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In the podcast and at our events, we share inspiring stories from investors, entrepreneurs, and experts in an easy-to-understand and inspiring way.The LSG2G Partners invite the listeners to learn with them from the best and brightest minds behind disruptive businesses, innovative investments, prolific social movements, and technologies powering game-changing innovation. In intimate conversations, the host deconstructs the stories and strategies that he believes will move markets, change systems, and shape our future.Join the LSG2G Community: https://lsg2g.substack.com/

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In the podcast and at our events, we share inspiring stories from investors, entrepreneurs, and experts in an easy-to-understand and inspiring way.The LSG2G Partners invite the listeners to learn with them from the best and brightest minds behind disruptive businesses, innovative investments, prolific social movements, and technologies powering game-changing innovation. In intimate conversations, the host deconstructs the stories and strategies that he believes will move markets, change systems, and shape our future.Join the LSG2G Community: https://lsg2g.substack.com/

    #82: Irene Fialka - Inspiring Stories from 20 Years of Bringing Academic Innovation Into Business

    #82: Irene Fialka - Inspiring Stories from 20 Years of Bringing Academic Innovation Into Business

    Happy Birthday, Inits. Today 20 years ago – July 27, 2002 – Inits – Vienna’s most important high Tech Incubation Program was created.

    In this episode, I am talking with Irene Fialka, CEO of Inits. In 20 years, Inits has supported over 300 high-tech #startups with the necessary tools for a successful and sustainable market entry.

    Dr. Irene Fialka is CEO of INiTS, Vienna’s University Business Incubator (UBI), supporting entrepreneurs with R&D-based business ideas serving all academic institutions in Vienna. She has a genetics/molecular biology background and has worked with deep-tech startups since 2004.

    Under her leadership, INiTS was awarded three times by UBI Globalas, one of the TOP ranked UBIs in the world. INiTS’ startups have proven to be extremely successful in raising funds (12 x the average UBI-supported startup according to UBI Global) and finding strategic partners. She worked with the founders of, e.g., Apeptico, Blue Danube Robotics, Lexogen, Lithoz, Marinomed, mySugr, and many more. Marinomed is the first of over 300 companies that went public in 2019 (IPO on the Vienna Stock exchange).

    In collaboration with partners such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, and Uniqa, Dr. Fialka and her team launched the HealthHubVienna (healthhubvienna.com) in 2018, an acceleration program for international health startups to drive innovation and change in the healthcare industry in Europe.

    In this episode, we are talking about:
    Success Story of Inits from 2002 to 2022Development of the Startup Eco-System in Europe3 Major Developments of Inits in the last 20 yearsInits Vision for the coming two decades Female Founders andMuch moreYoutube Video
    I wish the team of Inits all the best for their birthday celebration. Keep up your great work – it has a huge positive impact on the startup ec
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #81: Astrid Woollard and Christian Niedermüller - The Future of Investments in Digital Assets

    #81: Astrid Woollard and Christian Niedermüller - The Future of Investments in Digital Assets

    What is happening in all things digital assets, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and alike? The market crashed. Is it all over now? 
    Investing with experts is always the best idea when investing in new areas. This episode was recorded in February 2022, and I am happy that I had the chance to speak with two experts in digital assets from Austria:

    Astrid Woollard and Christian Niedermüller, SMAPE Capital

    Astrid is the CIO of Smape Capital. Their slogan is: We invest beyond mission-driven tokenized economies. She is also working as an independent consultant in
    digitalization, digital business models, blockchain technology applications,
    and IP strategy

    Christian Niedermüller has been 15+ years in banking/traditional finance in very challenging roles, but finally went full time into the DLT/Blockchain and digital asset universe after being 6+ years massively involved anyway.

    Topics we discuss in this episode:


    Smape CapitalSatoshi Nakamoto NFTsDAOs The Metaverse and Much much moreYoutube Video
    🕛 Timestamps
    (00:00) Kick Off
    (01:07) What is Smape Capital?
    (04:15) The History of Digital Assets
    (05:05) Who is Satoshi Nakamoto
    (07:07) Next Generation Token
    (09:53) Use Cases for NFTs
    (12:40) What Is DAO?
    (14:10) Astrid Woollard’s and Christian Niedermüller’s First Steps Into the Crypto Market
    (21:13) The Driving Forces Behind the Digital Asset Revolution
    (25:10) The Bitcoin Pizza Day
    (26:11) The Tokenized Economy
    (28:02) Use Cases for the Token Economy
    (33:10) Useability of Tokens for Investments in Equity, Real Estate, and other Asset Classes
    (37:00) Unbanking the Banked, and Banking the Unbanked
    (40:11) Digital Assets and Inflation.
    (42:55) The Remittance Network – An Opportunity for Digital Assets?
    (46:50) Money Laundering and the Blockchain
    (51:27) Digital Assets in the Metaverse – Why, What, And How
    (54:42) NFTs in the Metaverse
    (56:08) How NFTs Will Change the Gaming Industry
    (59:00) The Availability of Capital for Digital Asset Projects
    (01:01:51) New Funds in the Digital Asset Eco-
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #80: Alexander Belcredi and Lorenzo Corsini - How to Create An Overnight Success As An Entrepreneur

