What all successful Startups should know

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.

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.