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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Rimac Automobili’s expansion is in full swing. After the opening of a development office in Split, a similar one has opened in Slavonia, or in Osijek’s Esseker center to be exact. To see the story behind the new office and the things being developed inside it, I’ve decided to simply – visit. My host was […]
Attending Product Management Festival 2017 (PMF 2017) in Zurich, Switzerland, and meeting amazing product professionals inspired me to go deeper into six important areas that are often neglected or entirely overlooked by product leaders.