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Marco Torregrossa (Author's Website)

Marco Torregrossa is a former policy officer in the EU Commission and a lawyer by training, specialised in new forms of collaborative self-employment, cooperative solo-entrepreneurship, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor regulations on the future of work. More about Marco here

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The EIC Accelerator Blended Finance to Support High Growth SMEs in Europe

19/10/2020 |
The EIC Accelerator Blended Finance to Support High Growth SMEs in Europe

A novel feature of the EIC Accelerator, inaugurated in October 2019, offers SMEs up to €17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. What do applicant companies need to know and how can you obtain the new support? Read on. In the end of 2019 the European Commission (EC) has announced […]

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3 Reasons Why Marketplace Models Can Disrupt the Fundraising Industry

27/07/2020 |
3 Reasons Why Marketplace Models Can Disrupt the Fundraising Industry

When thinking about developing a digital fundraising strategy for your startup and outreaching to foreign investors, make sure you consider how a marketplace could take it to the next level. Online intermediaries providing matchmaking services between companies seeking growth finance and investors could come to the rescue.  The world’s 6 most valuable companies by market […]

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Seven Ways Remote Work Can Revitalise Smaller Cities

05/05/2020 |
Seven Ways Remote Work Can Revitalise Smaller Cities

As the number of covid19 cases continues to escalate globally, one real consequence has been the dramatic rise in remote working. In fighting the pandemic, governments across the globe are urging “employees at all work sites … to work remotely whenever and wherever possible” while managers are trying to establish effective work norms as the […]

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Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

04/09/2019 |
Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

The world’s 6 most valuable companies by market capitalization (Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook) and 70% of the $1 billion+ unicorn startups (Didi, Airbnb, Uber) operate digital ecosystems that match buyers & sellers, and gain enormous market share from network effects. Yet, only 3% of established companies have adopted active platform strategies. But things […]

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The WorkerTech Ecosystem

19/08/2019 |
The WorkerTech Ecosystem

This is an abstract of a presentation on WorkerTech I’ve delivered at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on August 9, 2019 in Helsinki. What is WorkerTech? Digital service offerings that harness technology to provide the self-employed with personalized benefits and greater access to protections and rights. They combine the flexibility of self-employment with the […]

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Platform Economy: The 4 Key Business Models

01/11/2018 |
Platform Economy: The 4 Key Business Models

  Platforms are hot these days and all over people’s mouths. It’s clear to everyone that Amazon, Airbnb and Uber are extremely successful companies. What’s not clear to everyone is that they’re platform companies, what exactly a platform business model is and why it is so powerful. The world’s 6 most valuable companies by market […]

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