Pioneers’ 7 Ecosystems

A Pioneer’s Guide to the Galaxy

Explore the Pioneers universe and our 7 main topics with a new structure that will help you discover the startups and content that really interests you.
A guide for everything Pioneers.

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Business & Productivity

Boosting your workflow with artificial intelligence. Siri on steroids, the full power of the cloud, and what’s next in marketplaces and marketing.

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Financial Services

“So, banks are getting pressured by newcomers but—and the but is really important—these disruptors are relying on old-school banks for financial services & infrastructure (bank accounts, payments, compliance, brokerage, etc.)” —Marc Andreessen

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

“Content creators need to embrace technology or risk losing a younger generation of consumers who are relying more on the digital space for their content” —Alan Horn, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios

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Materials & Manufacturing

“Although the full shift toward Industry 4.0 might take 20 years to reach fruition, in the next 5 to 10 years key advances will be established and winner and losers will emerge” —Michael Rüßmann, Partner BCG

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Mobility & Transportation

“I don’t think we have to worry about autonomous cars because that’s sort of a narrow form of AI and not something I think is very difficult to do actually—to do autonomous driving to the degree that’s much safer than a person is much easier than people think.” —Elon Musk

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Energy & Utilities

“The energy that strikes Earth’s land surface in two hours is equivalent to total human energy use in a year. Only a small portion of that enormous daily renewable flux of energy will ever be needed by humanity.” —Christopher Flavin

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Life Sciences & Agriculture

Hacking biology comes to life—improving health will shape the future! One wants to slow ageing, others read and manipulate DNA, invent genetic programming, fight diseases, or merge humans and machines.

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