Changing the world through collaboration

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Collaboration. Collaboration. And collaboration. Be it global warming, science, the economy, collaboration is the word that keeps popping up more and more, especially during the past couple of years. With globalization, we have become so connected that collaboration is pretty much part of our DNA. And the need for collaboration is only increasing. And so… Read more »

4 ways working with startups can make your organization more agile and innovative

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Aiming to create an organization that is ready for constant change and learning? Or perhaps you are looking for ways to motivate your employees to think more creatively. Either way, startup collaboration is the best tool for creating an innovative corporate culture. Why? Well, startups are famous for their agility and ability to execute ideas… Read more »

Fintech startups should stop obsessing over going global – thoughts on fintech with Johan Lundberg

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”Many startups think they will change the world. But that can make them sidetracked and fail. They should focus on their core instead.” Johan Lundberg is the founding partner and CEO of the Swedish venture capital firm NFT Ventures – the largest and most active fintech investor in Europe. I got the chance to talk… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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Sooner or later on your entrepreneurial journey, you will face the question whether you should go for an accelerator. And if, for which one. Accelerators can really help you accelerate your growth (hence the name). But only if you find the right accelerator for you. And if you are ready for it. Just going with the most famous one… Read more »

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

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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. Here is a lesson that could not be simpler and… 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 »