From a Tech Idea to a
Global meaningful
company
how tech people with a novel idea can
start and grow a global company!
A M...
Who am I ? A Tech Visionary ?
with a life timeline full of changes between Passion, Innovation, Entrepreneurship

1970’s M...
Why be a mentor now?
 My path was full of changes in a continuous search
for knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship and
...
Going to a global War:
The Basics
 So you think you’re an entrepreneur ?
 Why are you there (desire or fear)?
 Which pr...
A Tech Idea! Is it enough?

 You are solving a (global) problem
 You know what it takes to solve it
 You wish to try an...
Q: “Why should anyone care” ?
A question people hate

 What is your value proposition ?
 What is your competition (globa...
Q: “Have you thought about ..” ?
 Being a Sole Founder / cofounders?
 The location : Greece or US ?
 Funding ? How much...
So you wanna do Fundraising?
 You sure have Customer Validation, no?
 You got Pilots / Commitments in EN speaking
countr...
OK. Ready to take Off ?
 Product sales, sales, sales … growth !
 Marketing, brand establishment
 Continuous funding rou...
“The People Who Are Crazy Enough to Think They Can Change the
World, Are the Ones Who Do!” - Steve Jobs

Some final advice...
Thank You !!

Skar.gr@gmail.com
Linkedin.com/in/karagiannis

@skaragiannis
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Seerc karagiannis - from a tech idea to a global meaningful company

  1. 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. 2. 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 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. 3. 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 businesses succeed)  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 many times.  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?
  4. 4. Going to a global War: The Basics  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 ?
  5. 5. 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?
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. 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 you?  The old type Business Plan? Better have a 3 Year Budget/quick B.Plan
  8. 8. So you wanna do Fundraising?  You sure have Customer Validation, no?  You got Pilots / Commitments in EN speaking countries?  You thought about Shares / Equity / Advisors etc  You have good legal support!! That’s why Mentoring is useful here
  9. 9. 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 !!
  10. 10. “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 changes Think BUSINESS !! Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
  11. 11. Thank You !! Skar.gr@gmail.com Linkedin.com/in/karagiannis @skaragiannis

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