Posted: 1 November 2017
Tens of meticulously delivered work after a start in 2011; my skills and craftmanship receive a big thumbs up by the global tech community. As for 2018, I'm honored to be a SXSW accelerator Advisory Board Member. Who's joining a trip to Austin?
Tech events.. my favorite, you know! You hang around listening to new ideas and implementations, you touch hardware staff and meet people from around the world. You get design inspiration and.. ok STOP. Long story short, last summer I was honored to become an advisory board member at SXSW Accelerator. I will be spending most of my time to review applications and support any Greek or Cypriot startup who wants to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase an emerging tech product or service in front of industry leaders.
SXSW Accelerator returns for its tenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! The event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in one of the following technologies.
The presentation will be done to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist / Angel community. We invite you to attend this incredible pitch event as we highlight Startup technologies most impressive new innovations. Past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall of CNN to name a few.
The application deadline is Friday, November 10th at 11:59pm CST., and the event itself will be March 10 & 11th, 2018 in Austin, TX.
Posted: 7 February 2017
Does your brilliant idea compile into a sustainable business? Do you really need this funding now? Hmm, let's speak on facts... We are in 2049 and you are building a Spacecraft. How a viable business plan might look like?
Sahara, 24 July 2049
Dummy-D offers the most relaxing space traveling experience around the globe. Our Spacecrafts are developed to make travelers feel like home providing one of a kind features such as internet, sofas on-board and jacuzzi. We've been working on our product for a year now using our own capital and are currently searching 40.000.000 drachmas to make the business roll. We already have some customer attention manifested via pre-booked tickets; however, success is calculated on fully deposited bookings, starting from January the 1st 2050.
We met each other 10 years ago at the university. Our goal is to create a modern company where any professional would love to work.
|Bob||Hardware and Software Development.|
|Jen||Business Operations, Sales and Design.|
Our company is an LtD based in the Dark Side of the Moon. Although the Moon is far away, Moon law is clear and straightforward offering a tax rate of 9.9% and a VAT of 13%.
Our Market is constantly growing since the first trip back in 2020. By 2048 the need for our product became clear, with more than 1.000.000 customers traveling around the universe.
More than half of space travelers are Africans with ~50% of them being Malawians. According to the African Space Institution, the average African citizen spends more than 100k drachmas per year for traveling, with more than 50% of this amount going to space travel. Latin American and Chinese markets will also be targeted.
|Jun '50||Dec '50||Jun '51||Dec '51|
On one hand Dummy-D outperforms competitive players by being far more comforting. On the other hand, ticket price is higher than the market average as relaxation services addition results to higher production costs. As the totals reveal, we enter the market offering an equivalent to traditional market leaders product.
Dummy-D is currently in version 0.9-Sofa. Jacuzzi feature is in the building and will be introduced in version 1.0. The maximum capacity of our aircraft is 75 travelers/journey.
|A 24/7 3 yottabytes/spacesec download and 7 yottabytes/spacesec upload connection.|
|Anatomical sticky sofas that let you fly without having your seatbelt fastened.|
|Directly filled with selfiltered heavy natural thermal water from Pluto springs.|
note: Premium & Platinum packages will be introduced after the 1st operating year.
We exclusively distribute our flight tickets through our website. The Simple ticket price is 10k drachmas per traveler. Payments are processed online. At the moment our core KPI is "Number of Pre-Bookings/Unique Website Visitors".
|Nurture and increase the existing community of more than 1000 potential travelers using viral loop techniques.||-active-|
|Get potential travelers to "know everything about the universe" through a series of multimedia content.||
|Get Dummy-D first in search results for terms such as 'alternative traveling' and 'space creature'.||-active-|
|Set up Dummy-D flight simulators in strategic POIs. Use scarcity effect trick offering -5% for 24h after the simulation experience.||
Our accumulated potential reach is more than 800,000 travelers by the end of 2050.
Core production is done in west Sahara. We'll stay there, expanding our current factory according to any emerging needs. Our Marketing team will be distributed into strategic areas around the globe.
We'll be mainly spending to cover production, intellectual property, human resources and marketing needs.
* We break even at the "Xth" Journey.
* Our 3-year & 5-year income statements are distributed upon request :)
Posted: 9 January 2017
Being an extrovert is quite fun but not so easy to handle! Thought-to-speech root is straight and short so you often find yourself trying to not-communicate what comes in your mind because you might be misunderstood.
Being an extrovert is quite fun but not so easy to handle! Thought-to-speech root is straight and short so you often find yourself trying to not-communicate what comes in your mind because you might be misunderstood. Moreover, you feel bad because you've just told the truth to someone, even a client, that is not yet ready to accept it. Right?
This is my story; after several blogging attempts on different subjects and platforms where I was literally writing whatever I had in my mind, I've decided to set up a clear professional blog and here it is. My anti-extrovert tool here is code! Yup, HTML code. I'll be writing all my posts in my HTML editor so I have time to filter how I present them. Neither WordPress nor Tumblr and Medium, they are too straightforward and you know... my buffers are broken.
In my pure business blog I'll be sharing opinions and experiences on business related issues such as:
The Good news? My previous blogging life feeds me with pieces of content to draw up and re-post. Nop, I'm not going to include links to the original source. As I grow and re-read my past writings I'm feeling ashamed. This is part of a continuous development process though, isn't it?
In any case, I hope you enjoy my content.