• How to raise money as a first-time founder?

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    In our next edition of the BCGDV Startup Talks Nikita Fahrenholz will teach us how to raise money as a first-time founder. Nikita is well known in the startup scene as the Co-Founder of Delivery Hero and Book A Tiger. He is also an active investor with a portfolio of >20 startups. Nikita will join us to share his experiences and insights on when and how to best raise as a first time founder. The evening will be guided by a number of selected questions such as…: - How much money do startups typically raise in a Seed round? - What are typical Seed Investors in Germany? - What’s an average valuation for a Seed Round? - Would you recommend applying to a Startup Accelerator? - Is a pitch deck enough to raise money or do I need to have a proof of concept already? - ... and many more including your questions We are also offering you the possibility to test the waters and give your 5 minutes pitch in front of Nikita and the audience. If you are interested, please send your pitch deck by Monday April 15 to [masked] Join us for an evening at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open ABOUT BCG Digital Ventures (http://www.bcgdv.com) is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options. Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, New York and Tokyo as well as DV Labs in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle with more locations opening in the coming quarters. #bcgdv

  • No pain, no gain? - How to win in digital health

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    During the next round of the Startup Talks series we will look deeper into the digital Healthcare Sector and try to answer the question of how feasible it really is to successfully launch a company in this industry. Join us for a discussion with our guests about: - Why health tech? Why this specific idea? - What is especially tricky, when building a startup in the health industry? - What were your biggest failures and things that went completely wrong? - Your No. 1 advice to founders in digital health? Please bring your own questions as well. Now is the time to ask them. :) We’ll have fantastic guests for you: Eckhardt Weber, Co-Founder Heartbeat Labs https://www.linkedin.com/in/eckhardt-weber-11651b39/ Farina Schurzfeld, Co-Founder Selfapy https://www.linkedin.com/in/farinaschurzfeld/ Dr. med. Jan Loh, Founder Medexo https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-med-jan-ch-loh-49081262/ Cristina Koehn, Director KRY https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-koehn/ Join us for beer and snacks at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open ABOUT BCG Digital Ventures (http://www.bcgdv.com) is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options. Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, New York and Tokyo as well as DV Labs in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle Tel Aviv and Mexico City, with more locations opening in the coming quarters. #bcgdv

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  • Startup Talks: Spotting the right business idea

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    The next edition of our StartupTalks series is coming up! This time we’re discussing ways of how to spot the right business ideas. Have you ever considered founding or investing in a startup? Or tried to choose the next big thing to work for? We'll explore different takes on how to spot the right ventures. Join us for a discussion of: - Opinions on how to identify the right business idea - The best recent business models / ideas out there - Unicorn ideas that our guests have missed and why - Advice on choosing business ideas - ...and your questions We’ll have fantastic guests for you: Mengting Gao, Founder of Kitchen Stories https://www.linkedin.com/in/mengting-gao-75576275/ Matthias Müller, Partner at Global Founders Capital / Rocket Internet https://www.linkedin.com/in/betterbecool/ Moritz Werner, Director at BCG Digital Ventures https://www.linkedin.com/in/moritz-werner-17526536/ Join us for beer and snacks at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open ABOUT BCG Digital Ventures (http://www.bcgdv.com) is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options. Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, New York and Tokyo as well as DV Labs in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle Tel Aviv and Mexico City, with more locations opening in the coming quarters. #bcgdv

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  • Startup Talks: Rough Times - a night about failures & comebacks

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    SAVE THE DATE ...for our next edition of StartupTalks series on failures and comebacks of startup founders. A big shoutout to the speakers who agreed to share stories, experiences and lessons learned during what surely were memorable times. Our moderator Vuk Trifkovic will try to get to the bottom of the following questions: 1. What were your top failures that led to your startup being on the edge? 2. What was the craziest moment during the ride? 3. How did you handle the situation? 4. How did you overcome it? 5. What's one piece of advice you would give to young founders? 6. _your questions_ :-) SPEAKERS Movinga, Finn Hänsel, CEO https://www.linkedin.com/in/finnhaensel/ GoButler, Max Deilmann, Co-founder https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximilian-deilmann-329a4467/ Heycater!, Therese Köhler, CEO & Co-founder https://www.linkedin.com/in/therese-k%C3%B6hler-heycater/ Spottster, Freya Oehle, CEO & Founder https://www.linkedin.com/in/freya-oehle-23336119/ Join us for beer and snacks at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open ABOUT BCG Digital Ventures (http://www.bcgdv.com) is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options. Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, New York and Tokyo as well as DV Labs in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle Tel Aviv and Mexico City, with more locations opening in the coming quarters. #bcgdv

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  • Startup Talks - Data protection: Obsession or human right?

