Swiss – Polish Fintech StartUp Speed Dating

Efficient, exclusive networking for StartUps and companies Another special event at the Zurkow StartUp Festival, is StartUp Speed Dating. During 3 minutes, selected delegates from Swiss & Polish Fintech StartUps & companies will have the chance to get to know eachother’s products, services, ideas etc. If there’s a spark they can later choose to exchange contact [...]

What is disruptive innovation?

Disruptive innovation is not a "breakthrough innovation", that makes existing products a lot better. It transforms a product, that historically was so expensive or complicated, that only a few people with a lot of money or a lot of skill had access to it. Disruptive innovation makes it more affordable and more accessible that a [...]

What is innovation?

Life is made up of dots. Many, in fact - most people, believe that the dots they see every day are all the dots there are. So life goes along according to these known dots. Decisions and solutions are based on these commonly known dots. As well as many conclusions too. Some companies build their [...]

How to grow a local event into a global phenomenon

I'm Olivier van der Hoeven, the Festival Director of the SHNIT world wide shortfilm festival. Which you probably don't know. So let me tell you more about it. Let's start at the beginning The festival was founded in 2003, so we'll celebrate our 15th anniversary this October. The festival started very local, here in Bern, [...]