This start-up is making a palm oil alternative from used coffee grounds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world drinks more than 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day. Brewing that much coffee generates half a million metric tonnes of used grounds in the UK alone. Globally, more than 6 million tonnes of […]

A call for a new crop of innovators

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hala Hanna A shared, connected future built by scalable innovative solutions could be the answer to some of the most pressing global issues, including how citizens and communities can create shared prosperity and how cities can help promote […]

There is a mental health crisis in entrepreneurship. Here’s how to tackle it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcel Muenster, Founder and Director, The Gritti Fund & Paul Hokemeyer, Clinical and Consulting Psychotherapist, Author I am one of 582 million people, almost 8% of the global population, who have devoted their lives to entrepreneurship. This means that […]

115 rejections and no pay. What it really takes to be an entrepreneur

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Catcha Group A question I get a lot these days is: how was I able to take five companies from inception to IPO within seven years? In short, what’s been […]

An entrepreneurial point-of view on tackling the migration crisis and the risks of abolishing Schengen

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Kassandra Petersen, Vice-President of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). Being the Head of Public Affairs of a European Confederation of Junior Enterprises and being out at major events in Brussels, has not been easy in the last months. Whenever the question regarding my nationality […]

“Is Europe innovative? Oh, Yes we are very innovative!”, Director General of the European Commission Mr Robert-Jan Smits on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director General of the European Commission for Research and Innovation, was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Mr Smits as R.J.S.   C.M. : It is a big honour and pleasure to welcome in […]

The Next Web 2014, the biggest European conference on Internet so far and the Absence of Brussels from Amsterdam

The time for Europe’s biggest conference on Internet had come and the European Sting’s team was in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2014, as official media sponsor of The Next Web 2014, “Power to the People”. As every year, the Web’s biggest names came together at Westerpark in Amsterdam to share insights and views […]