Berlin’s diverse blockchain startup scene: from ICOs to crypto raves
Next to aspiring artists and musicians, Berlin has increasingly attracted a crowd of young entrepreneurs over the past decade. No other European city has seen such a steady and rapid growth of its startup ecosystem. One branch being especially of interest is Berlin’s blockchain startups.
Brogues v Trainers: 8 differences between Corporate Ventures and Start-ups
One way that corporates respond to the threat of disruption is to create new ventures that break away from the traditional operations and create new revenue streams. These spin-off businesses can launch new brands, exploit new technologies and attract new types of customer.
Agtech: Where field and server farms meet
The robot farmer is here, but the biggest agtech innovations will come from the IoT, big data, and analytics.
Minimum Viable Product vs Product Market Fit: which will move the needle in Financial Services?
The concept of a minimum viable product (MVP) is now pervasive. But it is not the only way to think about market development for new products. What’s the right way to be entrepreneurial, especially if you work in a highly regulated industry like finance?
How to change an industry sector
How do you change the way an industry functions? Some people might say: that is the job of disruptors, maybe startups, maybe new entrants from other industries who come in and shake up the incumbents.
Think like a startup?
Should large companies be looking to act like a startup? Sure, but like everything in business, the simple idea carries important nuances.
The Modern Leadership Challenge
There are leadership challenges in growing a business - as many millennials now know! But there are stranger and perhaps tougher leadership challenges in changing a business.
Design as Culture. The Problem of Humanising Innovation
Design thinking is more than just innovation. It is a broadly based approach to solving problems. But does it go far enough in humanising the world around us? Hack and Craft talked to one of the leaders of the design thinking movement in Europe, Arne Van Oosterom.
Flow vs Agile: The Battle for a Consistent Innovation Method
Most organisations have gone some way now towards implementing agile development techniques. It’s likely as well that they will be using lean in other areas of innovation. The idea that innovation can and should be done as cheaply as possible has taken hold in business as we all seek to innovate more and faster for the sake of survival (and prosperity of course!). Along with it, though, should come the realisation that a lot of what passes for innovation is wasted effort. We are applying methods to a process without asking if the process itself is really necessary or efficient.
Trust, Innovation and the Future of Digital Work
In the new entrepreneurial work culture, people have to innovate through experimenting and taking risks. Employers need to demonstrate the trust factor, namely that failure is acceptable. If large firms don’t get this right they will fail at digital work.