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How to Kick Ass from Romania

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How to Kick Ass from Romania

  1. 1. How to Kick-Ass from Romania
  2. 2. Kick-Ass from Romania Why does it matter? Entrepreneurs are the future @apphil #2
  3. 3. Kick-Ass from Romania Golden Rule: Entrepreneurs never complain Love it, Change it or Leave it @apphil #3
  4. 4. Kick-Ass from Romania Romania is not Silicon Valley & never will be Actually: It’s much better !!! @apphil #4
  5. 5. Kick-Ass from Romania #1 Talent availability is 10x better in Cluj than in Silicon Valley @apphil #5
  6. 6. Kick-Ass from Romania Simple Experiment: Who in this room would work for me for 10.000€ / month? @apphil #6
  7. 7. Kick-Ass from Romania #2 Almost no local competition: Working for an outsourcing company mostly sucks… @apphil #7
  8. 8. Kick-Ass from Romania #3 World is flat Tools, knowledge & resources are global @apphil #8
  9. 9. Kick-Ass from Romania #4 Early stage money is available at good conditions (see LaunchHub, Eleven, etc.) @apphil #9
  10. 10. Kick-Ass from Romania How did they become billionaires outside of Silicon Valley? @apphil #10
  11. 11. Kick-Ass from Romania Build a business that is focused on revenue from the beginning… @apphil #11
  12. 12. Kick-Ass from Romania Exploit the weak spots of Silicon Valley companies (cost, exit driven, lack of talent) @apphil #12
  13. 13. Kick-Ass from Romania Arbitrage: Produce locally (lower cost) – Sell & Raise money globally @apphil #13
  14. 14. Kick-Ass from Romania Build trust early on with a global presence @apphil #14
  15. 15. Kick-Ass from Romania Outsource areas which are hard to cover in Romania (e.g. branding, sales, design, etc.) @apphil #15
  16. 16. Let’s do it: You can become the founder of the next great billion dollar company Kick-Ass from Romania @apphil #16
  17. 17. Thank you for your kind attention!

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