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The normal probability of receiving funding from a VC meeting is between 1% and 10% – here is how to change that

Fundraising is one of the most difficult tasks for a founder. It often requires going against your[…]

Business Opportunities in Island States

In a world where business landscapes are often dominated by sprawling metropolises and towering corporate giants, a[…]

The irrelevance of business plans

GO ahead and write that 50-page business plan about your fledgling venture if it helps you to[…]

Doe mee met de Canal Cleanup event van Oris Amsterdam

De exclusieve en wereldberoemde Zwitserse horlogemaker Oris organiseert wereldwijd de Change for the Better-dagen die zich richten[…]

The only recipe for your first meeting with an investor

The first step to closing a deal with an investor Valuation of your company Founders tend to[…]

Example of disclaimer in business plan

This presentation is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation[…]

Dr. Jelle Zijlstra Award 2023 Laureate in the Field of Global Impact | CatnClever and its CEO, Dr. Olga Ruf Fiedler

Dr. Jelle Zijlstra was the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, President of the Central Bank of the Netherlands, and[…]

Making an Investment Memorandum

An investment memo is a clear and concise articulation of the key components of your company and[…]

Preparing a killer business plan

Which business models attract investors? 1. Pricing strategy. Many companies think they need to undercut their competitors to[…]

Septimius Awards | a major marketing opportunity

International event The Septimius Awards is a prestigious award ceremony organised annually in Amsterdam. During the award[…]

The economic value of peace

During the last twenty years, humanity has entered into a new epoch in its history. This has[…]

Comparing Swiss and Dutch corporate income tax rates

Switzerland Resident companies are subject to Swiss corporate income tax (CIT) on their taxable profits generated in Switzerland.[…]

SCCN partners with Blue Kraken Online

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands has partnered with Blue Kraken Online. As an international[…]

Legacy Initiative

Goal SCCN focuses on wildlife protection. We want to create a digital ecosystem of complementary projects focussing[…]

Avoid these three communicational hurdles preventing you from getting funded

Investors are putting their money and that of their co-investors at risk when they invest in your[…]

Venture investors are sitting atop more investable capital than ever before

You might think given the chatter in the startup world that venture capitalists are short on funds —[…]

List Of Top 10 Asset Tokenization Platform In 2022

Many new trends have evolved from the innovative developments in the blockchain landscape over the recent years.[…]

CEO of the ECDC attends an important conference in Kiev

On 15 April 2022, the CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce, R.A.U. Juchter van Bergen[…]

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine and warns for disinformation

Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine these days as they suffer a scandalous attack by[…]

EU webshop sales over 63 percent up in The Netherlands

In Q1 2021, Dutch consumers spent 63 percent more in foreign EU webshops compared to the same[…]

Heerlen introduces digital rewards for local participation

How do you encourage residents to get involved in their local community? And how do you promote[…]

CBS investigates imports of digital services

The past decade has seen our economy undergo a metamorphosis thanks to digitisation. Phenomena such as globalisation,[…]

How to register a .nl domain in The Netherlands from another country

All .nl registrants whose addresses are outside the Netherlands automatically use the SIDN address as a ‘domicile[…]

Introducing the Branded Content Media Package

More than 75% of all communication professionals apply branded content. Branded content campaigns create marketing experiences virtually indiscernible from[…]

Can cryptocurrencies work as actual currencies?

No, says UBS Global Wealth Management: Cryptocurrencies may never be able to work as actual currencies. The[…]

Dr. Jelle Zijlstra Award 2021 Laureates in the Field of Innovation|SIX Swiss Exchange and its CEO, Jos Dijsselhof

Dr. Jelle Zijlstra was the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, President of the Central Bank of the Netherlands, and President[…]

CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce appointed Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor Castle

Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce, has been appointed Leadership[…]

Transferring personal data from Europe to the United States

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) In the EU and[…]

Our free business directory listing | A golden opportunity to reinvent your business (before it’s too late)

Faced with the unpleasant reality of the Coronacrisis, you are compelled to reinvent your business. The ability[…]

Goldman Sachs 10.000 Women

The Goldman Sachs Foundation is now bringing 10,000 Women online through Coursera to support female entrepreneurs in[…]

Our upcoming events at CNNMoney Switzerland

The Digital Future Board Room is a problem-solving roundtable for experts to provide key direction, perspectives, and[…]

ECDC spoke at the Blockchain Economic Forum during the World Economic Forum in Davos

The President of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce, Ria Persad, spoke about the Future of Payments[…]

Digital Future Board Room during the World Economic Forum in Davos

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce provides leading solutions for leaders. Our partners enjoy world-class management and technology[…]

Digital Future Magazine

Promote your company at the World Economic Forum in Davos The European Chamber of Digital Commerce is[…]

ECDC participates in The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce was invited to The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age,[…]

The Environment is the Key to the Economy

The environment is the key to a nation’s self-sufficiency, and self-sufficiency is the key to wealth. Ria[…]

Demystifying Valuation: What Is My Tech Company Worth?

