Meet Marius and Hady: The founders have created an app that helps people get rid of their migraine and other pain issues through neurocentric training.

Almost 40 percent of adult Germans suffer from headaches several times a month, according to Statista. The severity can vary: Some feel only a slight pressing behind the eye, others suffer from severe migraine with aura. In both cases, the statistics vary greatly, because these people rarely make use of…

Meet the siblings Ivana, Nikola, and Jurica: These founders from Croatia developed a platform that helps people book their next appointment in the beauty salon stressless and easily.

Especially in times of the pandemic, we are increasingly encouraged to make an appointment before visiting the hairdresser, beauty salon or restaurant instead of dropping by spontaneously. So you have to call these service providers to set a date and time. “But I, for one, hate making phone calls,” says

Meet Julia and Sophie. Together, they founded beatvest, an app-based investment platform that aims to increase financial literacy and helps people to start investing and building their portfolios.

“There are far too many people who have their money sitting in their savings accounts instead of investing it,” says Sophie Thurner, one of the CEOs from the startup beatvest. “ But most people simply don’t know how investing works. And that’s exactly what we want to change.”

Sophie Thurner…

Meet Rune and Kristian. Together they are on a
mission to make fashion more sustainable by advancing Fashion as a Service. With their post-ownership system, they keep garments in a circular system and break the linear paradigm of take-make-dispose.

The fashion industry is one of the biggest industries in the world, accounting for two percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Yet at the same time, the fashion industry is struggling globally with its negative impact on the planet. …

Meet Aisling and Mark. The couple founded Positive Carbon, a technological solution to fight against food waste in restaurants, hotels or catering services

Imagine a chef in a thriving hotel restaurant. He has to plan a menu, train employees, give instructions, coordinate purchasing and plan billing. He sits in meetings and tastes sauces. He’s an all-around guy. But he certainly doesn’t have time to keep track of the trash in the kitchen and…

Learn how to boost your early-stage startup’s product to become a habit for its user with the advice of Nir Eyal, best-selling author and world-renowned expert at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business.

What do some of the most successful digital businesses have in common? They helped users to create a habit to use their services. This behavior gets even more important as screens get smaller — or even disappear altogether. Take the rise of voice control and smart speaker. …

Meet Ioana, Lena and Eran. Together they founded Konvi — an extraordinary crowdfunding platform, where they democratized access to luxury assets

“How can I protect my money in this crisis?” This was the question many people asked themselves in early 2020 when COVID-19 turned the whole world upside down. Ioana Surdu-Bob also talked about it with her fiancee and now CTO Eran Peer about various options: ETFs, cryptocurrency, or stocks —…

Diversity in teams has become one of the success factors of start-ups and the question of team composition is part of every pitch. To support the teams of APX’s portfolio companies in recruiting diverse teams, APX invited young tech talents to a “Recruiting for Diversity” event.

Diverse teams are more successful. According to comprehensive research by McKinsey & Company, diverse teams are more likely to outperform their peers. Yet, the progress in this field remains slow. To support the APX portfolio companies in recruiting diverse tech talent, APX invited young tech talents to the event “APX…

Meet Mandeep and Benjamin. With Bendi, they are on a mission to make the fashion industry more sustainable.

The fashion industry is not only one of the largest industries in the world — the global apparel market is on track to reach more than $2.25 trillion by 2025, according to data from statista — but it is also one of the biggest polluters, accounting for approximately four percent…

Promoting diversity among tech founders — how greater LGBTIQ+ visibility can shape start-up cultures

The startup scene is considered open, tolerant and colorful. But why is this, when there are hardly any statistics that provide information about queer founders? Sexual orientation is not considered relevant in founder questionnaires or financing rounds. …

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