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Lean Summit Berlin 2019

Lean Startup Summit 2019 – Berlin

Linear thinking won’t solve wicked problems! – Tendayi Viki  On the 11th & 12th of February the famous Eric Ries, the man who coined the…

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Lean Startup Explained

On the 12th of February the “Lean Startup Summit” took place in Berlin. Since I am a huge fan of the Lean methodology, I knew I had to attend this…

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Machine Learning Prague 2019 – Anomaly Detection

After my first blog post “Topic Modeling” , I would also like to shed light on another extremely exciting topic: “Anomaly…

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Machine Learning Prague 2019 – Topic Modeling

Two weeks ago we attended the “Practical conference about ML, AI & Deep Learning applications” – Machine Learning Prague 2019…

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Voice is on the rise – Boosting multi-channel communication

Are you ready for the voice revolution? The Human Voice is the most perfect instrument of all.  – Arvo Pärt We think that voice is not only the most…

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Growth Hacking vs. Digital Marketing

You’re wondering what the difference between Growth Hacking and digital marketing is? Or what Growth Hackers do differently from digital marketers?…

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User interface – Advice by Natalie Korotaeva

When was the last time you really enjoyed an online experience? Was the site appealing, easy to navigate, easy on the eyes? If not, this might have…

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5 Perks of Insurance Chatbots – From Paperwork to AI

Have you talked to a chatbot before? Did you notice it was a bot? Bots have evolved to a point where they can provide a new way for customers to…

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Customer Service Bots: The Sweet Spot between Humans and Bots

The good news: Everyone’s life just got way easier - Thanks to customer service bots. A quick throwback to a customer service experience not so long…

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Design Thinking – Approaching problems from your users’ point of view

Not only did she explain the topic to TheVentury in a 4 hour long workshop recently, Kathrin Zirn even agreed to an interview on the topic of Design…

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Chooter | Learnings, Achievements & F***Ups

The student’s among you will know what I am talking about – Preparing for entry tests to university and preparing for your first graduate jobs is…

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Eastcode | Learnings, Achievements & F***-Ups

Eastcode aims at becoming “The bridge between western ideas and eastern solutions.” Their goal is to help western companies with outsourcing their…

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JumpStart – ELEVATE awarded funding

They shoot, they score! Another investment round of JumpStart has passed: The prestigious funding programme of Wirtschaftsservice Austria has chosen…

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Espresso Labs | Learnings, Achievements & F***ups

Even the holiday of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights did not stop Pallavi Gupta, co-founder of Espresso Labs to join us for an interview in her…

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User personas – Advice by Pooja Ahluwalia

“Fasten your seatbelt. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Originating from 1950s “All about Eve”, this is the quote Pooja Ahluwalia chose to describe…

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Building your MVP – Advice by Valentina Gredler

What does your audience need? Do you need to build a fancy product with extensive capabilities or did you completely overshoot and miss the core…

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Storytelling – Advice by Michael Buchecker

Don’t explain. Never. Telling a story is not about explaining, it is about getting your audience curious to learn more and go the next step with you.…

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Validation – Advice by Valentin Aschermann

Friday, October 19th, 17:30 – week 1 of  Batch#3 of ELEVATE just came to a successful end, founders and employees are out to enjoy their weekend.…

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Books to read to become a Growth Hacker

Growth Hacking: Established in the most successful startups, this hot new marketing term seems to be the holy grail of growing your customer base.…

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WhatsApp opens up for Business Communication

With the announcement on August 1st, businesses are now able to directly connect with their customers via WhatsApp for business. Direct messaging…

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Smartup Time – How to make bots that don’t suck

Smartup time at TheVentury At TheVentury, we believe that investing in the development of our employees is key to create value for our customers and…

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New partnership between STARTPLATZ & ELEVATE

Partnerships & collaborations are two of our core values here at TheVentury. This is why we are proud to announce our newest partnership with…

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Mentoring at Seedstarts World Summit

For the last few days I was invited to the beautiful city of Lausanne, Switzerland and the EPFL campus for mentoring with a focus on SAAS, Chatbots…

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ELEVATE – more than a business accelerator

Elevating your business, that’s what an accelerator is about, right? Developing the business model, validating your idea as well as your MVP,…

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What is a Real Estate Chatbot?

