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Mittwoch, 12.09.2018 by Ishay Tenster
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My name is Ishay Tentser. I am Co-Founder and CEO at IniTech, an Israeli-based innovative software development company. We help companies use technology to solve core business problems.

We are experts at utilizing cutting-edge digital innovation in such areas as blockchain applications, decentralized technologies, big data, AI and cloud services. 

I am a former IDF/ Mamram officer and a graduate of both Hebrew University (B.Sc. in Computer Sciences) and the Technion (MBA).

I have over a decade of broad industry expertise. I’m a founding member in several startups, I give mentorship in startup accelerators and help clients to implement their digital products.

I would like to share with you my vision of the inevitable revolution in the field of real estate that the blockchain brings.
Mittwoch, 05.09.2018 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 30.09.2018) Accelerator Frankfurt partners with Santiment (a successful crypto data insights provider) to set up the Santiment Blockchain Hub. The vision is to build a place where like-minded people can collaborate and to push blockchain to the next level. The Santiment Blockchain Hub, powered by Accelerator Frankfurt, will collaborate with different players in the blockchain ecosystem and academia will be a natural part of the hub. It will provide education in crypto assets and blockchain technology. The target is to create a viable self-sustainable blockchain ecosystem.
Dienstag, 30.01.2018 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 21.01.2018) Accelerator Frankfurt successfully completed its third wave. The startups Cogia (Big Data Analytics / Textmining, Germany), Cytegic (Automated Cyber Risk Officer, Israel), Enterpay (Fintech Payments, Finland), INNAAS (Fintech Digital Concierge, Italy), Robosig (FX AlgoTrading, USA) and Spobi (SportTech, Germany) with our wildcard from first wave Fenror7 pitched for a full house of 200 investors and bankers on 17th of January. The startups pitched in front of the distinguished international jury.
Dienstag, 01.08.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 01.08.2017) Accelerator Frankfurt http://acceleratorfrankfurt.com offers a “Go-to-Market Program” for later stage startups in need to accelerate their business development. Accelerator Frankfurt is a private initiative and works in close cooperation with the finance industry and SMEs in Germany.
Sonntag, 16.07.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 16.07.2017) Accelerator Frankfurt successfully completed its second wave. 
The startups Adjesty (Adtech, Israel), Aeroplan (Insurtech, Israel), AsiaFundManagers (Fintech, Germany), EcoKraft (Fintech, Germany), Norma (Cybersecurity, Korea), Smart Mile Solutions (Smart Cities, Netherlands) and Travel to Live (Traveltech, Canada/Sweden) pitched for a full house of 200 investors and interested stakeholders on 13th of July. The acceleration program condenses two years into four months.
Donnerstag, 29.06.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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ACCELERATOR FRANKFURT's second DEMO DAY! Come see our passionate entrepreneurs pitching together with our guests from VABN. We invite investors from Europe to participate!
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Dienstag, 20.06.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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After working with startups for years and running an accelerator program, I can confirm that the key to success is quite simple. Obviously after you read this article, my ‘secret sauce’ will not be a secret anymore, so why am I writing this? The reason is that what we have built in Accelerator Frankfurt, cannot be built overnight.
Dienstag, 13.06.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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Frankfurt is aiming to win a place as a startups hub in Germany and as a Fintech hub in Europe. Startups are often seen as the disruptors of businesses. The fear is that the use of modern technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data, will make most of the repetitive tasks automated and the people doing them today redundant. On the brighter side the new technologies enable companies find new business models and markets. Big corporates are starting to see the necessity to engage with startups and there are strong reasons why SMEs should do the same.
Mittwoch, 10.05.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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Six weeks ago Accelerator Frankfurt launched its second wave. Eight diverse startups joined us: three German (AsiaFundManagers.com, Travel to Live and EcoKraft), three Israeli (Adjesty, Aero-plan and Kensee), a Korean (Norma) and a Dutch company (Smart Mile Solutions) on board. Fintech is still our focus but being in Frankfurt we have seen the demand for Proptech, Cybersecurity, Machine-learning and Smart-city solutions that serve the corporates and medium size companies. We want to bring people with passion to Frankfurt to help the banks and corporates innovate and find solutions that solve their problems.
Sonntag, 02.04.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 02.04.2017) Accelerator Frankfurt’s second wave of startups began their four-month program on the 27th of March. The startups where presented during our Launch Event at our premises in the TechQuartier in Frankfurt.
Mittwoch, 22.03.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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Representing Frankfurt: Eric Menges, Ram Shoham, Sebastian Schäfer, Gerhard Kebbel, Peter Feldmann, Peter Buxmann, Jochen Biedermann and Uwe Becker. 
Mittwoch, 25.01.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 22.01.2017) Accelerator Frankfurt successfully completed its first program with a demo day on 16.01.2017 at TechQuartier. All the eight startups (Alyne, BeeEye, Cindicis, Fenror7, Pronteo, SchnellSpesen, SecuredTouch and Wroomer) that started the program in September, pitched during the final day of their acceleration program. The startups were in areas of FinTech, RegTech, Cyber Security, Predictive Analytics and FoodTech. During the program the startups matured and developed with good results. One of the Israeli startups has already secured a pilot with a German bank and several are in discussion of starting one. In addition, six of the startups have secured follow-on funding while the others will close their financing rounds in the coming weeks. “We are very happy with the results and also in achieving our KPIs: securing a pilot with a major bank and getting over 70% of our startups funded” says Maria Pennanen, co-founder of Accelerator Frankfurt.
Montag, 16.01.2017 by Maria Pennanen
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16.01.2017 the startups from Accelerator Frankfurt will have their Demo day @TechQuartier. They are joined by startups from our collaboration partners Deutsche Börse Venture Network Fintech Hub, Main Incubator GmbH and VABN (Aurelis real estate GmbH). We have a full house and the registration for the event is closed. However you can join the live streaming via Startupradio starting 15:50 CET.

