We have been in Hanoi, Vietnam, from March 7 to 9, 2018 to learn about Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Vietnam. The Society3 and World Innovations Forum Ambassador, Nguyễn Dũng from BKHoldings, Hanoi’s top Accelerator and Co-working space prepared two packed days with insights about Vietnam and a startup event in Hanoi. The two main cities, […]

Most people associate Nepal with Himalaya, Yak, Temples and Monks. And that’s OK – but that was 20+ years ago. Kathmandu, the capital city is a 6 to 8 Million people mega city. The Universities produce entrepreneurs and scientists and the management schools develop top candidates. And the Entrepreneurial Wave Nepal is on the rise. […]

OK in my previous post I talked about the European Digitization Issue. And rather giving it yet another abstract and very complicated explanation what it supposed to be, I’d rather talk about the effects it has today and why we it is a mind set and not a way of using machines. that solve all […]

Digital is about 60 years old The world started to go digital in the 1960’s with a big push from IBM. In the 80’s the digital world was developed further by bringing the power of digital to every desktop in form of a PC or laptop. In the 90’s with the rise of the Internet […]

Innovation gets funded with billions of $ all across the world. Hundreds of thousands of startups get founded every year. Yet 90% of the inventions, patented ideas, startups and corporate innovation labs do not succeed. If our crops would have been treated like our brain crops, humans would have extinct by now. SOMETHING WENT REALLY […]

One of the big hurdles for entrepreneurs trying to grow fast and go international, are trade rules, currency considerations, trust, transaction financing, dealing with letter of credits and much more. Global trade for startups is virtually impossible. After getting global four times with our previous businesses, we decided to make it easy for all young […]

Bringing innovation successfully to market is key for prosperity Nations all over the world pour millions and billions into innovation support – yet only a fraction of those inventions are ever seen their markets. Innovation officers consider bringing those innovations to market the sole responsibility of the entrepreneurs who created them. The job is done […]

First global innovation gathering In June 2018, for the first time, entrepreneurs, investors, enabler and government officers from around the world meet at the World Innovations Forum. The forum helps to get a better picture about the status quo of global innovation and entrepreneurship. This conference of the visionaries will show how far even emerging […]

With 50% external funding rate since its start in 2014, the S3 San Francisco Accelerator is one of the most successful accelerator programs out there. In 2015 Society3 was named top 100 most influential accelerator. Now we will make it available for all entrepreneur in the world – no matter where they live. AN ONLINE […]

The two founders of the World innovations Forum, Axel and Marita will be visiting ambassadors in 8 countries in Asia, co-organize local “Entrepreneurs Night Events” and explore key challenges and opportunities to increase success rates of entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs. There is an enormous engagement to increase the level of innovation all over the world. […]

Too less traction, no marketing budget, slow growth… the biggest challenges for every entrepreneur. Now, all together we can change that. And here is how we are going to do that. AS AN ENTREPRENEUR As founder of an innovative business you cannot get enough traction. Even for well connected people it remains to be a […]

SOCIETY3’S FIRST GLOBAL ONLINE MEETING After creating one of the most successful accelerator programs and working with entrepreneurs for the past 4 years, we decided to take our vision global. Today we are represented in 25 countries. And since we cannot bring millions of entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley – we need to do something radical […]

Share your experience as entrepreneur or investor at the World Innovations Forum or any of our local events. We all need to do more to learn from each other and accelerate learning. We are looking for experienced entrepreneurs or investors who are open to share their wisdom – both from successes and failures. Making mistakes […]

1) Society3 & World Innovations Forum Merging Leveraging existing ecosystem and technology platform The World Innovations Forum is merging with Society3 and brings a global innovation and entrepreneurship event to Society3’s engagement in this space. The existing Society3 Eco-System of approximately 6,000 entrepreneurs and investors will become the immediate base also for the Forum. The […]

When you start your business, you don’t need anything other than your brain and working through the following 5 steps. If there is anything unclear to you, use Google. Finding your own way is part of this exercise. You will do that for the next 10+ years – finding your own way. If you are […]

In March 2017, four startup teams graduated from the first accelerator program provided by Society3 in Switzerland. Each of the four teams worked in a Silicon Valley style program focusing on becoming the best in their category and eventually conquer global markets. Some of the teams already secured funding, others wait to gain more traction […]

Once in a while I meet entrepreneurs with amazing ideas but they don’t know how they could compete with even the largest enterprises. I started my first company from scratch with $20,000 and needed to compete with 3 other businesses, each $200 Million to $1 Billion in revenue – 10 years later we were market […]

There is a concept called MVP – Minimum Viable Product. Even though the name kind of says it all, the concept “MINIMUM” – “VIABLE” – “PRODUCT” indicates that there are as few features as possible, it must kind of work and it is a product – most entrepreneurs interpret MVP as the early iteration of […]

I’ve worked with over 100 startups in the past years and ran 5 businesses myself. My experience – in this order:  No. 1) Weak execution Most failing startups could just not execute in a timely manner and/or showed a huge lack of judgment. They worked too hard on product features, too little with the market. […]

You have only 24 hours a day minus 10 to sleep, eat and recharge makes it 14 hours. I assume you are tackling a large market and want to conquer the world. I also assume you want to have about 30% market share of whatever billion dollar market with roughly 20 Million potential customers. This […]