Interview with Robert Knapp, Co-founder & CEO Cyberghost: fighting the good fight – protecting your online privacy

Robert Knapp is co-founder and CEO of CyberGhost, one of the best known VPN suppliers worldwide. The company consists of 20 employees, who established in an extremely short time an extraordinary service with more than 2.5 million users!

As a CEO, he sets the short, mid, and long term milestones for the company and leads the people in the right direction. He always keeps his office door open and his eyes on the revenue.

He started his own company when he was 18, and since then he was self-employed, first in music and event-business, later in IT and internet. Since then, he learned everything from his own mistakes and managed to cultivate a love-hate relationship with attorneys and accountants.

Interview with Teodor Ceausu, IXIA Country Manager: entrepreneurial skills are the drivers for innovation

Take it from a man who has been through highs and lows and has built an amazing company in a constantly changing environment: if you can keep your entrepreneurial spirit alive, innovation will follow! Teodor Ceausu, IXIA Country Manager, tells the story of going from startup to having your company acquired and then building your team to over 400 people. His story about being an entrepreneur and keeping that mindset even in a mature company is inspiring and motivating.

Here’s the entire interview:

Interview with Lorcan O’Sullivan (Enterprise Ireland): for a better environment for startups

At How to Web, we’re always trying to learn how to optimize the entrepreneurial ecosystem, how to improve it with changes and solutions that can deliver results in the long run. Other countries or groups have had great results with their work in Europe and abroad, so that’s why we always reach out to them to find out more. Meet Lorcan O’Sullivan from Enterprise Ireland, a man who has seen his country evolve to a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs and business. His work with attracting entrepreneurs to Ireland and offering them all sorts of programs and opportunities to grow and enter global markets is motivating and can be a valuable lesson to learn. Here the facts, directly from Lorcan:

Interview with Stefan Szakal, X3: what design can do for your startup

Stefan’s entrepreneurial drive has always been a big part of his personality. Coupled with his unwavering passion for design, this deep seated innovative and creative attitude led him to create one of the most successful design studios in Romania: X3.

Stefan set a very high bar for himself and his team, which he has been working on maintaining and surpassing for the past 12 years. X3‘s work for hundreds of clients on User Experience & Interface Design, Interactive Media, ID & Print Design, Motion Graphics and much more, has enriched them with valuable market experience. We consider Stefan to be a design maven and his articulate thoughts about building a startup are the glue that binds it all together. Let’s hear more directly from him:

Interview with Florin Talpes, CEO at Bitdefender

Bitdefender is one of the Romanian tech startups that has built an amazing business over the years. Started in 2001, the company has continued to produce, to this day, great antivirus products and, more than that, a great role model for startups everywhere. With offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Spain, strategic partners in over 100 countries globally and clients such as IBM and Virgin Media , Bitdefender knows how to deal with pivoting, growth pains and challenging itself to become a better company.

That’s why we did our best to get Florin Talpes, the inspiring CEO of Bitdefender, for an interview. And we were lucky enough to gather some great business and life lessons from this amazing leader:

Interview with Robin Wauters, future How to Web speaker

Robin Wauters‘ professional path follows the trajectory that most of us already know: once you get involved in the startup world, you end up being part of one, one way or another. Robin has been a tech writer for some of the major tech news outlets in the world, including TechCrunch and The Next Web. But before writing about startups, he built one himself, by co-founding Talking Heads, which he subsequently sold.

Now Robin uses all his experience to advise multiple startups on the best way to conduct business in a very competitive tech landscape. Given the hundreds and maybe thousands of startups he has interacted with in his professional path, we wanted to see how a startup could improve their marketing and PR efforts in order to gain a place in the spotlight.

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