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Startup Success Factor: TEAM

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Moment of Ben: Innovation lessons from AirBNB - Ben O'Hear, Revelate

Many startup pitch themselves as "an AirBNB for X". But how did the real thing come into being and grow? Ben has developed an almost unhealthy obsession with the AirBNB story and the sometimes counterintuitive lessons it teaches on how true innovation happens. He will share those insights in this lightning talk.

Bringing the A Team - Stephan Wiesener, Apaleo (

Serial entrepreneur Stephan Wiesener has been in the tech industry since before the DotCom-Bubble. After many ups and downs, Stephan and his co-founders successfully exited his first startup, Conject.
A key learning of that time was the difference a team makes to startup success. So he rejoined with parts of the Conject team to work on his newest venture: Apaleo, a SaaS Cloud for the hotel market.
Stephan will share lessons learned from his amazing journey - what’s easier now, what’s changed and how going Lean helps build a great startup.