Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, Program

Ideas are cheap and abundant. Execution is everything.

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”.

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Entrepreneurship, Technology

Why does scientific research in Spain excel so much and return so low?

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.

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Entrepreneurship, Program, Technology

Meet our ‘afterwork’ experts

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.

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Entrepreneurship, Technology

What do we understand by disruptive innovation?

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.

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Entrepreneurship, Program

Growth Hacking: The “NO magic”

‘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.

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Entrepreneurship, Program

Dealing with corporates: “It always takes longer than what you think!”

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.

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Entrepreneurship, Technology

Conclusions from a Panel on tech-transfer and the end of the startup era

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.

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