The hidden history of programming

If we asked you to think of a typical programmer, what picture would you have in your mind? Yes, you’re probably picturing a socially awkward person in a darkened room. What if I told you it hadn’t always been this way? Read our article about the hidden history of programming, get facts might change your ideas of this field.

Game Boy: the hilarious story of gaming in the cold war

Did you know that Tetris, the actual breakthrough in Game Boy was developed by a Russian coder and that Nintendo in Japan fought for years to finally get it? Who would have thought that the tale of how the Game Boy became the most popular handheld gaming system is like a funny soap opera. Read and enjoy our newest article on this exciting story.

5 wonder women in tech who inspire us

We have always been greatly inspired by women led organizations who work for diversity day in day out. Providing more access to tech for women is more than crucial in better balancing these fields and it plays a huge part in breaking down the existing boundaries.

Diversity – still a long road ahead

Can we call it diversity, when in most tech conferences, the gender ratio is way off – in the favor of men? Truth be told, the world seems to be all talk, not enough action, when it comes to the topic of including more women in tech.

Should Lawyers Learn to Code?

The debate about lawyers and coding has been in the air for years. It cools down and then fires up again but the discussion buzzes to life on the twittersphere from time to time. However, the big question remains: do lawyers need to learn to code?

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“Is your team the dream team? How much percentage should each founder get?” One of the core ingredients to success is the right team with complementing skills and personalities: early stage investors (and business partners too, by the way) will invest in the team, not the idea. Our goal is to guide you in building a strong and well-functioning team, as well as help you uncover potential friction points or weaknesses in the team, so that you can address them in the very beginning. When it comes to the fair split with your co-founders, if you need a reference point, or just want reassurance, we have developed our own tool for equity split calculation. Hint: the one answer that’s certainly wrong is a hasty 50-50 split.

You have spotted a problem and found a viable solution – in other words, you have your idea. What’s the next step? You need to make sure that the problem your business is trying to solve is a valid problem for a wide enough group, and that

Are you sure that the problem your business is trying to solve is a valid problem for a wide enough group? 

When you spot a problem and think you have found a viable solution to create a business around, it’s all too easy to get excited and jump straight into ideating a solution.

Avoid making something and then hoping people buy it when you could research what people need and then make that.

It doesn’t make any sense to make a key and then run around looking for a lock to open.

There are many ingredients in the recipe for creating a successful startup, but most certainly whatever you read and wherever you go, one of the first pieces of advice is going to be to do your homework properly regarding the validation. You have to validate both your problem and your solution to be able to define the perfect problem-solution and later on the product-market fit. If you manipulate your future customers into liking your solution or do not reveal all the aspects and layers of a problem you identified, your idea can easily lose its ground and with that the probability of it surviving and actually being turned into a prosperous business. Let us know if we can help at this initial but yet super-important stage.

Validation is the first step in moving towards learning more about the problem you are ultimately looking to solve.

Finding your unique value proposition is only possible if you take a thorough glance at your competitors. The world of tech is highly competitive, particularly so when you operate in a field with low entry barriers, you need to carefully examine and regularly update the news and developments of those companies who act in the same field and market. This might lead to several pivots for you if necessary, because you can significantly increase your chances of success if you can offer a—at least in some aspect—unique solution to your customers. The introduction as “we are like Uber/Snapchat/WeWork/Spotify, only better” is hardly sufficient in most cases. Unless you really are so much better, but then you need to know that too, so up the competitive analysis.