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Ecosystem Services: Innovation Case Studies First Part – Italy

January 31st, 2019|

What are ecosystem services? What is innovation? What does innovating in ecosystem services mean? This year ECOSTAR launched the second edition of our e-learning course “Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business”. More than 50 participants [...]

Why join an Accelerator? Week 8 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

August 8th, 2018|

Seed funding can buy startups time, says Michael “Luni” Libes, Seattle-based impact investor and Fledge CEO. But an accelerator is much more than money. World class mentors and trainers from various fields such as business [...]

What should startups focus on for their pitches? Week 7 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

July 17th, 2018|

Pitching If we say “Pitch us your startup” what would you talk about? The mechanism behind your product or service? To what extent should it be technical? The milestones you have achieved so far? A [...]

How can startups rethink corporate communication? Week 6 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

July 12th, 2018|

Corporate communication What shape of story do we want the audience to experience? Without any change in the intensity of emotions or in plot, the stories would be linear. But from whose perspective do we [...]

Why should startups learn the language of financial planning and accounting? Week 5 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

July 4th, 2018|

Financial Plan and Accounting "Regular financial analysis can help startups to survive while meeting all liabilities; to make profit, rewarding proprietors and providing adequate finance for the business investments; and to grow, increasing sales, market [...]

How can startups keep customers loyal? Week 4 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

June 26th, 2018|

Marketing & Sales Better to keep a loyal customer rather than to gain a new one, according to Peppers and Rogers. Five steps to marketing strategy are: one, to listen to your customer; two, to [...]