At this year's Slush startup conference, businesses big and small shared their wisdom on how to make it big with the Helsinki crowd.
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After running an incubator program for several years, it's now offering chunks of seed funding to new companies working in online services or green IT.
Switzerland's biggest telco has launched an early stage fund for new businesses in cleantech, media and IT.
For those wanting to set up a tech company, there's a lot to consider. ZDNet takes a look at some of the major start-up hubs in EMEA and what each can bring for those wanting to get their own IT business off the ground. Last up, a look at London.
Spain's Telefonica is setting up a network of funds to invest €300m in IT start-ups, while the VC arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom is stepping up the pace of its investments.
A general cooling of VC funding looks to be hitting the continent, with IT in particular seeing a drop.
With Europe's economies now heading out of recession, venture capitalists are getting their wallets out once again.