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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Holidays and an inspiring new year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

And the winners are....

Dion Hinchcliffe author of SOA Web Services journal compiled his take on the best Web 2.0 software for 2005. A pretty nice compilation..and a good begin if you want to know more about Ajax (not the FC) and Web 2.0 savy applications! My personal 2.0 favorite is the new browser Flock with online bookmarks (by, in-browser blogging and other very cool 2.0 stuff built in. If Flock is, this advice from Microsoft regarding IE for Mac is simply!

And o yeah, here are.... our very own.... tadadada....
The Ideabroker 2005 awards:

The Ideabroker Best 2005 Presentation award goes to: Dick Hart of Sxip with Identity 2.0.
Our very own Ideabrokers 2005 best Pitch award goes to: Sander Hoeken of Infocaster.
Ideabrokers Best Pitch Idea's award 2005 is a tie between: the online elevator pitch and Pitchcasting (the answering service of a very bizzy Florida risk investor who listens to your 30 sec. pitch on his iPod whilst doing his morning run!)
Our Ideabroker Best Innovative 2005 event award goes hands down to Ola Ahlvarsson's SIME 2005 in Stockholm Sweden.
Our Ideabroker Best Serial Entrepreneur in a supporting role Award 2005 goes to: Bob Stumpel for driving, hosting, freestyling, coaching, stimulating, cigarettes, brain picking, nagging, juroring, organizing and generally supporting Ideabroker and various young innovative entrepreneurs to the max!
Our Best Entrepreneur in a supporting creative role Award 2005 goes to Annedien Hoen (here seen with our MP JP!) for designing this cool looking blog and our great Ideabroker logo!
Our Ideabroker Presenter Award 2005 goes to: Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten (here seen congratulating one of our Ideabroker Pitch winners) for free-style and in-style presenting and his marvelous "presenting for dummy's" available here on request a must have for wannabe pitchers! (only in Dutch)
Our Ideabroker Talent Scout Award 2005 goes to Antoinette Hoes for: support, blogging and of course talent scouting!
See you all next year folks for a massive innovative new year with International Awards too!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Web 2.0

Want to capitalize on AJAX and the Web 2.0 bubble? Here's a tool for you: a VC ready Businessplan..

Friday, December 09, 2005

LesBlogs 2.0

Back from les Blogs 2.0 in beautifull Paris, in a very peculiar kind of setting...Laptop galore! This is generation ME : Hello? Is anybody listening to ME..? Martin Varsavsky of Fon got attacked for deleting a comment on his blog (Duh!) and for not reacting enough on comments of users....yeah right! Bloggers are now Internet DJ's: They mix up words and articles, links and picts..hell, they even have their laptops stickered-up, just like the DJ flightcases..
A very interesting panel on web 2.0 and Venture Capital touched on a new development: the growing interest and investment of US based VC's in European startups and emerging companies.
I've said it before: it's happening again, the internet bubble! We see it happening in Sweden and now also in the US..hang on to your's gonna happen again! We learned our lesson, so this time be prepared, get your act together, put on your dancing shoes and go, go go!

Remember: Nothing is impossible, you can do anything you want...just go do it!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Techology looking for entrepreneurs

TNO is looking for entrepreneurs to take a couple of their product ideas to the next stage. There is some money available for feasibility testing and getting the products ready for a market launch. The deadline for entrepreneurs that want to apply for participation is the 6th of January. Only after registration and signing an NDA will the specifics of the product ideas be released to you.

There are 7 products waiting for your help:
If you are going to apply for participation, please let us know how you fare in the comments of this post.