We had a great time hosting the Pitch Competition from Road to Start Summit!
Big thank you to all the start-ups for taking part as well as pitching their great ideas and to Start Berlin for the organization.
Team is key – that’s why we organized our Matching event. We enjoyed exchanging ideas with founders and experts in digital health. Hopefully, the connections made will help forge great teams!
We took part at START Summit – Switzerland’s leading conference for entrepreneurship and technology. The conference focuses on creating an environment of inspiration and idea sharing for a brighter, more innovative future.
For our Product Mobility Meetup we had experts from Flash, Mobimeo, Tier, Dott and ViaVan to dive deeper into product development.
More info about the Product People Meetup https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/product-people/
Thanks for coming out to the first InsurTech meetup of Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. co-hosted by Signals.
Key insight: the panelists and guests agreed that it pays off to seek collaboration between established insurance players and startups, despite different levels of speed and flexibility. Happy to hear, as building partnerships and bridges between the startup and corporate world is an approach we value highly at Signals as well.
Accelerate@HHL is the entrepreneurship event of Germany’s most entrepreneurial university – HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, organized solely by students.
We loved getting to know the next generation of founders.
At the first Smart Digital Building meetup experienced stakeholders and startups such as CoPlannery from our signals Founder Fellowship, Geospin and PlanRadar gathered to discuss the future of the proptech industry.
Data protection is a must for every Digital Health Startup! Therefore, we discussed the DSGVO together with Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. and Dr. Jörg Adam. What has changed one year after the implementation? What implications are there? Register now and come by!
SWISS STARTUP TOUR – DIGITAL HEALTH
The health care system in Germany is in a state of upheaval; Digital Health is on everyone’s lips. For the successful further development of nationwide health care in Germany, the advancement of digitization in Germany is the central prerequisite.
signals took part when the SWISS STARTUP TOUR – DIGITAL HEALTH had its fifth and final stop in Berlin.
The HEUREKA Conference by Gründerszene connects the stakeholders of the digital economy, while discovering and supporting rising startup stars.
It was a great day attending the Heureka Berlin with lots of interesting encounters and insightful conversations.
The preeminent European event where Internet CEOs, executives and investors gain deep insights into the latest proven concepts, network with senior executives and establish new business relationships.
We loved spending the day at NOAH and are looking forward to the next edition!
WOW. TOA is over and it was a blast!
We had 3 fantastic contestants pitch at the signals Pre-Seed Pitch, we participated in VC panels, talked with many of you at our booth and hosted a Satellite Event. Thanks to everyone who came by!
We had the inspiring female founders from Grace – Accelerate Female Entrepreneurship at our Open Studios.
It was our pleasure to learn about your ideas and we are looking forward to many more mentoring sessions!
Learn more about the Grace Accelerator: https://www.grace-accelerator.de/
Together with digital health startups and representatives from the healthcare system, we had an intense working session on the ZPP certification and the upcoming digital healthcare law.
We’re looking forward to host the next working cycle this fall.
What a day & night! Thank you all for coming to our signals Founders’ Academy and Summer Party! It was a blast!
About the Academy:
The signals Founders’ Academy is our one-day boot camp for early-stage and soon-to-be founders to become investor-proof.
More than 180 entrepreneurs joined signals in going beyond startup buzzwords and delving deeper into what is needed when looking at due diligence, design sprints, B2B sales or how to build an MVP.
This year’s speakers and partners included: Sebastian Stricker, Lukasz Gadowski, Jens Lapinski, Dr. Carolin Gabor, WestTech Ventures, Project A Ventures, Cavalry Ventures and High-Tech Gründerfonds.
IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. On Friday, 6th September, the main focus will be on digital health.
We’re part of the jury for the Digital Health startup pitches and therefore looking forward to interesting ideas and pitches.
IdeaLab! is Europe’s premier student-led startup conference designed to connect young founders and upcoming founders with top-tier investors and forward thinking companies.
Again, our signals team will be present as a silver partner. You’ll get the chance to pitch your idea to us during the investor’s speed-dating sessions. As well, we will host a Young Founder’s meetup – more information to be announced soon.
XPOMET© Medicinale is an international festival platform to showcase best practice and highlight trends in global healthcare and forecast future developments in health and tech.
As a knowledge partner, we will give a short talk and take part in a panel about investments in healthcare (more information will be announced soon).
Looking forward to get in touch with aspiring healthcare startups.
The NGIN Mobility Conference offers a platform for the networking of startups, medium-sized companies, corporations, investors and innovators from the mobility industry in the Berlin Bridge Studios on 08 November 2018. Aim of the conference is to discover innovations and trends as well as to trigger digitization processes in the mobility industry.
