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Seed the Future: Early Stage Investment in Europe

2018-11-29T17:52:59+00:00 November 27th, 2018|

The study "Seed the Future: A Deep Dive into European Early-Stage Tech Startup Activity", is a joint effort between Stripe, TechStars and TechEu and aims to deliver an overview of the early stage investment in Europe during the first quarter (Q1) 2015 until the second quarter (Q2) of 2018. This deep dive into the European early stage tech-startup activity shows

Startup ecosystem: 7 things to learn from Tel Aviv

2018-09-30T22:06:34+00:00 September 30th, 2018|

No, we have not just discovered listicles. But sometimes they actually make sense and you will see them more throughout this site. And when it comes to ranking global hotspots for start-up ecosystems, there is only one city that can claim the number two spot behind Silicon Valley: Tel Aviv. According to the Global Startup

Founder Insights with Friedhelm A. Schmitt from Fincite

2018-08-13T16:06:51+00:00 August 13th, 2018|

Friedhelm Schmitt, Co-CEO of Fincite, shared his insights with regards to developing a venture, creating an appropriate team culture, and how bootstrapping can transform a company into an award-winning top player in the Frankfurt FinTech scene. Throughout the interview, Friedhelm shares his personal experiences throughout the founding of Fincite and how the company has become what

European Tech Scaleups: Numbers are Growing But We Need to Multiply Our Efforts

2018-08-23T11:59:17+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Established by the European Commission at the World Economic Forum, Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) is the first pan-European open innovation platform dedicated to transforming European startups into scaleups (> USD $1M funding raised (since foundation) and at least one funding event since 2010). By linking them with global corporations and stock exchanges, SEP is a

Innovation and Startup collaboration – Interview with Liesa Feis and Wiebke Drescher from ING DiBa

2018-07-30T11:36:12+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

TechQuartier recently had the opportunity to sit with Liesa Feis and Wiebke Drescher, both members of the ING DiBa Strategy and Innovation team. They shared some interesting insights about ING DiBa's innovation methods, agile transformation, experimental thinking, and their involvement in Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem. After our previous interview with CEO Nick Jue, it was great

Interview with Mona Szyperski and Anna Domascan from Women TechMakers

2018-07-10T16:31:10+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Diversity and gender representation in the field of tech is a hot topic, and it has been for some time. Headlines about tech being an all-white male club have been well documented over the years, the ratio of men against women still currently hovering around 80/20. With the ever-growing influence of tech in all

CEO Insights with Nick Jue, CEO from ING DiBa

2018-06-28T17:02:29+00:00 June 28th, 2018|

In our first ever edition of CEO Insights, TechQuartier sat down with Nick Jue, CEO of ING DiBa, to discuss subjects such as his view of future banking, startup collaborations, agile work environments, and leadership. Before becoming CEO of ING DiBa, his professional career began as head of Marketing at Postbank. He moved to Belgium

The Five Step Process to Build a Corporate Innovation Ecosystem

2018-06-17T17:13:25+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

When it comes to corporate innovation, most companies believe that pouring money into the R&D department is the way to go. However, this is not the right approach. In their book “The Corporate Startup”, Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and Esther Gons discuss why innovation in established companies fail and the right approach to tackle innovation.

3 Key Sub-Sector Strengths of Frankfurt’s Startup Ecosystem

2018-06-17T17:15:03+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

TechQuartier partnered up with Startup Genome in their research study to identify the key strengths of Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem. Many strengths, as well as areas of improvement, were identified, and the results are published in Startup Genome’s Frankfurt Ecosystem Report 2018. Three key subsectors were identified where the region has potential to build global competitiveness

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