How to turn your small business into a startup

​By far the most businesses in the world are so called micro businesses. This means they have less than 10 employees and a turnover below 2M. The definitions vary per country and there is no global research on this. In the US more than 80% of the small businesses reported less than $50k in 2011.… Read more →

You Need to Belle with ReactJS

This week Nik Graf, long time StarterSquad member and former CTO of will be at React Conference Europe. At the conference he will take the opportunity to release a new open source UI library called Belle. It’s an exciting moment for StarterSquad to see yet another great open source framework built by one of… Read more →

How to find great Startup ideas?

I come across many people that want to start a business of their own, but have trouble finding the right startup idea. Although in some cases I suspect the phrase: “I am an entrepreneur waiting for a good idea to come along” actually means “I like the safety of my job, I have my mortgage,… Read more →

Startup Ideas

We are looking for co-founders!

Since the end of 2013 we have built a strong community of designers, developers and growth hackers for startups. We have built many startups for clients, in addition to launching the StarterSquad Lab. The Lab is designed to build our own startups with StarterSquad teams coupled with entrepreneurs that act as a co-founder. We successfully tested the process with startups like Capacitor, SwipeGuide and Ucourse, and now it’s time for the next stage. Our… Read more →


The Growth MBA: next generation marketing

Growth Hacking is hot! There is quite a lot of hype around it, but underneath is an exciting mix of marketing, hacking and data science that is crucial for businesses and marketing. To delve into leading edge Growth Hacking I attended the Growth MBA In A Day at The Next Web Europe Conference in Amsterdam. Growth Guru Samir… Read more →

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De-risking Your Startup in Five Steps

Entrepreneurship is all about risk. Building a startup is a risky exercise. But research has shown that most successful entrepreneurs are masters at analyzing and minimizing/avoiding risk. Just like investors, they view entrepreneurship not as a business of taking risks, but as one of mitigating and minimizing risk. From this perspective, we at StarterSquad developed an approach… Read more →

FinTech & Payments at hub:raum Berlin

FinTech and Payments are hot topics for Startups. That’s why Maik Götze from StarterSquad went to the MeetUp Group FinTech & Payments in Berlin. This MeetUp was held at hub:raum, the incubator & accelerator of Deutsche Telekom (German Telecom). This MeetUp was hosted by the Meetup Group “Berlin startups“, Thomas Keup of SPREEFACTORY, and Susanne Krehl, Head of… Read more →