More courage, more startup thinking, more opportunities: our August highlights revolve around the topic of entrepreneurship. And a new animal in the world of business - are you familiar with the zebra movement?
Here we go:
Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds, calls for more innovation in his guest article. Because: "Those who have invested in new ideas despite the difficult situation have emerged stronger from past crises". Startup thinking helps. (German article)
„Wir brauchen mehr #Startup Denken, um die Krise zu überwinden“, so @Justdoitalex vom High-Tech Gründerfonds, in der @wiwo. Die der aktuellen wirtschaftlichen Lage braucht es minimalen Input und maximalen Output. #innovation #Entrepreneurship #leadership #Finance https://t.co/VNkMU9hGLt— Innovestment (@Innovestment) July 21, 2020
The Corona pandemic has completely shaken up the economy and society worldwide. This has also created opportunities for innovation in many sectors, especially in the technology and finance sectors.
As @Entrepreneur put it in the spirit of Machiavelli: "Don't waste a good crisis". Because although the struggle will continue, the "opportunities for innovation particularly in technology and finance" will do so too. #fintech #Entrepreneur https://t.co/Tfv5GrYVSV— Innovestment (@Innovestment) August 6, 2020
The principle of unicorns is well known - unicorns are startups with a market value of over one billion US dollars. Inas Nureldin, on the other hand, represents the zebra movement with his startup Tomorrow Bank. His approach: Together with his team he wants to solve a problem in order to make the world a better place, at least a little bit. (German article)
Networks are important, especially at the moment. Because together we are known to be stronger. A plea for strong communities - and an encouragement for new approaches to using and expanding them (article in English)
People say it takes a village to do or build something lasting. This approach works according to the @HarvardBiz also when it comes to business and entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to get through the current crisis. #Entrepreneur #network https://t.co/kH95JkY4Xy— Innovestment (@Innovestment) August 3, 2020
Successful digital companies often emerge from times of crisis. The financial crisis of 2008/2009 already showed this, and Covid-19 is also providing a push here. Around 300 tech companies have been founded in Germany since the outbreak of the pandemic - more than in the same period last year. (German article)
Seit Beginn der Corona-Pandemie wurden 300 Tech-Unternehmen in Deutschland gegründet. Und wie die Erfahrung zeigt, gehen besonders aus Krisenzeiten erfolgreiche Digital-Unternehmen hervor. Interessante Aussichten für den Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland. #fintech #startup https://t.co/pFsxE8pFZN— Innovestment (@Innovestment) July 20, 2020