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European Startup Universe Talks

European Startup Universe Talks

By European Startup Universe
In this podcast series, you will hear from startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors and major stakeholders of the startup ecosystem. We will be discussing the state of the startup field, what advice they have for others looking to establish themselves in the startup ecosystem in Europe and the challenges and successes of their career. If you are looking for insight into the startup world, guidance from the veterans or if you're just passionate about startups, this is the series for you!
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European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 22 - Guy Krief
On the final episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet entrepreneur and angel investor Guy Krief to discuss how he got started as an angel investor, if investing is based on logic or emotion, identifying your weaknesses and how little of the actual reality of entrepreneurship we see, and what that reality consists of.  European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄   🌐 thestartupuniverse.org   Production: European Startup Universe - all rights reserved © 2021 - 2023 Song: Housin - Yung Logos ©
24:18
May 10, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 21 - David Dobrovitsky
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet David Dobrovitsky, CEO and founder of Glitter Finance. We discuss crypto currency, how to make it more accessible, its future and how the everyday person plays a part in this. He also let us in on his best advice for startups, for example, why should a startup be light at the top and why should you never approach investors? European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄  🌐  thestartupuniverse.org   Production: European Startup Universe - all rights reserved © 2021 - 2023  Song: Sunny - Hartzman ©
22:31
April 26, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 20 - Nektarios Tavernarakis
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Nektarios Tavernarakis, a bioscientist, the chairman of the Board Of Directors at FORTH and the new EIT governing board chair. With his extensive experience and impressive CV, we discuss how our future lies within the hands of science, the importance of investing in the right fields and what role Europe’s startup ecosystem plays in building a sustainable future. European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄 🌐  thestartupuniverse.org Production: European Startup Universe - all rights reserved © 2021 - 2023 Song: Sunny - Hartzman ©
29:52
April 19, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 19 - Suvi Haimi
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Suvi Haimi, CEO and co-founder of Sulapac, a sustainable alternative to plastic. We discuss entrepreneurship and sustainability, greenwashing, fighting plastic pollution, and Suvi gives her best advice to early-stage startup founders, with a special word of advice to female founders. European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀  Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄  🌐  thestartupuniverse.org   Production: European Startup Universe - all rights reserved © 2021 - 2023  Song: Sunny - Hartzman ©
25:04
April 14, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 18 - Marcel Gozalbo Baró
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Marcel Gozalbo Baró, co-founder and CTO of Opground. Marcel shares the story of Opground and how they work with AI to simplify the hiring process. We also discuss passion as a driving force, the need to understand the market before anything else, and how building a startup is investing in yourself. European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄 🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
26:58
April 12, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 17 - Sari Hurme-Mähtälä
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, founder and CEO of Kide Science. We discuss how Kide Science came about, how they work to encourage young children’s appetite for science, and Sari shares what mindset she thinks women should adapt in the startup field. She also announces an exciting upcoming project with Dreamworks. Click the link to find out more about the news: https://www.kidescience.com/news/gabbys-dollhouse-kide-science  European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.  Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! thestartupuniverse.org Production: European Startup Universe - all rights reserved © 2021 - 2023 Song: Sunny - Hartzman ©
26:32
April 07, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 16 - Dan Stefan
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Dan Stefan, Co-founder of Digital Artflow! We discuss virtual reality, how it was being a startup founder in Romania back when it was a tiny community compared to now, and why you need to have an objective relationship to your startup.  European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄 🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
37:15
March 24, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 15 - Saïd Hamdani
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet entrepreneur Saïd Hamdani. We cover everything from the story of his career, his advice to early-stage founders, why you should not work too hard and the often forgotten component to startup success – luck. European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄   🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
26:50
March 22, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 14 - Ion Mocanu
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Ion Mocanu, co-founder of CardioMedive. We discuss the process of being a startup founder in the medical field, its difficulties as well as the motivations. Ion tells the story of how CardioMedive was created and how it evolved, and he shares his biggest tip to others who want to build a startup in the medical field. European Startup Universe has brought together European countries to launch startup programs, fitting each nation's ecosystem where participants have the opportunity to access funding, educational content and expansion across EU countries.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄   🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
33:25
March 17, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 13 - Vasja Veber
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Vasja Veber, Co-founder of Viberate, the music industry's answer to IMDb. We talk about the future of the music industry and Viberate’s role in it, and the creative and innovative ways the team has worked to get to where they are at now, by for example showing up and knocking on investors doors. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
31:49
March 15, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 12 - Nikos Drandakis
