Interview with mentor Sebastian Labud
Why have you committed yourself as mentor? From your perspective, what makes STARBUZZ special?
I have committed myself as mentor to learn about new ideas and to get to know the people behind these ideas. Havin been an entrepreneur myself, I want to share my experience with founders and support and advise them in their endeavors.
The region in which STARBUZZ is located is extremely interesting due to a huge number of renowned food and logistics companies. Most of these companies are highly interested in digitalization, new business models and talented people that challenge existing concepts from different angles.
How can you support startups in your role as mentor? How will Eismann support startups as partnering company of STARBUZZ?
We bring a lot of experience from different areas – e.g. logistics, sales, procurement – to the table. Ideas and specific topics that startups deal with can be addressed in these areas. We can also offer investment opportunities for promising startups that have a fit with our strategy. Having established my first own company twelve years ago, I can easily put myself into the situation of founders and help them with my experience.
Why would you advise startups to apply for STARBUZZ?
STARBUZZ offers a wide range of support that is especially needed in the first year of setting up a company. The program adds opportunities to test products and technologies with leading companies that partner with STARBUZZ. To sum it up: The digital commerce accelerator is an ideal springboard for ideas.
What do you expect from startups that apply to STARBUZZ?
I expect that the startup teams follow their idea with passion and full commitment. They need a burning devotion to their idea, working day and night on its implementation.