Role of network/community:
When he got the acceptance of a Swiss accelerator program, He made the decision to dedicate himself full time to Taqanu. Social networks were fundamental for the promotion of Taqanu in terms of disseminating the information and getting contacts to present the project in a wide range of events worldwide.
Relation with the context:
Berlin is the point where refugees, the start-up scene and the migrant welcoming culture (open and language friendly) meet. The uniqueness of the city, even compared to other German cities makes it a good location to settle the head quarters of Taqanu.
The scepticism, as it is a new project challenging the financial sector and using alternative technologies they need a lot of effort to gain credibility and recognition. They are also required to deal with regulations of the financial system and the identity management in close cooperation with governments. Regarding funding, as any start-up team they need to believe in their idea but it is essential to have a business model to attract investors.
To open a company is slow process and requires an effort, time and money. Starting, the launching of the service is crucial and they also have to prove it works.