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    SAVE THE DATE for our next Startup Talk on a soon to become very relevant topic. With the new GDPR coming into effect in May 2018 we are asking ourselves: "Data protection: Obsession or human right – will new policies kill AI innovation in Europe?" Regulation as a topic might seem boring at first, but we have burning questions that we are keen to find answers to: • What does the new GDPR entail? • Will regulation and new EU policies kill innovation? • Can we still build AI products in Europe? • Should we treat data protection as a human right when building new products? • Should we centre products around technology or humans and society? • Will the new restrictions make products better after all? • Is this regulation at all realisable? • Are those who draft regulations close enough to actual practice? • Who does actually know what it really means - the regulators? On the panel: Julia Krueger is an independent expert working in close cooperation with the digital rights hub netzpolitik.org. Her interest focuses on social and political challenges posed by digitization and automation. Former areas of specialization included: Varieties of coordination and regulation in internet and media policy, data and consumer protection, and the development of internet censorship - up to the use of artificial intelligence in content regulation. Edward Percarpio is the Privacy Architect for Sovy, a fledgling startup that specializes in providing free/low-cost GDPR compliance solutions for small and medium-size businesses. Mo Moubarak is the Co-founder at MoBerries. MoBerries’ guiding principle is to connect the world’s professionals through a transparent job market. The AI-driven hiring platform connects talent with companies through an interactive neural network. Today MoBerries' partner network consists of over 200+ partner companies exchanging talent on demand. Srinivas Sridharan is the founder and CTO at Greenlake Research, a machine learning and AI R&D and consulting firm focused on the IoT, automotive and energy domains. He has held invited research positions at ENSTA ParisTech, École Polytechnique, CMU, UC San Diego, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the University of Sussex and his research across industry and academia spans machine learning, robotics, energy systems, applied math and the internet of things. Join us for beer and snacks at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open // 7:30 pm event start ABOUT BCG Digital Ventures (http://www.bcgdv.com) is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We share risk and invest alongside our corporate and startup partners via a range of collaborative options. Founded in 2014, we have major Innovation and Investment Centers in Manhattan Beach, Berlin, London, Sydney, New York and Tokyo as well as DV Labs in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle Tel Aviv and Mexico City, with more locations opening in the coming quarters. #bcgdv

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  • Startup Talk: PropTech - The new brick & mortar of real estate?

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    Hi everyone, We would like to announce our next startup talk: “Property technology: The new brick & mortar of real estate?". The event will take place on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7pm. We will welcome the following guests: Laurenz Kalthoff, VP Business Development from Building Radar (https://buildingradar.com/de/). Building Radar is the only real-time search engine to spot construction projects worldwide, and track their progress from planning to realization. Sophia Höfling, Head of Customer Experience from NavVis (http://www.navvis.com/). NavVis develops cutting edge technology that fully digitizes indoor spaces and processes. Three transformational technological innovations comprise their platform: The M3 Mapping Trolley, the IndoorViewer and the Navigation App. Julius Bachmann, Investment Team from Redstone (http://redstone.vc/). Redstone is a Berlin-based Venture Capital firm that manages multiple corporate venture funds focusing on, amongst other verticals, mobility, fintech and proptech. Each of our guest speakers will give a short presentation about their work and will join us afterwards in a panel discussion where we'll discuss, amongst others, the following topics: • How do you convince old school customers of digital products? • What does it take to turn around an old industry? • What are main product challenges in digitizing processes and infrastructure? • How do you price entirely new products and services in an old industry? Join us for beer and snacks at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open 7:30 pm event start

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  • Startup Talk: Industry 4.0 - Old industry, new blood

