Last Monday, together with 99designs and Porsche, we were happy to share our knowledge on “Growing your Brand for Startups”.
The competition to get into APX is fierce. So we’re often asked what startups can do to help their chances of getting in, especially during the all-important pitch. While getting accepted all comes down to your team, idea, and level of traction, there are definitely things that can help or harm you along the way.
Every one of us has to make decisions all of the time, whether we like it or not. These range from trivial questions like what to have for lunch, all the way up to life-changing decisions like where and what to study, and who to marry. For many managers or founders, decision-making is one of the greatest challenges that comes with their role.
There’s little debate among investors about the importance of the team to a startup’s success – it’s Team first, Idea second. Every time. Many investors will even fund top-notch teams regardless of the product or service they’re working on, especially at an earlier stage.
To make your next pitch a success, bear these five things in mind.
Thoughts on staying focused, incorporating input, and doing the right thing.
We strongly believe in networks and helping one another. And there’s so many reasons why, be it creating success, getting feedback, understanding different perspectives, inspiring each other, avoiding mistakes, staying grounded, or raising money.
Become our next artist-in-residence for the forthcoming program from October 1st, 2018 until December 21st, 2018 in Berlin.
Real talk: no matter how great your idea is or how much funding you have, you can’t do it alone. Period. No startups are a one woman/man show because nobody can scale alone. At APX, we believe that the real value is in the people, the founders, the team. One of the key questions we always ask startups, who want join APX, is: Why you? Are you the team to pull this off?
Having accompanied many startups in the past, we know how important it is for founders to pitch effectively in front of many people. Luckily, our pitch trainer, Ole Tillmann knows this too and gives his very best to train our startups for their big day.