Customer Development, entrepreneurship, Events, Lean Startup, startup

NEXT Cologne is here again, starting October 23rd!

I’m stoked to announce it’s here again – We’re going for the third round of NEXT Cologne in STARTPLATZ!

NEXT Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs

For those of you who may not know, NEXT Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs is the premier experiential educational program teaching early stage startups how to build the skills and tactics your startup needs to prepare for an accelerator, investor, or early product launch, accessible at a nominal fee and on a schedule allowing for your day-job or studies in parallel.

NEXT is brought to you by the non-profit organization that also brings you Startup Weekends and Startup Digests – UP Global (recently mentioned by POTUS Obama) – and our partners include Steve Blank, TechStars and GAN – Global Accelerator Network.

It consists of a three hour evening meet-up, five times across six weeks, digital learning material with homework in between – and is adapted to people with day-jobs and university students.

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entrepreneurship, Events

Idea Lab @ WHU

Recently I was invited to Idea Lab, the founder’s conference at WHU in Vallendar.



Sitar Teli on what they are looking for in startups to invest in


My friend Liam “Rude Baguette” Boogar moderating the panel on Crowdfunding

The absolute highlight for me was seeing Oliver Samwer talk about how founders must be willing and able to live in the dirt for a long time to be successful: