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12.11.2018 Hackathon, Lifehacks

Tips for Pitching your Hackathon Prototypes

After 48 hours of coding and ideation, the teams at the F10 FinTech Hackathon in Vienna are invited to pitch their prototypes in front of jury members, sponsors and the F10 team. Here are tips on how to convince your audience.

03.09.2018 Formation, Hackathon, Lifehacks

Why You Should Build Complementary-Skills Teams at the F10 FinTech Hackathon

F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator is looking for talents beyond national borders that want to reshape the finance industry together. To achieve this common goal, we highly recommend working in complementary and diverse teams with a broad skill set to create synergies for the next big thing.

10.07.2018 Formation, Lifehacks

Advice against stress? “Put that shit on paper”

Founding a startup is undoubtedly an exciting experience. But long working hours, a high degree of uncertainty and seemingly endless to-do lists tend to be stressful. What is stress and how does the body react to it? How can stress symptoms be reduced?

15.06.2018 Formation, Funding

5 Things You Can Learn from Successful Startups

Companies have transformed countless lives by changing the way we eat, travel, shop and communicate. What does it take for a newly founded business to prosper and have an impact on society and economy? What do successful entrepreneurs have in common and how can we learn from them?

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.