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

JANA HANFOVÁ: How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is one of the possible ways to get money to develop your project. It doesn’t matter whether you need 5,000 USD for a small exhibition or 100,000 USD for software development. The only thing that matters is your preparedness. With a sophisticated plan, communication strategy, reward system and an active community, you can push … Continue reading JANA HANFOVÁ: How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

PETR SKONDROJANIS: I do not tie business or people to rules, I only give direction

Petr Skondrojanis is one of the most famous Czech faces of the Human Resources. He wants to teach companies how to create good company culture and respect their employees. What does he have to show for it? He has founded Cocuma, Kariérní pouť, Cultmag, Cult Talks as well as organized the talk show Culture Rocks. … Continue reading PETR SKONDROJANIS: I do not tie business or people to rules, I only give direction

If climate change doesn’t threaten rich people, nothing will change

Andrew J. Hoffman is a Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He came to the Czech Republic to present his book How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate at the Ekofilm festival.  How do you perceive climate change? Are you worried or optimistic? I am pessimistic but hopeful. I think the … Continue reading If climate change doesn’t threaten rich people, nothing will change

We need to restart the love affair with Nature

Staffan Widstrand is a world-renowned wildlife photographer and a strong advocate of nature conservation, biodiversity and rewilding. His project Wild Wonders of Europe, which presented the natural heritage of Europe to the World, reached 800 million people and his photos have been published in major media like National Geographic, GEO Magazin, Der Spiegel and many … Continue reading We need to restart the love affair with Nature