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December 15, 2020

Startup Stereo Episode #05 – Culture of Failure – With Dirk Schart and Julian Leitloff

Written by German Accelerator

In this episode #05 of “Startup Stereo,” we talked to German Accelerator Alumni Dirk Schart, CMO & President U.S. of RE’FLEKT, and Julian Leitloff, Founder & CEO of Fractal about the culture of failure. In our conversation, they highlight the various angles, their learnings, and opportunities around failure. As Julian summarizes “Failure is only failure if you stop doing it, before that it’s learning!”

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November 24, 2020

Top 10 Tips on How Startups Can Successfully Make Use of Brand Ambassadors

Written by Dr. Irène Kilubi

What is a brand ambassador, and what are typical steps for a startup to take before launching an ambassadorship program? Important questions to answer, as it is a great and effective way to promote your business and offering. Laying the foundation for an ambassador program certainly is no walk in the park, so we have asked Irène Kilubi, a brand expert and founder herself, who shared her top ten tips on how startups can successfully use ambassadors to promote their products. Read about the things you must consider, from defining your values to tracking your success.

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November 18, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes – Learning From Failure

Written by German Accelerator

As part of our mini-series on the culture of failure, we spoke to Dirk Schart, CMO and President U.S. of RE’FLEKT who participated in our program in 2016. He shared his insights on working with German Accelerator mentors and the importance of having the proper mindset, both as an individual and as a society, when it comes to learning from failures.

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September 10, 2020

Startup Stereo Episode #04 – “Every Breakdown Is the Opportunity for a Breakthrough” – With Andy Goldstein

Written by German Accelerator

In this episode of “Startup Stereo,” Andy Goldstein shares his personal perception of crises – or as he calls them “breakdowns.” According to him, every breakdown is the opportunity for a breakthrough! We also talk about pitfalls entrepreneurs might face and tips for founders to successfully steer their business through a crisis. Towards the end of the conversation, we look at digital transformations and Andy’s personal experience as an American living in Europe for more than 35 years.

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September 8, 2020

Top 10 Tips for First-Time Leaders

Written by Katrin Grunwald

Taking over your first team can be quite a challenge: You have more responsibility, can encounter new uncertainties, question if you can handle the workload, and might feel like you need to know everything from day one. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Katrin Grunwald, a fempreneur herself and coach for first-time leaders, shares her top 10 recommendations for a successful start for your first leadership role. 

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April 7, 2020

Startup Stereo Episode #01 – Why Receiving Feedback Can Feel Like Going to the Dentist – With Jenny von Podewils

Written by German Accelerator

The very first episode of German Accelerator’s podcast “Startup Stereo” is live! In episode #01, Jenny von Podewils, Co-Founder of Leapsome, a platform for people enablement, shares her insights on the importance of feedback and how meaningful reviews can serve as rocket fuel for both learning and a healthy company culture.

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March 12, 2020

More Talent, Less Gender

Written by Judith Sterl

A Male Feminist and Executive Search Consultant on Glass Ceilings and Gender Disparities
Harald Fortmann is a digital expert, executive search consultant, entrepreneur, and author who chooses to support and write about female leaders and new work topics. This interview gives us a male perspective on gender bias and concrete tips on how men can support women in business.

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