synonymous with ‘technical invention’. Then, in the mid-1900s, the common understanding evolved to “bringing a new... Continue Reading →

IKIGAI – Green Tech Explorer

You might wonder why I have decided to title this article with an unfamiliar Japanese-like naming? Here is the story behind. Start-up is not only rewarding and satisfying, but also a stressful and an uncomfortable situation where you will have to deal with many uncertainties and face many challenges. Entrepreneurship is a life learning experience... Continue Reading →

Tropicfeel: Building a Sustainable Fashion Brand…Starting with Crowdfunding

Sustainability is integral to the mission of Tropicfeel, a travel-wear brand founded in 2017 and located in Barcelona.  A young company with limited resources, Tropicfeel strives to manufacture its products as sustainably as possible.  It addresses and quantifies sustainability unlike any other apparel brand that we met during the Summer Startup Tour.  First, Tropicfeel attempted... Continue Reading →

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