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March, 2013

Foundum joins forces with Startupbusiness in Italy

Monday, March 25th, 2013

We are very proud to announce that we’ll open our third national ecosystem: “Startup Italy”. In partnership with Startupbusiness we’ll enter the highly vibrant startup scene of Italy. Milan has emerged as one of the hotspots for startups, not only in Italy, but within Europe. We’re glad to support this growing ecosystem.

Our Italian Partner Startupbusiness is an Italian based Social Network for Entrepreneurs aimed to stimulate and support relationships, matching, deals & share of information among the main actors of the innovation ecosystem. Startups, investors, universities, institutions, incubators, research centers, science and technological parks, companies find in Startupbusiness’s network a very useful tool that allows direct relations between them to bypass any kind of physical, geographical and structural barrier.

Emil Abirascid will be our first ambassador for Italy. He is the founder and CEO of Startupbusiness and we’re very happy to have find a great supporter in him. He also is the chief editor of Innov’azione, a bi-monthly magazine fully dedicated to the Italian innovation ecosystem. Emil is also the author of Percorsi dell’innovazione, the area fully dedicated to innovative startups within Smau, the main Italian trade show on technology. He writes about innovation and innovative startups on Il Sole 24 Ore, the main Italian financial newspaper, for CI (CorriereInnovazione) the brand new editorial initiative focused on innovation of RCS, one of the biggest editorial group in Europe. He is also the curator of Startup Digest Italy.

Startupbusiness & Foundum are calling in all of you Italian entrepreneurs out there who wish to come together in the Italian ecosystem and who also want to access the global ecosystem leading to great new connections, innovations & collaborations. As soon as we’ve reached 30 Entrepreneurs in Italy we’ll be opening up the ecosystem page. Get in and boost your Italian entrepreneurial ecosystem!

Internship in a vibrant start-up environment

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Looking for an internship? At Foundum we are currently seeking a passionate team member who wishes to gain experience working in a startup and join a motivated, international team.

Foundum creates a global platform for entrepreneurs providing them with structured resources, services and business contacts. Our mission is to enable entrepreneurs to grow, become more successful & increase their positive impact during their different entrepreneurial stages.

Our mission is to support innovative startups from seed to exit, enabling them to connect with all the stakeholders that can drive their growth, accelerate their learning curve, and foster success at each stage of their business’ life-cycle.

Job Description:

We are seeking an intern who is interested in getting to know the Web2.0 Startup World. The ideal candidate is passionate about entrepreneurship, Internet and Social Media. Business background and superior communication skills in English are a must. The job will require constant teamwork and collaboration. You will be exposed to various facets of the start-up including support in online marketing activities, content research & management, company administration, database management and support in offline event organization.

If you’ve always wanted to experience the dynamics of working at a startup, then this might be the right opportunity for you. Join our team and make an impact in the entrepreneurial world!


Location: Foundum S.L., Barcelona
Commence: Mid April 2013
Time Period: Minimum 6 months
Weekly Hours: Part-time or Full-time, both options possible.
Renumeration: To be decided according to weekly hours and experience of the candidate.

How to apply:

If you’re interested, please email your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this role to

Valencia Ecosystem is Live!!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

We finally have it! Our latest ecosystem has gone live on Friday: Valencia!! We are very glad to announce that after some intense weeks inviting local entrepreneurs and stakeholders, the “Fallas” (a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia). Ecosystem is now working. Here is a first impression of how it looks like.

Valencia is becoming the 3rd city after Barcelona and Madrid in terms of entrepreneurship. “The upcoming Mediterranean hotspot for entrepreneurs and innovative technology startups.” This is what our tagline says about this city, also known for the rest of the world as the place for eating the best “paellas” and enjoying Fallas ☺

We specifically would like to express a big thank you to our ecosystem champions Ken Morse, (Active Advisor and Chairman at Entrepreneurship Ventures) Laura Morse (Active Advisor and Managing Director at Entrepreneurship Ventures), Javier Megias (Active Startups Advisor) and to our ambassador Ruben Colomer (Serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Plug and Play Spain) who are great supporters of our initiative in Valencia.