There are at least 12 different ways of assigning a valuation to a company. In simple, common-sense[…]

Financialization of the housing market

Background In February 2017, mrs Leilani Farha, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for housing, presented a paper[…]

Intermediary commission percentages to raise money from investors

Investment banks and other consultants can plan and execute a fundraising campaign for startups and for companies[…]

Important Message to Cleantech Companies

How Do Tech Companies Cross “The Valley of Death” into Profitability? Engerati covers how the European Chamber[…]

ECDC Cooperates with Research on Startups at King’s College London

CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce Cooperates with Research on Italian Startups at King’s College[…]

How Chambers of Commerce Help Family Offices and Wealth Management Firms

A Chamber of Commerce has traditionally furthered the interests of businesses in a particular geography or market[…]

Entrepreneurs of Europe featuring innovative tech founders

Entrepreneurs of Europe seeks to lift innovative European entrepreneurs in the spotlight and share their story to[…]

The #1 Problem Tech Companies Face

The #1 problem that tech companies face, simply put, is making money. We might have a trailblazing[…]

Statistics Show Women Are Better Entrepreneurs Than Men

Entrepreneur Magazine (Europe) found that 98% of venture capital funding goes to men although women own about[…]

The intriguing history of IT showcased by the Hellenic IT Museum

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce endorses the Hellenic IT Museum for its rich collection of milestone[…]

The importance of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts to European trade

In his important and interesting paper “The Story of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts: A Retrospective“,[…]

ING co-creates blockchain-based trade-settlement platform

ING has joined forces with other global banks to create a digital coin that can be used[…]

Blockchain Expo Europe 2019

Europe’s largest Blockchain Conference and Exhibition focuses on the future of enterprise technology, with two days of[…]

Court of Arbitration of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Court of Arbitration of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce plays a crucial role in today’s[…]


A study in Harvard Business Review found that successful companies, especially those with a bold corporate strategy,[…]

The legal status of Security Tokens in Europe

This article describes the legal context in seven European countries regarding Security Token Offerings. Such offerings differ[…]

CNNMoney Switzerland Designated as Digital Future Board Room Host

The European Chamber of Digital Commerce has designated CNNMoney Switzerland as the host of the Digital Future[…]

Digital Business Development

Targeting New Demand In order to target new demand for your product or service, you need to[…]

Solutions for Haiti using Digital Transformation

In 2017, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School gave an important presentation about a strategy[…]

Becoming an International Offshore Centre – Steps to be taken by African nations

Introduction A number of African countries have began the process of moving away from being a tax[…]

SwissMate Archive

SwissMate is a publication of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands (SCCN), formed in 1933.[…]

Do I need a private placement memorandum (PPM) when attracting investors?

Yes. If you are seeking to raise investment money for your startup, keep in mind that the[…]

Tax structuring with Dutch private limited liability companies – shareholders’​ rights

Mainly due to its tax efficiency, the Dutch holding (BV) company regime is the most preferred holding regime[…]

Nestlé announcing a major blockchain collaboration with IBM

A group of leading retailers and food companies including Nestlé and Walmart have signalled their commitment to[…]

Endress+Hauser and SAP developing Industrial Internet of Things solutions

Endress+Hauser and SAP have a successful history of collaboration. The two companies will now work together even[…]

EBL is planning to build an innovation centre for electromobility

The Liestal-based Energy firm EBL is planning to build an innovation centre for electromobility on the Salina[…]

FinTech fact sheet

As a traditionally strong financial center with infrastructure close to universities, Switzerland offers ideal conditions for driving[…]

Handbook for investors

The handbook contains 164 pages of information setting out the key advantages of Switzerland as a business[…]

Switzerland most blockchain-friendly country in Europe

The study, released by blockchain conference BlockShow Europe 2018 looked at 48 European countries, analyzing factors such[…]