What exactly is a start-up? The most widely used definition of this term on an international level is that comes from Steve Blank, entrepreneur and serial start-up creator:
A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.
In fact, scalability and repeatability are the two key features of a start-up, the main reason prompting a potential investor to decide to back one project rather than another.
The most successful start-ups, those believed to be worth over one billion dollars, number about 177 worldwide (November 2016, Source) and are so rare that they are called “Unicorns”- as fabulous as the mythical animals. If you are curious to know their names, consult the page of the Billion Dollar Startup Club, which is updated almost in real time.
At time of writing only nine out of the total are related to the Internet of Food and none of them are listed in the the top 10 most valuable, even though – unsurprisingly - chart topping Uber, a private transport service leader all over the world, has recently invested in meals delivery.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.
World Whisky Day is the perfect excuse to raise a glass of the spirit and savour its character and flavour. But there's a lot more to whisky than hot toddies and cocktails - it makes a great ingredient, adding punch and flavour to your cooking.
Our quick and easy cast-iron skillet pizza recipe is adaptable and straightforward. If you have a favourite sauce or topping, feel free to sub it in to make your very own version of the perfect cast-iron skillet pizza. Take a look.
In the North Atlantic, near Canada's eaternmost point, Fair Island is haunted by the the struggles past, but finding a new future. Kaja Sajovic visited the people that still fish, hunt, cook and live on the island.