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What all successful Startups should know

15.05.2018 Cofounding, Lifehacks

How to Handle Disagreements within Your Team

“It is unrealistic to expect that during your business partnership your team will not encounter disagreements and conflict”, says Jana Nevrlka, cofounding expert, author of the book “Cofounding the Right Way” and start-up mentor at F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator. But conflicts are not necessarily a bad thing: “It brings an opportunity to surface underlying tension, improve understanding and self-knowledge and – if done well – increase the team’s cohesion”, states Jana.

07.05.2018 Lifehacks

The 5 Biggest Networking Mistakes

In almost every handbook on how to develop and promote businesses, the importance of networking is emphasied and a Google search with the keywords “business networking” produces almost 550 million results as of May 2018. Networking is a valuable way to learn from other professionals, industry experts and scholars, generate referrals and business, raise your profile and increase confidence. However, there are some traps when doing business networking. Below are the five biggest networking mistakes and tips on how to avoid them.

27.04.2018 Cofounding, Lifehacks

Equity Split: A Conversation You Need to Have with Your Cofounders

“Selecting the right equity split is a life or death question – no kidding”, says Jana Nevrlka, author of the book “Cofounding the Right Way” and cofounding expert at F10. The example of Facebook – amongst many others – shows that the share of equity every cofounder holds is an essential element to get right.

23.04.2018 Formation, Funding

7 Reasons Why Switzerland Is a Good Place for Start-Ups

Over 40,000 new companies are founded every year in Switzerland. Why is the alpine nation such a popular place to start a business? Below are seven reasons that make Switzerland attractive for both entrepreneurs and investors.

12.04.2018 Formation, Lifehacks

Why Competition Should Be Irrelevant – the Blue Ocean Strategy

Many entrepreneurs believe that the way to long-term success is to outperform or outpace their competitors and are therefore constantly observing the other market players: Have the rivals lowered their prices? Which product improvements will distinguish their new flag ship from competitors’ offers? Companies following that scheme find themselves in a so-called red ocean - the opposite of blue oceans where new demand and market space are created.

06.11.2017 Formation

Towards an Open Innovation Mindset

The rise of digital technology, the globalization of markets, and increase in pooled knowledge are driving companies towards innovation strategies. Until recently, companies looking for long-term financial sustainability, the perception was to rely on their own people, strengths, environment and internal knowledge.

27.10.2017 Lifehacks

What Makes a Pitch a Great Pitch?

At one point or the other, every startup will present their idea, product, or service in front of a big audience. The ability to present is one that you can learn, if you feel rather uncomfortable on stage. But where to start? How do you prepare an excellent pitch? We gathered a few practical insights for you to keep in mind. 

24.10.2017 Funding

Winning a Deal with a Large Corporate (Part 2)

In part one we looked at getting buy in from the organization along the whole value chain. We looked at the different departments you needed to get on-board, as well as other topics that were meant to help you to get to yes. The one major thing that can make or break the deal, even though all parties agree on the demand and need, is pricing. Let’s now take a look at a few things to consider when discussing and negotiating pricing

16.10.2017 Funding

Winning a Deal with a Large Corporate (Part 1)

In a short two-part series, we will look at the procurement process and what it takes to not only get the project off the ground, but to establish a long lasting partnership. In part two we will look at pricing, but first we will look at the considerations for Corporate buy in.

02.10.2017 Lifehacks

5 Skills Every Successful Team Needs

There are number of reasons why startups fail, like; not enough funding, poor product, bad timing, no customers, too much competition, lack of focus, lack of passion, bad location, not profitable, burn out or legal issues.