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet serial entrepreneur Nikos Drandakis. He is the founder of, to name a few, Beat and Flyway. With his long and successful career he has a lot to say on the topic of startups, being an entrepreneur, and the startup ecosystem in Europe. We discuss how people are born to be entrepreneurs, the mistakes you must avoid and what you have to do in order to succeed.  If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups! 🦄   🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
34:25
March 10, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 11 - Jerome Bajou
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Jerome Bajou, Co-founder of CaptainBook and participants of last year's ESU program based in Greece. We talk about the cornerstones of last year’s program, how the process of running a startup in a rural area is not as difficult as many think, and how startup founders can keep sane by spending their weekend the right way. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
24:40
March 08, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 10 - Alain Bindels
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Alain Bindels, innovation leader with global international experience in the pharmaceutical industry and startup coach - Roche. We discuss the present and future state of the digitalisation of the pharmaceutical field, how startups impact this process, and the importance of collaboration, network and guidance.  If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄   🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
29:55
March 02, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 9 - Pavlos Loizou
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Pavlos Loizou, startup veteran and CEO of WiRE, based in Cyprus. He is letting us in on concrete and specific advice on what to do, and not do, when building a startup. We also discuss what WiRE is all about, what the feedback loop is, how being a startup founder can compare to being a parent and much more, all on the topic of startups.  If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄   🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
35:16
February 26, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 8 - Irina Paraschiv
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Irina Paraschiv, emotional health specialist and Co-founder of Acertivo. We talk about what Acertivo is all about and how they work to create a healthy workplace environment through low-touch therapy. Irina also explains why startup founders should pay extra attention to their mental well being and much more, all on the topic of both startups and mental health.  If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀  Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄  🌐  thestartupuniverse.org
33:24
February 24, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 7 - Juan Pérez Torralbo
👨‍💻 Juan Pérez Torralbo, a data architect with many years in the startup field, is the Country Organizer of the 🇪🇸 European Startup Universe - Spain.  In the 7th episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we discuss with Juan the importance of being willing to change, why you shouldn't fall too deeply in love with your idea, the future of the startup ecosystem in Spain, and some of Juan's favorite quotes. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀   Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄   🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
32:31
February 18, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 6 - Panis Pieri
Our next guest is the Country Organizer of the European Startup Universe - Cyprus, Startup Journalist and founder of Startups364, Panis Pieri. 🇨🇾🇪🇺🔎In this episode, you will learn more about the state of the startup ecosystem in Cyprus and its significant stakeholders, the 6-week ESU program for Cyprus, and the Cypriot nation's entrepreneurial spirit. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
39:59
February 16, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 5 - Saša Lamza
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Saša Lamza,  the Country Organizer of European Startup Universe - Croatia and Head of General Affairs Sector at Business Incubator BIOS. We discuss the state of the startup ecosystem in Croatia, its big stakeholders, the ESU program for Croatia and the five factors for startup success. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
27:43
February 14, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 4 - Jan Skok
In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Jan Skok, the Country Organizer of European Startup Universe - Slovenia and startup mentor at SAŠA incubator. We will discuss the current state of the startup ecosystem in Slovenia and he shares his advice to early-stage startups, like why you should plan 14 days ahead, never ask family and friends for advice and why your primary goal should not be to make money. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
33:50
February 11, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 3 - Athina Kaltsiki
3️⃣ On the 3rd episode of European Startup Universe Talks, we meet Athina Kaltsiki, Project Manager at InfinityGreece, and Country Organizer of European Startup Universe - Greece.  We will discuss the current state of the startup field in Greece, what the ESU initiative for Greece is about, and what advice she has for others in the early stages of their startup journey.  If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
29:14
February 08, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 2 - Cristiana Bogateanu & Cristian Dascalu
2️⃣ In this episode of European Startup Universe Talks we meet Cristiana Bogateanu and Cristian Dascalu. Cristiana is the Country Organizer of European Startup Universe - Romania and the Executive Director at ROTSA. Cristian is the Chairman and Strategy Advisor at ROTSA. 🚀 Together we talk about the value of a mentor, why failure is not in their vocabulary and the state of the startup ecosystem in Romania. If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org
32:12
February 07, 2022
European Startup Universe Talks | Episode 1 - Steve Glange
1️⃣In the first episode of European Startup Universe Talks we meet Steve Glange, founder of Startup Grind Luxemburg, solution broker and the ESU country organizer for Luxemburg. We will discuss the current state of the startup ecosystem in Luxemburg, why you should question your peers, and the value of trusting your gut.  If you are in the early stages of your startup and are looking for an opportunity to take it to the next level, join the 6-week European Startup Universe program of your country and get funding opportunities, meetings with experienced experts and founders, and network with the startup community, and much more.🚀 Let’s make the EU the Global Powerhouse for startups!🦄 🌐 thestartupuniverse.org 
25:52
February 05, 2022