The business case for organizing an accelerator

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Corporations benefit in many ways from having an accelerator. In our whitepaper, we already analyzed those benefits in depth. But one question that is sometimes tricky for people is: how much? This is especially relevant when preparing a business case. Should you or should you not do an accelerator? What are the benefits, the costs,… Read more »

The future of corporate venture capital? Here’s what the pros think

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The startup event of the year, Slush, was last week and that meant it was also time for our official Slush side event: Corporate Venture Capital. Together with Helsinki Business Hub, Mawsonia and Global Corporate Venturing we got together the brightest of the CVCs from all over the world. And thanks to the great speakers and… Read more »

Taviq signs a deal with Nordea and that’s amazing news for Nordea’s customers!

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It’s time for more deals and more pilots! Taviq from our second Nordea accelerator has just signed a pilot agreement with Nordea Private Banking, going live now. And that’s awesome news for Taviq and Nordea, but even better for Nordea’s customers! In Private Banking and wealth management, too many clients drop off during the first… Read more »

Corporate Venturing official Slush side event, November 29th 2017

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  Corporate venture capital has been an excellent way for many companies to increase shareholder value. Research shows 30% better increase of share value with companies with strong Corporate Venture capital activities.  And if you look for example at the biggest Chinese giants, most of that valuation increase is because of good investments, not operative… Read more »

Mika Eriksson joins Nestholma

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We are excited to welcome Mika Eriksson to our Nestholma family! He has a strong background in entrepreneurship, sales and all things international, and thus couldn’t be better addition to our team. Mika has been an entrepreneur for 18 years and cofounded 4 companies. He also worked almost 8 years at Finpro (Finpro is the national… Read more »

7 differences between startups and corporations

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If you’ve dealt with both, you know that startups and big companies behave very differently. You can hear all sort of stories, from people moving from a corporate job to a startup, to entrepreneurs trying to deal with their corporate customers, to the same corporations trying to make business with startups. What’s considered best practice… Read more »

We <3 Ultrahack!

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We love Ultrahack! In fact so much that invested into Ultrahack and welcomed it to our Nestholma family! Now we can both offer our partners and communities new ways to innovate through a complementary offering of hackathons and accelerators. Ultrahack is a global innovation platform for hackers with varying backgrounds and corporations that want to… Read more »

6 Reasons why your startup should join an accelerator (guest post by Feelingstream)

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This is a guest post by Maarit Cimolonskas from Feelingstream Feelingstream is one of our portfolio startups (feelingstream.com). FeelingStream helps large service companies improve customer experience by analyzing customer messages and providing actionable insight on customer feelings using smart analytics. They participated in the first Nordea and Nestholma Startup Accelerator batch. Applications for the next… Read more »