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.
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.
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.
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.