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„We want to make a change and increase the medical quality provided by hospitals“: Accelerator Team Batch #19: 5/5 – CardioConform

10. Oktober 2019, 14:30 :: Accelerator | Community

Autor: Bianca Kuehn

Philipp and Martin knew that they wanted to start their own business latest since they supported founders in the healthcare environment at RWTH Aachen. With their startup CardioConform, the two founders fulfilled their dream and now aim at improving databases and analysis as well as transferring business analysis concepts to the medical world in order to make a change and improve the medical quality provided by hospitals.

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„Video messages should be about friendship, not just self-centric“: Accelerator Team Batch #19: 4/5 – swinx

3. Oktober 2019, 18:43 :: Accelerator | Community

Autor: Bianca Kuehn

Arian and Boris from swinx developed their video app to make social media videos more interactive and empower young people to implement other videos in their own recordings that they and their friends love. The goal of the Accelerator team: less focus on self-centric monologues, more focus on friendship. We met the two founders and learned about their founding story of swinx and how the development of the market was a fortune for them.

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„Founding a business is all about connecting the dots“: Accelerator Team Batch #19: 3/5 – Tanzguru

26. September 2019, 12:43 :: Accelerator | Community

Autor: Bianca Kuehn

The third part of our Accelerator series revolves around dancing. Since Tanzguru was founded in 2018, Isa, Luis and André have been working towards bringing together dance schools, dance teachers and dance enthusiasts more easily and quickly and thus encourage more people to dance in Germany. We met Isa, co-founder of Tanzguru, who told us more about her experience with founding a company and about her passion to dance.

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„There are hundreds of photos but the best ones you’re not getting“: Accelerator Team Batch #19: 2/5 – Vodo

19. September 2019, 14:42 :: Accelerator | Community

Autor: Bianca Kuehn

In part two of our Accelerator Series, we want to introduce you to Stefan from Vodo. His photo challenge app aims at bringing joy to parties and events and enables guests to find their very best pictures amongst the multitude of photos that would otherwise be lost in WhatsApp groups or photo libraries.

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„We are revolutionizing Data Connectivity“: Accelerator Team Batch #19: 1/5 – Quidtree

12. September 2019, 16:18 :: Accelerator

Autor: Bianca Kuehn

Quidtree founders Nick and David want to revolutionize the market by providing a data transfer solution that is easy to use and saves valuable time and money. With their innovative solution, Quidtree made it to the second phase of Batch #19 of STARTPLATZ Accelerator alongside four other teams. This interview with Nick marks the start of our five-row Accelerator series that is supposed to give you insights into the world of founding and the experiences of the Early-Stage Accelerator Teams.

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#STARTUPNATION TO MITTELSTAND: Neue Initiative vernetzt israelische High-Tech Startups mit dem rheinischen Mittelstand

18. Juni 2019, 13:47 :: Accelerator | News

Autor: Carolin Gattermann

Köln / Düsseldorf, 18. Juni 2019. Israel wird oft als “Startup-Nation” betitelt, denn das Land hält die Poleposition im Innovationsbereich und bei disruptiven Technologien. Zum ersten Mal wird nun die israelische Regierung ihre top High-Tech Startups außerhalb des eigenen Landes proaktiv nach Europa vermitteln – und das gemeinsam mit STARTPLATZ gezielt an den rheinischen Mittelstand, da hier nach Einschätzung der Experten das größte Potenzial liegt. #STARTUPNATION TO MITTELSTAND ist eine gemeinsame Initiative des STARTPLATZ, dem größten Startup Accelerator in NRW, des Israelischen Wirtschaftsministeriums und der Israelischen Innovation Authority.

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Germany’s unshakable economy: How the most innovative SMEs shape the country’s industrial landscape

21. Mai 2019, 17:15 :: Accelerator

Autor: Olga Rube

The “German Mittelstand” is known internationally for its innovative technology and strong economy. And yet: Despite the seemingly unshakable economy, many of Germany’s small and middle-sized-companies seem to struggle with the uprising challenges that come with digitalization. Challenges that need confrontation and the support from outside. So why not bring together SMEs and startups, take advantage of each others strong suits and tackle the hurdles together?

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The missing link to innovation: ARRA fosters cooperations between startups and SMEs

7. Mai 2019, 14:00 :: Accelerator | Aktuelle Trends | Gastbeitrag

Autor: Olga Rube

The so called “German Mittelstand” makes up for 99.6 % of the business density in the country and represents a strong and stable economy. And yet there is one thing that the successful mid-sized-companies seem to struggle with: the pressing challenges that come with the digital transformation. Driven by the vision to close this gap and accelerate business innovation, the Startup Unit Cologne and STARTPLATZ brought into being an international Accelerator named ARRA, that unites the creative power of startups and the extensive experience of SMEs (small and medium-sized companies) to create unprecedented innovations and technological progress. We talked to Managing Director Alon Brandman about the benefits of cooperations between startups and “Mittelstand companies” and how ARRA is the missing piece in a complex puzzle.

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New Access Rhineland Remote Accelerator supports Germany’s Mittelstand companies on their Digital Transformation journey

9. April 2019, 16:34 :: Accelerator | News

Autor: Kerstin Düpper

Germany has a unique competitive advantage in the global marketplace: The ‘Mittelstand’, i.e. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises or ‘SMEs’, are the envy of many developed economies and include more global market leaders than those of any other nation. However, digitalisation presents many companies with new challenges, in which they can be supported especially by innovative start-ups. The new Access Rhineland Remote Accelerator brings together mid-sized companies and selected start-ups. In this article, we explain how both parties can benefit from each other to realize their full potential.

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Neuer Access Rhineland Remote Accelerator unterstützt deutsche mittelständische Unternehmen auf ihrem Weg zum digitalen Wandel

, 16:08 :: Accelerator | News

Autor: Kerstin Düpper

Deutschland hat einen einzigartigen Wettbewerbsvorteil auf dem globalen Markt: Einen starken Mittelstand. Die kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen (kurz KMU) beschwören den Neid vieler Industrieländer und umfassen mehr Weltmarktführer als jede andere Nation. Jedoch stellt die Digitalisierung viele Unternehmen vor neue Herausforderungen, bei der sie vor allem von innovativen Startups unterstützt werden können. Der neue Access Rhineland Remote Accelerator bringt mittelständische Unternehmen und ausgesuchte Startups zusammen. In diesem Beitrag klären wir auf, wie beide Parteien voneinander profitieren können, um ihr Potenzial in vollem Umfang auszuschöpfen. 

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