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Silicon Valley Spirit in Switzerland - first Society3 Startup Event Zurich October, 2015

Axel Schultze, Society3 serial entrepreneur and investor is sharing stories from building his own companies in Europe and Silicon Valley.
Going global - why is it important? When is a good time?
Funding In Europe - European startup investment
Silicon Valley’s key differentiators

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Silicon Valley Spirit in Switzerland - first Society3 Startup Event Zurich October, 2015

  1. 1. #Society3 Meetup Zürich Oct 14 Axel Schultze, CEO Society3 Opportunity & Fundraising in Europe Creating a new entrepreneurship culture Going Global - East is the new west
  2. 2. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 5 times entrepreneur 2 IPOed 1 with $5 Billion in revenue Computer 2000 | Infinigate | WebStock | BlueRoads | Social Media Academy | Now helping entrepreneurs what he learned in Europe and Silicon Valley Twitter: @AxelS Speaker Introduction
  3. 3. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 3 135 New Members THANK YOU
  4. 4. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 4 100% Advocacy No newsletter No call center No advertising No email marketing
  5. 5. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 eMarketing and zero advertising Business focused approach Stellar sales & marketing CEO Some of the few differences
  6. 6. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Funding In Europe With an estimated 800,000 millionaires (~1% of population) Germany is eye-to- eye with the USA. (CNBC) Investors US | Europe Millionairies 3.4MM | 4.1MM Billionairies 536 | 515 Capital $12.1 T | $12.0 T Unfortunately EU investors invest in US startups and US investors not in EU It‘s time to make European startups so attractive that they can tap into the available capital NOW!!!
  7. 7. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 European startup investment is dry While same financial power than the US: EU startups are less compelling, less bold Entrepreneurship education way behind Teams way too technical, no business spirit
  8. 8. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3
  9. 9. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3
  10. 10. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Silicon Valley’s key differentiators Vision The European ‘step by step’ approach is killing any business – go big from the get go Business Model Focus Teams learned to disrupt not only improve Deliver value not features Learning & Sharing Capabilities US teams can listen, learn, iterate and execute better than any other culture.
  11. 11. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3
  12. 12. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Going Global Think Global - Be Global Getting your first customers local is certainly ok Building your business local is not !!! A bold vision is worth sharing globally Start with a global market in mind It‘s boring to fund a small – step by step business
  13. 13. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Building a global business Everything needs to be in English The only domain worth registering is .com Understand the needs of your market and the competition on a global scale Serve 7+ Billion people (200k growth/day) Build a product that makes sense and is needed globally Build a team that can comprehend ‘global‘ Funding is much easier available for globals
  14. 14. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Igniting global entrepreneurship Our mission is to help startups fulfill their dreams and create new jobs creating prosperity all over the globe
  15. 15. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 We help when needed We run entrepreneurship programs 3 Day program starting Nov. 23 Next year a full year program As of 2016 we are available as mentors Otherwise we enjoy life 
  16. 16. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 #Society3 Thank You Innovation is of no value without a compelling business model
  17. 17. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Global Entrepreneurship Week 3 day intense program - Zürich Vision development - crafting a bold vision Dream Team Theory, building the perfect team Modern, sustainable business ethics Creating a compelling company culture Ensuring and manageing Product-market-fit Go-to-market strategy on a global scale Creating a profound capitalization strategy Raising € 250,000 to € 5,000,000 Nov 23 - 25 Fee: € 1,295
  18. 18. © Copyright Society3 2015 Copying or distribution is prohibited #Society3 Announcements Open Microphone

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    Oct. 21, 2015

Axel Schultze, Society3 serial entrepreneur and investor is sharing stories from building his own companies in Europe and Silicon Valley. Going global - why is it important? When is a good time? Funding In Europe - European startup investment Silicon Valley’s key differentiators

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