What all successful Startups should know

25.06.2020 Formation

“Remote Workers Are People with Hopes and Dreams”

The tech talent gap leads to many companies hiring IT professionals all over the world and building remote teams. F10 mentor and remote work expert Rohit Mukherjee provides the F10 Startups with guidelines on what to consider when building and managing remote teams. One of the most important aspects is showing appreciation.

09.06.2020 Lifehacks

Mental Toughness: Consider Challenges as an Opportunity

F10 mentor, executive coach and mental toughness expert Matt Lanfear, PhD provided the Startups in the F10 ecosystem with tips on how to cope with uncertainty and stress. Journaling, meditation, and physical activity can play an important role in establishing mental toughness.


Successful Startups are Painkillers, not Vitamins

F10 mentor and growth strategist Jakub Zakrzewski, Managing Director at Kraken, had played an essential role in launching and growing two unicorns: Revolut in FinTech and Lazada in e-commerce. He shares his learnings on growing and scaling a Startup with the entrepreneurs in the F10 ecosystem.

01.05.2020 Lifehacks

“The COVID-19 Crisis is a Chance to Show Empathy”

The majority of consumers lose trust when a brand puts profit over people in crises. Many established companies have experienced backlash for ignoring the hardships their employees, as well as customers, are currently facing. Nevertheless, challenging and uncertain times create opportunities for agile companies to support the community and connect further with their target audience. How can Startups with small marketing budgets maintain positive brand communication during the pandemic? F10 mentor and communications expert Lukas Ninck is convinced that no Startup is too small to support the community by sharing their knowledge, making solutions accessible to a broader audience or providing distraction from the daily struggles. These measures have an impact on brand image and on future success.

21.10.2019 Lifehacks, pitching

Stop Doing These Pitching Mistakes

F10 as THE HOME OF FINTECH facilitates collaboration between innovative FinTech Startups and established financial institutions. The high-potential Startups in our “Prototype to Product” program have the opportunity to regularly pitch their teams and solutions in front of potential partners, customers and investors. How can speakers appeal to their audience? What needs to be considered when speaking in public? Which elements are crucial for the presentation? We have listed the most common pitfalls related to pitching and provide tips on how to avoid them.

21.10.2019 Funding

Checklist for Entrepreneurs BEFORE Taking the Next Step

16 FinTech, RegTech and InsurTech Startups are starting the fifth batch of our P2 “Prototype to Product” program at THE HOME OF FINTECH. The goal of this Startup Program is to guide and support the teams getting investment-ready and fit for collaboration. What do entrepreneurs have to consider before embarking on a Startup journey? Which points are crucial for the success of Startups? Is every co-founder on the same page when it comes to dedication? Here is a checklist for future entrepreneurs.

05.08.2019 Hackathon

Get prepared – Checklist for the F10 FinTech Hackathon in Singapore

Are you ready to disrupt the financial world with us? Become part of the next big thing. Transfer your business idea into a validated prototype within 48 hours of programming, ideation and fun at the F10 FinTech Hackathon in Singapore. Save the date from Friday, 13th of September, until Sunday, 15th of September 2019. We cannot wait for the second FinTech Hackathon in Singapore to start! For ideal preparation, we have put together a checklist what the participants need to pack and consider.

16.04.2019 Formation, Lifehacks

Nearshoring IT Skills Is More than Cost Reduction

Startups often face difficulties in recruiting IT professionals as they cannot offer the same benefits that international enterprises with millions in their HR budget do. Nearshoring software development and programming to countries with higher availability of skilled workforce is an increasingly popular option to fill open positions in information technology. What needs to be considered when outsourcing IT skills to Eastern Europe?

23.01.2019 Hackathon

Why Teams with a Broad Skill Set Perform Better

F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator is looking for web designers, businesswomen, marketeers, bankers, software developers and lateral thinkers that want to reshape the finance industry together at the F10 FinTech Hackathon in Zurich. We highly recommend working in complementary and diverse teams with a broad skill set to create the next big thing.