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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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Growth Catalyst

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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The books I’m reading for TenKan-Ten — the ASICS acceleration program

This article has been written by Daniel Silva – Entrepeneur in Residence    Just like an athlete, an entrepreneur must be prepared for his battles and there’s no better way to get ready than consistently training “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” Coming September 2019, a select group of SportTech startups from all … Continued

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Growth Catalyst

A Sound Entrepreneur In A Sound Company

This article has been written by Sébastien Lefebvre   This year, I’ll have the renewed pleasure to work with talented founders who will be selected for ASICS’ Growth Catalyst programme: TenKan-Ten. After a first successful edition (The Startups of 2018) during which all startups have transformed profoundly how they approach their business, the team behind … Continued

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People

What Do Investors Look For In A Team? – Transforming Your Team Into a Strong Selling Point

*This is an article originally posted by APX VOICES and written by Yoni Goldwasser * There’s little debate among investors about the importance of the team to a startup’s success – it’s Team first, Idea second. Every time. Many investors will even fund top-notch teams regardless of the product or service they’re working on, especially at an earlier stage. So … Continued

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People

The importance of human due diligence – Why people are a company’s most valuable asset

  — This article is based on a true story –– Back in 2010, I was the COO of a startup aimed at developing digital solutions for broadcasters. We had raised €7M in several rounds and, after a rollercoaster period, we received an acquisition offer from a British company that was listed on the London … Continued

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Growth Catalyst

Barcelona – the Smart City, Mobile Capital and Leading Startup City

Living in Barcelona is something that is undoubtedly very attractive to international professionals. The good weather all year round, the combination and proximity of the beach and the mountains, the cuisine, the culture, the creativity, the people… and, in short, the quality of life, has made Barcelona an attractive place for international talent.  A global … Continued

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Sports, Well-Being & Tech

Corporate Venturing: How start-ups and scale-ups can help the big players in sports industries with open innovations

The term is not new and pretty much speaks for itself. You surely have heard about it many times, but in case you didn’t, here’s a quick definition: corporate venturing it’s a corporate entrepreneurship where large companies create collaborations with start-ups and entrepreneurs to boost their innovation. The business model of this concept is almost … Continued

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Possibilities for innovations when corporations and startups merge approaches

The big corporations – known for taking over any market on the horizon and being semi-flexible to change, new ways of working and innovation. Yet those days, we’d say, are long gone. Corporations now have ever more, started working with startups. Why? Let’s see what the involvement of both have in store for each other … Continued

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Onitsuka’s ASICS

Kihachiro Onitsuka, who was tired of selling bootleg beer, went into the shoe business following World War ll. In the ensuing decades he built his Kobe-based company into the biggest athletic footwear and apparel maker in Japan and the fifth-biggest in the world. In September 1949 he established Onitsuka Co., Ltd. with only four employees. … Continued

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