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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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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Education, pitching, startup

The Pitching Masterclass goes LIVE

To celebrate that I have now coached over 500 startups at over 40 Rheinland Pitches so far since 2013, we decided to stream one of the coaching sessions (well, the theoretical part anyway) live on Facebook. And as we were having a few Spanish startups attending as guests, this time around it was held in English – which made it all the more accessible to stream.

Now, if you also want the really juicy bits of my Pitching Masterclass – the me helping you improve your pitch deck part – apply to the next Rheinland Pitch for free or sign up for one of my free Open Office Hours if you are a startup, or book me in person if you are an organisation, event or corporation.

Here are the slides I used:

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Education, entrepreneurship, speaking, startup

Top 10 Startup Delusions @ Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship (MEWEEK)

Late night presentations, rounding off MEWEEK 2017

Recently I was honored and delighted to be invited back to this year’s Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship to speak about the mistakes, the false perceptions and beliefs common with first time startup founders and wantrepreneurs; The Top 10 Startup Delusions.

I have a long history with Maastricht and it’s always a pleasure to be back.

Here are the slides I used:

LOL – My buddy Moritz Delbrück of Justix GmbH trolled me in the presentation before me. Well played! :)

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