Author: Torsten Kolind

Startups & Corporations: Match Made in Heaven?

Torsten Kolind | March 21, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Engagement
Startups are agile, but corporations have scale. What if they joined forces and took over the world together? It should be a match made in heaven, but more often than not, the result is a mere illusion of a successful marriage. Both sides fail to embrace each others’ culture, and friction or politics get in the way of building things. However, fear not, the game can be won. Remember when Facebook bought Instagram for $1 Read More

YouNoodle Lite

Torsten Kolind | March 1, 2016 | Updates, YouNoodle
Startup innovation at your doorstep We recently realized that YouNoodle has become the world’s largest startup advisory hub. The platform has distributed more than a quarter of a million pieces of individual advice and feedback from thousands of experts to 100,000+ startups across the world. For free. All done by volunteer investors, advisors, and entrepreneurs giving back to the startup ecosystem by being judges, jury members, and mentors in hundreds of competitions and challenges. We Read More

How Is The Global Startup World Turning A New Page?

Torsten Kolind | April 8, 2015 | Torsten Kolind
Join YouNoodle’s Co-Founder & CEO, Torsten Kolind in a discussion around the Democratization Of Entrepreneurship at Draper University’s Hero City on April 28th, 6PM (PT).  If you’re interested in how the the global startup ecosystem is turning a new page past the traditional story of Silicon Valley then join me at Draper University’s Hero City for a fireside panel about the Democratization Of Entrepreneurship. I’ll be joined by some inspiring panelists including Andy Tang, CEO Read More

A Flourishing Latin American Startup Environment But What Measures Are Needed To Boost Economic Growth?

Torsten Kolind | April 6, 2015 | Latin America, Torsten Kolind
Last month YouNoodle’s Co-Founder & CEO, Torsten Kolind jetted to Busan, Korea for the 2015 Korea-LAC Business Summit, a meeting of over 500 professionals and innovation advocates from Korea, Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss economic growth and boosting trade and investment between the regions. The discussion kicked off the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). You can also watch the full unedited version here. Many are surprised to learn that there Read More

Scaling Creativity At Creative Business Cup

Torsten Kolind | December 4, 2014 | Uncategorized
Last month Global Entrepreneurship Week worked its magic to attract and amplify innovation around the world. In the spirit of the week, YouNoodle headed to Copenhagen, Denmark to take part in the annual World Cup for creative startups, Creative Business Cup. With almost 50 countries pitching to a prestigious jury and more than 4,000 startups participating in national program and competitions around the world, this was the largest global initiative to stimulate entrepreneurship across the Read More

The State of the Latin American Startup Ecosystem

Torsten Kolind | October 1, 2014 | Entrepreneurship, Latin America, Torsten Kolind
YouNoodle Co-Founder and CEO, Torsten Kolind, traveled to Chile last week to release new geographic data on the state of the Latin American startup ecosystem at the LatAm Startups Conference. The event brought together North American VC and angel investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and some of the best startups in Latin America. Torsten reports on the data launched and why he will be making a visit to the Latin American Startups Conference again next year.   Read More
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