• Lorand R. Minyo My love for startups & innovation is only surpassed by my passion for science & education.

“Smart” anything is no longer the future

6
Jan,2015

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you are surely aware of smartphones, smart appliances, smart cars, smart fitness trackers and smart-whatevers. And if you have at least a little bit of tangency with technology in your…

You’ve been good to me, 2014

16
Dec,2014

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Is that time of the year again? Yes, recalling what was good and what wasn’t is a good motivational exercise. And I’ll touch on the professional side more. I realized that a year ago, on this day, we’ve launched asiqo…

The Single Founder

8
Dec,2014

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When it comes to businesses in general and startups in particular, you always hear that nobody likes a single founder. Accelerators rarely accept single founders (some are even explicitly refusing single founders), angels and venture capitalists almost never fund companies…

Cluj & Silicon Valley, 3rd & final part

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Dec,2014

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I’m sincerely impressed – I’ve written about the problem of calling Cluj the Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe, then about some possible solutions but never would I have imagined that so many people feel the same and they would be so…

Cluj is NOT Silicon Valley, Part II

26
Nov,2014

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One week ago I published my views on why Cluj Napoca is NOT Silicon Valley – an article that got way more attention that I expected. It seems I struck a cord, which I believe is a great thing –…

Cluj Napoca = Silicon Valley

18
Nov,2014

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I never thought I’d have to say this out loud, but apparently I have to. As one of the many people that have been involved in the tech scene of Cluj for the past 15 years, I too bear the…