Today’s top stories: German online magazine Egoo expands to the US; a new web operating system semYOU has opened for beta testing ahead of a planned launch in October; and entrepreurs‘ bootcamp the Founder Institute is offering a programme in Berlin.
Egoo launches in the US
Egoo, the German online magazine about product customisation and ‚design-your-own‘ web apps, has launched an English version in the US market. For the jump across the pond, CEO Heiko Vogelsang has enlisted the support of Carmen Mager, CEO of Chocri, which lets users create their own chocloate bars. Egoo offers news and reviews of product personalisation tools, gift ideas and interviews.
Semantic web OS semYOU in public beta
semYOU, a new semantic online operating system created by German entrepreneur Volker Jahns, has officially opened for beta testing. According to the PR blurb, semYOU is competition for Google’s Chrome. It will offer common desktop applications free of charge, allowing users to store their media in the cloud, as well as enabling access to social networks including Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing from a single login.
Founder Institute hits Berlin
The US-based startup accelerator Founder Institute, which offers a four-month intensive training course for wannabe tech entrepreneurs, is now offering a programme in Berlin. It includes a structured course of lectures and workshops, mentoring by successful CEOs and the opportunity to network with investors. Mentors on the German course include Dirk Weyel, Sarik Weber and Thomas Hessler. The deadline for applications is 13 August.