There is a certain gap between an acceleration program and the first serious investment a team should secure after being accelerated. This is a critical interval in an early stage startup, when it still needs support to deliver a product that has achieved product/market fit.
Are European funding programs a possible gap closer? How about corporate accelerators that could support teams for longer than 3-6 months? Should they? We wanted to find out, so we spoke with Cosmin Ochisor, Business Development Manager at Hub:raum acceleration and incubation program of the telecom juggernaut Deutsche Telekom.
Cosmin is highly experienced in a wide variety of business fields within or connected to the telecom industry: Directory Services, Value Added Services and general new business development. His skillset encompasses re-organization/outsourcing processes, M&A and working with multi-skilled international teams. Moreover, he is an experienced product manager in product development, marketing communication (ATL&BTL) and rolling-out new products on the market.