A big thank you for our sponsors Deutsche Bank,  Main Incubator, VABN, PWC, Taylor Wessing and Accelerator Frankfurt for making this event possible.
Dienstag, 06.12.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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In the startup world we emphasize the importance of teams. Not without a reason; it is what makes or breaks a startup. Success depends on the ability of the team to work together under stressful conditions and still deliver results. Understanding your own and your team’s behavior and blind spots, facilitates finding a solution when a conflict occurs. Diversity is key for good teamwork and the fuel for innovation, however to change and to work in the best possible way requires effort.
Montag, 21.11.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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It’s about a year ago when I wrote my first blog wondering why Frankfurt, the banking centre of Germany, was not the startup hub for Fintech in Germany. In a year many things have materialised that moved the development to the right direction; some of them planned and some unforeseen. The catalyst for the planned events was the call from Minister Tarek Al-Wazir from the Hessen Ministry of Economy and Energy for different parties to present their concepts of how to build the Frankfurt FinTech Centre. The unplanned booster was the unexpected decision of UK to exit the EU, Brexit.
Donnerstag, 22.09.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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(Frankfurt am Main, 22.09.2016) Accelerator Frankfurt’s http://acceleratorfrankfurt.com first wave of startups have started their four month program on the 19th of September. The startups where presented during our Launch Event on Tuesday evening at our office in the Westhafen Tower.
Sonntag, 18.09.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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Accelerator Frankfurt’s http://acceleratorfrankfurt.com first wave of startups will start their four month program on the 19th of September. The first program will take place in an elevated setting at one of Frankfurt’s main skyscrapers Westhafen Tower.
Mittwoch, 29.06.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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Maria Pennanen, Mitbegründerin des Accelerator Frankfurt, spricht im Interview mit altii über den Nutzen von Accelerators für Startups, Investoren und etablierte Unternehmen, die Zukunft Frankfurts als FinTech Hub und den Ansatz des Accelerator Frankfurt.
Sonntag, 24.01.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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Why is it that the Banking centre of Germany is not the Fintech startup center of Germany? I am a big fan of Frankfurt and an investor in startups who wants to help put Frankfurt on the map of relevant startup hubs of Germany. As a person genuinely interested in social media’s role in promoting startups and entrepreneurship, I have found two articles that shed some light into the current situation and what can be done.
Samstag, 23.01.2016 by Maria Pennanen
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This Wednesday 20.01.2015, Fintech Meetup in Frankfurt gathered a record crowd of some 170 startup enthusiast at the co-working premises of Die Zentrale, hosted by Felix Scheffka and Yassin Hankir. Those who could not be there could enjoy it streamed online by Startupradio.de.

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