July 4, 2019
How to Overcome Start-Up Pressure?
Founding a startup can be an exhausting journey. Like a roller coaster, being an entrepreneur is a constant back and forth between success and failure, an up and down path to fulfilling one's dream. Pressure becomes omnipresent – sometimes leading to suffering which affects family & friends, too.
June 25, 2019
How Hardware Startups Get Closer to Product-Market Fit
A significant milestone for any startup company is achieving Product-Market Fit (PMF). But this commonly-used term is often misunderstood. We may have a vague idea of what it is, but do we deeply understand the term? How can we tell when we reach this milestone and how can we work towards it?
June 11, 2019
Why is a Company Builder the Right Option for Founders?
The life of a founder is a constant tug-of-war between success and failure. Moments of pressure and struggle often lead to doubt and failure, putting founders in nerve-racking situations. Certain tough tasks remain unavoidable for founders, as we’ve pointed out in a previous article. Now, enter.
June 6, 2019
From Corporate Entrepreneurship to Corporate Partnerships
Regardless of size, scope, or industry, nearly every corporation struggles with generating new business models or products. It is their primary goal as well as their biggest challenge. It is incredibly difficult to drive and motivate an entire organization to adopt a new mindset and approach.
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.
May 17, 2019
5 Crazy IoT Ideas That Might Just Work
With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the past few years, more and more companies have been playing with this technology – building new, visionary products that, although in some cases brilliant, in others might seem… well, if not completely crazy, at least somewhat unnecessary.
April 30, 2019
Company Builder for IoT and Blockchain Expands Board of Directors
Next Big Thing AG (NBT) is expanding its Executive Board: Jasmin Skenderi as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Christoph Brück as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) are now on board. In his role as CTO, Skenderi will continue to drive the further development of IoT and blockchain technologies at NBT..
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 11, 2019
Two CEOs, One Fair: NBT’s Harald Zapp and METR’s Franka Birke go to Hannover Messe
Our CEO Harald Zapp and METR’s CEO Dr. Franka Birke both had speaking slots at the leading industrial trade show in Hannover from April 1st to 5th. This year, the fair was opened by Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier and evolved around all things Industrie 4.0.