Category: Torsten Kolind

How do YouNoodle?

Shilpa Prasad | January 5, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Startup Engagement, Torsten Kolind, YouNoodle
A YouNoodle original poster from 2010. “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare Here’s a fun story about our odd startup name and no it does not involve noodles. When Torsten Kolind and Rebeca Hwang founded YouNoodle in 2010, they built what appears to be a zany pasta factory from an original poster we found in our storage room. However, YouNoodle originated 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

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

YouNoodle Live – Opening Up Innovation To The World

Shilpa Prasad | September 17, 2014 | Entrepreneurship, Torsten Kolind, YouNoodle Live
Yesterday, we kicked off the inaugural launch of YouNoodle Live with a sample of some of the most innovative startups from YouNoodle 1K who got to pitch their ideas virtually to an exclusive group of VCs, corporate innovation managers, and seasoned entrepreneurs. Click here to check out the TechCrunch coverage of the event. YouNoodle 1K is a unique program created specifically for the top 1,000 startups and ideas on the YouNoodle global network. We’ve amassed Read More

Letter from the CEO

Shilpa Prasad | March 20, 2014 | Torsten Kolind
  Dear extended YouNoodle family, Today we revealed an infographic about the top 1000 startups we’ve come across in 2013, along with some new investors who came on board. You can find our press release here, as well as today’s coverage in TechCrunch. Our progress would have been impossible without the continued support of our 400+ competition organizers around the world, together forming the largest startup competition platform built to date. For the first time Read More
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