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Nestholma engages corporations and startups to collaborate.

We run on-site accelerators for new products and learnings.

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Corporations need to renew themselves, and one of the best ways to do that is by working with startups. This white paper explores the benefits on branding, innovation and learning. It also reviews alternatives and best practices on collaboration.

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Bad validation, getting customers, team – 5 key reasons startups fail

Bad validation, getting customers, team – 5 key reasons startups fail

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Startups, Team.

To create something new and innovative you need to also be ready to fail and fail the right way. Failing has become such an essential part of the startup world that there is even a day for it. Read more ...

How to save banks: Global Fintech Accelerator & what is it about

How to save banks: Global Fintech Accelerator & what is it about

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Banking, innovating, Product development.

Collaboration. That's a buzzword that you can not avoid hearing nowadays. But it's a buzzword that talks about a real need: collaboration between startups and banks. That's what is needed in banking, both for the banks' and startups' sake, but especially for the sake of the customers. But to be successful, collaboration has to be done right. Read more ...

A room full of coders is NOT a sign of a successful startup – how to build a team that gets results

A room full of coders is NOT a sign of a successful startup – how to build a team that gets results

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Startups, Team.

Having the right kind of team is one of the key features of a successful startup. Even more important than your idea (read this if that comes as a surprise). There were search engines before Google, social networks before Facebook and so on and so forth. We all know that. What made Facebook and Google be the successful ones was that they executed the idea better. Read more ...

The best accelerator for your startup? Here's how to choose right

The best accelerator for your startup? Here's how to choose right

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Entrepreneurship, Startups.

Sooner or later on your entrepreneurial journey, you will face the question whether you should go for an accelerator. And if, for which one. Read more ...

Why social media marketing doesn't bring results & how to fix it

Why social media marketing doesn't bring results & how to fix it

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

They say social media is amazing for companies, especially startups. A must even. But in your experience, it's just a waste of time. Usually, the reason is that you post the wrong kinds of posts, but also that you are on the completely wrong channels. Read more ...

How to build the next startup unicorn?

How to build the next startup unicorn?

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

How to be a successful entrepreneur? How to create the next Airbnb/Uber/Dropbox/startup unicorn? Hands up, who hasn't googled something like that even once? Or at least clicked once on those millions and millions of articles about creating the 'next big thing'. Read more ...

What's hot in fintech: new regulations, customer focus, collaboration & China

What's hot in fintech: new regulations, customer focus, collaboration & China

Posted by & filed under Banking, Customer development, Customers, Fintech, innovating, Startups.

The digital revolution has happened. And now it's banking's turn. Fintech are here and banks can lose up to 60% of their retail profits in the next decade. But will they? And why would they? What is going to happen in banking and fintech? Read more ...

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 ...

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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