themillWelcome to The Mill, our weekly roundup of the hottest startup stories and resources to hit the web. Curated by the PAYMILL team, here’s what grabbed our attention in the past seven days.

This week in startups

6 Examples of Content Marketing with Vine: Want to add video to your content marketing activities? Then what better way to get started than with Vine – the Twitter-owned social network that lets you record, edit and share 6-second videos on the fly! Here you’ll find six examples shared by Sherice Jacob that will hopefully give you some inspiration.

What it’s like to found a startup in Estonia: A country of just 1.3 million people has been making strides in the tech world recently. The Baltic nation introduced us to Skype, it has a government fully behind e-services (it takes 5mins to register a company) and coding is part of their school curriculum! In this post Timo Rein (cofounder & CEO of Pipedrive) describes the Estonian startup scene for us and the key differences between Estonia and US.

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username: In what was the most talked about story of the week. Naoki Hiroshima recounts the events that led to him losing his $50K Twitter handle and the shocking revelations of how the attacker was able to gain access to his accounts.

6 Habits of Great Connectors: You’ll have noticed we’re big on networking here. Which is why we attended quite a few events last year. This post Ilan Mochari shares the tips of entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore on how to work the room and connect with people. Our favourite tip: Smile!

Startups, this is how design works: We all know how Apple started the design trend, and how design as a competitive advantage has spread through the ranks to other companies like Nest and Fitbit. Nevertheless, you’ll get a firm understanding of design here and some handy resources to help you find design talent for your startup.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more in 7 days time. And if you enjoyed this post, feel free to share it with your network.

Kostas Papageorgiou

Kostas specialises in content marketing and community management, who's focused on helping tech companies increase brand awareness and engagement to boost conversions.