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Founders have many problems, finding press, finding financing, finding a team. One problem non-business trained founders have is understanding the scene, the jargon and the language. For that we have created Founders Dictionary.

Budgeting a project is one of the must-do’s before negotiating with investors or applying to external funds. Start-up Wallet is an online tool for web entrepreneurs to estimate what it takes to turn their idea into a --> proof of concept.

The 'Startup Libraries' provide workplaces, supportive tools and information, and a social environment for startups that are in need of such infrastructure, by leveraging the existing network and facilities of public libraries.

entrepreneur-loans is the idea of re-appropriating the existing student loan infrastructure for start-ups - to make it easier for them to get to capital especially in the tough beginning years.

It´s about encouraging the young (15–19) to build a sustainable future in their “neighbourhood” using the Internet and thereby engaging others.

Developers like to get together over weekends to build new products from scratch. These are called 'hackathons'. By embedding them in local surroundings and getting support from local governments, they will be easier to exist and grow.

Starting up is hard. no money. no time. no resources. Just collaboration and networking. coffee shops that close in the evening open their doors and host start up evenings. The one time those with a full time job have time to meet and work.

FI-WARE project is building the Future Internet Core Platform, grounded upon elements which offer reusable and commonly shared functions making it easier to develop F.I. Apps in multiple sectors. An Open Innovation Lab will be set up around it.

A portal for large corporations (Public and Private) to post their digital development requirements / ideas for development. Web developers could then take up the challenge, generating income for their own projects.