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My Startup Vacation In Greece

…one morning, I found an email in my inbox titled “Startup Stay Invite” while I was sitting in a coffee shop next to the sea. I was so thrilled by the idea that I signed up and decided to shorten my “holidays” for 3 days to visit Athens and its startup community. I immediately contacted a few local Startup Stay members. The feedback was great: I received 3 offers to stay and 6 to meet for coffee. I was stunned. From my experience with other platforms, I expected lower interest and replies.

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Startup Stay Tour: Aussie Entrepreneur Documents Startup Life In 10 US Cities

Simon Walker & his camera man, will tour 10 US cities this November, staying with Startup Stay entrepreneurs only. They’ll shoot a video per city that will feature the experience with the host entrepreneur (also background, startup, team, etc) and also why each city has such a strong startup scene. No one better than local, connected entrepreneur to help us discover that!

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Startup Stay Experience: From Krakow To San Francisco

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“Staying with another entrepreneur and sharing meals with him or her is a completely different and much deeper experience, both business-wise and cultural. And it doesn’t matter if you’re to do business together or not. To me, it’s first of all a learning experience.”

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Introducing Startup Stay 1.0 Invite Only Beta

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Entrepreneurs in start-ups can stay with and host other like-minded entrepreneurs when travelling for business. Both guests and hosts give back by sharing knowledge, skills or even tapping into their business network as part of the experience. You don’t pay to be hosted and membership is by invitation-only.

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Video Interview with Entrepreneur Renaud Visage: CTO, CoFounder of Eventbrite

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Last week, Renaud Visage, CTO and cofounder of Eventbrite (Global online service that people use to create, share, and join any event imaginable) paid entrepreneurs in TechHub London a quick visit so, I booked a few minutes with him. We talked about his company, Startup Stay and also his startup story.

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Staying With A Local Entrepreneur Enhances Your Travel Experience

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Roberto Gluck is an Argentinian entrepreneur and software engineer, co-founder of The Social Radio (listen to your tweets, lists and trending topics mixed with the music you love!). He spent a few days in the US going to tech conferences and networking…

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Startup Travel Experience: Staying With An Entrepreneur In Buenos Aires

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We’re only a few days away from launch and I’m happy to have already completed two Startup Stay travel experiences: the first one in Riga, Latvia and now, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We have also manually connected (since the platform is not live yet) a couple of entrepreneurs to stay with startups in San Francisco and Belfast so they could get a taste of the experience before launch.

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Video Interview with Entrepreneur Matt Barrie, Founder of Freelancer

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A couple of days ago I was told that Matt Barrie, CEO and founder of Freelancer.com (The world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business) was coming to TechHub.

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What Problems Do Entrepreneurs Have When They Travel For Business?

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After coming up with the Startup Stay idea, Facundo and I put together a quick survey to learn more about the different problems that entrepreneurs in startups face when they travel and other angles necessary to build the platform. We’ll try to tackle the “Productivity/Accommodation/Cost” slices of the pie initially. However we are always very keen to learn more about different types of problems…

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SXSW And The Accommodation Problem

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We researched keywords such as “sxsw” and “accommodation, hotel, hostel” within the past 30 days, to learn more about what people said about their “where-to-stay” problem.

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