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.
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.
A manager has to deal with multiple responsibilities. Some of them are easy, while others, such as managing the team, motivating people, working with tight deadlines, can be tough even for those who have enough experience to tackle all this. But how do you prepare for such challenges? What’s the go-to strategy to build a proper startup/company culture? There’s for sure a long road to go and most of the times we have to learn by doing: however, Noel Pullen, Senior Director of Technology at Hootsuite, has shared with us some key insights learnt from his impressive experience.