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Should you be afraid to talk about your idea?

Talk about your ideas

Posted by & filed under Customers, Entrepreneurship, Startups.

You’re an entrepreneurial individual, and you have an absolutely brilliant idea. Should you talk to others about it? And how much should you tell? Of course you should! You need to cross-check with reality. It’s going to be hard… but also necessary. Read more ...

Why your team is the most important thing to your startup’s success

Startup team is important

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Startups, Team.

An often undervalued part of building a successful startup is the team. Many entrepreneurs just hire their friends and people around them without giving much thought on what they can really bring to the table. They forget that it is an important if not even the most important part of becoming a successful startup. Read more ...

How to pitch to an investor to get funding?

Nestholma partners

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Investing, workshop.

Pitching to investors to get funding can be scary. Investors listens to hundreds of pitches every year, and this makes them busy and impatient. Here’s the simple pitch deck structure that the Nestholma startups have been using successfully when pitching to investors for funding. Read more ...

Daniel Collado-Ruiz joins the Nestholma partner roster

Nestholma partners

Posted by & filed under General, Press release.

Every company is build by its people. Having a great team with complementing individual talents is crucial for success. This is why I’m thrilled that Daniel Collado-Ruiz has just been invited to join Nestholma’s partner roster.
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Global or Local Fintech Accelerator? YES.

startup cash flow management

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Corporations, Fintech, Startups

We have done 19 accelerators mainly for global companies. 1-3 locations at the time. Being inside the corporations’ offices with startups. It’s a must. That’s the best way to deliver co-developed innovations for banks and bank customers.
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Why are big corporations so bad at innovating?

startup cash flow management

Posted by & filed under Corporations, innovating.

Big corporations are clusters of amazingly smart people. They have resources, vast experience and deep knowledge of the industry. Be it banking, technology or pretty much any industry, the corporations are the rulers of the industry.
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Y-combinator and Nestholma are as good

startup cash flow management

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Investing.

…or equally bad. When the head of Y-combinator had invested into 720 startups, he said that he can’t predict which of his investments will be successful. We can’t either. Because these are already the best ones and they all should succeed.
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Why social media is a must for startups?

startup cash flow management

Posted by & filed under Marketing, Product development, Social Media, Startups.

Social media is often recommended as THE thing to do for startups. But they usually forget to say why. Non-social media people often see the different social media channels just as places where people share silly things about their lives and random cat videos
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7 tips on how to ace your startup finances – cash flow management

startup cash flow management

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Funding, Startups.

It’s the beginning of a new year, and time to start working on those new year’s resolutions (if you stumbled upon this post later in the year, even more reasons to get to work NOW! :)).
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One-night stands, dating and marriage – 3 phases of working with startups

Nordea fintech accelerator successful

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Investing.

I believe there are three phases of startup and corporation collaboration (all of which are needed by the way!): One-night stands, dating, and finally marriage.
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Nordea fintech accelerator successful

Nordea fintech accelerator successful

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Corporations, Fintech.

Altogether 13 startups, 3 months. I would also say that Nordea has been an amazing partner. Really professional gang, but also cool to work with.
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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) – unnecessary jargon of the startup world?

Nordea fintech accelerator successful

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Product development, Startups.

All communities have their jargon, and startups are no different. Probably one of the most used terms is Minimum Viable Product, MVP for short. If you hang out with entrepreneurs long enough, you’re likely to hear the acronym used for almost anything that people patch together.
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Nestholma fact box

  • Collaboration with Nordea, Nokia, Microsoft, EIT Digital, F-Secure, British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Elisa, Yle, etc.
  • Accelerator activities in Finland, Sweden, Norway, UK, Italy, and Germany
  • Portfolio 34 startups from 10 countries
  • Number of programs 20
  • Applications from 55 countries

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