Petr Šídlo: Interview about Product Development, Getting Customer Feedback and Baking Apple Pies

Minimum viable product, or MVP, is the first functional version of a product that the company offers to its customers. You can imagine, for example, the first version of a new computer game or a sample model from a young designer's workshop. Thanks to MVP, companies can verify if people want their product and are … Continue reading Petr Šídlo: Interview about Product Development, Getting Customer Feedback and Baking Apple Pies

Seth Siegel: An Interview about His New York Times Bestseller, Water Activism and the Right to Have a Swimming Pool

 “There are many great reasons to come to the Czech Republic, but going to Moser stores is high on my list.” That’s how the interview with Seth Siegel, a water activist and a New York Times bestselling author of Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, started. Seth was supposed to be … Continue reading Seth Siegel: An Interview about His New York Times Bestseller, Water Activism and the Right to Have a Swimming Pool

Margareta Křížová: How to find an investor, prepare for a meeting, pitch and negotiate

The relationship between investor and entrepreneur is like any other: Trust, but verify. Speak and listen attentively. Look for chemistry and follow the intuition that tells you either to go for it or leave. Communicate your needs openly, but be willing to find a compromise. "An entrepreneur and an investor are equals. You bring the … Continue reading Margareta Křížová: How to find an investor, prepare for a meeting, pitch and negotiate

Lukáš Foral: Analyze investors’ feedback and, if it makes sense, use it

The Czech-British fund Opifer sees hundreds of projects every year. However, they have only four startups in their portfolio. Among seed funds this is quite common. In the US, it is expected that a startup will pitch to dozens of funds before it gets an investment. Why are some entrepreneurs successful while most fail? “Good … Continue reading Lukáš Foral: Analyze investors’ feedback and, if it makes sense, use it