Niclas helps hardware startups to manufacture and ship their first batch. In March, he co-organized the last HARDWARE.co accelerator in Berlin. He is an associate at PULSAR Consulting, where he focuses on innovation management, corporate venturing as well as fundraising and business development for high tech startups. Niclas has started his career in the innovation department of T-Systems MMS where he helped to co-found the DTAG spin-off Couchfunk. As a mentor he already helped dozens of startups and accelerators with his advice and network.
Five questions to the mentor:
- What does ‚Future Mobility’ mean to you?
Getting people from A to B much faster and environmental friendly
- What motivates you to coach teams on Startup Weekend – Die Alm?
As a mentor of numerous accelerator programs and startups I simply love to help startups realize their ideas.
- What business model is great example for ‚Future Mobility‘?
I believe that each idea needs a tailored business model. In general, any business model that is based on sharing or supports the realization of new technology is a great business model.
- Which area of mobility needs to be disrupted?
Over the recent years, we have made many technological breakthroughs. Be it e-mobility, new types of engines, light material and etc. Nevertheless most of the technologies are only used on a case by case basis. This needs to be changed by brainstorming and realizing new ideas to use these technologies in mass market solutions to increase their impact.
- Where do you integrate mobility into your daily life?
I integrate mobility in my daily life to to meet friends, attend meetings and etc. Since I never owned a car, I use my bike or public transportation as often as I can.