    BCG Digital Ventures GmbH

    We are delighted to announce our next startup talk: "Industry 4.0 - old industry in the need for new blood". The event will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm. We will welcome the following guests: Andreas Kunze, CEO from KONUX. KONUX is a Munich-based IIoT company that integrates smart sensors and AI-based analytics to enable predictive maintenance in the rail industry. Paul Günther, Founder & Product Architect from ProGlove. ProGlove is a smart glove that enables manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer and easier. Ignatz Schatz, Startup Engagement Manager from SAP. The SAP IoT Startup Accelerator is connecting the brightest minds to achieve positive business outcomes for: SAP customers, Startups and SAP. All of our guest speakers will give a short presentation about their work and will join us afterwards on a panel discussion where we'll discuss, amongst others, the following topics: • Can the old economy survive without young blood? Can corporates tackle Industry 4.0 on their own? • What are key factors for IIoT to become adopted across industries? • Hardware vs. Software? Product vs. service? - Where is the value created? Join us for beer and snacks at the BCG Digital Ventures Office at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. 7:00 pm doors open 7:30 pm event start

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  • Startup Talk - Fashion Tech

    Veranstaltungsort für Mitglieder sichtbar

    On Wednesday (November 16, 2016) we will have the next startup talk at BCGDV Berlin that is open to anyone interested. We welcome Felix Zirkler, CEO & Jannis Koehn, CFO & COO from Looklet (http://www.looklet.com/), and Christian Hartung, co-founder and CEO of VOJD Studios (http://vojdstudios.com/). Looklet offers tech-enabled studio production and smart styling tools for dynamic fashion images. VOJD Studios is a 3D printing label. In addition to its eponymous jewellery lines, VOJD Studios works with luxury fashion labels on integrating 3D printing in their collections. Join us for beer and snacks at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. We are looking forward to seeing you there at 7! Caro, Magda, Roland, Stef & Thorben

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  • 55° Speaker Series: BCGDV Berlin + GrowthHackers

    Veranstaltungsort für Mitglieder sichtbar

    Seats are limited and signing up is required here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/55-speaker-series-bcgdv-berlin-growthhackers-tickets-27988616706). Join us for the third edition of the 55° Speaker Series with BCG Digital Ventures and Sean Ellis, the CEO and Founder of GrowthHackers (https://growthhackers.com/). BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm. We invent, build, and invest in start-up's with the world's most influential companies. For more information, visit our website: www.bcgdv.com (http://www.bcgdv.com/). 55° is a program designed by BCG Digital Ventures set to inspire, connect, and captivate its attendees and future collaborators. The 55° Speaker Series takes place in one of the nine global BCGDV Innovation Centers and Hatches - with speakers from a mix of the world's most innovative startups and companies, entrepreneurs, VCs, and our own DV and BCG partners. BCG Digital Ventures has a team of over 400 passionate pioneers positioned around the globe. Their disciplines range from strategic design to venture architecture, product management, engineering, experience design, data science and growth. We aim to bring Berlin's brightest talent across those disciplines together via 55°. Sean Ellis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanellis) is the founder & CEO of Qualaroo & GrowthHackers. He has led marketing at two companies from customer zero to IPO filings (LogMeIn and Uproar.com (http://uproar.com/)). He was also the first marketer at Dropbox, Lookout, LogMeIn and Xobni and worked on Eventbrite growth in the early days. He also coined the phrase "growth hacking." Sean has wide-ranging expertise in early stage startup growth, growing larger companies, the future of marketing and growth hacking, founding a startup, raising venture capital, angel investing, keys to startup success, living and starting companies in Eastern Europe and life in fast-growing startups. Seats are limited and signing up is required here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/55-speaker-series-bcgdv-berlin-growthhackers-tickets-27988616706).

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  • Startup Talk - The future of health

    Veranstaltungsort für Mitglieder sichtbar

    On Wednesday we will have the next startup talk at BCGDV Berlin that is open to anyone interested. We welcome Henrik Matthies, Managing Director & Guido Knook, Product Manager from Mimi (https://mimi.io/), and Andreas Schuster founder of Silverfox. Mimi personalizes music and sound based on your individual hearing profile Silverfox is connecting seniors and caregivers for safe and independent living. Join us for a beer and pretzels at Dircksenstr. 41, 10178 Berlin Mitte – registration required via our meetup channel. We are looking forward to seeing you there at 7! Caro, Stef & Roland