What is Traction and Why is it Important for Investors?

When most people hear the word ‘traction” the first thing that usually comes to their mind is the friction between two surfaces, screeching tires and halting cars. Did you perceive the same thing? Perhaps you did, perhaps you didn’t. When I first saw the word traction I was convinced it meant something like a transaction.  Google humbly corrected my misconception … traction literally does mean friction.

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21 Programs to Accelerate Your Startup

21 Programs to Accelerate Your Startup

Working on a start-up can take a ton of effort, but it is well worth that effort if your startup grows into a profitable company later on. Often it requires a lot of time and commitment to turn a start-up into a profitable business, but luckily there are many accelerator programs that can help make this A LOT easier.

The usage of start-up accelerator programs has slowly but steadily escalated to being one of the most sought out programs for new businesses as of late. Tons of start-up accelerator programs are popping up across the globe and apparently participating in one of these programs has become a rite of passage for many young entrepreneurs.

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3 reasons you should try bootstrapping

Three reasons you should try bootstrapping

At some point in our lives, we all think we’ve got a great idea for a new business. According to one survey by Virgin, nearly a third of adults reckon they’ve come up with a winning concept. What lets those people down is funding. According to that same study, a lack of cash prevents half of all would-be entrepreneurs from capitalising on a great business idea. Those individuals would probably be shocked to find that finding enough cash to start a company isn’t actually that difficult.

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Startupxplore wants to bring more transparency to the European startup funding ecosystem

It all started with a map of the Spanish startup ecosystem. My co-founder Nacho and I we wanted to bring more transparency to the Spanish ecosystem and we thought that highlighting all of the startups, investors, accelerators and co-working spaces in the country was a great idea and something useful for those involved in the market.

However, we quickly realized that we could do much more than that by focusing not only in Spain, but in the whole European startup market that has been growing at impressive rates over the past few years, producing billion dollar companies and driving innovation at a pace only surpassed by Silicon Valley and New York.

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