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SIStory | Uspelite tarnovci - Svetlin Nakov

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SIStory | Uspelite tarnovci - Svetlin Nakov

  1. 1. Svetlin Nakov: The Path of the Entrepreneur towards the Software Education Svetlin Nakov Manager Training and Inspiration Software University http://softuni.bg
  2. 2. Who is Svetlin Nakov? http://nakov.com
  3. 3. From Veliko Tarnovo (1980 – 1999)
  4. 4. Graduated the Local Math High School (1994-1999)
  5. 5. Passionate Programmer Stared in 1991 with Pravets-82
  6. 6. Champion in 20+ Programming Contests (1992 – 1999)
  7. 7. Issuer of InfoMan Magazine (1998) http://infoman.musala.com
  8. 8. Trained Colleagues at School (1997 – 1999)
  9. 9. Graduated at Sofia University (FMI) BSc + MSc + PhD (2000 – 2010)
  10. 10. Worked in Software Companies ComSoft, TechnoLogica, Musala Soft (1995 – 2005)
  11. 11. Author of 7 Technical Books (2003 – 2013)
  12. 12. Awarded by the President The "John Atanassoff" Award (2004)
  13. 13. Part-Time University Professor Sofia University, TU-Sofia, NBU (2000 – 2011)
  14. 14. First Entrepreneurship Attempt National Academy for Software Development (2005-2008)
  15. 15. NASD: Lessons Learned Partners are important! Technical skills are not a good reason to start a business! Learned how NOT to do It!
  16. 16. Second Entrepreneurship Attempt Consulting and Information Technology Agency (2008)
  17. 17. CITA: Lessons Learned Good business idea == customers really need it and really want to pay for it You should be really inspired by your business idea
  18. 18. My First Startup Exit Telerik Acquired Me + Part of My Team from NASD (2010) to start Telerik Academy
  19. 19. Telerik Academy (2009 – 2013) Next Attempt: Learn How to Do It!
  20. 20. Trained Thousands Software Engineers (2010 – 2013)
  21. 21. Many, Many Awards
  22. 22. Telerik Academy: Lessons Learned Learned how a successful business works Learned how to teach in a big scale How to build a high-quality product
  23. 23. Telerik Academy: Lessons Learned How to build and manage a team Learned marketing & branding Learned to innovate every day
  24. 24. Telerik Academy: Lessons NOT Learned Financials: incomes, expenses, planning, estimations, risks, etc. Lean startup methodology
  25. 25. Software University (SoftUni) Third Entrepreneurship Attempt (2013) http://softuni.bg
  26. 26. SoftUni – http://softuni.bg High-Quality Software Training + Profession + Job + Bachelor Diploma
  27. 27. SoftUni: Lessons Learned Find the right co-founders! Financial stability is crucial!
  28. 28. SoftUni: Lessons Learned Growth is impossible without a strong team Lean startup: test hypothesis early
  29. 29. ? Svetlin Nakov: The Path of the Entrepreneur towards the Software Education http://softuni.bg
  30. 30. License  These slides are licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International" license 30
  31. 31. Free Trainings @ Software University  Software University Foundation – softuni.org  Software University – High-Quality Education, Profession and Job for Software Developers  softuni.bg  Software University @ Facebook  facebook.com/SoftwareUniversity  Software University @ YouTube  youtube.com/SoftwareUniversity  Software University Forums – forum.softuni.bg

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