A week with very promising teams, brilliant people from the local universities and amazing supporter – less amazing government actions. Our work In Nepal was a great finish for our five week Asia Tour on one side and a disappointment at the very last day, at the investor summit. After an impressive pitch event, the […]

One week with great teams, jar dropping innovation spaces and top notch universities. Our work in South Korea, with our ambassador and team was very exciting. South Korea is certainly no longer an “emerging country”. It bypassed many of the developed countries. Startup ecosystem of the superlative. South Korea’s brand new Innovation hub is certainly […]

Do you really need a vision for your business? You don’t NEED anything, it’s YOUR business! But here is what a VISION can do for you. You don’t “create” a vision for yourself Hopefully, you already envision where you want to take your business. And if you don’t have one, ask yourself why you are […]

It’s one of the very often asked questions at startup events. One of the unique skills of an entrepreneur is to create something with nothing. If you would have capital you would probably become an investor, not an entrepreneur. One day a young entrepreneur asked me: “But I have to live and eat and I have […]

You already started very very well – togetherness. Yet this is one of the biggest challenges of first time founders. Hence the long and detailed answer. It takes teamwork to make a dream work. People all to often simply focus on the act of “finding”. That doesn’t get you anywhere and you end up with […]

DEVELOPMENT AID OF THE LAST 70 YEARS Trying to help 3.5 Billion people in 75 of the poorest countries getting out of poverty seems to be a daunting task. In the past 75 years it failed, despite staggering 4.7 Trillion Dollar donations. Even if we try to be fast and complete the job in the […]

One of the most often asked question from young entrepreneurs who don’t really live in one of the startup epicenters: “We don’t have enough investors in our region. How can I get funded?” LIVING OFF THE GRID Well, if you want what’s not available in your village, you need to do one of two things: […]

Instead of trying to help 3 Billion people from the 75 poorest countries to survive, we decided we want to focus on 1,500 innovative minds, the 20 best from each country to build their own self propelled economy. PAST DEVELOPMENT AID EFFORTS Since more than 50 years, the developed world is helping less developed countries […]

We believe having a massively big objective requires a laser sharp focus. At least that has been true for any business and we think it is also true for an organization that is not profit oriented – yet very goal oriented. With that we propose the following to our leadership teams: One goal: Prosperity for […]

We have roughly 200 souverain states on earth, depends on who is accepting which country. The 10 wealthiest countries together represent more than half of all export/capita value from around the world.  The 25 poorest countries do not export anything at all. It appears that the ability to export indicates the level of prosperity. The […]

After a very successful Asia roadshow in 2018 we are on our way to Asia again, Feb 27 – Mar 30th 2019. Please come meet with Axel and me, if you are around in one of the 5 cities in 4 countries: Feb 27 – Mar 5 Vietnam HCMC Mar 6 – Mar 10 Vietnam […]

There is a lot we can learn from Nepal. The very beautiful and sometimes considered mystic country could not have more orthogonal dimensions. Nepal is at the very low end of the GDP list, is unfortunately high up on the list of “perceived corruption”, is a nation with the one of the most kindest people […]

Transcending from the Information Age into the Innovations Age. Looking back: Information is king, information will be omnipresent and widely accessible more or less across the globe. All that exactly happened. The power of information changed the world order. It was no longer the production power that made emerging countries to developed countries, but well-informed […]

This post was inspired by a question on Quora and so I put my answer here on the blog as well. Looking in our heavily research driven crystal ball, we see the following 15 engineering disciplines the most sought after in the next 25 years. In the following 25–50 years thereafter it will change a […]

I see thousands of horror stories and get hundreds of fearful questions like will AI be harmful to humans, will “they” take over the world. People see them already as fully developed beings and thousands of times superior over humans. There is an interesting psychological analysis about that – but first let me stop this […]

Germany has long been known for tech innovation and a very powerful economic driver. Berlin has grown to one of the most attractive start-up hubs in the world, putting Munich on the second place within Germany, yet still before Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and other cities. With the enormous startup thrust – startups pushed to grow […]

Just saw this on LinkedIn :) amazing progress  

We came a long way in the last 1 and 1/2 years since this amazing video from Maurice Conti was recorded. Artificial Intelligence made huge progress. The hardware however is actually much behind the hopes. Autonomous machines like robots lack the skills to move like humans or animals. Other autonomous machines like cars or ships […]

THIS IS WORK IN PROGRESS Many countries explore ways to get not disconnected from the AI development even though the risks and opportunities of AI are highly controversial. Since several of us are working in the Artificial Intelligence space for quite a while, we decided to put up an initial framework for country leaders. We […]