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from the middle of nowhere               to Silicon ValleyTomaž Štolfavox.io                        @vox_io | @tomazstolfa
who is this guy?       2
economist [booooo!]  creative director     MoMoSlo       vox.io         3
4
make communication better            5
how a conversation is started              6
permanent - vox.io/tomazone time - vox.io/qc/abc123             7
how we communicate        8
text  voice  videoweb content     9
10
a perfect memoryof conversations.        11
12
web + mobile     13
I’d like to tell you a story             14
learning phase      15
MarandLab    16
100+ proof of concepts          17
10+ products     18
4 years   19
readingTNW ∞ TechCrunch ∞ Netokracija ∞ HackerNews                    20
community &local ecosystem       21
friends & role models          22
Zemanta      Celtra      Outfit7     Shout’emThirdFrameStudios        23
started meeting the world            24
crazy idea to first prototype             25
3 months   26
it sucked. a lot.        27
28
3 more months      29
it starts working.    still sucks.        30
challenging our luck         31
Seedcamp   32
http://skrci.me/ustour          33
Seedcamp vox.io   A VC    34    tomaz@vox.io § @tomazstolfa
Seedcamp vox.io Dave & Anil     35        tomaz@vox.io § @tomazstolfa
apply.seedcamp.com        36
what now?    37
we start gainingsome early traction         38
we start getting invites to speak at conferences             39
6 more monthsof intensive product work            40
LJU ✈ SFO    41
the entire team of 9 moves  to SF for three months            42
you just packed  and moved?       43
yes. simple plan:buy tickets. pack. move.           44
goal:become part of the ecosystem.              45
and we did.     46
San Francisco& Silicon Valley       47
everyone is building something              48
everyone has a great story to tell                49
people aim to change the world              50
a lot of smart, ambitious andexperienced people in one city.               51
also a lot of BS       52
learn and bring it back           53
btw: the story goes on...            54
vox.io sucks much less          55
we got a bit ofpress in the process         56
57
and a few users       58
but we’re just starting           59
lessons learned       60
your team is the key         61
everything sucksat the beginning       62
read booksTNW ∞ TechCrunch ∞ Netokracija ∞ HackerNews                    63
be part of the  community &local ecosystem       64
friends & advisors        65
ship or die     66
vox.io/tomaz         tomaz@vox.io         MADE WITH
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A little story

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A little story

  1. 1. from the middle of nowhere to Silicon ValleyTomaž Štolfavox.io @vox_io | @tomazstolfa
  2. 2. who is this guy? 2
  3. 3. economist [booooo!] creative director MoMoSlo vox.io 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. make communication better 5
  6. 6. how a conversation is started 6
  7. 7. permanent - vox.io/tomazone time - vox.io/qc/abc123 7
  8. 8. how we communicate 8
  9. 9. text voice videoweb content 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. a perfect memoryof conversations. 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. web + mobile 13
  14. 14. I’d like to tell you a story 14
  15. 15. learning phase 15
  16. 16. MarandLab 16
  17. 17. 100+ proof of concepts 17
  18. 18. 10+ products 18
  19. 19. 4 years 19
  20. 20. readingTNW ∞ TechCrunch ∞ Netokracija ∞ HackerNews 20
  21. 21. community &local ecosystem 21
  22. 22. friends & role models 22
  23. 23. Zemanta Celtra Outfit7 Shout’emThirdFrameStudios 23
  24. 24. started meeting the world 24
  25. 25. crazy idea to first prototype 25
  26. 26. 3 months 26
  27. 27. it sucked. a lot. 27
  28. 28. 28
  29. 29. 3 more months 29
  30. 30. it starts working. still sucks. 30
  31. 31. challenging our luck 31
  32. 32. Seedcamp 32
  33. 33. http://skrci.me/ustour 33
  34. 34. Seedcamp vox.io A VC 34 tomaz@vox.io § @tomazstolfa
  35. 35. Seedcamp vox.io Dave & Anil 35 tomaz@vox.io § @tomazstolfa
  36. 36. apply.seedcamp.com 36
  37. 37. what now? 37
  38. 38. we start gainingsome early traction 38
  39. 39. we start getting invites to speak at conferences 39
  40. 40. 6 more monthsof intensive product work 40
  41. 41. LJU ✈ SFO 41
  42. 42. the entire team of 9 moves to SF for three months 42
  43. 43. you just packed and moved? 43
  44. 44. yes. simple plan:buy tickets. pack. move. 44
  45. 45. goal:become part of the ecosystem. 45
  46. 46. and we did. 46
  47. 47. San Francisco& Silicon Valley 47
  48. 48. everyone is building something 48
  49. 49. everyone has a great story to tell 49
  50. 50. people aim to change the world 50
  51. 51. a lot of smart, ambitious andexperienced people in one city. 51
  52. 52. also a lot of BS 52
  53. 53. learn and bring it back 53
  54. 54. btw: the story goes on... 54
  55. 55. vox.io sucks much less 55
  56. 56. we got a bit ofpress in the process 56
  57. 57. 57
  58. 58. and a few users 58
  59. 59. but we’re just starting 59
  60. 60. lessons learned 60
  61. 61. your team is the key 61
  62. 62. everything sucksat the beginning 62
  63. 63. read booksTNW ∞ TechCrunch ∞ Netokracija ∞ HackerNews 63
  64. 64. be part of the community &local ecosystem 64
  65. 65. friends & advisors 65
  66. 66. ship or die 66
  67. 67. vox.io/tomaz tomaz@vox.io MADE WITH

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