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A strong vision, and much ambition – an Interview with female CEO and founder of PYRATES smart fabrics

By Hannah Neuburger   While participating in the first round of Tenkan-Ten, Regina Polanco, the CEO and founder of PYRATES smart fabrics seemed to be more than committed to a work/life balance, as well as keeping her team happy and healthy. Even though this seems to be the most self-evident view a founder (or any human … Continued

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THE EFFECTS OF OUR BODY UNDER STRESS – And How To Deal With It

This article was written by Irene Funes: Non-verbal behavior analyst, neurologist physiotherapist, and writer.     Running a company requires lots of planning – you plan campaigns, you plan budgets and business plans – but do you plan for how to deal with stress? If you’re not, today’s the day to make a change. In … Continued

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5 DO’s & 5 DONT’s – Entrepreneur learnings by John Acquaviva

For this article, we were lucky enough to count on the insights of John Acquaviva – entrepreneur, DJ, investor, producer, and so much more – and had the chance to not only get to know him better but get insider knowledge into what made him successful in the entrepreneur world.  In 1989, John Acquaviva and … Continued

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“Failing successfully”​ – the creation of experimentation and failure environments that empower learning and future success

This article was written by Daniel Dümig, New Business and Innovation Manager EMEA at ASICS Corporation.    The concept of failing successfully isn’t a new one for the innovation sector. In the early 2010s cultures were being formed in startup environments where failing was not necessarily a failure. Failure began to be embraced as a positive … Continued

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Your first funding round – be prepared, consider your options and forecast properly

Fundraising – one of the most vital, yet difficult tasks that a startup will be faced with. Hardly ever does it happen that investors line up to offer a startup everything or anything they are asking for, so raising funds requires extremely hard work, and even more patience. No CEO or founder enjoys having to … Continued

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Tenkan-Ten Presents: the Startups of 2019 – 5 Success Stories and 5 New Challenges!

Photo: Alexander Tanti (Racecheck), Daniel Ekman (Matchi), Jamie Rosen (Waybetter), Aidas Pranculis (OME), Ioannis Malamas (Racecheck), Markos Aristides Kern (Fun With Balls), Mattias Lundström (Matchi), Karolis Rosickas (OME)   Last year’s edition of Tenkan-Ten was a great success, even more so considering it was our first rodeo. All startups achieved their funding goals and are … Continued

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The 5 Areas You Need To Invest In For Successful Corporate Innovation

This article was written by Emilio Risques Innovation & New Business Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, ASICS     When we talk of innovation we think of Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, these “industry leaders” that seem to be paving the way with new products, disrupting new markets and constantly being at the forefront … Continued

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How To Implement Company Culture Through Sound Mind, Sound Body Leadership

This article has been written by Daniel Dümig, New Business & Innovation Manager EMEA at ASICS Corporation.      In any startup’s earliest years, company culture is vital in securing those first milestones. From forming an MVP, transitioning from seed to Series A, B and C etc.,  culture is at the heart of it all. However, … Continued

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A Sneak Peek Behind A Serial Entrepreneur’s Curtain – An Interview with Daniel Silva

At TenKan-Ten, we’re extremely proud of our Entrepreneurs In Residence as they bring great value to the program and to ourselves. Daniel Silva, one of our great EIR’s, shared a bit of his time with us to come up with this special interview and give us first-hand insight into his life. Daniel has been a … Continued

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The Insider Experience of Tenkan-Ten – As Lived By One of The Startup Founders

 This article has been written in collaboration with Shea Balish, the CEO and founder of Curv Labs.  Located in the heart of Barcelona, where the sun shines 360 days a year and the startup ecosystem is growing rapidly, there lies the ASICS EMEA headquarters. An open-concept space that connects creative and innovative founders during a … Continued

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