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People may be the driving force behind the economy, but the rise of new technologies such as IoT, blockchain and AI, is creating a new category of economic activities that doesn’t require direct human interaction at all: the machine economy.
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.
Together with our venture development department, we released our new Founders Handbook. It guides entrepreneurs through our offering: from an overview of our venture development lifecycle, to a deep dive into the craft of the company builder model, and much more about the life of an NBT.
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.
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 13, 2019
You wake up in the middle of the night feeling cold, and reach for your phone to turn up the thermostat. When you drive to work, you use your car’s navigation system to determine the best route. While smart products that make this kind of convenience possible aren’t universal yet, they’re little by.
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.
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.
Across the globe, cyber crime costs companies over $600 billion annually. This means that it’s more important than ever for companies to protect themselves from the staggering costs of hacking. Insurance companies are particularly at risk due to the fact that they deal with sensitive customer.
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.