Interview with Patrick de Zeeuw – Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

In this interview, we talk with Patrick de Zeeuw, CEO, and Co-Founder of the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. Tune in to learn more what Startupbootcamp does and learn more about the differences between startups and corporates.

 

Tune in to learn more.

 

This podcast is sponsored by Slack. Consider having a look at our sponsor at www.slack.com

Sponsored – This 22 year old had neurosurgery and wants to help others recover with VR and his startup

Julian is just 22 years old but has already undergone neurosurgery to cure him of epilepsy. Unfortunately, this leaves patients like him frequently with memory problems. His startup Living Brain (https://www.livingbrain.de/) aims to help patients to rehabilitate, using virtual reality.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

Sponsored – What have beer and a smartphone in common? The startup Oculyze!

We have been for you at Merck, the Rhein-Main based healthcare, life science and performance material behemoth, who also happens to be the world’s oldest chemicals and pharma company. As part of their strategy, Merck runs its own startup accelerator program, for which you can still apply till November 13th, 2017.

As part one of our sponsored video series, we talk to Ulrich, CTO of the startup Oculyze. Oculyze is one of the startups in the current batch of the Merck Accelerator program. We give you an idea how the startup turns a smartphone into a microscope, which also helps to brew beer. Stay tuned for more!

 

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

 

Sponsored – Merck is looking for new startups for their accelerator

We have been for you at Merck, the Rhein-Main based healthcare, life science and performance material behemoth, who also happens to be the world’s oldest chemicals and pharma company. As part of their strategy, Merck runs its own startup accelerator program, for which you can still apply till November 13th, 2017. As part one of our sponsored video series, we talk to Munya, who is originally from Zimbabwe, but works as innovation manager and head of the accelerator program. We give you a brief overview of the program and what’s in it for the startups. As part of the video series, we will also introduce you to some of the startups of the program. Stay tuned for more!

 

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

About our sponsor:

The Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany

The Merck Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany supports early-stage companies that are focused on the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials, and additional search fields, such as bio-interfaces and sensors, enablers of precision farming, 3D printing, future organic chemistry, microbiome research, and smart site management. The program focuses primarily on digital business models. Selected companies will receive office space at the new Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt, as well as mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprising over 50,000 experts from 67 countries. Additionally, they will receive financial support of up to € 50,000. Oculyze, Living Brain, and MedicSen are three of the seven current participants of the program.

Learn more here: https://accelerator.merckgroup.com/

 

Raisin – How the financial crises inspired this former partner in a large consultancy to jump ship and found a startup

In this interview we talk to Dr. Tamaz Giorgadze, who came to Germany from his native Georgia, eventually becoming a partner at the German office of McKinsey & Company. During the financial crisis, he saw a demand for retail deposits by banks and decided to jump ship to set up his own company. The company is operating as weltsparen.de in Germany and raisin.com internationally. Joern talks to Tamaz and you get a quick overview of what banks actually do, where they get their money from and how retail investors in Europe profit from this.

We are talking during the interview about those topics:
Wholesale funding
Bank’s transformation function 
Duration

Regulatory measures of bank’s liquidity
Liquidity coverage ratio  
Net Stable Funding Ratio 

Deposit 
KYC – Know your customer 
AML – Anti Money Laundry
TÜV – A German association of mostly technical auditors

Payment topics we touch
SEPA
TARGET 2
And a correspondent bank system (all money transfer used to be done this way)

Deposit insurance schemes (how saver’s money is insured)
Harmonized scheme in Europe

Exclusive – First English Interview From The Newly Founded All Digital Health Insurer ottonova

For the first time in 17 years, a new health insurance company was founded in Germany, called ottonova. It just received their permission to operate from the German financial oversight BAFin. Due to this special occasion, we wanted to bring you a world premiere, their first English interview. We, therefore, talk to Yvonne Gründler, Chief Product Officer. ottonova aims to be an all digital insurance company,  who wants to partner with their insurance buyers.

 

Learn more in the interview about the differences to get a full insurance company off the ground and why they need forecasts of up to 120 years.

 

Roadtrip to London IV – James Shattock – MD & Co-Founder PACE Invoice

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

This is the third interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

In this interview, we talk to James Shattock, MD and Co-Founder of PACE Invoice. PACE invoice helps its clients to collect international invoices, especially in foreign currency.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

Roadtrip to London III – Lukas Zörner – CEO & Co-Founder Mobility.co

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

This is the third interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

In this interview, we talk to Lukas Zörner, CEO and Co-Founder of Mobility.co. Mobility.co wants to become the “financial friend” of you to help you save money. Tune in to learn more.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

 

Roadtrip to Pre-Brexit London II – Enterprise Bot Co-Founder Pranay Jain

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

In this interview, we talk to Pranay Jain, co-founder of Enterprise Bot. We talk briefly to him and learn how financial services companies could save billions per year in their customer service.

We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

This is the second interview in our Roadtrip to London series. You can find the first interview here: http://www.startuprad.io/interviews/roadtrip-pre-brexit-london-intro/

Roadtrip to Pre-Brexit London I – Intro

 

The Brexit is getting closer and the negotiations are not looking to go smooth, for any side. We, therefore, think it is time to post our first “picture” of London pre-Brexit.

We did take the trip with our friends from the Emporion Creative Agency (one of the partners, who is also the founder of joinmainland.com) and Fintech Headquarter. We took the trip during blockchain week London to talk to startups, investors, and service providers. We wanted to ask how Frankfurt is seen in London as a startup hub, as well as the idea of Joinmainland.com. You can learn more about Joinmainland.com and their idea in this interview here, or just tune in.

We are grateful to the Business Development Agency Offenbach, who funded this trip. Thank you!

Before take-off in Hahn (5.28 am)

Arrived in London. Always tired, but we still had fun during Blockchain Week in January 2017 in London