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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.

24.07.2017 Funding

Keep your Financials Straight!

As a startup, you have multiple tasks at the same time. Running a business with only a handful of people is a great challenge and you often struggle to keep it all in order. Especially accountants are seldom among the founding team. But one of the most common reasons for a startup to fail is that they run out of money.

26.06.2017 Lifehacks

The team is the essential component of startups for success

Why do startups fail who started off with the promising combination of a great idea, a sound business model, and adequate financial resources? Because the starting point was not complete: they lacked the right founding team. A strong team at the onset shapes the direction and development of a new venture considerably – which often decides on the fate of the startup.

20.04.2017 Formation

Where Do I Start? Defining A Clear Vision

Many organizations still confuse vision with mission. While visions needs to be dynamic and drive constant innovation and learning, missions hardly ever change.