SEW – Startup stories at KoPlac

Startup Europe Week has been created to include all the european regions in a startup focused program.

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Many global initiatives have been created to celebrate entrepreneurship. Typically, such events follow the Silicon Valley format (keynote motivational speeches, networking sessions etc.)
But Europe is different and requires something more when it comes to starting a business. Regional diversity and local policy making play a big role in shaping European startups. European regions are key players, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks.

First of all we want to thank to all people who came and especially we want to thank to our guest entrepreneurs for making our event great as it was.

Yuhi Che: Yuhi moved to Brno 6 years ago and she fell in love with Czech beers, she said to herself that she will stay as long as she keeps on loving it. She is still here and she is running the Ebisu japanese restaurant. If you want to try good Japanese food and listen to contemporary jazz music from musicians all over the world, you should go to Ebisu. If you want meet Yuhi and hear her story, come to KoPlac.

Carl Davies: Carl is British and lives in the Czech Republic. He completed his Master degree with Merits from the University of Sheffield in Psychotherapy. Carl worked for the British Embassy, where he coached and trained the developmental needs of approximately 20 Embassies across Europe. In addition, being a Mentor for the ‘Together to Grow’ project organized by RWE for the top 10 Companies in Prague.

Andrea Tkačukova: She likes travelling, meeting new people, learning foreign languages but most of all she likes helping foreigners. Her genuine wish to help foreigners drove her to start her own business. Andrea and Vojta were two students who had just the idea for the business and nothing more. Together they started the company Foreigners.cz. Now Andrea is a co-owner and a CEO of the agency and successfully manages the Foreigners.cz offices in the country.

Ahmed Hassan: A mYnd enthusiast, a lover of psychology, an education addict, an entrepreneur and one of the founders of a project called MYND. He likes to surround himself with intelligent people, because only then it’s possible to move forward. Like they say: “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.”

Martin Šulak: Martin is an online entrepreneur, designer, NLP coach and also co-founder of MYND. He has bachelor diploma from Newton College where he also studied NLP. He perceives life as a game and NLP as a hack that helps him become a better player.

Wednesday, 3th of February, on our event on Startup Europe Week in KoPlac you could learn everything you ever asked yourself about startup.

We believe that all the experiences you heard as long as with the startup stories helped you to get answers for all your questions you might have and that you improved your knowledge about how to start your business out of just an idea, and what is necessary for your success. The most important thing at the beginning of a business is not to be afraid to take a risk and just follow your dream, like everyone of our entrepreneurs already said: ‘Fuck up is also great way to learn something out of it and at the end you will make your startup successful.’

Sharing your idea with your family and friends is always great way to get some feedback, but be fast in realization because there is always possibility that someone have same idea as you have and they can make it real before you do. If you decide to share your ideas or opinions make sure that you don’t need to say all the steps you are planing to take.
Every beginning brings a lot of risks, but if you don’t try, you will never know whether it succeed or not.

We are hoping that you got all the informations you needed, and we will be pleased to see you again on our next event on 22.-24. of April when we have ‘Startup Weekend Brno’ also here in KoPlac.

We are looking forward to see you and to exchange our ideas and to learn something new, all together.

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