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The Early Stages

The Early Stages

By APX
“The Early Stages” walks you through the “Startup Journey” in six episodes — from founding to funding and growing your startup. In each episode, host Julia comes together with founders and an APX expert to discuss one stage in the process of building a company, sharing their personal experiences, learnings, and advice for other up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
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Step Six: Grow Your Idea
In the sixth and last episode, host Julia meets Anna Banicevic, co-founder of the global boat rental platform Zizoo, Hendrik Schriefer, Co-Founder of the people development platform Sharpist (both APX alumni), and APX Director of Finance & Portfolio, Melanie Schröder. They talk about the challenges of growth and how to find the right speed.
27:43
November 23, 2020
Step Five: Accelerate!
In the fifth episode of our podcast series, our host Julia meets Rapha Steil, Co-Founder of Quin, Evgeniya Polo, Co-Founder of Emmora and APX Alumni as well as Robert Martin, Venture Manager at Porsche Digital and advisor to startups in the APX portfolio. They talk about their experiences with accelerator programs.
28:42
November 9, 2020
Step Four: Let's Talk About Money
In the fourth episode of our podcast series „The Early Stages“, our host Julia meets Maximilian Willert, Co-Founder and Managing Director of HYRE, and Sebastian Rieder, Co-Founder of Betafashion, as well as Tilman Kemper, Head of Venture Development at APX, to talk money.
29:43
October 26, 2020
Step Three: Taking the Leap
In the third episode, our host Julia meets Jonas Vossler, Co-Founder of Flow Lab, Dimitri Gärtner, Co-Founder of Framen, and APX Investment manager Maja Markowitz. Julia picks their brains about the mindset you need and pitfalls to overcome when committing to an idea and turning it into a business.
29:12
October 11, 2020
Step Two: Building A Team
In the second episode of our podcast series „The Early Stages“, our host Julia meets Lukas Rintelen, Co-Founder of RecTag, Kris Laumann, Co-Founder of Dilecy and Jörg Rheinboldt, who is one of the founding managing directors of APX. They discuss the challenges of finding the right teammates and share the strategies they use. No matter what idea you have and in which area you want to start up — answering this question will determine your future success: With whom do you want to start your business?
30:07
September 28, 2020
Step One: The Puzzle Pieces
In the first episode, our host Julia meets Eliza-Marija Hirvensalo, Co-Founder at Dogo, Linda Ahrens, Co-Founder of Unown, and Yoni Goldwasser, Director of Venture Development at APX, to talk about the earliest stage of the startup journey: the ideation phase.
19:48
September 8, 2020
The Early Stages Introduction
Our podcast series “The Early Stages” walks you through the “Startup Journey” in six episodes – from founding to funding and growing your startup. In each episode, host Julia comes together with founders and an APX expert to discuss one stage in the process of building a company, sharing their personal experiences, learnings, and advice for other up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
01:53
September 8, 2020