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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 2

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… 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 industry …

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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 1

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… Lawson with his plan to visit Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark in search of promising tech startups. After many vicissitudes, the trip is now over and he’s back. With a presentation held the 16th of December in the premises of Aalto Venture Garage, he went on retelling his legendary journey of networking and (self) discovery.

Good trip, but luck

“When I started thinking about this journey,” began Kristoffer, “it was always on my mind that I wanted to do it in a …

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Nordic Tech Tour: Our journey gets going

Posted on by Harri Holopainen

… your key message from forty pages to ten.

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 …

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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

Last week we discussed the new JOBS Act, which allows startups in the US to use online crowds to raise funding. We noted the huge potential this has for not just the crowdfunding industry and startups, but the investment world as a whole.

One platform that is planning to take advantage of these new laws (the UK is set to follow the US later this year) is Trillion Fund. Trillion Fund’s modest goal is to eventually raise a trillion dollars for …

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Too cool to play: the gamification backlash

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… the term “gamification” barely existed, now it’s everywhere. There are gamification books, startups and even a dedicated gamification summit. With so much hype, backlash is inevitable.

Missing the points?

Here at Microtask we’re “out and proud” gaming fans. We play games, we write about games, we make games. However, being a mature and friendly organization, we realize that sometimes it’s good to check in with the opposition (even if it’s just so you know where to …

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