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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 2

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… Kristoffer Lawson talked about the first part of his journey in search of the most promising Nordic tech startups. We featured his adventures on the Swedish and Norwegian scene, along with how it feels to drive around Umeå in a windowless jeep in the middle of December.

Now, with more startups, more anecdotes and even some Danish blondes, we present the final, thrilling installment…

Iceland and Denmark: Optimistic and familiar

Iceland, with its famous scenery and videogames …

Tags: Denmark Finland Iceland nordic countries Norway salesman Sweden tech startups travelling trip

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Nordic Tech Tour: Our journey gets going

Posted on by Harri Holopainen

… With this in mind, a while ago Microtask applied for Tech Tour, which this year focused on the Nordic and Baltic regions. Because the great opportunities for growth companies at this event are well known, only a small number of the applicants that apply are selected to present at it. This year the competition was especially tough, and the jury went through the business plans of more than 500 start-up, growth, and expansion phase companies.

As you might have guessed by the fact that we …

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It’s finally here. But does it live up to expectations?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… for the island or zeppelin-mounted death ray I’ve been saving for. It’s just that in some countries we can’t price it at zero.

Alternatively, you can also still download a free ePub or PDF version or read it online. Whether you choose to read it on a Kindle, PC, or your shiny new iPhone 5, we hope you enjoy it.

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Power from the people: crowdsourcing the constitution

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… of Iceland’s Constitutional Council to speak at a special event held by the policy group Nordic Horizons. This group leads Scotland’s efforts to emulate the success of, well, Nordic folk like me I guess (oh, and Nordic-style education, healthcare and equality, but mostly me).

Crowdsourcing constitutional change was, of course, big news in North Africa and the Middle East last year. The rash of revolutions in these areas created new states in need of new constitutions (and …

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Manufacturing success: how to use crowdsourcing to enhance innovation and product development

Posted on by Derek Singleton

Since the global financial crisis, rich countries have increasingly come to see manufacturing as a reliable driver of growth. Globalization, of course, means that it is more difficult than ever for rich countries to compete with developing countries in this sector of the economy.

In this environment, crowdsourcing is increasingly recognized as a good way to enhance innovation and develop better products more efficiently. For a …

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