The arrival of more spring-like weather has us thinking of all things new and fresh, reborn and ready for the seasons ahead. But does new always equal better? This month on The Startup Network, we have a number of articles exploring this theme. Claus Hyldager, CEO of shipping start-up Nisomar, is definitely in the ‘new’ camp, writing of a need for a technological revolution in the shipping industry. Also advocating the need for change is Charlotte McMillan, founder of Storychest, who discusses why the old social media model should be replaced.

On the other hand, Simon Wax of Buzzacott, will be examining whether disruption has become an obsession for start-ups, and Ryan Benson from Exabeam outlines the risks associated with modern technology. And we will be looking at new versus traditional sales methods, as well as how things have changed when it comes to starting up a business today.

Also to come in May are a series of blogs by the chief executive of early-stage investment firm L Marks, giving his top tips to start-ups on applying for accelerator programmes and partnering with corporates.

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