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Waze And Means

Noam Bardin is the CEO of Waze, the Israeli crowd-sourced navigation and mapping app that sold to Google last summer for $1.15 billion. Bardin, who holds a B.A. in Economics from Hebrew University and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, is scheduled to speak publicly for the

Let A Thousand Start-Ups Bloom

What a difference a year makes. When the local digerati gathered in Paris in 2012 for LeWeb, an annual Internet conference that attracts a global audience, the atmosphere was morose. An initiative by the new government to tax capital gains as salary had led investors and entrepreneurs to form a lobby group called “Les Pigeons,”

Why Politics and Policy Should Matter To Start-Ups

The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) is an independent non-profit lobbying group which represents tech start-ups and entrepreneurs to government on policy and regulatory issues. It was formed in response to the 2010 Digital Economy Act’s passage through parliament to give start-ups a voice alongside of corporate giants in key policy discussions. Today Coadec,

Adbrain Moved From Idea To Fund-Raising in Record Time

If there were any doubts that a Campus program targeting individual entrepreneurs could build promising companies with global ambitions in record time, AdBrain, a start-up developing a real time, multi-screen digital advertising platform, is dispelling them. The young company, formed inside the Entrepreneur First program on the third floor of Campus, is in the process

Britain’s Got (Tech) Talent

An ever-growing number of tech incubators and accelerators select start-ups based on the strength of their teams, rather than their business ideas, which frequently fizzle out in their earliest iterations. But few, if any, use the blueprint developed by Entrepreneur First, a talent accelerator that targets graduates, who apply individually, with neither pitch nor partner.

How Campus Became The Heart Of Tech City

With the help of partners Seedcamp, TechHub, Central Working, Coadec and Start-up Weekend as well as accelerators like Springboard (now Techstars), Bethnal Green Ventures, and Entrepreneur First, Campus London has become the heart of Tech City, hosting weekly mentoring programs, speaker series and many networking events for the start-up community that keep the meeting rooms