Co-founding: How founders pick their other half

2018-10-16T11:48:26+00:00 October 16th, 2018|

Getting your business idea on track and building a startup can be a lonely process. While the control and steering wheel lies in your hands you will eventually confront yourself with the necessity to pursue your venture with a business partner - and additionally – to create a team with distinct but complementing capabilities and

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

AI series: Banking will transform. Will banks do too?

2018-09-25T23:08:18+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

Loathed and loved, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are steadily making their way into more and more industries. According to a study conducted by Accenture for the Hessian Ministry of Finance, AI will increase German work productivity by 29 percent in 2035. The study predicts that the banking sector in particular could benefit from automation and

Dissolving borders: Merging disciplines & the future of innovation through diversity

2018-09-24T16:04:04+00:00 September 11th, 2018|

How do you create innovative and groundbreaking ideas, but most importantly how do you implement them and make them happen? In a constantly changing world is the conjunction of ideas from different backgrounds, industries and cultures what drives innovation. At least this is what Frans Johansson the author of The Medici Effect praises and explain on

Founder Insights with Stefan Maas from Pitch Club

2018-08-23T13:41:06+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|

As part of our “Founder Insights” series where we get to know local startups and initiatives shaping the Frankfurt ecosystem, we recently sat down with Pitch Club Founder Stefan Maas. In this interview, Stefan shares with TechObserver his personal entrepreneurial journey, his perspectives on investors backed ventures and why you should implement your minimum viable

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 Fintech Investment: Blockchain, Regtech & Trends

2018-08-09T12:27:28+00:00 August 9th, 2018|

On their biannual global analysis of investment in Fintech, KPMG highlights key activities and trends within the fintech market globally and in key regions around the world. In Europe (€26B across 198 deals), the year 2018 started with a bang for the fintech market with overall investment across venture capital (VC), private equity (PE) and

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