How to support innovation like a PRO

PETER-COWLEYPeter Cowley is EBAN‘s new President, he is first of all an entrepreneur, then an investor (he has personally invested in over 65 startups) and now an educator for investors and entrepreneurs.

 For our latest Meet the Community, we co-organised the EBAN Partner Dayto introduce the work of this Business Angels Network and its new President to their members.

We took this occasion to ask Peter some questions to learn how to discover talent and innovation

 

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COPERNICO LOUNGE @ IL SALONE DEL RISPARMIO

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This April, Copernico is attending Il Salone del Risparmio, the largest event in the investment management industry in Italy.

On this occasion, Copernico is setting up an innovative working space, Copernico Lounge, to offer the visitors of the Salone a new smart working experience that reflects the core values of its organisation, content, network opportunities and a new way of conceiving work space.

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5 MUST-READ BOOKS FOR STARTUP FOUNDERS

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In this Tech.Co article, Shlomo Wiesen gives to every startup founder a must-read books top five to understand how to survive to the scariest part of being an entrepreneur: the first step.

 

 

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THE INSPIRING INNOVATIVE IDEA OF THE WEEK IS ON TIME

 

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This is the 1 hour of code week, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

To celebrate this great initiative we chose to assign it our gold medal for the Most inspiring innovative idea of the week.

…and, surprise surpise, inspired by the Mitch Resnick’s TEDxBeaconStreet speech we made an infographic to share with you the 10 top websites to learn how to code for free!

 

 

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8 JOBS EVERY COMPANY WILL BE HIRING FOR BY 2020

The labor market is changing faster than you might realise.

Demographic changes and technological advancements may lead to the net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum. In total, the report estimates that a total of 7.1 million jobs could be lost, the majority of which will be white-collar office and administrative jobs.

The report, called “The Future of Jobs,” surveyed executives from more than 350 employers across nine industries in 15 of the world’s largest economies to come up with its predictions about how the labor markets will evolve.

While the job landscape is expected to undergo radical changes over the next few years, the report predicts that there will also be certain occupations that are more in demand.

Here’s a look at some of the job categories that are expected to see growth.

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THE TOP 5 MOST TERRIFYING INSPIRING INNOVATIVE IDEA OF THE WEEK

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Tech or treat!

As it’s the Halloween week we made our special challenge. We chose for you the ten most terrifying innovative ideas. Read and be inspired by the terror!

The days of simply carving a traditional pattern to your pumpkin or of wearing a white bed-sheet with two little round holes as eyes are gone for good, 21st century melt together technology and tradition. It’s time to be spookily creative!

 

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DEMO DAY – A UNIQUE WAY TO DRAW ATTENTION ON YOUR BRAND NEW BUSINESS

 

On the 16th of June a new edition of the Demo Day took place in Namur, organised by Nest’up and directed to the dynamic universe of the belgian startups. Last year to sprout the previous edition of the Demo Day, the belgian newspaper RTBF interviewed Gauthier Fraiture, Corentin Wilmot and Simon Litt, founders of SportyMe, the prime social network for sportmen and sportwomen to get in touch with people who share the same passion and with professional of this field. We have translated their inspiring interview on what it means to be a startup in Belgium. We hope that this will be a good wish for the next Startup Camp Fall 2017 !
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21 TECHNOLOGY TIPPING POINTS WE WILL REACH BY 2030

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Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their timeline for when technologies would become mainstream. From the survey results, the council identified 21 defining moments, all of which they predict will occur by 2030.

Here’s a look at the technological shifts you can expect during the next 14 years.

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