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Go disrupt yourself!

Go disrupt yourself!

Posted by & filed under Corporations, innovating, Startups.

Many startups say they are disrupting something. And they might, we live in one of the most uncertain times in history. But how can corporations know what to expect? How can they know what the big changes in the industry will be? Read more ...

Tony Robbins – Renewal of Corporations

Tony Robbins – Renewal of Corporations

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Corporations, innovating, Startups.

Renewal of the companies is on the mind of every CEO. Not to learn more but to break the patterns. It´s easy to learn new stuff, but difficult to unlearn. We go back to our habits unless something becomes a habit. Read more ...

Stop using startups as innovation band-aid!

Stop using startups as innovation band-aid!

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Corporations, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups.

Most collaboration between startups and corporations shows very little results. The reason is that they are just trying to improve bits and pieces of, for example, the offering. That's not enough. The winners will be the ones that can renew their attitude, learn to adapt and embrace the change. Startup collaboration is the best tool for that, but it needs to be done right. Read more ...

Forget consultants and fairs – startups are the biggest learning experience you can ever have

Forget consultants and fairs – startups are the biggest learning experience you can ever have

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Corporations, innovating, Startups.

We are going through huge changes in technology and in the world in general. The future has never been this unpredictable no matter what industry you are talking about. Now is the last chance for big corporations to ditch their stiff structures and slow ways of working. To become agile and innovative like startups. That's the recipe for success in the future. Read more ...

Forget competing – the future of banking is in collaboration

Forget competing – the future of banking is in collaboration

Posted by & filed under Banking, Corporations, Fintech, Startups.

I have always believed the world will be a better place when we work together, collaborate, instead of pushing others down to gain what we want. Working at Nestholma I have come to realize collaboration isn't good for just individuals, but also businesses. In some industries, it has even become the only way to survive in the heated competition. Read more ...

You need more than mentoring hookups

You need more than mentoring hookups

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Startups.

As an entrepreneur, you've probably been mingling in startup events. You have probably met knowledgeable people, with experience in areas where you and your team are quite lost. And you should take every chance to talk to them. Many of those events — or accelerators, or incubators — call such people 'mentors'. They are likely to share with you their opinions on your ideas, as well as give you interesting tips. Read more ...

You better MICE or go home

You better MICE or go home

Posted by & filed under Customer development, Customers.

MICE – is the industry acronym for huge conferences and trade fairs. Travel, Auto, IT conferences attract hundreds of thousands of participants and industry leaders. But are you ready to get the most out of them? Read more ...

Good entrepreneurs are like dogs

Good entrepreneurs are like dogs

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Startups.

An old story; Plato asked Socrates to educate him. Socrates pushed Plato into the water and kept him there without oxygen. He punched and kicked to get free, but Socrates was a strong man and held him down. Finally, Plato blacked out due to lack of oxygen. Read more ...

What you should really post on social media to get customers

What you should really post on social media to get customers

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

So, you have realized that nowadays being social media is a must for your business. Awesome! But now you're thinking: what should you post to get those paying customers? Or maybe you are already doing it but it's not really working out. If so, it's probably not social media but what you are posting. But fear not: this post is made just for you! Read more ...

What I learned from talking with 40+ banks from all the over the world

What I learned from talking with 40+ banks from all the over the world

Posted by & filed under Banking, Fintech.

Over the past two months, I have been discussing with almost 50 banks from all over the world: from Asia to North America and everything between. By doing it I believe I have gotten a good look into what is going on in the heads of major banks; what do they think about the future and especially the rise of fintech startups. Read more ...

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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