What are three words to describe yourself?
proactive, startups, sense
What was your very first business or creative idea? Did that make any money?
Selling fireworks at secondary school. Sure.
What was your biggest challenge when you started your first business?
Explain it to my parents.
What was the best advice in life or business you've ever received?
Everything has its role and reason, you just need to find the right corner and learn from it.
Which three people, famous or not famous, dead or alive, would you most like to invite to a dinner party? Why?
Richard Feynman, Simon Sinek, Pink Floyd.
What makes a founder successful?
Leader spirit, persistence, ability to learn from own mistakes.
What do you do in order to keep on learning and developing?
Personal meetings with mentors/inspiring people, podcasts, blogs.
Which resources are you recommending to first time entrepreneurs?
Lean canvas, Running lean, leanstack.com
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Be able to stop and view to yourself from top view.
What's something you don't want to regret when you're older?
Time not spent with family, friend, kids.
Is there something you know you should stop doing?
Working too much.
What's your favourite book?
What character traits of other entrepreneurs have impressed you?
Full commitment and believe in their project.
Do you believe successful ventures require something meaningful?
In todays globalized world, no, they can be successful without anything meaningful.
What's something that first time founders should avoid at all costs?
Learning market needs by launching finished product, without market research.
Why are you getting involved with Best of X?
I want to support local startup stars.
Final question - where can people find you online and why would you like to be contacted?