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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 2

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… been done already a thousand times before.”

The long and winding road

“Organizing the trip was the difficult part,” Kris admits. “Our idea was that we’d have pre-arranged meet ups. We started the organization process in the summer but some companies responded that they just didn’t have time. Jani Penttinen, entrepreneur and founder of the multilingual social network XihaLife, had some wise words: “Don’t worry, the startup scene is not the same everywhere. Don’t …

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Crowdfunding donations: Is giving me your money a good idea?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… of one of these people, I would think that they might be better off just saving up for their trip like the rest of us do. To me the whole category seems out of place amongst the other categories dedicated to helping people in genuine need.

Overall, I think GoFundMe is a good thing, with the potential to change a lot of people’s lives. If you have a minute and a few spare dollars check it out. Help someone in need. Either that or send a nice, young, not-yet-famous, Italian lad into …

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Can crowdsourcing be used as a tool for evil?

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… what I’m talking about is a cross between crowdfunding site Kickstarter and those absurd guilt-trip chain emails saying kids will die if you don’t forward the message.

Like the Joker, in my example, the criminal puts the onus on the community to meet his demands – or at the very least places a psychological burden on everyone who reads his message – gaining critical mass via social media. While I’m no expert cyber-fraudster (my bank balance can conclusively prove this), I’m …


For a fistful of dollars: the weird and wonderful world of Fiverr

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… have to drink our coffee, listen to our soon-to-be-viral hit songs, and console ourselves with a trip to Los Angeles to see the final entry:

Now that’s $5 well spent.


The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 1

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… 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 Landrover, because I wanted to visit a lot …

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