Zooming our way to a virtual accelerator

Zooming our way to a virtual accelerator

As we embarked on this exciting journey last year to launch a very specialized 5G startup accelerator program here in Cologne/Bonn, Germany; little did we know that we will be hit by a pandemic which would dramatically impact all our planning and execution. COVID-19 changed the world for all of us in more than one way and we had…

Innovation in the startup ecosystem

Buzzword innovation – who really are the players in this ecosystem?

Just look around, there is so much buzz around “innovation and entrepreneurship”. All over the world, the governments are trying to use entrepreneurship and innovation to invigorate their economies. Even the large company leaders have embraced innovation and “intrapreneurship” to create shareholder value. Of course, innovation is the force causing upheavals in the daily life causing positive disruption (and some unintended…