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 »

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 »

The future of banking: what innovators should focus on?

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What will the future of banking look like? Just what the innovators will make it be. Advances in technology, regulatory changes, new entrants to the market… In the past couple of years, banking has gone through big changes and more is to come. They keep saying the ‘future has never been as uncertain as now’… Read more »

Renewal of organizations by collaborating with startups

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A whitepaper by Nestholma Corporations need to renew themselves, and one of the best ways to do that is by working with startups. But that’s easier said than done. Corporations need to understand what they want to get out of the collaboration. They need to understand what they’re getting into. And they need to understand what… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

How to build the next startup unicorn?

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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’. But if that’s what you are asking you won’t succeed. Might sound harsh but it’s… Read more »

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

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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? About a week ago I attended MoneyFintech-seminar and got to listen… Read more »

Go disrupt yourself!

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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? The bad news: you’re not as good as you think figuring it out… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »