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Yes, there are startups in Belgium, and this is what they look like (INFOGRAPHIC)

Yes, there are startups in Belgium, and this is what they look like (INFOGRAPHIC)<p>An analysis of Belgian startups. Image Credit: Omar Mohout from …

Infographics

How Startups Can Capitalize on Emerging Tech Trends by Outsourcing

See how your startup can capitalize on emerging tech trends such as the SMAC stack, an MVP or Design Thinking by outsourcing

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Engage Your Employees by Tapping Into Their Super Powers

Giving to charity isn't only good for your business' marketing and PR efforts. It's a platform to engage your staff.<p>The topic of giving back to charity continues to creep into business websites and magazines time and again...and for good reason! In addition to the emotional reward of making a …

34 “More” Reasons To Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business gives you more of what you want from your life.<p>More control of your time. You get to decide how much to work each week.<br>• More self-respect. No more kowtowing to some tool in the corner office.<br>• More self-awareness. You'll quickly learn your strengths and weaknesses.<br>• More …

Self-awareness

Surrounded by sound: how 3D audio hacks your brain

In his warmly lit apartment, a pair of speakers loomed over me as I sank into a leather couch in the living room. Sitting in an adjacent chair, Choueiri swiped through his iPad to set up a binaural audio demonstration. Moments later, Amber Rubarth’s folksy voice filled the room as she sang an …

7 Things to Do Each Morning That Will Make You Happier All Day

Hate mornings? Adding any of these activities will help.<p>Want a happier workday? The way you start it out makes a huge difference. Here are 7 first-thing-in-the-morning activities that will elevate your mood for the entire eight (or however many) hours to come. Most take no more than a couple of …

The Vacationpreneur's Guide to Uncovering Remarkable New Business Ideas

Business ideas are all around us; it's just a matter of getting out and exploring what the world has to offer.<p>Everybody loves to go on exotic vacations. The breathtaking sights, delicious food, and unique people can provide the adventure of a lifetime, but they can also be a great source of …

Tastiest food trends for 2015

Back in the Eighties, every household had a bottle of Cinzano Bianco stashed in the drinks cabinet. But vermouth fell out of fashion, demoted to …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Air Travel

Temple ~ Pura Lempuyang

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment

That's a whole lot of cheddar.<p>Instacart, the grocery delivery startup, disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it had closed a monster $210 million investment that a source says will increase to $220 million when all is said and done.<p>The investment is said to value the company at around $2 …

The Secret To A Successful New Year

New Year's resolutions often fall by the wayside. But this one is critical.<p>An attractive, single, friend of mine is constantly asked out on dates. Before she will consider saying yes, she asks the men a series of questions. The first, and most important, question she asks is "How often do you read …

Winter in Grand Canyon

Did a Major New Investor Just Find the Future of Food Startups?

Get familiar with these new companies, they might just be the future of food. At least, that's the bet that FOOD-X — the "food arm" of start-up focused venture capital and investment management firm SOSVentures — is making.<p>It's potentially a pretty sweet deal for the startups, who get seed money, …

This Clever Device Keeps Food Fresh Without A Refrigerator

Instead of cold, the Wakati uses hot, humid temperatures, and still keeps produce fresh for a week.<p>In countries like India or Uganda, where farmers struggle to grow enough food to supply booming populations, around 40% of the crops that are produced never make it to market. Without the money for …

The year in ideas: TED Talks of 2014

4 Reasons You Need to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Take some advice from a CEO whose companies have sold for billions of dollars. She didn't do it by playing it safe.<p>Everybody likes a comfort zone because it's safe and easy. But when it comes to business the most successful people intentionally seek out situations that are unfamiliar, stretching or …

4 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Business While Keeping Your Day Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s not unusual for people to ask, “Can I grow a business on the side while keeping my day job?”<p>The answer is, “Yes,” with this important qualification — it needs to be a semi-absentee business. So, what is a semi-absentee business?<p>In …

Small Business

REPORT: Grocery Startup Instacart Is Raising $100-Plus Million At A $2 Billion Valuation

That's a pretty big valuation leap from June, when the company raised $44 million at a valuation of $400 million . The company has raised $154.8 million total.<p>Instacart , which launched two years ago, currently delivers groceries in about an hour to people in 10 different cities, with a delivery …

Venture Capital

This Dutch Hamburger Is Made From Weed, Man . . . Seaweed

The company wants to see a new kind of sustainable agriculture–seagriculture–take off. “It tastes like chicken.”<p>Despite what its name might imply, the Dutch Weed Burger won’t get you high. The burger is made from Dutch-grown seaweed, and the entrepreneurs behind it are hoping that it will help …

1. Zenefits

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Be More Like Tesla: How To Turn Your Company Into A Movement

Businesses that change the culture–instead of just campaigning for sales–will transcend individual products by inspiring customers to something greater than just mindless consumption.<p>The Ice Bucket Challenge. Occupy Wall Street. CrossFit. For a discrete moment in time, each broke through the noise …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

Farms, factories and film sets: startups bring big data to inefficient industries

Caithrin Rintoul says he's developing a way for software to talk to dirt.<p>He's the CEO of Provender, a Montreal-based online marketplace that allows farmers to sell directly to restaurants and other distributors, cutting out middlemen and shortening the distance from farm to table.<p>"Every farm has a …

How to Run a Startup While Working Full Time

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to work two jobs at the same time, at least during the launch phase of their startup. They have their full-time …

Envoy turns the cumbersome process of visitor registration into a sleek, digital experience

It’s funny how everyday experiences shape our ideas and create potential businesses.<p>For Larry Gadea, the inspiration for Envoy — the startup he founded, which is launching out of beta today — came from waiting around to meet friends during a period of free time after he left a job at Twitter.<p>While …