Startups work across borders. What’s that doing to teams?

On November 20 at Talent Garden Rainmaking we look forward to hosting InnoTech Nordic. The half-day event is facilitated by Emerging Europe, an alliance that works to strengthen the innovation landscape across Central and Eastern Europe. Creating a cross-border ecosystem for entrepreneurs has long been a priority for us. A current target is connecting our … Continue reading Startups work across borders. What’s that doing to teams?

Super smart and deeply inclusive: The high hopes for sports tech

Out of all the emerging tech verticals, sports tech is set to deliver on the tallest list of expectations. Make me healthier. Entertain me. Give me new reasons to hang out (and exercise) with my friends. Part of the excitement around the sector is its ability to cross over business areas and serve multiple user … Continue reading Super smart and deeply inclusive: The high hopes for sports tech

Growth Hacking: How marketing is changing and what you can do about it

Growth hacking is definitely (becoming) more than a fluffy buzzword used by young marketers to trick their way into a fast-paced career. Every company’s customers, users and targets are changing. So is the way you should do marketing. This noble discipline is evolving into a new kind of technical sword fight. We had a talk … Continue reading Growth Hacking: How marketing is changing and what you can do about it

How 3D print grew up: The new wonders of additive manufacturing

From mass personalization and bioprinting to disaster relief and children prosthetics: additive manufacturing and its impact on our world are here to stay. As new opportunities present themselves with the advancement of this technology, 3D printing has proven to be much more than a fad or simply a consumer-focused tool. Today, the total worth of … Continue reading How 3D print grew up: The new wonders of additive manufacturing

5 Pitfalls of Data-Driven Marketing: Bringing Back Gut Feeling Marketing

The benefits of a data-driven approach to marketing has been a hot topic during the last years. Your LinkedIn feed is probably filled with articles and blog posts disclosing the secret hacks behind terms like user behavior, conversion rates, keyword research, metrics on competitors, backlink profiles, engagement, heat maps, and you are given a million … Continue reading 5 Pitfalls of Data-Driven Marketing: Bringing Back Gut Feeling Marketing

7 ways for Product Managers to build great relationships with UX Designers

A smooth and well-functioning relationship between Product Managers and UX Designers is essential for the product, the users, and the business. Avoid the pitfalls with our seven tips. While product management and UX design are not the same thing, they are complementary. An alignment of the two is inevitable for those who want to ship … Continue reading 7 ways for Product Managers to build great relationships with UX Designers

Rainmaking Loft joins forces with Talent Garden

Talent Garden, the leading European networking and education platform for digital innovation, is partnering with Rainmaking for their first expansion into the Nordics, in line with Talent Garden’s long-term strategy of growth at an international level. As part of the collaboration, Talent Garden will acquire 51% of Rainmaking Loft,  the leading coworking network in Copenhagen … Continue reading Rainmaking Loft joins forces with Talent Garden

The Ramp arrives with their no-fuss + no-big-titles startup studio

In The Ramp’s room on the 1st floor there is a stack of sweatshirts, bright-yellow logos freshly printed on them. “Yes, we got a logo now,” says team member, Ricki Mae Melchior. Otherwise the interior is stripped for this-is-us-we-are-a-tribe indicators. For a good reason. “The Ramp is nothing else than the brains, we put into one room. The culture part comes along, when you work together,” … Continue reading The Ramp arrives with their no-fuss + no-big-titles startup studio

5 completely solid pieces of startup advice from Sitecore’s Lars Fløe Nielsen

The CMS software provider Sitecore hit a revenue of 1,4 billion DKK in 2016, so we feel it’s okay to call them a blow-up rather than a scale-up. Here co-founder Lars Fløe Nielsen provides delightfully tangible word’s of wisdom. 1.    Speak up about your competitors ”You are rarely alone in your market. One of the most common mistakes … Continue reading 5 completely solid pieces of startup advice from Sitecore’s Lars Fløe Nielsen

What we learned from 30 third graders about entrepreneurship

One week ago we had a pack of founders between 8 and 12 over for Rainmaking Kids, a fast-forward workshop where you develop a business plan in a day. Unsurprisingly, they got much of the trade figured out already. This is what we picked up from their visionary heads. 1. No matter the industry, Ice cream / candy / cake … Continue reading What we learned from 30 third graders about entrepreneurship

Beyond the headlines about funding rounds and exits

Co-founder and editor Katia Lang of The Fintech Times stopped by Copenhagen last week. We sat down with her before a talk at CPH Fintech Lab to identify three trends she expects to reshape the media coverage of startups. 1. We will move from an interest in money flows to people + ideas “Succesful funding rounds continue to dominate … Continue reading Beyond the headlines about funding rounds and exits

How to challenge the big ones: Three ideas from Starling Bank’s Megan Caywood

Starling is one of the much anticipated digital players in the British banking field. This year’s $70 million funding round built up the initial hype. With Starling’s team preparing for product launch in early 2017, the timing was just right for touching base with their Chief Platform Officer, Megan Caywood. Earlier this week she spoke at our co-working sister … Continue reading How to challenge the big ones: Three ideas from Starling Bank’s Megan Caywood

We like to keep the competition close: This guy is building a co-working app too

It’s co-working app season. While our own studio team develops the Rainmaking Loft app, the young startup Sjelp on Ground Floor are crafting a related networking tool for entrepreneurs. The Sjelp app welcomes the user with a swiping function, which puts it in the product family of Tinder and the more recent business version, Grip. In Sjelp’s case you are introduced to a flow of challenges from fellow startups. … Continue reading We like to keep the competition close: This guy is building a co-working app too

“If you clash and still share a direction, amazing explosions will happen.”

The new General Manager of our sister collaborative The Camp, Nynne Budtz Christiansen, boils down her co-working philosophy: Co-work is very much a state of mind. You can sit close to the same colleague each day, but you may never collaborate with the person. From my experience real collaborations only arise, if they are necessary … Continue reading “If you clash and still share a direction, amazing explosions will happen.”

Simon Sylvest, Head of Growth at Founders, shares one big idea

With the persistent buzz about growth hacking, why don’t we catch up with local hack evangelist, Simon Sylvest, and ask: What is it good for? ”Basically growth hacking tools (like these) can work as a counterbalance to a startup culture that is in love with ideas and rapid execution. Instead of just getting a lot … Continue reading Simon Sylvest, Head of Growth at Founders, shares one big idea

A quick design lesson from Grow: Why looks matter for even the most bootstrapped of startups

Among the fresh faces in our creatives section, The Workshop, are art directors Stephanie Barbon Ravn, Sophie Barbon and UX designer Søren Øbro. They previously designed visual treats for clients like Nike, Pandora and The Danish Film Institute. At Rainmaking Loft they’re looking forward to collaborate with startups in an informal and we’re-growing-together-kind-a-way. Very logically … Continue reading A quick design lesson from Grow: Why looks matter for even the most bootstrapped of startups