September 5, 2019
Looking Back on ETHBerlinzwei at Factory Berlin
ETHBerlin Zwei Hackathon at Factory Berlin's Görlitzer Park location recently wrapped up and it was a huge success. 730 attendees and 88 hack submissions were vying for the generous rewards and sponsored bounties. One of the big takeaways is that DeFi (Decentralized Finance) is very prominent in a.
September 3, 2019
How will Crypto & Blockchain impact the Future of VC?
What happens when 11 prominent investors gather together to discuss the impact of blockchain and crypto on the investment space? That's just what we wondered when we invited international investors who ranged from traditional to experimental strategies. From San Francisco, Austin, and Europe, we.
August 8, 2019
Envisioning the World in 2030: Tech-enabled Future Services
The future starts right now. It’s up to all of us to shape what that looks like. At Next Big Thing, we want to see a future that is sustainable and truly smart. We want to have a hand in designing how industries work, asking: how can machines best be empowered to act and be securely connected? How.
August 6, 2019
What to Expect at Blockchain Week Berlin
Blockchain Week Berlin is fast approaching this month on August 18-29th. Are you ready? We are getting in gear in a few ways and want to keep you updated on some highlights and opportunities to get involved here at NBT in our home at Factory Berlin.
July 16, 2019
Seven IoT Startups that are Shaking up Industries
We know pitching ideas is hard. That’s why we created a guide for it. And that’s also why we wanted to give founders and early-stage IoT startups the opportunity to pitch to us during our recent TOA Satellite Event, hosted at Factory Berlin’s Görlitzer Park campus. The range of startup solutions.
June 4, 2019
Democratizing the Rules of Social Engagement
The US capital is now open to a new wave of democratic ideas. On Saturday June 1st, a big announcement at the intersection of the blockchain and social media space attracted guests from as far away as Germany. Three of the event’s attendees included Harald Zapp, CEO of Next Big Thing AG and of.
May 31, 2019
6 + 1 Early Startup Essentials No Founder Wants To Do (But Has To)
Our Startup Essentials article series kicks-off with a compilation of fundamentals no founder wants to do, but has to. We've compiled these based upon input from our experienced founders and venture developers, who went passed some of the hurdles mentioned throughout this article.
April 17, 2019
A Look Behind the Curtain: Analysis of a Pitch Deck
Crafting a clear and convincing pitch is hard – something we briefly discussed in our Guide to Pitching Tech Startups. To demonstrate how a pitch deck can look like, this post goes over the pitch deck of one of our ventures, Weeve and analyses their rights and wrongs to look at concrete elements.
April 16, 2019
NBT and BountyBoards go to the Laax Hackathon
NBT along with a team of coders, sensor specialists and blockchain developers went to Laax, Switzerland for a hackathon. Under the umbrella of the project BountyBoards – led by NBT blockchain developer Martin Maurer – the team headed down to the Alps for a weekend of snow and hacking at 2500m.