Sharing the Passion for Telecommunications – Conquering new Markets Together
Greenwich Consulting stages a Start-up Boost Seminar for the first time
Felix Nickl, Managing Director of Greenwich Consulting Germany, commenting the idea of the start-up boost seminar: "We deliberately did not offer a competition, but chose a qualitative selection procedure to identify enterprises with clear potential. In this way we would like to become better acquainted with the companies of the future in our industries in order to provide them with defined support based on our knowledge and experience. In addition, we believe that many common factors exist between us and the company founders: Greenwich Consulting is also a young, fast-growing company with a clear international focus and a claim to creating innovation. Consequently, one of the most important objectives in creating this new event is the desire to share our passion for innovative business ideas in the media and telecommunications markets."
The management of the 14 start-up enterprises from a total of five European countries will be taking part in the seminar. The focal business areas represented are the sectors of telecommunications, mobile and fixed line telephony, as well as Internet and telematics. Several of the products and services show a strong inter-sector and inter-media orientation, and have therefore been selected by Greenwich Consulting as trend-setting business models. The youngest of the start-ups concerned has been operating for only a few weeks, and the oldest was founded in 1998. The following three examples show the impressive breadth of the business models:
- The French Eyeka provides an Internet platform on which communities and media companies can exchange their own content
- Webwag, similarly a French start-up, has developed so-called widgets for mobile telephones
- Zemanta is a creative Slovenian company that provides a trend-setting formatting tool for bloggers and web designers
The complete list of participating start-up companies is as follows
Anatole (FR), established 1999, www.anatole.fr
AndUNITE (DE), established 2007, www.andunite.com
Blue Whale Systems (GB), established 2007, www.bluewhalesystems.com
Coda System (FR), established 2001, www.codasystem.com
ColibriWithUS (FR), established 2004, www.colibriwithus.com
Comombo (DE), established 2006, www.comombo.com
Edelbild (DE), established 2007, www.edelbild.com
Eyeka (FR), established 2006, www.eyeka.com
m2msolution (FR), established 1998, www.m2msolution.com
Prefueled (LU), established 2005, www.prefueled.com
Prylos (FR), established 2003, www.prylos.com
Webwag (FR), established 2006, www.webwag.com
YooWalk (FR), established 2006, www.yoowalk.com
Zemanta (SI), www.zemanta.com
The invited companies were all selected on the basis of uniform criteria. The companies were required to:
- have their roots in the telecommunication and Internet sector
- have an innovative and promising product or business model
- have taken up their business operations on the basis of a complete business plan
- aim at European markets
- have a recognisable need or interest in support by consulting professionals
Before the seminar the companies invited already have the opportunity to express their expectations and define questions. This is an ideal preparation for the advice provided to the start-up teams on the seminar day of November 22.
"With this new event we pursue the objective of learning more about our markets together with our guests and promoting talent. The seminar fits in with our corporate culture which is characterised by human openness, internationality and enthusiasm for new concepts and ideas. At the same time we know that young companies have a high need for orientation and sound information about their industries, the ideal market positioning and not least the structure of their companies. We want to support them all we can here", says Sylvain Maquet, Principal in the Düsseldorf Office and Project Manager at Greenwich Consulting.
Press service for journalists: Greenwich Consulting offers you the opportunity to join this seminar. As the event is company-internal please note that there are only a limited number of spaces available. Please contact Greenwich Consulting Germany or our communication partner Susbauer PR for your participation. We hope you will be able to join us.
Greenwich Consulting Deutschland GmbH c/o Excellent Business Center
The rapid changes in technologies and markets in telecommunications, Internet, media and entertainment (TIME) are creating a growing demand for specialised management and strategy consultancy with technological know-how and a clear practice orientation. Since its founding in 2001, Greenwich Consulting has acquired an outstanding position as management consultants on the European TIME markets. Leading telecommunications and mobile telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, content providers and infrastructure operators in Europe, Asia and America rely on the analyses, strategies and results quality of the management consultancy that is represented in ten European countries. Its clients include leading national companies such as major groups from within the TIME sector: Vodafone, France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel, Ericsson, HP and Microsoft. Greenwich Consulting’s recipe for success is based on profound technology and market expertise paired with a pragmatic and results-oriented approach. All this is ensured by more than 160 experienced and outstandingly qualified consultants with many years of practical experience in an international environment.