Rocket lieutenant jumps to clone-free rival incubator

Florian Heinemann, long-time marketing chief for the infamous Samwer brothers, has joined other ex-Rocketeers at Project A Ventures — an incubator that has been explicitly set up as a move away from Rocket’s copycat model.

Startup Factories: a guide to Europe’s accelerators

The rising number of startup accelerators across Europe can leave budding entrepreneurs bamboozled. Step forward UK investment group NESTA, which is compiling a detailed list of the continent’s programs.

Can Seedcamp join the Ivy League of startup schools?

London-based Seedcamp is already a significant force in early stage investment: but now it’s come out all guns blazing with a series of partnerships across Europe and America that it hopes can secure its reputation as one of the world’s leading incubators.

Europe’s accelerator bubble is ‘a double-edged sword’

GigaOM readers agree that encouraging European entrepreneurs is vitally important to the long-term health of local startups. But they have differing opinions about the sharp growth of accelerator programs and bootcamps across the continent: will startups end up being fed to the sharks?

Are Europe’s startup accelerators speeding out of control?

In the last year Europe has witnessed an explosion of accelerator programs, with more and more launching all the time. But while it looks like good news for entrepreneurs, some worry whether the continent can really support such a glut of activity around startups.

Rebranded Ignite100 wants to set Euro startups on fire

To take on more established accelerator programs, British startup bootcamp The Difference Engine has changed its identity and stumped up a tantalizing reward: more than $150,000 in funding for the 10 startups who make the cut. Can it spur on a new generation of European innovation?