Events, pitching

The Rheinland Pitch is back in the real world!

As you might know, the Rheinland Pitch – Germany’s largest startup pitching event – also had to go online-only since March because of the pandemic.

This Monday, on September 14th we were finally back as a physical hybrid event with a reduced number of audience to comply with hygiene regulations – and streaming live on YouTube.

Four regional early-stage startups pitched a capped audience @ Startplatz Düsseldorf and online viewers.

And the winner is… digiblue

We hope to be able to do more events like this. Stay tuned and check the schedule!

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Customer Development, Education, Lean Startup

Off to Aachen to help early stage startups again!

It’s that time of year again when Digitalhub Aachen kicks off its next batch of incubated startups – and true tradition, I’m off to support them for the duration of the program!

Off to Aachen again! #wearamask

We’re running the 10 early-stage startups through the Lean Launchpad (LLP) model from Stanford by the father of the Lean Startup movement Steve Blank, for 4 months, meeting weekly to report progress and receive peer review.

The Lean Launchpad format
Yours truly leading the Lean Launchpad peer reviews @ Digitalhub Aachen
The reporting format for the peer-review; data talks, bullshit walks
Can’t complain about the locations: A previous church…
…and an old public bath.
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corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, Lessons Learned

An update from +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES

As some of you might know, I also run a company called +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES on the side. We help medium and large companies and organisations around the world get serious about innovation and delivering actual results instead of PowerPoints.

I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to update you on how we’ve been adapting to better meet your needs in these trying times.

tl;dr – We now offer all our programs and services also via remote (in the best possible quality available today) as an option for you.

Whether you’re back in the regular office or still working remotely from home, we’re providing you with our popular programs like directly to you in the conferencing tools you already use, in the quality you’ve come to expect.

Everything you’re seeing in this video is taken directly from our streaming studio. This is how it actually looks in your normal conferencing app.

And for the highest quality possible over the Internet today, we also offer a completely new direct point to point streaming solution – in full HD, with no dropped frames, no screen freeze, and no audio issues.

Also, by popular demand we’re now offering moderation and management of internal and public online events for those of you looking for quality outsourced alternatives.

For those of you who are new to remote working and online collaboration, have no fear, we of course offer you training, both for your managers and for all of the program participants in advance.

Thank you for your time, stay safe.

Vidar 

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Customer Development, Education, entrepreneurship, Lean Startup

Hacking 4 Recovery @ Stanford with Steve Blank

Yesterday, I was honored and delighted to be invited to join the panel for the presentations of the Hacking 4 Recovery at Stanford, hosted by Steve Blank.

Hacking 4 recovery is a summer series of 5-day pop-up classes at Stanford University creating new businesses and reinventing existing.

Great teams presenting impressive progress after only 5 days of intensive work!

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