Key elements of an investor pitch deck

Convincing an investor to give you money is never easy, especially for an early-stage startup with little experience. Too often, founders erroneously think that they need to show a “better” product than the other products on the market. Worse, they assume that it’s all about the “quality” of a presentation and not the content (it’s […]

Crucial values for founders – interview with Christoph Raethke

In the interview Christoph Raethke we have talked about the Startup scene and about values that are crucial for founders. As a founder, investor, author and lecturer, Christoph has been one of the driving forces in the German startup ecosystem since 1999. Thank you very much for the insightful interview. How is the startup scene […]

How strong B2C marketing works with little money

Author: Tim Lampe || Source: Startup || Date: May 06th, 2021 Startup founding made easy: Here’s how to do strong B2C marketing on a shoestring budget. “Our product is so rad, it sells on word of mouth alone.” How often have I heard this sentence. And how often have I contradicted it: To grow […]

Master validation with YODA – Tim at Startup Valley Magazine

Author: Tim Lampe || Source: StartupValleyNews Magazine || April 2nd, 2021 Great business idea – and now? Now it’s time to validate, i.e. to test your product in reality as early as possible. Validation is the basic prerequisite for your success. In this way, you collect reliable data with which you can sharpen your business […]

Germany needs female founders!

Germany needs female founders!  In our current interview, it is clear to see: above all, there is a lack of female founders in the market, but we are convinced that EVERYONE can learn to act like an entrepreneur. Here you will discover what motivated Sandra Westermann (founder of to take this path and what […]

Startup founding made easy: “Always start with WHY!”

Author: Tim Lampe || Source: StartupValleyNews Magazine || 05.03.2021 I’d like to put forward the hypothesis that hardly anyone likes to stand around in the rain at night. But if it’s done to pick up a dear friend, save toads or to demonstrate for a cause that is close to one’s heart, then things look […]

Hack the Craftsmen’s Quests – Review

Innovation, technologies and collaborations are important elements to the future of trades. In our recent collaboration with the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute, named Hack the Craftsmen’s Quest, we brought together precisely these components. The question at hand was how to support industries and skilled tradespeople with their challenges and the answer quickly became clear: innovative working […]