Switzerland As A New Entrepreneur Hub


In spite constantly catching global attention as far as quality of life, safety and being a forerunner in the pharmaceutical field for many years is concerned, Switzerland’s role as an entrepreneur hub has mostly been overlooked. Having said that, things have changed dramatically for the better, and even though Switzerland may still lag behind a little than it’s bigger European counterparts, a very rapid ecosystem has been developed to attract new and innovative companies.

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Switzerland

The Next Web

By Daniel van Heusden and Andrea Hak For centuries, Switzerland has been known as a serene peaceful paradise with beautiful mountains, lakes, glaciers… and chocolate. Switzerland has been named the most innovative country in the world for eight years in a row by the Global Innovation Index. Switzerland has also begun… This story continues at The Next Web.


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Peaks and valleys: An honest look at the startup ecosystem in Switzerland

The Next Web

When foreigners think of Switzerland, romantic images of beautiful snow peaked mountains, chocolate, watches, and cowbells come to mind. Despite Switzerland being ranked the most innovative country in the world by the Global Innovation Index, our country’s startup and tech scenes are more often than not overshadowed by more the established hubs in Berlin and London.

Davos report - a conversation with Alan Alper of Cognizant

deal architect

Cognizant is a regular at the annual WEF event in Davos, Switzerland. I requested Alan Alper, VP Corporate Marketing, keep good notes on everything he observed during this year's event. Here's an excellent ground level report - you can feel. Globalization and Technology

Resisting Digital Technology in the Swiss Watch Market

The Startup Magazine

In my opinion, it is very important that branches and authorities in Switzerland continue to maintain a high level of initial training in watchmaking. Technology contractor Creativity Design development Innovation market pivot positioning production research and development Swiss watches Switzerland watchmakingMaking Swiss watches such as Breitling Navitimer or Tag Heuer Formula is more conservative than creative.

Interview with Stephan Sieber, CEO of Unit4

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He joined the company in 2014, after over more than a decade at SAP, including Managing Director of SAP Switzerland and Chief Operating Officer of the region DACH (Germany, Switzerland. Stephan Sieber took over as CEO of Unit4 in April. Industry Commentary

Davos preview: Thoughts from Malcolm Frank of Cognizant

deal architect

As he prepares for his annual visit to the WEF event in Davos, Switzerland, I caught up with Malcolm Frank, EVP, Strategy and Marketing of Cognizant on what he expects to hear. I hesitate to even provide a preview of

Invest in Israel Newsletter May 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

The International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in its 2011 World Competitiveness Yearbook ranked Israel in the 17th place among the world’s 59 leading economies in terms of competitiveness. AcceloWeb Invest in Israel Israel Israel GDP Israel Unemployment SC Square Auto construction sectors Draft film investment promotion center lausanne switzerland Ltd UNEMPLOYMENT unemployment figure world competitiveness yearbook IMD

How To Stop Toxic Leadership From Spreading A Virus In Your Company


As the founder of MKB Conseil & Coaching in Geneva, Switzerland, and Excellent Executive Coaching, LLC, in Las Vegas, Nevada, she has developed a network of international clients, experts and scholar-practitioners.

These Are The 3 Best European Countries To Invest Your Money In


Switzerland. Switzerland is a small nation situated in the heart of central Europe. Along with its natural beauty, Switzerland is also one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. Unlike landlocked Switzerland, the Republic of Ireland is very much an island nation. It secured the runner’s up spot to Switzerland in the 2019 Index of Economic Freedom European rankings despite worries over government debt.

Broken Hearts and Broken Minds


Some say we should arm our teachers like they do in Israel or Switzerland. father mother parenting connecticut shootings gun regulation Israel mental health mental illness Switzerland Whitehouse.govI try not to get too political on my blog, but sometimes an event happens like the killing of 20 six and seven year old kids by a mentally unstable individual, who had access to a semi-automatic gun, that compels me to write something.

To Better Understand Innovation, Measure The Right Things


Consider a bridge built in Laufenburg, a town that straddles Germany and Switzerland. Germany measures height in relation to sea level in the North Sea while Switzerland does so in relation to the Mediterranean Sea.

Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

Feld Thoughts

Julien Denaes (Switzerland). Applications are open for the second group of Colorado Global Entrepreneurs in Residence. If you are interested in applying send a resume and a cover letter, including a statement of interest, to GEIR-apply@colorado.edu. The Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEIR) Program brings international entrepreneurial talent to the CU-Boulder campus and community.

The 2020 State of Conversion Optimization Report


This year, Australia overtook Switzerland as the country with the highest salary average, followed by the United States. It’s one of our favorite parts of the year! This is our fifth annual State of Conversion Optimization report.

