Posts Tagged ‘ 12 Entrepreneurs ’

Interview with BOM Financial Investments

Apr 6th, 2012 | By

The Brabant province straddles the border of Belgium and the Netherlands. To the south it reaches into the Belgian capital city of Brussels the home of IMEC, arguably the leading nanotech research center in the world. To the north it comprises most of the Dutch southern communities and the home of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

New Tech Press sat down with representatives from the northern province Marcel de Haan, Director of Strategic Acquisition and Bodo DeWit, senior project manager, to talk about the one-stop-shop for technology companies looking to expand into Europe.


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Poland a bright spot in EU fiscal woes

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Recently, bad economic news has been almost a daily occurrence out of the European Union, but there are occasional bright spots that miss the regular news cycle.  Poland seems to be one of them.

Poland is due to become an official member of the Euro Zone in January 2012 and is obliged, under the terms of the Treaty of Accession 2003, to replace its current currency, the Zloty, with the Euro, however, the country may adopt the Euro no earlier than 2019.  That’s probably good news for Polish start ups that seem to be able to find plenty of government …

12 Entrepreneurs present in Brussels

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

As a follow up to our interview of 12 Entrepreneurs founders Roman Tolic and Emmanuel Carraud, here is the video of their presentation to the European Commission this week.  they seem to have been quite well received.

Austrian startup to challenge Hollywood hegemony

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

The Hercules Film Network, based in Vienna, Austria is looking to do to the film industry what Napster did with the music industry, but without stealing content.  Instead, founder and CEO Roman Tolic is looking at taking control of film production, financing and distribution away from the studios and Hollywood executives, and put it in the hands of independent film makers and audiences. (WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE)

Tolic has created a social media platform, ready to go live soon, that makes it possible for for everyone involved in producing an independent film to collaborate online, with additional …

New EU movement looks to change how startups are done

Oct 9th, 2010 | By

The 12 Entrepreneurs, an unusual movement made up of start-up leaders, government representatives and service providers from Europe and the US, launched officially recently at the PlugandPlay Center in Sunnyvale with the goal of developing a new model for funding and supporting startups.

Here is the interview:

Founders of the group, Roman Tolic of Austria- based Hercules Film Network, and Emmanuel Carraud of MagicSolver of the UK, formed the organization with the purpose of building bridges between the centers of innovation around the world, finance visionary projects and create jobs in the US and Europe.  While the initial group …