    #80: Alexander Belcredi and Lorenzo Corsini - How to Create An Overnight Success As An Entrepreneur

    It is the 80th episode on my podcast channel. In 2020 I wanted to try how podcasts can bring value to my life science business community.

    One of the first speakers on the podcast was Alexander Belcredi, Phagomed. He and Co-CEO Lorenzo Corsini started their Company in 2015 and developed Alternatives to Antibiotics.; which was also the title of Episode #9 - Alternatives to Antibiotics.

    In April 2020, Alexander and Lorenzo were fundraising for their Company. Two years later, they signed an acquisition deal with the german Company BioNTech.

    After the acquisition, I sometimes heard on the market that Alexander and Lorenzo's success story came a bit unexpected.

    That's why I asked Alexander and Lorenzo to come back to the show to highlight how entrepreneurs create unexpected results in business.

    Topics we discuss in this episode:

    ➡️ The Decision-Making Process to Start a Company
    ➡️ How to Build Processes, Structures, and Teams
    ➡️ The Reality of Fundraising
    ➡️ The 5 Key Learnings of First-Time Founders
    ➡️ And much, much more...

    Connect with the experts on the show:
    Alexander Belcredi
    Lorenzo Corsini

    Youtube Video

    🕒  Timestamps:
    (00:00) Introduction

    (06:30) How Easy is it to Create an Overnight Startup Success?
    (09:07) The Defining Moment of a New Company
    (12:10) Is the Ideation Phase the Right Time to Found a New Company?
    (16:19) Some Thoughts on Why 9 out of 10 Startups Fail
    (17:45) From Ideation to Market – How Much Time is Needed in the Pharma Industry?
    (21:16) The Complexity of Founding and Developing Life Science Companies
    (25:40) The Early Days of a Company Formation – Structures, Teams, Processes
    (31:33) Dealing with adversity
    (36:15) Operating in a B2B Environment
    (39:45) The 3 Major Obstacles During the Phagomed Journey
    (44:40) Adapting the Own Expectations as an Entrepreneur
    (47:10) Finding the Right Business Case for the Company
    (58:10) How Important is Relationship Building During Fundraising?
    (01:06:47) Finding the Right Balance Between Dilution,
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    #79: Jonathan Sporn - How Psychedelic Drugs Help Ease the Mental Health Burden in Society

    #79: Jonathan Sporn - How Psychedelic Drugs Help Ease the Mental Health Burden in Society

    These days many sources are highlighting the shocking scale of the global mental health crisis and how this affects approx—a staggering one billion people worldwide - over one-seventh of the global population.

    “Unfortunately, as harrowing and monstrous this number is”, the investor Christian Angermayer wrote in a blog post, “it is my belief this is a gross UNDER-estimate.”

    Ultimately, the number of people needing mental health support is arguably all 100% of the world's population.

    I invited Dr. Jonathan Sporn, CEO of Gilgamesh Pharmaceutical, to gain more insights into the unmet medical need in mental health and the promising novel psychedelic drug development sector

    Jonathan Sporn MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, assistant professor at Columbia University, and CEO of Gilgamesh Pharmaceuticals, based in NYC, which is developing novel psychedelic-related or inspired medicines to treat mental illness.

    Topics we discuss in this episode:

    ➡️ Global Mental Health Situation
    ➡️ The History of Psychedelic Drug Development
    ➡️ Investors in this promising area
    ➡️ The Background Story to the foundation of Gilgamesh Pharmaceutical and
    ➡️ And the Different Ingredients Needed to Structure a Novel Game-Changing Drug Development Company

    Connect with Jonathan Sporn on Linkedin
    Youtube Video

    🕒  Timestamps:
    (00:00) Introduction to Topic, Speaker, and Company
    (04:00) Life in New York in 2022
    (07:15) The Global Mental Health Pandemic 
    (10:39) Mass Shootings in the United States as a result of the Mental health Situation
    (14:05) Why is it Necessary to Develop Novel Drugs to Fight Mental Health Issues in Society 
    (19:00) The History of Drug Development for Mental Health Patients
    (24:00) How Effective Are Psychedelic Drugs to Tackle Mental Health Questions?
    (25:05) Psychedelic Drugs in Pop Culture
    (26:40) What Inspired Jonathan Sporn to Dedicate His Professional Life to Advance R&D in Psychedelic Drugs
    (29:30) Psychedelic Drugs Hel
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    #78: Gerda Redl - The Future of Life Science Patents

    #78: Gerda Redl - The Future of Life Science Patents

    Warren Buffett recommends buying companies with a great moat. Something that makes the company unique and protects the business from the competition. Patents are the best moats. Do you want to know why? Then listen to Gerda Redl.

