The venue and the community
During the program you will have a co-working office available for you to use as your base. Here you can be together with peer companies and have daily interaction with them that will provide additional inspiration and learning opportunity.
Program Director and program management team
Building a successful startup is about identifying opportunities and acting on them. Keep being in conversation with your customers and build what they want to buy.
Radical honesty and transparency.
As a practicing CEO and a father of 3 small kids, my time is extremely scarce and valuable. I still chose to become a resident entrepreneur and group leader in this great program as I live by the #givefirst attitude. You can expect me to be committed, attentive, direct with my feedback, authentic and demanding. I’d like to work with entrepreneurs who are self-driven, who want to achieve tangible impact and who have high ambitions. Let’s enjoy the ride as well.
A successful startupper’s motivation is not the cool office or the flexible hours, but the challenge to solve unknown and unexpected issues.
Every idea is worth as much as we can leverage out of it. I love challenging the ideas and the way how the teams would like to generate value for their clients through services or products specifically when they use or support the usage of AI in new fields.
A new product or svc must solve somebody’s problem.
Let’s explore together Your one is really up to that so with adding all necessary ops ingredients You will thrive!
I am passionate to work with deeptech start-ups and help them nurture strong business fundamentals, forge an exceptional team, and embrace the power of collaborations to fuel their innovation journey.
You should ask your target group for feedback on your ideas as soon as possible. For this, you need to build a rapid prototype, which makes your concept testable. Each prototype test will bring new questions and new perspectives to your team’s work. In this way, you can deepen the concept, or you can iterate in a more marketable direction.
On the quest for finding eternal youth (of mind) business veterans like myself often engage an activity called mentoring. It’s unclears whether it is a social activity, a process or a passionate connection to some creative ideas. One thing for sure, the outcome is a lot of learning. Who is benefitting whether the mentee or te mentor is yet to be found out.
Watch carefully – most things you only see once in its current form.
Looking forward to being your sparring partner in making your ideas come true by building a business around it. Living in Frankfurt — the capital of the European financial industry — I can help you connect the dots to a wider market early on and thereby thinking globally from the beginning. An engineer myself I’m passionate about the forefront of tech. Let’s embark on this journey together.
I have been advising major financial institutions’ executives about technology and organizational transformation for 25 years across 25 countries. I am trained on dozens of post-merger integration projects, hundreds of presentations, thousands of slides, and countless hours of expert discussions. Build your prompt to start downloading…
Walid is an expert in pitching and early-stage traction development for startups. He coached over 100k people in 34 countries & 63 cities.
This program is for teams who can dedicate their time fully to their project. Many projects start as an “after office hours project” until the founders feel ready to take the leap to fully dedicate themselves to the project. If you are not at that point yet, keep working on your project and apply when you are ready. In the meantime please feel free to register at the @STRT Academy, which provides lots of startup development related educational material.