Worldwide Investor Network Event Tuesday, November 15th

David Teten

Quantesys (Switzerland) An un-calibrated algorithm allowing investors to turn behavioral anomalies into profitable investments. I hope you’ll join us on November 15 th at 5:30pm for the final Worldwide Investor Network event of the year. The lineup of presenters includes: Moviecom (Scotland) A free customizable video platform for businesses to create, centralize and share content.

How Is Your Company Dealing With Diversity?


Jesmane Boggenpoel , author of “ My Blood Divides and Unites: Race, Identity, Reconciliation ” is an experienced business executive and former Head of Business Engagement for Africa at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

4 Unexpected Ways Blockchain Will Transform Our World


Any communities wondering how they can take advantage of blockchain in a big way could look to Zug, Switzerland, for advice. by Andi Simon, author of “ On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights “. Maybe you know all there is to know about blockchain technology. Maybe you know nothing. Either way, in the near future blockchain could change how you do business in numerous ways, from energy use to booking a hotel.

[Interview] Meghan Fitzgerald, Author Of “Ascending Davos”


It was in the mountains, in fact — in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum — that Meghan Fitzgerald realized she had been trading her health for her career. Navigating the corporate landscape is a challenge for anyone: for women, it can be akin to climbing Mt. Everest. As others in Davos shared their stories about their own climb, she saw a disturbing thru-line: in general, the higher women rise, the less they value their own health.

CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market

Where to Play

Founded by Dr. Amaël Cohades and based on over 12 years of research at EPFL (Switzerland), this startup needs to find the best market opportunity for its innovation. The post CompPair- Finding the way from the Lab to the Market appeared first on Where to Play. CompPair develops healable composite materials for extending the life-time of composite structures.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 17 – Organizational Design – Safi Bahcall

Steve Blank

They keep the role neutral, like Switzerland, neither on the research side, nor on the operation side, but in between, like a mediator needs to be. We just held our seventeenth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

How Designer Sumira Buchi Reinvented Her Life at 50


At the age of 50, Samira Buchi left her small town Switzerland home to pursue her American dream. I was born in Switzerland but raised by a Mediterranean family. At the age of 50 with my children out of the nest, I finally decided to leave Switzerland to start over and pursue my American Dream by joining the Accessory Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. You would be wrong to think that nothing new can come from a person at 50 years.

[Competition] Seven Startups To Represent Asia At Seedstars World Final


February 4th will see some of the best upcoming startups from around the world congregate in Geneva, Switzerland to determine the winner for the Seedstars World Final competition.

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Episode 54: Business Synchronization and Profitability Antoine Gerschel

Mike Michalowicz

He has also been guest speaker at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. Antoine is originally from Zurich (Switzerland), and, with his family, has spent the past 18 years in Princeton, New Jersey. He has also been guest speaker at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. Also Available On. Show Summary.

DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal


“ DealMarket has been designed by private equity professionals for private equity professionals,&# says DealMarket co-founder and CEO Celine Fillistorf, who hails from Zurich, Switzerland. Online platforms that connect startups and entrepreneurs are common, but one that connects private equity professionals? Not so. But DealMarket ( www.dealmarket.com ), launched in March this year, looks set to be the way that private equity and investment types will work in the future.

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

My experience with over 20 years in Germany now is that no matter how well someone speaks English, when it comes to the hard things, they prefer German when in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. As I've had to answer this question so many times at this point, I thought I'd just save myself the time in the future and make a blogpost out of it. If you are going to apply to work for us at Liquid Labs, you have to speak German.

Unique Requirements Of Leadership Today


At a recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, global leaders recognized that businesses serve a higher purpose beyond profit. by Sudhir Chadalavada, author of “ CEO Mastery Journey: 7 Breakthrough Practices to Propel Successful Leaders to Greatness “ Why is a CEO’s job so exhilarating, energizing, and rewarding but also daunting? It is exhilarating because a CEO has the unique opportunity to build a great, high-performance, and purposeful organization.

Facebook’s Libra Launch


While most of Facebook’s blockchain team members are based in the Bay Area, Facebook incorporated an LLC several months ago in Switzerland to focus on “payments and blockchain” Switzerland is the original home for Ethereum and has promoted crypto-friendly regulatory frameworks.

Crypto is Global


While these movements spooked investors, I spent a few days in Zug, Switzerland, the heart of “Crypto Valley” to meet with blockchain entrepreneurs and local investors. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, famously chose Zug as Ethereum Foundation’s HQ based on Switzerland’s favorable regulatory environment at the time. Cryptocurrencies lost over $250B of value last week as more regulators around the world issued guidance.

Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Sell Their Companies

Duct Tape Marketing

What the Switzerland Structure is, and what it has to do with identifying your business’s valuation. What the Switzerland Structure is, and what it has to do with identifying your business’s valuation. * Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Sell Their Companies written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with John Warrillow. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with John Warrillow.

I’m in Logo Love: Toblerone Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Background on Toblerone: Toblerone was started in Bern, Switzerland by Jean Tobler. The Matterhorn is a great symbol of Switzerland, and is said to possibly be the inspiration for the shape of the candy bar. “I’m In Logo Love” is a new series on the crowdSPRING blog. Periodically, we’ll pick a logo we’d like to take home from a bar and tell you why.

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

My experience with over 20 years in Germany now is that no matter how well someone speaks English, when it comes to the hard things, they prefer German when in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. As I've had to answer this question so many times at this point, I thought I'd just save myself the time in the future and make a blogpost out of it. If you are going to apply to work for us at Liquid Labs, you have to speak German.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Other companies operating in small markets with little R&D resources in their home country (ABB, Novartis and Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland, Philips in the Netherlands and Ericsson in Sweden) pursued R&D outside their home country by necessity. This is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship.

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

Both Sides of the Table

We heard first-hand just how close it was that Facebook had considered locating its headquarters in Switzerland and how the Irish rallied and now host more than 400 jobs locally and growing. Sheryl had given her an indication that Ireland wasn’t the top pick and it looked like Switzerland was high on the list. I wrote this on my flight home from f.ounders & web summit in Dublin, Ireland late last year. I think I was too hung over to finish it, hit publish and move on.

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Product Knowledge And Savvy Salesmanship Not Enough When Selling Internationally; Overcoming Cultural Differences Is Essential


In countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland, being on time shows you are serious, committed and that the relationship with your buyer is important. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. Perhaps you’re the number one ranked sales professional in your company for selling domestically. Congratulations!

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


Switzerland: Analytical. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative. At least, that’s the consensus from professional network LinkedIn, who found that the description topped the list of the most overused words and phrases in its member profiles for 2012. Here’s a quick look at what the 2012 No. 1 buzzwords for countries in which LinkedIn fielded this study: Australia: Creative. Brazil: Experimental. Canada: Creative.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

Since the first part of the lecture was about Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, Osterwalder flew in from Switzerland to teach slides 20-76. Over the last two months the U.S. government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. They launched an incubator for the top scientists and engineers in the U.S. This week we saw the results.

Purple Cows and Charity Water

VC Cafe

I’m paraphrasing a bit, but it goes something like this: He was driving through the countryside of Switzerland, and for miles all he saw on the side of the road, was rows of trees. “Be Bold or Italic, never Regular”?—?anonymous. anonymous. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and you can subscribe for the newsletter ). This is day three. Let’s talk about marketing and differentiation. In his book Purple Cow , Seth Godin tells an intriguing story.

The World Economic Forum 2014 #WEF14

VC Cafe

Every year, world leaders from both the public and private sector, meet at Davos Switzerland to discuss the biggest issues facing our society at the World Economic Forum. Their mission is to shape global, regional and industry agendas. For 2014, the main themes are: Achieving inclusive growth. Sustaining a world of 9 billion. Embracing disruptive innovation. Meeting society’s new expectations.

Dealing With The Most Difficult People And Conversations At Work


If you’ve never experienced being the ‘Switzerland’ in a given conversation and think you might like it, there’s one more reason to make the Delta Model one of your go-to’s as a business person. by Andrea J. Lee, author of “ We Need To Talk: Your Guide to Challenging Business Conversations “ “We need to talk.”. What is it about those four little words that strikes fear into the heart of the bravest business person? It happens all the time everywhere.

The Case For A Five Hour Workday


Germany’s NPR station interviewed me that same week, and dozens of articles flooded Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India, the UK, and Canada within a week. By Stephan Aarstol, “ The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness “ The American workforce has become lazy. I estimate, conservatively, that knowledge workers are four times as efficient as they were 20 years ago.

High Tech PJs? Startup Produces Performance Enhancing Sleepwear

The Startup Magazine

Though the startup was founded in Switzerland, the clothes were featured on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Innovation is often not coming up with a totally novel idea, but rather, taking an existing solution to a problem and using it to solve a similar problem in a different industry.

MassChallenge + Stadia Ventures Team Up for Sports Tech

Austin Startup

Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.

[Singapore] 80% Of Students In Country Interested In Entrepreneurship


The results were revealed today by the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre , which participated in the international biennial research project initiated by the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Switzerland’s University of St. Almost 80-percent of students in Singapore are interested in entrepreneurship, if the results from a recent survey are to be believed.