Until now we have more than 30 entrepreneurs signed up to Valencia and we’re sure there are many more out there. Please feel free to join and get your pinpoint on the ecosystem map.

New Ecosystem Map and Startup Doc’s for Entrepreneurs

Monday, March 11th, 2013

We’re proud to share our latest two new amendments on Foundum!

New Ecosystem Map

Our Ecosystems Maps have gained more and more importance over the past months so that we decided to give them a new look and feel. They are now much bigger & clearer to use. On the map you’ll find all relevant stakeholders of your ecosystem. Check them out and browse the world!!

On the ecosystem map you are able to find all relevant B2B Service Providers, Government Agencies, Knowledge Institutions, Associations, Funding Providers & startups in your local area or even on a global scale. Have a look at your city or country and find potential partners, clients or investors. If you click on “Full Screen” below in the right hand corner you’ll be able to see the map on your full screen to get an even bigger overview.

Add Documents to your Startup

Looking for Partners or for funding from Venture Capitals or Private Investors? We know this can be challenging. They examine carefully whether to invest in a Startup or not. They look at the teams, executive summaries, financial statements and other indicating figures & facts.

From now on, you can upload all these supporting documents & videos to enrich your Startup Profile. Provide an executive summary, a presentation, a SWOT analysis or any other document to show the uniqueness of your startup. This will enhance the exposure of your startup to other potential collaborators or investors and will make it even easier for them to grasp your unique business idea!

Top 10 Resources for Entrepreneurs in March

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Learning from others makes a huge difference in your daily personal and work life. This is why each month we’ll present to you the top resources for entrepreneurs we come accross. As for March we’ve been identifying a top selection of outstanding entrepreneurial resources worth reading for you!

5 Things You Need To Do Now If Your Q1 Is Going Poorly by Brad Feld










Richard Branson On Why Money Isn’t Everything







How To Optimize Responsive Design For Conversions by Neil Patel









46 Seconds of Inspiration from Steve Jobs (Video)







34 Must-Have Tools To Launch Your Startup From Idea To Exit by Aaron Bird








Founder Dating: Tips On How To Pick Your Partner by Marc Barros









Top 10 Investor Blogs You Need To Follow…Now by Charmaine Li









The Art Of Business Development As A Startup Is An Old School Industry by Under30CEO







Ditch The Pitch – 8 Tips To Let Your Startup Tell A Story by Donna Abraham








How To Use Graphics in Your Presentation by Geoffrey James







These really are some great inspiring web articles & videos for every entrepreneur out there. They’ve been highly shared on the web by our readers. If you come accross any interesting & valuable entrepreneurial resources please feel free to add them to our resource section for other entrepreneurs to check them out!


Top Events for March

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Looking forward to Spring & Sunshine? We do and to kick off the new season we will start sharing the greatest Events & Resources for each month.

There are plenty of entrepreneurial events this month and we’d like to present to you the most exciting ones of our core ecosystems, which are really worthy attending.

Global Events

1. Social Media World Forum




Social Media World Forum events are 2 day digital, online and mobile marketing conferences. Providing advice and insight around how to engage customers, manage brand perceptions, empower employees and open new un-tapped audiences through diverse social media channels.
(18/03/2013 – 19/03/2013, London)

2. Global Entrepreneurship Congress




The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
(18/03/2013 – 21/03/2013, Rio de Janeiro)

3. ArabNet: Beirut




ArabNet Beirut is 3-day conference focused on the digital and creative industries, featuring more than 80 top speakers and bringing together more than 600 leading executives, entrepreneurs, developers, designers and creative participants.
(20/03/2013 – 22/03/2013, Beirut)

4. FutureEverything




The FutureEverything conference, taking place during the Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention in March 2013, is a meeting ground for the digital and creative communities.
(21/03/2013 – 24/03/2013, Manchester)

