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

2018-07-17T15:13:21+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

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

Spotlight on Community Builders – Featuring Rhein-Main Startups’ Paul Herwarth von Bittenfeld and Pedro Ferreira

2018-07-03T09:43:56+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

While the name does not naturally find itself in the conversation when it comes to startup ecosystems, Frankfurt is progressivelly establishing itself as a up-and-coming global hotspot for aspiring founders and entrepreneurs, especially in the Fintech sector. Due to its large talent pool, its positioning as the financial center of continental Europe, its tight knit

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.

Transforming Frankfurt into the next Scaleup Producer – Closing the funding gap

2018-06-17T17:14:25+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

The leading financial powerhouse of Europe, Frankfurt is on the way to becoming one of the global Fintech scaleup producers. According to Startup Genome’s Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report, there are approximately 400 technology-based startups in Frankfurt and among all the 100 ecosystems studied in the report, Frankfurt had the highest concentration of Fintech startups with

Breaking the Myth: Do Larger Funding Rounds Signal Scaleup Creation?

2018-06-15T13:37:22+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Scaleup firms or firms showing high growth generally raise larger funding rounds than non-scaleups. It is often a perceived notion that firms raising larger funding tend to become scaleups. According to Startup Genome’s latest report, it observed that large scaleups (those companies reaching billion-dollar valuation and those having exits over $100 million) raise more than

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

Fostering Scaleup creation in Frankfurt by globalizing its Startup Ecosystem

2018-06-12T22:08:10+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

In the race to become the next scaleup producer ecosystem in the world, Frankfurt is trailing behind other comparable ecosystems. Startup Genome, in their latest ecosystem report on Frankfurt, outlined three areas which must be improved to position Frankfurt as the next big startup ecosystem. According to the Genome report, currently, globalization is the key

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