Partnership: ‘Gründer-Garage’ kicks off in Berlin

The ‘Gründer-Garage’, which is a competition that aims to support people with entrepreneurial spirit, kicked off in berlin 16 July 2014. The Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is a partner of the competition. The joint project intends to develop as many as possible creative business models, that achieve long-term market success.    


‘How to start up in Berlin’ am 17. Juli

‘How to start up in Berlin’ is a satellite event of the third Tech Open Air. The event, which will be hold at the St. Oberholz Café jointly organised by IHK Berlin and Silicon Allee, is a good possibility to get to know our Startup Clinics team. Founders can set up appointments with our doctoral researchers for a clinic session.


Call for Participation: ESRC 2014

This year’s Early Stage Researchers Colloquium 2014 will be held on 9 October 2014 in Berlin. This year’s colloquium will consist of two thematically focused tracks on ‘Pay per pixel’ and ‘Private information – open debates’. You can apply for paper presentation or participation only. The online submission process will be open until 1 August.


To what extent do researchers make use of online-based tools?

As in the previous year the the Leibniz Research Network Alliance 2.0, which the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is a partner of, is carrying out a survey among scientists in Germany. The key subjects are the forms of communication and working in science.


Be a unicorn – pitch your business model and show your capability for innovation

Last time I talked about startups that can become unicorns, if they only constantly innovate their business model. This time I would like to emphasize how a business model helps startup unicorns to become persuasive and inspiring. Business angels and investors repeatedly stress their interest in a startups’ team, its idea and its potential. It almost seems as if business...


Information bubbles, are they a myth or a part of our daily digital lives?

The internet and social media in particular are often seen as important elements of modern democracy, not only because they make one-to-one and one-to-many communication easier, but because they can expose us to discover viewpoints different than ours. Being exposed to challenging viewpoints is important, because informed voters make better decisions. According to this belief, thanks to social media, anyone...


Of Cash and Cat-Content

At the end of June, when the web-video-scene met for their fifth, annual VidCon industry gathering in Anaheim, California, it was made clear that, in regards to contents, dilettante cat-content and fail compilations were not their top priority anymore. Furthermore, it was shown that more and more working business models were developed, which nobody could ignore any longer. Apart from...


About the challenge of developing a new sales methodology

Internet-enabled startup entrepreneurs are often faced with the challenge of bringing their ideas to the market and developing a suitable sales strategy for their products or services. A potential risk may be to overestimate the value of the new products and therefore assume they are going to sell on their own. The perspective a founder needs to have for developing...