Are you managing a team of creative people? Is this difficult for you? We discussed the art of managing a creative team with Alexandru Lapusan, the founder of Zitec, a primary local developer of online apps that only recently managed to attract EUR 1.7 million from eMAG to boost its development.
Well, it’s not every day you have the chance to sit down and talk about security, the blockchain, bitcoins and education with John McAfee. A genuinely cyber security legend! Present in Romania to speak at d10e Conference, “the most popular hacking target” (as he states about himself) joined us for a 30-minutes video interview as well. And here’s what it came out! Yeah, we had some qualms of conscience thinking that we could have prepared better questions. In the end, we’ve realised he would have given us the same answers. Don’t you think so?
Irina Alexandru has been an integral part of the hardware startup Vector Watch, and she has accepted to talk with us about the manufacturing system of China, its ins and outs, about the cultural obstacles, and how to chose your partners when thinking about production in China. Irina is now Program Manager at Fitbit, and previously she held the same position at Vector Watch, Romanian startup that has been recently acquired by global wearable giant Fitbit. This story is part of our ongoing interviews with tech entrepreneurs and innovators sharing their experiences. See the whole series here and subscribe here to keep you updated on the next interviews that we’ve prepared for you.
We decided to discover the stories behind the tech entrepreneurs that are building their businesses on foreign lands. We started from Romania with a successful business man that arrived in Bucharest by mistake (yeah, that historical Budapest/Bucharest confusion). Mikael Fredholm, former CEO of World Class Romania is the first expat entrepreneur to share his story with us. Watch the interview and hear some enjoyable sharings on how he made the switch from the fitness industry to the tech industry and what is Monday about, his new business.
Behind the impressive growth that is channelling eMAG to become a billion-dollar player in the tech industry lie the efforts of a team of thousands of individuals. But this is not the traditional e-commerce, Amazon-like story, it’s the story of Iulian Stanciu, the man who built this company. We asked him how he managed to predict the way the financial crisis will impact the industry, what are the challenges he encountered by now or what are the main mistakes young entrepreneurs in this field can make. All these and much more from this fireside chat that took place on the main stage of How to Web Conference 2016.
Watch the video below or read the interview transcription to get the most of this insightful conversation with Iulian Stanciu, CEO eMAG.
Startups founders sometimes underestimate the importance of marketing in their development and growth strategy. But both PR & marketing are key factors for the overall success of your business. We talked with Anabela Luca, CEO of AdLemonade, to find out which are the most important startup marketing tips that founders should take to increase their performance. Check out the video below for some very useful startup marketing tips.