Originally posted on Gigaom:
It’s no great secret that things are pretty gloomy across Europe right now. Everywhere startups and investors see problems, whether it’s in the precarious situation across the Eurozone, local concerns about political changes, or complaints that the environment is too “negative”.
We recently spoke to a couple of local entrepreneurs who voiced some of the same concerns you hear a lot when you travel around the continent: Europe is risk averse, Europe is short on capital, Europe doesn’t have enough big successes to build on.
Here, you can see what they said:
“I think that the visions in the U.S. are a lot bigger, right from the beginning,” said Stefan Jørgensen of ItemBase, a Danish startup that wants to help you keep track of what you own. “The culture in Europe is that you don’t dare to dream as big.”
Belgian Pieter Dubois, founder of…
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