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Ricardo parro-from-research-to-entrepreneurship

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  1. 1. From research to entrepreneurship Ricardo Parro @ricardoparro Hackney House - 7th of September 2012
  2. 2. Who am I?Ricardo Parro• Graduated in Computer Science Engineering 2007 - Lisbon• Founding team dev Wonga.com in 2007-2009• Co-founded TechQ (Lead generator) in 2010• Co-founded topdealslondon.com (deal aggregator) in 2011• Helped several startups as a freelancer (2009 – 2012)• Launched printi.com.br in Aug 2012 (online printing – Brazil)
  3. 3. My top 10 findingsfrom research to entrepreneurship
  4. 4. #1 Fail. Learn. Improve. Fail again.
  5. 5. #2 Less talk. More action
  6. 6. #3 Stay Positive.
  7. 7. #4 Maybe you dont even need money to start
  8. 8. #5 Always look for problems to solve
  9. 9. #6 Find your business partners
  10. 10. #7 Exposure. Exposure. Exposure
  11. 11. #8 Your ideas are welcome in a startup
  12. 12. #9 You will become a valuable resource
  13. 13. #10 It is not only about a startup.It is about what you become when you are on a startup!
  14. 14. Printi – printi.com.br• Launched in Aug 2012• Aims to disrupt the Brazilian online printing industry• Seed funding 1.2 million : • Greenoaks Capital investment ( Coupang – Korean eccomerce) • Joe Lonsdale, cofounder Palantir, team founding dev at paypal • Constantin Bisanz, Angel Investor • Brazilian Angels : Fabrice Grinda, Jose Marin, Florian Otto, Kai Schoppen, and Google executive Peter Fernandez.• Featured in Techcrunch, Forbes and Inc• Started in a living room in central London
  15. 15. 15th of September – São Paulo
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. THANK YOU!Ricardo Parroricardo.parro@gmail.comricardo@printi.com.br@ricardoparrowww.printi.com.br

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