Seerc karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company
From a Tech Idea to a
how tech people with a novel idea can
start and grow a global company!
A Mentor’s view
Information Technology Expert,
Startup Mentor (a)
Who am I ? A Tech Visionary ?
with a life timeline full of changes between Passion, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
1970’s Moon, Robot Toys, Air Models, Electronics, Boards, Mini Computers, Games
1980’s Computers, Uni (Applied Math), Software, Artificial Intelligence Edinburgh
..1990’s ISP in N. Greece, Internet Software, Web Apps, Infrastructure, Cloud ,Future?
Why be a mentor now?
My path was full of changes in a continuous search
for knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship and
real market value in the ICT industry (help
I NEVER stopped LOVING what I did (passion)
I was many times a self starter (a Serial
Entrepreneur) and I was never settled. I failed
I had mentors myself and I listened to them.
We now live in a different world.
Startups are “cool”, but are they easy? Can I help?
Going to a global War:
So you think you’re an entrepreneur ?
Why are you there (desire or fear)?
Which problem are you solving?
Are you afraid of failure?
Do you take risks (calculated or other)?
Do you want to change the World ?
A Tech Idea! Is it enough?
You are solving a (global) problem
You know what it takes to solve it
You wish to try and don’t mind to fail
You think that your life is depending on it
Is it going to change the world?
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)
Q: “Have you thought about ..” ?
Being a Sole Founder / cofounders?
The location : Greece or US ?
Funding ? How much do you need ?
Your secret sauce!! You sure have one. Don’t
The old type Business Plan?
Better have a 3 Year Budget/quick B.Plan
So you wanna do Fundraising?
You sure have Customer Validation, no?
You got Pilots / Commitments in EN speaking
You thought about Shares / Equity / Advisors etc
You have good legal support!!
That’s why Mentoring is useful
OK. Ready to take Off ?
Product sales, sales, sales … growth !
Marketing, brand establishment
Continuous funding rounds >> fill me up
Exit Plan !!!
Companies are bought !!
“The People Who Are Crazy Enough to Think They Can Change the
World, Are the Ones Who Do!” - Steve Jobs
Some final advice …
Make more effort than
is expected of you.
Adapt to the rapid
Think BUSINESS !!
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
Thank You !!