A fresh Growth Weekly. We found loads of inspiring growth content this week and selected the best for you. In this week’s edition: Europe’s fastest growing companies, inspiring growth hacks, breakthrough technologies for 2017, NASA’s latest earth-like discoveries and scientists bringing back the mammoth (not a joke).
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Call them Europe’s lifeblood. The big job creators. Even economic engines. The 2017 Inc. 5000 Europe is Inc.’s third-annual list of the fastest-growing private companies, based on three-year revenue growth. Go ahead, see what’s truly powering the European economy.
Marketers have to get creative when there’s limited budget. Use these growth hacking examples as jumping off points for your own. Written for startups, but equally applicable to scale-ups and corporates!
The three fastest growing airports in Europe are all in Romania, led by the little-known city of Oradea, growing nearly 500 % in 2016. European airports are recording 2 billion passengers for the first time, a 5 % rise on 2015 and a figure that represents more than half of the total number of global fliers.
These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop. But you should know about all of them today.
Nearly four years ago, Google embarked on a mission to bring internet coverage to remote areas with specially designed balloons. It’s made steady progress in Project Loon’s numerous trials, but today, it’s announced a breakthrough that will make it significantly easier to deploy the service.
NASA just revealed that, using the Spitzer Space Telescope, they’ve found seven new Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away from us. What’s more, three of those exist within the “Goldilocks zone” which could be habitable for life.
These two 25-year olds dropped out of the University of California Santa Barbara to start the world’s fastest growing watch brand catering specifically to Millennials. Here’s how they did it and why their business model is changing the watch industry forever.
Europe continues to lead the way in renewable energy. In 2016, 21.1 GW of the 24.5 GW of new energy sources added to Europe’s electrical grids were from renewable sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass.