SEW – Startup stories at KoPlac

Startup Europe Week has been created to include all the European regions in a start-up focused program.

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 start-ups. 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 all people who came and especially we want to thank 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 traveling, 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: An 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.