Accelerator Open for Applications

The Growth Accelerator and the brand new Entrepreneurs Academy are now open for applications.
Lots of news:

  1. Updated Growth Accelerator Program
  2. New Entrepreneurs Academy
  3. Partnership with World Innovations Forum

Updated Growth Accelerator Program

we added a new session INNOVATIVE THINKING based on our experience with “Disruptive Business Model Development”. It’s all about thinking out of the box, creative, big… but how do you actually shape your thinking process? In this new session, we teach you how to actually think innovative.
Admittedly – our all online accelerator program failed in emerging countries. Hence we are back to the former and highly successful “hybrid model”, consisting of a one week bootcamp and 10 weeks online program.

New Entrepreneurs Academy

Between fall last year and now we developed an all new Entrepreneurs Academy program. This is thought to be a precursor to the growth accelerator. It covers the key topics of entrepreneurship, company purpose, team development without a budget, business concept & funding, and so forth.

Partnership with World Innovations Forum

The partnership with the World Innovations Forum Foundation allows us to give stipends with substantial discounts, up to 99% to attendees from emerging and developing countries. It may also allow us to provide stipends for teams in developed countries with special conditions.




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Beginning @ Nothing

There is this one moment when an idea is created. Almost magically thoughts that may gravitate around a problem finds enough relevant experiences, pictures and emotions at one point in time and presents an “idea” that contains a possible solution. It’s a chemical process inside our brain, and actually has no connection to the real world. At this very moment there is nothing that represents the idea in the real world. It’s just a spark of energy in our scull.

The next key event is the actual birth of the idea. It’s the process when the idea is brought to the world, communicated with our language and pictures we may draw to share the idea with other people. Those other people may augment the idea with a different perspective and the more people we talk to the more versions and perspectives we get.

When we now nurture the idea, we do that by modeling the possible outcome, we try to understand its necessity, impact, evolution, permutation, and what it may take to make it a reality. The more intelligent a person is the more he or she is nurturing the idea by modeling what it is all about, BEFORE they actually build a prototype. The more inputs and the more modeling, the more likely it is that we build the right solution. In the future we may want and soon need an AI system in order to make not just some handful of models but play with an idea a million times – million iterations. Still the idea is still an idea.

When we craft the first prototype, hire people to explore the market and later sell to that market, help finding capital, we work our way through something that literally matures – physically – out of nothing but a chemical spark in the darkness of our brain.

The way we come up with new ideas has not changed. We created simple things like a table, and complex things like computers, self driving cars, space rockets, Windows, doors, skyscraper and literally everything that is not automatically created by nature.

What has changed though is the speed in which we transform those brain sparks into real products and bring them to market. And the more ideas become a reality, the more we get inspired to build on top of those ideas or branch out into new ideas or fields of applications.

All human created products have been brought to live and into markets through a very small number of people. Roughly 0.007% of humans, called entrepreneurs, are the ones who take dreams and make it a reality. Whether they are the inventor or idea creator or not.

The process of bringing those ideas to live is the base of this book: Beginning at Nothing


Why today’s human minds are incapable to outperform AI

Today we may debate whether or not a robot will ever be superior to a human. Superiority has many angels. And a robot may not catch all of them. But in the basic work life, it is different. And maybe one robot may not be as good as a human – but a whole range of networked Artificial Intelligence-based robots will outperform us in almost any segment of work on all levels and all industries !!!


Our single biggest disadvantage

The vast majority of humans, still today, keep knowledge close to their chest. Sharing of knowledge, experience, and mistakes is not our biggest strength. Sitting in a corner, thinking through the permutations of what happens with a machine in certain circumstances – is our biggest strength. But we know that our brain capacity is not unlimited. As long as we continue to share only if really necessary, think for ourselves, hope we earn special attention for our knowledge – we are in danger that all our jobs get eradicated before we adapt to newer better behavior. Our physical limitations are too weak to stand up against a series of highly developed AI networked technology – whatever we call it.

Cultural Advancement

We are what we got introduced to by our cultural frameworks. Our parents teach us to be humble, not to share our experience unless it is necessary, to experiment for ourselves until we are sure that our experiments are successful. We are conditioned to not talk about things that are still uncertain. Our communication prison is huge. Some cultures however advanced already. And the most interesting thing is that it was actually that very advancement that brought the AI / Robotics technology to life – Silicon Valley. Now some may argue it was elsewhere and so and so already had developed that first version of AI years ago. Well – so sorry to say that, an innovation has absolutely no value unless it is brought to a broader market. “The initial value if any innovation is zero”. Without cultural advancement, we will maintain that widening gap between developed and emerging countries. As long as emerging countries do not embrace more openness, a culture where failure is not just OK but actually good and a key part of learning – the country will remain to be an emerging country.

Artificial Intelligence, biggest driver for human advancements

Humans have one extraordinary ability: humans can adapt to new situations within one and the same generation. No other life form can do that. Big Data is giving businesses who leverage big data a huge advantage over others because they simply know better and faster what is going on. If we learn that networked AI systems will be able to tap into those data and create analysis, able to make decisions and derive strategies from the results, They will be ahead of us and we will essentially do what they suggest. We can’t even verify in time so we simply go ahead and do it. Yes it’s still a tool – but we do what the tool is telling us what to do without even being able to debate it. But we will learn one thing: if we connect our brains we get a whole new edge – maybe beyond our own imagination.

Experiment at Society3 World Innovations Forum

Imagine we do what these AI networks do and network our brains, very simply on a daily base by sharing, communication, analyzing our own mistakes and come to new conclusions every day? The collective intellect when really in action has unknown and incomprehensible reserves. The least we can do is to explore them. And it is almost for free. We only have through some of the old cultural remains overboard. At Society3 this is exactly what is going on right now. Society3 is building a digital layer across the globe that exists to connect people and their ideas, challenges, questions and answers together. We are not here to win a competition with AI-based robots but simply bring human entrepreneurs to a level that has never seen before.


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