Again, signals will take part at the NGIN Mobility Conference and is looking forward to getting in touch with future-driven startups and experts in the mobility area.
Together with #Wayra and #Openers, #signals is co-hosting a networking breakfast focused on bringing the best European VCs, Innovators and startups in Europe together @ #slush19
What is the best company form for your startup?
How to correctly set up an ESOP or VSOP?
How do you incentivise advisors?
What are the pitfalls during a due diligence?
Our partners from BMH Bräutigam will provide insights to these and many other legal questions in this edition of Founders’ Academy Compact – Legal hacks 101.
Be part of Changemaker Chats launch event on Wednesday, December 4th, at signals in Berlin. We’re proud to host Aina Abiodun, ex-CEO 8fit and Founder & CEO of an exciting new venture.
Our theme for this first Changemaker Chat is “intention”. Learn how intention can help set the tone for your personal and professional life. The Chat format is an intimate, off-the-record conversation (no media, no press) during which Aina will share lessons learned from a career built on ambition, radical honesty and a passion for equality.
Join us for drinks and exciting conversations after the talk!
Aina will be in conversation with Berlin’s Changemaker Chats Team consisting of Margaux Aliamus and Johanna Eckart.
On 13th December we would like to invite you again to our yearly Christmas breakfast. In a relaxed and cosy atmosphere we would like to network, exchange ideas and spend a really good time together before the end of the year.
We’re happy to announce our participation in the next HHL SpinLab Investors Day on Thursday, January 30, 2020!
This time the VC scene will gather at the impressive Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig and will offer an exciting mix of keynotes, panel discussions and pitches from numerous promising startups, this time on the topics Investing with international VCs and How to force exits?
Founders’ Academy Compact is a workshop series targeted at young founders offering hands-on insights in a compact and easy-to-digest format.
This time we’ll dive deep into the topic of Recruiting 101 – identifiying and hiring high potentials. As a founder your “team is key” to your success. Therefore, identifying talent and convincing them to join your journey is extremely important.
In this Founders’ Academy Compact, our partner ACELR8 will address a variety of techniques you can use as an interviewer to test the skills and motivations of a candidate and evaluate the applicant-company-fit.
Get your ticket below!
hosted by START Berlin @ signals Open Studios
Early-stage startups, Investors, Experts and you ! This event is a unique opportunity to network with founders and investors.
START Summit 2020 is the leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology in Europe, taking place on March 19th / 20th 2020 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. There are 450 founders, 200 investors with prospecting 80 millions of funding waiting for you.
The winner receives 3 founder tickets for the START Summit, Switzerlands largest entrepreneurship summit, and directly qualifies to compete for the 25,000 CHF at the START Summiteer Pitch Competition
The runner-up prize is two free ticket for the Berlin Demo Day and an application fee waiver for it’s pitch competition.
The 2nd runner-up prize is one ticket for the Berlin Demo Day and an application fee waiver for it’s pitch competition.
Come to watch and network with early-stage startups competing against each other to win the ticket for START Summit 2020.
The winner will get direct access to the main pitching competition at START Summit and pitch in front of dozens of investors to win over 20,000 euros.
In a joint workshop with our experts from the EY Start-up Academy, we will provide you with insights on data protection by referring to practical examples of previous engagements with start-ups. Amongst others, the workshop will deal with topics such as:
- obligations of a data protection officer,
- how to draft a record of processing activities,
- or how to handle the involvement of third parties like service providers.
hosted by Michael Munke
- insights from top speakers, accomplished founders, industry experts and investors on trends and opportunities in the #postcovid19 world
- interactive Q&As with all speakers
- targeted networking possibilities and 1:1 investor time through digital VC office hours featuring La Famiglia, Creandum, seed + speed Ventures, signals Pre-Seed and signals Venture Capital
- “Insurance Office Hours” with experts from different business units of SIGNAL IDUNA
- pitch session with the finalists of the SME Tech Challenge by signals Pre-Seed, competing to win €20k in equity-free funding
Thank you for joining this year’s signals Founders’ Academy on 9 September 2020! We had a great time hosting you virtually at our first-ever digital conference. We would like to say special thanks to all our speakers and partners for their contributions. You missed the event? We got you covered: Re-watch the sessions and our highlights video here.
See you at the next event!
your signals team
As a fresh start of the year, signals and APX are kicking off a new format – the B2B Sales Series. As investors we have invested in both your team and the idea, and last but not least in its sales potential. Some of you are just beginning to learn how to sell, others of you already have a broad customer base. Yet, we strive to reach as many of you as possible through a variety of formats and events that will help you to scale and sell. The different events are relevant for founders/ head of sales that wish to strengthen their sales strategy and get a better overview into the corporate mindset.