Romanians are smart and creative and people all over the world are aware of this. Romanian tech startups – and other verticals as well – are constantly growing, managing to catch the attention of well-known entrepreneurs and investors. And the best part is that some of them are so impressed by what Romanians can do that they decide to actually buy their companies.
Networking events are organised to meet people. If some of them simply find it hard to open a conversation or get nervous every time they discuss with a stranger, others are natural connectors that start meaningful relations at every event they are joining. And this applies both to our offline and online interactions. If you want to master networking and start influencing people – keep going! Watch the video below in which Colette Ballou, the Founder & President of Ballou PR is presenting 13 rules for effective networking.
Building a team is the biggest underestimated challenge that a tech startup faces in its early days. Because it’s not just about building any team and start working on a product. It’s about THE best team you can come up with, to support your vision while not neglecting their own individual goals. In this piece (built on the insights shared in a meeting at TechHub Bucharest) four successful startup founders & executives express their ideas and experience about the long-term effects of starting with the right people beside you when you’re an early-stage, even first-time entrepreneur.
As we work with so many entrepreneurs, we are regularly asked for product manager book recommendations. There are lots of excellent books about product management recommended on Internet, so if you’re looking for some essential product management readings, you shouldn’t have a hard time to find them. This time around we decided to ask the expert. So, we asked our very own Vladimir Oane, Director of Product at Hootsuite, what are the top 5 product management books he would recommend reading and why? Check out the video below to see his top and leave a comment below if you’d like to share with us the titles you’ve enjoyed most by now.
Happy New Year to each of you! If you are a CEE tech entrepreneur, especially from CEE, looking for investment opportunities we have extracted for you 25 startup investment tips from investors Vitaly Golomb (HP Ventures), Ondrej Bartos (Credo Ventures), and Tak Lo (Zeroth.ai) from their panel discussions at How to Web Conference 2016. If you want to see what else you should consider in 2017 to jump-start or boost your financial situation, check out the video on our Youtube channel.
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.