Yet another amazing World Innovations Forum Conference, all online. Attendees from 59 countries and speakers from 22 countries made it a great event. The conference started with the 10-year agenda of the World Innovations Forum Foundation. Our Chairman talked about the time it takes to make startups into big companies and how many are needed […]

The world needs more 007s When you look for successful companies who have somewhere more than 25-50 employees, you will find about 400,000 companies. And when we assume about 6 billion adults you will come to 0.007% of people founding, co-founding and running those companies. Entrepreneurs are clearly a extremely rare minority. Now – the […]

You know, that on average 10% of startups win – Don’t focus on those who did not make it. UNDERSTAND WHAT THE F**K DID THE GOOD STARTUPS HAVE TO WIN? Our most recent Accelerator – Flight 8 – is a great example (picture). “The winner takes it all” – even the funding. The epic list […]

June 23-25, the second World Innovations Forum Conference, will be held online. Broadcasted from our innovation studios in Lucerne Switzerland, attendees will meet innovative minds from fast-emerging countries discussing needs and dreams, plans and programs to bring the “New World” on eye-level with the “Old World.” Ingenuity, curiosity, determination, networking power, unbreakable will-power, and top […]

By Cafer Tosun, Alyssa King, Axel Schultze May 10, 2020 On Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2020, a total of 62 countries have made wearing a mask compulsory the one way or the other due to the corona virus. The total population of all the “mask” countries together stands at 5.67 billion people. This means we […]

Covid-19 is only one crisis of many in our near past – and you will learn to live with crises in the future. Moreover, you should make your startup crisis resistant. With the track record below you can almost be sure there will be yet another problem lurking around the corner and you need to […]

  By Cafer Tosun, Alyssa King, Axel Schultze Everyone from young to old, wants to know when this pandemic is going to be over. We need a plan to end Covid-19. There are many companies and researchers around the world working feverishly to find a cure. Some vaccines companies in various countries have started their […]

The world is introduced to two more ways to be divided. In the past we divide between east and west, north and south, good and mediocre education, blue collar and white collar, religious and non religious and so forth. The digital divide has been discussed more on a local level and language divide is an […]

The most successful startups in the world start with an amazing business idea. Even though the initial value of even the grandest idea is zero, it is the very moment that sets everything in motion and possibly changes the world – again. I’m asked weekly the same questions in may different ways of course: “I […]

Congratulations Entrepreneurs of Flight 8 On April 8th, 2020, Entrepreneurs of Flight 8 of the World Innovations Forum  Entrepreneurs Acceleration Program (AEP) presented after completion of a 3-month accelerator program at the online Demo Day in front of Angel groups and Investors from Asia and Europe. The selection of Flight8 startups started in South East […]

As part of the WIForum Initiative “Innovate Fighting Pandemics” we discussed ourselves what would we do if we ran a production company with thousands of employees and are forced to shut down. What would we do if we have no tools and no resources? We started to calculate: The incubation time is approximately 2, sometimes […]

Innovate Fighting Pandemics – The power of us! By Cafer Tosun, Jaideep Adhvaryu, Alyssa King, Axel Schultze   The Coronavirus COVID-19 has brought our life globally to a halt. While all current measures are necessary to prevent the virus from spreading to most of the population, we must accelerate innovation to get our life back to […]

This virus clearly hit humanity pretty hard in many ways. First and foremost the losses of lives. And it comes hand in hand with a very saddened human behavior: “oh the ones that died were already so old and already ill…” did we give up on the value of life? The value of currently 25,000 […]

  Let us celebrate all those excellent and innovative startup entrepreneurs from around the world! In the last eight years, we had the pleasure, working with hundreds of startups, attended and organized entrepreneur events, saw more than 200 Startup Pitch Events, Demo Days, Techdays, Exhibitions across the globe. We have seen top talents in San […]

THE QUEST FOR MORE INNOVATION The last five to ten years, pretty much any business and any government was pushing for more innovation. But if somebody was asked “How do I innovate? Tell me step by step”, there was no tangible answer. When I was asked that very question, in particular the “step by step” […]

The 7 virtues of idea validation The absolute very first people you go to, are your potential customers. Listen very carefully what they say. Never ever fear that anybody can “steal” your idea. This is a myth that seem to never go away under first time entrepreneurs. That fear, by the way, is the no.1 […]

  In 2020 we will be bringing latest innovation techniques into emerging countries. Innovative youth from emerging nations will dominate by 2038 In our quest to bring emerging / developing nations on eye-level with the developed world, we are inspiring the youth to engage in an entrepreneurial career. We help them understand what it means […]

2nd Global World Innovations Forum, Digital Conference We are living in a world where Co² emission, energy consumption and major travel expenses are highly sensitive topics. We are also living in a digital age where connections are made through networks, people learn to “read” the digital body language and adapt to a digital experience. All […]

A big Thank you to all WIForum Ambassadors, Team members, Advisors, CoWorking Spaces, Volunteers, Community Members, Country Representatives and helping hands We couldn’t be more thankful for every one of you in the big WIF family. Without your knowledge, inputs, generosity, and helping hands, we could not realize the vision of a world where prosperity […]

Happy Birthday Alfred Escher In times where innovation and entrepreneurship is discussed across the globe, the name Alfred Escher needs to be mentioned. Maybe one of the most influential entrepreneurs of all times. Yet, back in the days where he was actively engaged, quite some people were undecided if what he does is of any […]