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  • Bad Times For Start-Ups

    Posted on November 15, 2013 by Marcel Vargaestok | Leave a comment Bad Times For Start-Ups

    Start-ups live in very bad times. It’s really worrying. And I don’t mean political or economic crisis. What is worrying me the most is that life these days for start-ups is too easy. There is too much money, too much comfort and too much help.

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  • Startups vs. Investors: The Silver Lining of Competition

    Posted on September 16, 2013 by Oliver Petrus | Leave a comment Startups vs. Investors: The Silver Lining of Competition

    When it comes to competition, there are 2 essential truths I see every day:
    1. Investors are obsessed with competition (and the lack of it).
    2. Startuppers are undereducated about their competition and painfully unable to “sell it” to their advantage.

    This is a scenario you, a fresh startupper, never want to experience. Your beloved product, a fruit of hundreds of hours of (not only) your (not only) labor finally sees the light of the day, only to find that the color of that light is red. The reason? Crowded market, they say. Who’s to blame? Is your product offer insufficient, or are the investors shortsighted and overly obsessive over competition?

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  • Where is the global ambition among startups in Central Europe?

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by Andrej Kiska | Leave a comment Where is the global ambition among startups in Central Europe?

    “I don’t want to be naïve and hope to change the world. I am perfectly fine with taking a proven business model that works abroad and making it work here in Prague/Bratislava/Budapest, in the future maybe expand to other cities in my country.”

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  • A day of an intern

    Posted on July 23, 2013 by Pavlina Opatrna | Leave a comment A day of an intern

    Its Tuesday morning. I am finally dressed up, done with my makeup and ready to roll. On my way to work, the projects I have been working on are still on my mind and I am trying to figure out whether they are good investments, or rather black holes. Where are company’s strengths and what threats can smash our plans. Is the market big enough? Can they sell? What is the management’s strategy? Even though as an intern I do not have any decision power, I am always invited to discussions, and I feel like my opinion matters.

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  • Why it is hard for VCs to say ‘no’ and why that ‘no’ could be good news for an entrepreneur

    Posted on July 20, 2013 by Andrej Kiska | Leave a comment Why it is hard for VCs to say ‘no’ and why that ‘no’ could be good news for an entrepreneur

    “VCs are arrogant. VCs are cowards. They speak about how they love to help entrepreneurs build successful companies, yet, when I ask them to give me feedback on my business plan or idea, they usually don’t even bother writing me back. And if they do, they complain about lack of global potential or misunderstand my product completely. Do they really expect that the next Facebook will come knocking at their ivory towers with a polished product, proven business model and the only thing missing on the way to an IPO being their Series A investment?”

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  • Do you want to work at Credo Ventures?

    Posted on November 8, 2012 by Jaroslav Trojan | Leave a comment

    We are always looking for bright and talented people. This internship position is best for a current or recently graduated student who is eager to learn more about venture capital industry, entrepreneurship, startups, and investment research in IT, Internet and health sectors. The role is meant to be full-time with a minimum length of three months. The hours are flexible.

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  • Startup Weekend Prague 2012

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by Jaroslav Trojan | Leave a comment Startup Weekend Prague 2012

    The final presentations:
    SingSomething; Bizz Wizz; Medical history application (maybe); Sunset Hill (2nd place); Bark Buddy (3rd place); Createmy.name; CrowdStudies; Blame it on the fish; SketchHatch; KiddyQ; CSS Hat (1st place)

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  • Open House Over Google+ Hangout

    Posted on March 6, 2012 by Jaroslav Trojan | Leave a comment Open House Over Google+ Hangout

    We decided to take our Open House one step further. Thus, we now also host the event over Google+ hangout. You can join us for chat and discussion at http://goo.gl/6DcFH, we would love to use the time to get to know you better, discuss your business ideas, and simply hangout. With Google+ hangout, you don’t need to leave your office anymore to meet the Credo Ventures team!

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  • Mini BOOTCAMP for Startups

    Posted on January 10, 2012 by Ondrej Bartos | Leave a comment Mini BOOTCAMP for Startups

    TechSquare and the European Entrepreneurship Foundation, in cooperation with Credo Ventures, would like to invite you to the first Mini BOOTCAMP for Startups held in Prague. The event is dedicated to young Czech entrepreneurs, with the aim to facilitate transfer of know-how from experienced entrepreneurs and investors to early stage startups. The workshop will be focused on building innovative companies with global market potential from the CEE region.

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  • Something Ventured

    Posted on January 3, 2012 by Jaroslav Trojan | Leave a comment Something Ventured

    Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists

    TechSquare, Credo Ventures, European Entrepreneurship Foundation, and CVCA invite you to the Czech premiere and the only screening of SOMETHING VENTURED (2011). The event will take place on Thursday, January 26th from 8:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Kino Světozor.

    The movie tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen…Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

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