In this post, we discuss three objective indicators to measure your start-ups’ success. These are all costumer-based in terms of acquisition and retention, which are ultimately the main KPIs to ensure a solid and well-balanced business model. We’re specifically talking about the CAC, the churn and the LTV.
The Collider was born to lead change through tech-transfer, building bridges between science and business. As discussed in our previous post “Why does scientific research in Spain excel so much and return so low?“, it seems the research world is still reluctant to embrace entrepreneurship, but there is one aspect where Business should still learn from Science and that is, obviously and simply put, “experimentation”.
In science, a collider accelerates two beams of protons in opposite directions to make them collide with each other producing very high energies.
This is the essence of The Collider translated to the venture building field: clashing science and entrepreneurship to create highly innovative technological startups. As brilliant as it may seem, this pursuit is born as an answer to a pain too long ignored in this country.
The Collider’s roadmap is clearly organized in a series of milestones, deep-rooted in the design-thinking model and lean startup methodology, with the utmost goal to create highly innovative tech-transfer startups. The steps in the journey take the form of workshops, offered by experienced national and international speakers, which are the spinal chord of The Collider’s content programming. We’ve had the chance to share some of their valuable knowledge in previous posts, ranging from ideation to marketing or business modelling. But today, we will look into a different kind of guests who have honoured us with their presence and wisdom; here’s our little homage to our after-work talks.
Last Monday we had the very last workshop for this first edition of The Collider. This time we welcomed Xavier Sansó, investor, mentor and Finance expert in startups. After leading an initial approach to scalability during the bootcamp, back in December, Sansó came back for an advanced financial workshop.
We often talk about The Collider being a highly innovative tech-transfer program but the time has come to take a step back and reflect on what do we exactly mean by innovation and technological disruption. Which is the difference between startups innovation and the usual corporate R&D innovation? What do we understand for technological disruption? Keep reading to learn more.
‘Rapid experimentation to grow efficiently’; meet the core of growth-hacking. No reason it fits incredibly well with The Collider’s venture building efforts. With little resources, Colliders need fast insights and early metrics to offer key data for investors. To help them in this sprint, we’ve welcomed Toni Arco, CEO at Social&Loyal and CRM master, to discuss all bits and pieces of the Growth Hacking methodology.
As our Colliders get ready to incorporate their companies and draw the roadmap to spend the initial seed investment, they already seek the backing of corporates to secure their survival. All of our startups are directed to a B2B business model, which means that attracting corporations is key. For this reason, we welcomed Nicolai Schättgen, an expert in connecting the two sides (corporations and startups). His aim as CEO of Match-Maker ventures is to ensure a relevant and successful integration of scaled innovation for both.
The Collider’s Program co-director, Albert C. Mikkelsen, elaborates on the conclusions of The Collider’s panel he moderated at 4 Years From Now, “Tech-transfer: can it save us from the end of the startup era?”. Enjoy the read:
Will tech transfer save us from the end of the startup era? As commented in an article from a few weeks ago, the complexities of today’s developing technologies have spurred a debate on whether the startup model will continue to be effective in driving innovation.
Yesterday we wrapped up 4 Years for now. Still, with a bit of hangover, we’ve spent the day reflecting on the experience. So here we share a general overview of The Collider’s particular ride through the Mobile World Congress 2018.
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What is The collider?
The collider is a pioneering tech-transfer programme that encourages development of highly disruptive technology in such verticals as
AI, IoT, Blockchain and VR, fostering the development of new services for the future 5G network.
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