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Ingniting thoughts

Posted by jjerlich on 10. October 2017

Long needed, I put together a link list of platforms that will ignite your thoughts:

How to get your ideas out on the market
www.quirky.com
Quirky is the online development center for everybody. It changed the way the world thinks about product development.

Thinking about working as a freelancer

Dribble – a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design
Dribbble began as a side project and is now a tiny, bootstrapped and profitable company helping the world’s design talent share their creations and get hired.

elance
Find Talent. Find Work.

Indiegogo
Go fund yourself

Links for Startups

Betalist
Be the first to discover and get access to the latest Internet startups

www.angel.co
A community of startups

www.kickstarter.com
A funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers …

www.seedcamp.com in cooperation with startups
A platform helping Start-ups to find funding, local events in different areas

www.deutsche-startups.de
Platform for Start-ups in Germany [in Deutsch]

www.ycombinator.com [California, USA]
New model of Start-up funding: twice a year a small amount of money (average $18k) is invested in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which the Y Combinator team work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors.

www.go4funding.com [Texas, USA]
Platform to bring entrepreneurs, business owners and investors (angel investors and venture capitalists) closer together, intended for existing business owners and entrepreneurs to post their capital needs.

3daystartup.org [Austin, USA]
is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The idea is simple: start tech companies over the course of three days – 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

www.crunchbase.com and eu.techcrunch.com
CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.

www.indianangelnetwork.com
Angel investors for Startups in India

Resources and Tipps for Entrepreneurs

The productive entrepreneur
Productivity tips and resources for online Entrepreneurs

The lean start up
Lean Start-up Meetups from around the world

onstartups.com
brings you information for entrepreneurs

Other thoughts – interesting in the context

www.sparked.com
Micro Volunteering

A Socially Developed Product
You could search for an idea that captures you in following resources and platforms

invested.in
Mostly for art projects and raising funds for reaching personal goals

www.fundedbyme.com
A tool for crowd funding your projects through social networks, family, friends and followers

To come back to the beginning – just simply start with working for yourself

www.odesk.com
You have the skills, we have the jobs. Find the help you need to take care of business. Dip into our impressive pool of talented professionals to tackle virtually any project on your timeline and terms.

www.guru.com
Hire Freelancers & manage projects online.

www.rent-acoder.com
Are you looking for a programmer or designer?
Are you looking for programming or IT related, part-time or project based jobs?

www.freelancer.com
Have an idea for a business? Need help with your existing business? Just need something done fast?

www.udemy.com
Create and teach your course online

Orientation in the Internet World

The Internet Map

Collaboration without borders

Diagramming and Collaboration Tools
1 free and 4 paid pricing packages for online real time collaboration

Realtime Brainstorming and Collaboration Tool
Everywhere your ideas want to be

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Please write this down

Posted by juttajerlich on 28. August 2016

When you hear these words, it means that the following statement is important.
Really important. It also means that you are most likely listening to Kane Minkus 🙂

Alessia and Kane Minkus

Since Friday the 3-Day START AT THE TOP Seminar is held in Zurich, Switzerland. The task and goal = empowering business owners to realize their dreams and impact their communities.

It is actually quite funny how these words “please write this down” actually make people write them down. School has engraved the words so deeply into our brains that as soon as the words are said, the intended action follows. Here are a few examples:

  • A business is about helping people.
  • In business positioning is everything.
  • Ideas are worthless – Execution is everything.

Knowing how to translate these statements (most of us know) into practical actions is the key. The key to successful business results.

Today is the 3rd day – TRANSFORMATION DAY.

Magic has been happening all along for the participants: changing mindsets, understanding growth insights and realizing how powerful networking opportunities can actually be when really used.

It is great meeting so many Swiss based entrepreneurs.

Looking forward to further connecting with you …

 

LINKS

www.industryrockstar.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

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It started with a … match

Posted by juttajerlich on 24. August 2016

Learning is great. In fact learning is a life time task. There are some things you can only learn by doing. Good education and training focus on exactly that.

