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#MaddyFeed Arrêtez d’appelez “entrepreneur” tout le monde (et n’importe qui)

#MaddyFeed : Arrêtez d’appelez “entrepreneur” tout le monde (et n’importe qui)
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Chaque vendredi, dans sa revue de presse, Maddyness vous propose une sélection d’articles qui ont retenu l’attention de la rédaction.

Le Conseil national du numérique veut influer sur les choix d’Emmanuel Macron

Le Conseil national du numérique est en quête d’une nouvelle voie. Ce 24 mai, l’institution publie un manifeste, signé par 70 membres présents et passés, afin d’évoquer son avenir. Interpellant l’exécutif, le CNNum juge “nécessaire d’élargir son périmètre d’intervention et d’enrichir ses modes d’action”, notamment à l’échelle européenne où il fait valoir ses travaux sur le chiffrement, le soutien à l’innovation ou la libre circulation des données. Plus largement, il souhaite renforcer son rôle dans l’organisation de concertations et de consultations entre acteurs publics et privés. Ses membres affirment également leur intérêt pour 8 sujets de prédilection, parmi lesquels l’éthique dans le développement de l’intelligence artificielle. Lire la suite sur Le Figaro

Silicon Valley

Europe isn’t the new Silicon Valley. It’s better

The World Economic Forum just published a fascinating article charting the growth of the European startup scene, contrasting it to the larger tech ecosystems of Silicon Valley and Asia. If you’re a European founder, you’ve got cause to be optimistic — funding is easier to get, there’s so much innovation happening here, and tech talent is everywhere. People have more appetite for risk, with 85 percent of people saying it’s socially acceptable to start your own company. Huge swathes of Europe — namely the Benelux region, the Nordics, and the Baltic countries — generate as much as eight percent of GDP from information technology. Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Google are hungry for European tech acquisitions, and investments are at an all-time high. Lire la suite sur TheNextWeb

The Melt

How the Trendiest Grilled Cheese Venture Got Burnt

Startups pride themselves on naïve ignorance that allows them to rethink traditional industries?—?think Airbnb going up against hotels, or Uber taking on taxi unions. It’s easier to “move fast and break things” when you haven’t yet been indoctrinated into the thing you’re trying to break. But it didn’t take a grilled cheese savant to taste that in practice, The Melt’s “breakthrough” cooking technology fell short of its promise. “Technology was the promise, and it also may have been the Achilles’ heel,” said a former Melt employee, who declined to be named. “That’s where the arrogance was: We’ve got all this money, we’ve had success in our individual careers in the past, so we can’t get it wrong.” Lire la suite sur Backchannel

Bouchons vin

La Winetech, un mouvement qui mêle vin et innovation

“Nous ne sommes pas un incubateur, précise d’emblée Vincent Chevrier, le co-fondateur de la Winetech. L’idée est d’offrir plus de visibilité aux entrepreneurs de cette filière et d’échanger sur les bonnes pratiques”. D’où la rencontre organisée le 30 mai dernier sur le Campus Cluster Paris Innovation avec une vingtaine de jeunes pousses comme Le Bon Gustave, Vinoga ou WineStar pour parler vin et innovation. Au programme de la soirée : networking et tables rondes. L’occasion de comprendre comment le numérique change notre manière de consommer le vin et comment il transforme les métiers de la filière. Lire la suite sur Les Echos Start

Stop Calling Everyone an Entrepreneur –They Aren’t

We have gotten a bit carried away with the “entrepreneur” label. Stop it. So many business people are now considered entrepreneurs that it is now easier to figure out who’s who if we just have the non-entrepreneurs raise their hands. Too often, I see people confusing entrepreneurs with small-business owners. A lot more people are qualified to run a Jamba Juice than take companies from inception, through market traction, funding, growth and eventual IPO or exit. As someone who has founded a number of startups and had successful acquisitions, I am an entrepreneur. Our characteristics have been documented, analyzed, listed endlessly, and mostly, it’s all missed the point. We need to understand the differences between the two. These fundamental definitions and an understanding of their roles will shape the future economy with more force than we may realize. Lire la suite sur Entrepreneur.com

Here’s How To Buy Your First Cryptocurrency Coins (Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, etc)

Cryptocurrency (digital currency) is taking off this year. New millionaires are being made almost daily now as Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Stratis and other Cyrptocurrencies continue to reach new all time highs. It is becoming somewhat of a modern day gold rush. As of the time of writing, Bitcoin’s “market cap” is 37 billion, with a value of $2281 per Bitcoin. For a coin that was once worth only pennies, Bitcoin investors have made serious money in the last few years. Buying Cryptocurrency is confusing for a lot of people. It’s not a stock, or a typical “investment.” Lire la suite sur Inc.com

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