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Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
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Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
Panmak   karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
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Panmak karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company

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Talk to the students of the UOM (University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece) about startups

Talk to the students of the UOM (University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece) about startups

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  • 1. From a Tech Idea to a Global meaningful company how tech people with a novel idea can start and grow a global company! A Mentor’s view Sotiris Karagiannis Information Technology Expert, Startup Mentor (a) Twitter: @skaragiannis Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/karagiannis
  • 2. Who am I ? A Tech Visionary (?) a life timeline full of changes between Passion, Innovation, Entrepreneurship 1970’s Moon, Robot Toys, Air Models, Electronics, Boards, Mini Computers, Games 1980’s 2000 1980’s Computers, Uni (Applied Math), Software, Artificial Intelligence Edinburgh 1990’s ..1990’s ISP in N. Greece, Internet Software, Web Apps, Infrastructure, Cloud ,Future?
  • 3. Your mentor for today  My path was full of changes in a continuous search for knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship and real market value  I NEVER stopped LOVING what I did (passion)   I was many times a self starter (a Serial Entrepreneur), I was never settled, I failed many times and learned a lot.  I had mentors myself and I listened to them. I want to pay that back…
  • 4. A piece of the reality You are HERE You want to go HERE Geeks only 
  • 5. Think about this …
  • 6. “Software is eating the World! “ Marc Andreessen “Over two billion people now use the broadband Internet” “software programming tools and Internet-based services make it easy to launch new global software-powered start-ups in many industries” “the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the rise of Amazon, today’s the world's largest bookseller, which is a software company” Video : Netflix Music : iTunes, Spotify, Pandora Entertainment: Zynga, Pixar Photography: Shutterfly, Snapfish, Flickr Marketing: Google, Groupon, Living Social, Foursquare Telecom: Skype HR/Recruiting : Linkedin Transportation: Uber, Tesla News/Media : Twitter File share: Dropbox, Box Social: Facebook, Yammer Cloud: Amazon, Azure and …. TVs, Home Appliances, Planes, Cars, Oil and Gas, Financials, Health Care, Education, Knowledge ………
  • 7. Going to a global War: The Basics  So do you think you’re a (global) entrepreneur ?  Why are you there (desire not fear)?  Which (global) problem are you solving?  Are you afraid of (global) failure?  Do you take risks (calculated or other)?  Do you want to change the World ?
  • 8. A Tech Idea! Is it enough?  Are you solving a (global) problem  Do you know what it takes to solve it?  You wish to try and don’t mind to fail?  Do you think that your life is depending on it?  Is it going to change the world?
  • 9. Focus on the Problem. Got it? Focus on the problem!! If you're only excited about the solution, you'll lose interest when your solution doesn't fix the problem!
  • 10. Q: “Why should anyone care” ? A question people hate  What is your value proposition ?  What is your competition (globally)?  Have you got “IP protection”?  Can you execute (idea -> action) ?  Does it Monetize ? (money talk)  Do customers care ? (metrics)
  • 11. Something to remember about competing incumbents “Over the next 10 years, the battles between incumbents and software-powered insurgents will be epic” Marc Andreessen
  • 12. Q: “Have you thought about ..” ?  A TEAM !! Sole Founder vs Having co-founders?  The location : Greece or ?  Funding ? How much do you need ?  Your secret sauce!! You sure have one. Don’t you?  The old type Business Plan? Better have a 3 Year Budget/quick Business Plan
  • 13. So you want money from VCs?  You have a solid Plan  You sure have Customer Validation, no?  You got Pilots / Commitments  You thought about Shares / Equity / Advisors etc  You have good legal support!! That’s why Mentoring is useful …
  • 14. OK. Ready to take Off ?  Product sales, sales, sales … growth !  Marketing, brand establishment  Continuous funding rounds >> fill me up  Global Success  Exit Plan !!! Companies are bought !!
  • 15. Product Advice If you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version you waited too long …
  • 16. “The People Who Are Crazy Enough to Think They Can Change the World, Are the Ones Who Do!” - Steve Jobs And some final advice … Make more effort than is expected of you. Adapt to the rapid changes Think BUSINESS !! Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
  • 17. Thank You !! Skar.gr@gmail.com Linkedin.com/in/karagiannis @skaragiannis

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