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Olaf Jacobi on the 3 T’s of Startup Success

Olaf Jacobi: “This is one of the most important questions since I have been in the startup ecosystem: What is more important – a good business idea or the team? When I was younger and running my own company, I thought an idea and the business model was more important. I completely changed my mind on this. The team is the most important ingredient of a startup. When looking at some case studies, it is normally the team with the best spirit and dynamics, not the best technology or strategy, that will make it in the end.”

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Sebastian Stricker on ShareTheMeal and why the golden era for social entrepreneurship is now

Sebastian Stricker: “I did not expect this when we started, but there is a huge opportunity for doing good right now. It is the golden era for social entrepreneurship. New projects opportunities come up all the time. With the right team and motivation – everything is possible. If you have an idea, just go for it. Just do it because when you look at it from the right perspective, thereis not that much that you can actually lose.”

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Uwe Horstmann on the qualities of exceptional founders and the elements of startup success

Uwe Horstmann: “What Rocket Internet companies were really good at was some sort of ‘hyper learning mode’. I don’t think we assumed that we would come up with better ideas just because we were smarter than anyone else, but because we were more aggressive in terms of learning. We would have conference calls at 7:30 in the morning with everybody on the line discussing what the learnings of yesterday were and what we were going to try to improve during the day. And then, we had another conference call in the evening and you were expected to have executed your experiments by then and gathered data.”

 

 

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