Max Gurvits, Author at Netokracija CEE

Max Gurvits

Startups

5 Things We Learned About Startup Ecosystems With #StartupAddVenture

After spending the last several years building entrepreneurship communities from the ground up in Ukraine (Vitaly), Baltics (Mike), and Balkans (me), this year we decided to box the best ingredients and moving parts of those efforts into a package and distribute it across Central/Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The result is Startup AddVenture, which on the surface of it is a series of events, but deeper inside a community of like-minded individuals, who are committed to helping each other build globally relevant tech and ventures.

Startups

Startup To Dos for 2014: Be Post Traction. Be In the 2.4%. Be Unorthodox.

Feels like 2013 just started a short while ago... aaaaand it’s gone.

Startups

5 Ways to Avoid the Zombie Zone

I’m no engineer, but here’s what I do remember from the physics classes that I didn’t manage to skip at school: Current only flows through a closed circuit. In business, always happy to adopt awkward pseudo-scientific analogies, we like to talk about full cycles. Or iterations.

Startups

The Hustler Manifesto: You Know Who You Are

You know who you are. You’re that guy or girl on the startup roller-coaster who is the first back in line for the next ride, while everyone else is puking on the grass. You’re the one who never pays for event tickets, and always gets into pitching contests way past the application deadline. And you often win, but not always.

Startups

Eleven’s 11 – Selection Bias or How to Get Accepted to an Accelerator

On April 8th we had an awesome day at Eleven, as the 13 companies that we selected for our third batch – we call it Eleven Season 3 – started our acceleration program in Sofia. That brings the total of Eleven companies to 32, and with over 1,100 applications, over 100 live pitches, and three […]

Startups

Eleven’s Eleven – Story of a Startup Accelerator

We launched Eleven a little less than a year ago – how time flies. In April 2012, we posted our first ‘Hello World’ posts, and in May we opened our first application window. Now, as our first year is coming to an end, we’ll be sharing a series of posts here, with some intermediary notes […]

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Internet marketing

Developer in a marketing hell (based on a true story)

After half a year of ups and downs, mysteries and HEUREKA moments trying to understand what 'ad groups' are and what do 'keywords' have to do with ads, I am finally confident enough to say that I know what a complete ad group should look like. At last, I pull the trigger that creates 20,000 ad groups with keywords in one hour.

Careers

The story of how Angela, my developer colleague, made my life easier. And how I made hers a nightmare.

One of the eternal questions in the tech world is whether marketers and developers can find a common ground. I must admit that at the very beginning, Angela - a developer - and I - a marketer, could’ve used a skilled interpreter to help us out.

Tech

Medtech at its finest: How Croatian Q and London-based Accunea developed a transplant monitor app

When capable tech meets medical expertise, many world-class solutions arise and Accunea Transplant Monitor is definitely one of them. How it came to be, we found out from leading tech company behind it.