What can a chatbot help with in the real estate industry? Time to ask the person who knows best: Jatinder Singh, CEO of Botplan.io. Botplan is one of…

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Bot Analytics – How to optimize your bot

It’s all about the numbers The basis for improvement in any endeavor is being accurate and well informed. Whether that endeavor is improving a…

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The BOTBASE – an Enterprise ready Chatbot Framework

Hello, Botbase! TheVentury is proud to tell about our experience in developing bots by releasing the very first blog article about our proprietary…

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interview with Greg from Poncho

1:1 with Poncho’s Head of Product – Greg Leuch

Poncho is the worlds sassiest weather bot! A cat, named Poncho talks to you about a whole slew of things: weather-related and not. Greg Leuch…

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World of Chatbots – The Grand Meetup

400 beers, 300 participants, 4 great speakers, 1 botastic night This was World of Chatbots – The Grand Meetup: What started as the plan for a small…

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Team Janus

Meet the Teams: Janus

November 23rd marked the kick-off of our 2nd Batch of ELEVATE – Europe’s first Bot Accelerator. We really are bursting with excitement about our 5…

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Growthbotic team

Meet the Teams: Growthbotics

November 23rd marked the kick-off of our 2nd Batch of ELEVATE – Europe’s first Bot Accelerator. We really are bursting with excitement about our 5…

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CEO of Polaama

Meet the Teams: Polaama

Did you know that 40% of millenials consider instagrammability when choosing a travel destination? And up to 30% of leads are missed because tour…

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Team Aiminda

Meet the Teams: ibindo

Last month was the kick-off of our 2nd Batch of ELEVATE – Europe’s first Bot Accelerator. We really are bursting with excitement about our 5 new…

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CEO of Botplan

Meet the Teams: Botplan

Last month was the kick-off of our 2nd Batch of ELEVATE – Europe’s first Bot Accelerator. We really are bursting with excitement about our 5 new…

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Why should I launch my startup in Vienna?

The third post of the blog-series by TheVentury Intern Sean Moakley, comparing his time working for Startups in Silicon Valley & Vienna. We know…

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Exploring Trends

The Second post of the blog-series by TheVentury Intern Sean Moakley, comparing his time working for Startups in Silicon Valley & Vienna. The…

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From An Intern’s Eyes

This summer, I made the switch from working in the startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley to working with TheVentury as a student intern here in Vienna.…

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Success Stories Batch #1

Last week, we had our 4 chatbot teams pitch in front of 100+ VCs and business angels. Why? Because we believe in the team members, their concept and…

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Demo Day Batch #1 Recap

After 6 months of coding, business workshops and pitch training – the day had finally come. On September 8th we opened our doors to invite a selected…

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Meet the teams: Iconic

Our next team has travelled far to take part at Elevate – Sandesh and Vishakha from Team IconicBot fly in from…

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Meet the teams: Jingle

New week. New team. Meet Team Jingle Greg, Luke and Kevin are the founders of Jingle. Greg loves working on marketing…

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Meet the teams: Toni

The second team we would like you to meet is Team Toni! Klemens is founder and main developer of Toni! He, Kathi who…

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Meet the teams: Selly

The first team we would like to introduce you to is our dynamic duo Viktor and Vincent from Team Selly. Vincent is…

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Wrap-Up Mobile Marketing Innovation Day 2017

Wrap-Up Mobile Marketing Innovation Day 2017 On May 4, the 6th Mobile Marketing Innovation Day took place at Studio 44 in Vienna. More than 650…

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Forbes Austria: The night of the Robosapiens

Of General AI and Terminators On April 19th, Forbes Austria opened their doors to talk about the future of Artificial Intelligence. The keynote was…

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What is UTM tracking and why you desperately need it

One of the most amazing things of current digital marketing campaigns is the ability to instantly cluster and segment your incoming users. If let's…

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How we built the Austrian Airlines Chatbot

The idea to the Austrian Airlines Chatbot was born right after the announcement of Facebook opening up their Messenger API. To us it was crystal…

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