Here is a story from a challenge participants were given in the worldclass mentorship programIndustry Rockstar – to really understand how negotiating for value makes you feel.

This is how it works:
You start with a match and go out on the streets, in stores or wherever you desire to exchange that match for something of higher value. After that you do the same with the object you got. And you keep on going for a certain amount of time. Or until you decide to stop.

Martin Match

From a match to a lantern … Creating Value.

There is an old expression where I come from, and you may have something similar where you are. It’s something about knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Surely it would be better to understand or see the value despite the cost? And does the price tag indicate the value? Probably not in my recent experience.

Anyway … what is value?

A few days ago in Zurich I found myself in a group of 30 started with a match in my hands.

It was actually a very small match and intrinsically held no value at all, unless it was the last match held by Winston Churchill as he was about to light his last cigar. Then suddenly the value of the match increases, for some people and so it goes.

Sadly, my little match had no such provenance. It was just a match that I was challenged to generate some value with or from.

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The Art of Learning from Mistakes

Posted by juttajerlich on 19. April 2016

Book your seatWeil Fehler zum Erfolg führen
Because errors are on your way to success
Parce que l’erreur est source de succès

We cordially invite you to

the first ever FuckUpNight in Basel

12.May 2016

The Basel region is Switzerland’s most dynamic and innovative economic area. Located at the heart of Europe, right next to Germany and France, is is also known for the incomparable art and architecture scene and its lively approach to life.

Trilingual – English, German and French.

Here are the links you need for more details, reserving your seats, joining the FUN.Basel community to engage in your City and be ready for future dates.

Why are we doing this?

————– Take the time to think about this ————–

How do you define success?
How do you look at mistakes and errors?

… exactly … it is a question of definition and interpretation.

A short research leads to the definition of a “fuckup” as a serious or severe mistake. A quick look at history of the word “failure” shows that the origin of its meaning was “non-occurrence”, it’s use changed over time.

Looking at the word FAIL as an acronym is my choice:

FAIL = First Attempt In Learning

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The CE seeds flourish

Posted by juttajerlich on 21. February 2016

This year we had the record of groups and participants at the start and also at the end – this means that only 4 groups of out 27 did not reach the goal.

What is exceptional is that several groups contacted me with the news that they will actually pursue their project as a business venture and could already connect with potential partners for the implementations. Other reported that their projects are used for their thesis or that the Creativity Engineering work lead to a internship in a company.

The e-heels Project – the use of piezoelectric materials inside an insole to produce energy

Great to hear these news!
Even more interesting is when alumni stay in touch after their Creativity Engineering course and let us know about the ventures they started based on the seed that was planted at the Vienna University of Technology.

Sometimes there is a long incubation period but the virus did find a host … 🙂 – here is one case to share with you:

I want to congratulate Johana who was at the Creativity Engineering Summer School I was teaching in Vienna in 2012. I am very happy to see that Creativity Engineering was part of the road to lead her to become the Cofounder and Director of C-INNOVA.

Happy to hear from all your ventures …

Jutta

LINKS

www.c-innova.org

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The question

Posted by jjerlich on 24. September 2015

The Single biggest reason for success

When you search the net you very quickly find the statement “90% of startups fail”. An indicator for the importance of the topic. Many studies have looked into this question.

It is really worth listening to 6:40 Minutes TED2015 Talk from Bill Gross sharing the results of his research with data from hundreds of companies to answer the question:

What is the single biggest reason for a startup to succeed or not?

I do not want to reveal the answer here. Listen to Bill! It will stick in your mind and you will remember next time when you are in the situation to decide if you invest time and energy into an idea / startup or development.

Here are the factors he considered:

SucessFactors

> Ideas       > Teams >       Business model       > Funding       > Timing

Guess before you listen to the video …
My guess was < team >.
What is your guess?

I completely share the believe with Bill that a startup organization is one of the greatest forms to make the world a better place.

LINKS

Check out the Creativity Engineering ideas and projects

 

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