Everyone is talking about digital transformation and solutions are being sought everywhere. And one country is currently serving as an international role model for others in this respect: Estonia. At first glance, you don’t know it – not from a country with 1.3 million inhabitants that lives in such a beautiful landscape between so many historic buildings. The capital, Tallinn, feels like an invitation to return to quieter times. What many do not know: In this small country there are well-known high-tech start-ups and even four unicorns, including Skype. Alexander Pinker travelled with the startup network SUN to Tallinn at the end of May to learn more about the digital culture behind the cornflower fields and chirping swallows.
At stuzubi 2018 Alexander Pinker also sat on the jury of this year’s startup pitch. Together with business, marketing and start-up experts from all over Germany, he set out to find the most innovative business idea.
The prize is 1,000 euros as well as PR support from stuzubi.
The founders from the fields of eHealth, Smart Home, User Experience and Food proved a good hand for the right trends.
Although the topic of the digital heritage still seems to be a marginal topic, it will in future affect almost everyone in the modern world. The industry event Digina 2017 will meet on 16 November 2017 in Munich and has set itself the goal of making consumers and entrepreneurs aware of the relevance of the digital heritage. Together with Sabine Landes, Dennis Schmolk, Mario C. G. Juhnke and David Sporer, Innovation-Profiler and Future Strategist Alexander Pinker will host digina 2017, the conference on digital life and digital heritage.
Nowadays, consumers and entrepreneurs are moving in the complex world of the Internet. In detail, this means that they are travelling in different online shops and marketplaces, have various accounts in social media, at online banks, insurance companies and archives or have different digital subscriptions. The list of online merchants is likely to be much more complex.
All these aspects play a significant role in the digital estate, because online passwords, accounts, subscriptions, shops, etc. are transferred to the heirs in the event of death. However, if the heirs are not sufficiently informed or if the estate is not sufficiently regulated, considerable difficulties can arise.
For this reason, the Digina 2017 should, according to the organisers, be a “place for comprehensive discourse”. The participants of the event should be able to “inform, inspire and network” – with the aim of taking appropriate precautions to spare their own surviving dependants a “digital legal dispute grey zone confusion”.
The program of the Digina 2017
The participants of Digina 2017 will be offered a broad spectrum of topics, including lectures and panel discussions as well as Meetups, Pitches and presentations. In addition to the main stage Alte Rotation, the programme items will usually take place in parallel in two additional conference rooms and a Meetup Arena.
The speakers will not only deal with fundamental questions such as “What happens to my electronic data in the event of death?” or “What happens if nothing is regulated?”, but also more specific topics such as the technical challenges of long-term data storage, political issues, legal aspects for entrepreneurs and the question of who should (not) be entrusted with the data.
This year’s career fair Stuzubi was not only the setting for exciting career opportunities from all areas of the company, it also offered start-ups the opportunity to present their innovative ideas for the first time. A pitch is an inseparable part of the everyday life of a startup. Within a few minutes, it must present itself in such a way that it convinces the viewer, investor or partner of the visionary power of its idea. Not an easy task!
Alexander Pinker, Innovation-Profiler and Future Strategist, in his function as a board member of the Startup Network SUN, in close cooperation with the career fair, has selected five companies that had the chance to present themselves not only to the visitors, but also to a top-class jury from the field.
As part of the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), one of the major meeting places for the German and international creative scene, Alexander Pinker, in his role as board member of the Startup Network SUN, together with the Silicon Vilstal initiative, organised a competition on the subject of rural mobility concepts, the “Bauer sucht Startup” Challenge. From 6 to 8 March, six teams were able to work on innovative mobility concepts in the hayloft of the Viereckhof, the oldest agricultural building in Munich-Schwabing. The competition was supported by the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern.
This year, the Silicon Vilstal Innovation Festival was held for the first time on the themes of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. In over thirty events with international experts, initiatives from all over Germany and exciting regional players, a piece of innovation history was written north of Munich. Alexander Pinker was part of this festival as a board member of the startup network SUN and as an innovation profiler. An essential focus was to draw young founders’ attention to rural areas. To this end, the initiative “Bauer sucht Startup” was launched in cooperation with the startup network SUN.