    Who is the speaker?

    Dr. Gerda Redl is a patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry.
    Her technical expertise is in biotechnology, biochemistry, and chemistry, including protein engineering, biologicals, small molecules, biomarkers, antibodies, alternative scaffolds, and libraries.
    Before founding REDL Life Science Patent Attorneys, she held senior management positions in biotech, mid-size, and big pharma companies.
    She graduated as a biochemist and received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the Technical University of Vienna.

    Topics we discuss in this episode:

    ➡️ The Value of Patents 
    ➡️ Fast Track Protection
    ➡️ Key Territories in a globalized World 
    ➡️ Digitalization 
    ➡️ Interdisciplinary Inventions

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/mAFQeofSh7o

    🕒  Timestamps:
    (00:00) Kick-Off
    (04:33) Patents are Assets
    (06:40) Different Types of Patents and their Economic Value
    (12:56) Product or Platform Technology Patents – Case Study mRNA Vaccines
    (15:38) When is the Right Time to File Patents?
    (18:55) In What Cases Are Patents not Necessary?
    (20:06) Patents, Trademarks, and Know-How
    (21:22) Patent Filing and Deal Structuring – What is The Right Sequence of Events?
    (22:13) What Confidentiality Agreements can and cannot do
    (23:55) What is the perfect patent solution?
    (27:20) Time and Capital Needed for Filing and Maintaining Patents
    (31:05) The Best Patent and Business Development Strategy for Scientific Founders
    (34:00) What territories should be protected?
    (43:04) What effects have restrictive patent laws on motivating entrepreneurs to turn scientific in
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    #77: Alexander Valtingojer - How to Invest in Digital Assets

    #77: Alexander Valtingojer - How to Invest in Digital Assets

    What is going on in the world of digital assets in 2022? In May 2010, 10,000 BTC bought 2 Pizza.

    Last year in November, the same amount had a value of 600 Million dollars. A lot has evolved since 2010 in the digital asset ecosystem.

    That's why I asked Alexander Valtingojer, CEO of Coinpanion, to discuss the latest development in the crypto market. This episode was recorded in January 2022.

     What are the topics we discuss in this episode?
    Digital Natives and the Boomer GenerationBitcoin and other CryptocurrenciesThe Biggest Wealth Transfer in Human HistoryNFTs, Web 3 and the MetaverseAnd much, much more 🎙️ Youtube: https://youtu.be/0_m-9EgHl3M

    Books in this episode: Ray Dalio, The Changing World Order

    🕒  Timestamps:
    (00:00) Intro
    (03:30) South Tyrol – Cultural Background
    (06:00) The Development of Digital Assets in Q1/2022
    (10:00) Long Term Perspective of the Crypto Eco-System
    (17:30) The Future of NFTs
    (20:45) What NFTs can do for books
    (25:30) What Are Smart Contracts?
    (27:45) Remodeling the Book Industry with Smart Contracts
    (30:30) Interoperability
    (31:30) Use-Cases for NFTs in the Creator Economy
    (38:00) NFT become Commodities
    (39:30) A Brief History of Smart Contracts
    (41:30) Tokenized Shares
    (45:30) How Regulation Helps the Ecosystem
    (47:08) Web3 and the Metaverse
    (52:30) Star Trek, Ready Player One, Mark Zuckerberg and the Metaverse
    (54:30) Lex Friedman – What Happens When an AI becomes conscious?
    (58:15) The Mission of Coinpanion
    (01:02:06) The Story Behind the Foundation of Coinpanion
    (01:04:30) The Investment Approach of Coinpanion
    (01:10:30) Bitcoin
    (01:16:30) The Biggest Generational Wealth Transfer in the History of Human Society
    (01:18:30) Use Cases for Gold
    (01:20:30) NFTs, Collectibles, and the Gaming Industry
    (01:24:30) Maker and DeFi
    (01:26:30) Ethereum
    (01:30:30) Charles Hoskinson, Cardano, and ADA
    (01:31:50) Polkadot and Link
    (01:35:50) Uniswap
    (01:37:57) USDC
    (01:40:30) Stablecoins, Stack
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    • 1 hr 53 min

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