more than a penny

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Has Switzerland been infected by the new “Hackathon Mania”?

1. Hackathons were not very popular in Switzerland in 2013… Two years ago, I got involved with hackathons first hand in my role at Swisscom: I hosted the ETH Entrepreneurclub’s hackathon in our P51 office building in Zurich. It was a… Continue Reading →

10 great things I saw (not) at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this week

Have you ever been to TechCrunch Disrupt? For me, until a couple of days ago, it was a nearly mythological place where the best startups of this planet present themselves in an exhibition and compete in the so-called Startup Battlefield… Continue Reading →

“Entrepreneurship is the new management consulting” – 18 months with Rocket Internet in Nigeria

A colleague of mine from my Swisscom days in strategy about 1.5 years ago decided that he what he wanted was to become an entrepreneur, go on an adventure and change the world. After a couple of weeks of traveling to places like Berlin,… Continue Reading →

Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2015 – ein Blick hinter die Kulissen

In der vergangenen Woche haben wir die 10 Finalisten der Swisscom StartUp Challenge vorgestellt. Doch wie sind wir auf diese Auswahl gekommen? Ich leite dieses Jahr die StartUp Challenge und möchte einen Einblick gewähren, wer sich für die Challenge beworben hat, wie wir bei… Continue Reading →

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