5. The Start Summit




The START Summit is the biggest student-organized Entrepreneurship-Conference in Switzerland. 350 Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors from different countries get together at the campus of the University of St. Gallen to share their experience, ideas and passion about entrepreneurship with each other.
(22/03/2013 – 23/03/2013, St Gallen)

Spain Events

1. TECTEC Barcelona




TECTEC Barcelona is a gathering for all those professionals in the Barcelona technology industry. It´s designed for breaking walls between hackers, entrepreneurs, investors and influencers.
(07/03/2013, Barcelona)

2. Investor’s Day Top Seeds Lab




Investor’s Day Top Seeds Lab welcomes you to the Investor’s Day, where you will be able to know beforehand all the technological startups after a 5-months acceleration process.

3. The Keiretsu Forum




The Keiretsu Forum is a selected presentation of projects previously requiring investments of between 200,000 and 800,000 €.
(07/03/2013, Madrid)

4. Startup Weekend Valencia




Startup Weekend Valencia is an intense weekend and a unique experience for entrepreneurs to evaluate their ideas. A 54-hour event where you will have the opportunity to work with different people and create your own company.
(08/03/2013 – 10/03/2013, Valencia)

5. Womenalia StartUp Day




Womenalia StartUp Day will take place during the eShow Barcelona 2013. They are going to select the best Startup projects managed by women.
(13/03/2013 – 14/03/2013, Barcelona)

6. Women 2.0 Founder Friday




Founder Friday is a Women 2.0 event to promote the creation of new networks among aspiring entrepreneurs, current entrepreneurs and investors in innovative cities globally. Both men and women are invited to attend Founder Friday.
(08/03/2013, Barcelona)

7. Green Weekend




Green Weekend is an intensive weekend to present and validate the best ideas related with eco-friendly and sustainable projects.
(08/03/2013 – 10/03/2013, Madrid)

8. eShow Barcelona




eShow Barcelona is the first show exclusive for Ecommerce, online Marketing, Hosting & Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobile and Digital Signage located in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisboa and Sao Paulo.
(13/03/2013, Barcelona)

9. Red Hat Open Virtualization Tech Forum 2013




Red Hat Open Virtualization Tech Forum 2013 is designed specifically for IT professionals.
(14/03/2013, Barcelona)

10. Interactive Startup Pitch Sessions




At Interactive Startup Pitch Sessions you will learn how to deliver the perfect pitch. 7 startups will each do a 4 minutes pitch (only one person per startup), and they will be able to have a slidedeck (or equivalent).
(21/03/2013, Barcelona)

Germany Events

1. Breakfast Club




This Breakfast Club Event aims to reach alumni, young founders and people with an interest in the startup and entrepreneurial scene.
(08/03/2013, Berlin)

2. Startup Olympics




Startup Olympics starts with a two-day intensive workshop in which you learn how you can build a business with less than 100 euros. They help others to start a startup and establish an independent income.
(09/03/2013 – 10/03/2013, Berlin)

3. Start Up Camp Berlin




Start Up Camp Berlin shares insights with successful start-ups in the most vibrant capital of entrepreneurship.
(16/03/2013 – 17/03/2013, Berlin)

4. Internet World




The motto for Internet World’s accompanying Trade Congress is “The Future of E-Commerce“. Participants can expect a first-class congress programme on the LATEST trends in E-Commerce.
(19/03/2013 – 20/03/2013, Munich)

5. Spätschicht




Berlin has become a magnet for international talent and investor interest with plenty of room for ongoing growth and potential. On Thursday, March 21, 2013 Spätschicht goes into its next round of extensive networking.
(21/03/2013, Berlin)

6. The Content Marketing 3.0 Conference




The Content Marketing 3.0 Conference takes place on 26 March 2013 in the beautiful clouds castle in Cologne. Again distinguished speakers will discuss the strategies and tools for a successful and sustainable use of content.
(26/03/2013, Cologne)


As of now we’ll be providing this quick update to you each month. We know that you’re all very busy, but if you can sacrifice some spare time to attend some of these exciting events we recommend to you to do so!