ICOs or Initial Coin Offerings, are a new way for entrepreneurs to raise capital using cryptocurrencies. Today I will look at what I would consider important points to consider before purchasing any “initial” coins. My focus will be on selecting projects for the longer term, that is, not for short term speculation. We can cluster… Continue reading
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If you are looking for a more in-depth look at the technologies and people behind some of the interesting Blockchain projects, I would highly recommend the podcast Epicenter. They do a great job of finding and interviewing the people behind today’s most interesting blockchain projects. The podcast digs deep into the technical aspects and is fascinating… Continue reading
I like the Lean Startup (LS) methodology – don’t get me wrong – I think it increases efficiency in creating businesses. But there has always been something about the process that has bugged me and now I’ve finally managed to pin it down: If you read most books or listen to the talks about Lean Startup you… Continue reading
If you want to store a very large amount of data in the cloud for a low cost or would just like to have complete control of your data, you should check out Nextcloud. It is an open source solution that does what Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud do for you, but on your terms… Continue reading
I’ve just heard about this cool WordPress plugin WP Sync DB which you can use to easily sync two different WordPress installations – your local machine with your staging or production server for example. Check it out! Together with updating your files via version control it is now pretty fast to deploy to your live and staging… Continue reading
While the business model canvas is a great way to look at your new venture or analyze an existing business, lately, after talking to startup after startup, I have come to the conclusion that it does not help bridge the gap between theory and reality enough. Especially at an early stage of the business. I say… Continue reading
I’m currently helping out at the Startupbootcamp Berlin Accelerator for their batch of Smart Transportation & Energy startups. I’ll be there until the end of November. Drop by the Rainmaking loft if you want to meet some cool startups in the sector or discuss some MVPs. You can find more info about them here.
You know the drill: a cool idea suddenly hits you. You dismiss it at first, incredulous. Then, you do some research – it can’t be that this does not exist! What’s going on here? Is the world so incompetent? You search some more, find a great business opportunity waiting for you, a lucrative market gap: if… Continue reading
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