TRUESDAY

BRATISLAVA SPECIAL EDITION

21. 5. 2024

Venue: Manifest Bohéma, Hurbanovo námestie 1, 811 06 Bratislava, SK

Truesday: Bratislava special edition [21. 5. 2024]

WHO

Technological community from Bratislava and Slovakia, startups, founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, state representatives, and the academic sphere.

WHY

We are bringing together key players from Bratislava's thriving startup ecosystem. Come and meet them, inspire and get inspired. Build new relationships or expand existing ones.

HOW

For the event just register through the registration button, we will get in touch with you and we will keep you updated about event, venue, speakers, and all necessary information.

Program

17:30

Door Opening

18:00

Welcoming & Opening Speech

18:05

Keynote Speaker – Yassaman Omidbakhsh

18:20

Interactive Panel Discussion: Bootstrapping vs. VC Journey by Bohumil Pokštefl & Andrej Petrus

18:55

Open Mic

19:00

Networking

19:00

Speed Dating Startup <> Investor

19:45

Roundtable/Workshop – Slavo Kiuub

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
YASSAMAN OMIDBAKHSH

Yassaman Omidbakhsh, Founder and Co-CEO at eyerim

Yassaman Omidbakhsh’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2014 at Lazada, a prominent player in Southeast Asia’s e-commerce landscape. Here, she immersed herself in various roles, focusing on business development and statistical marketing analysis, which provided invaluable insights and connections.

Fuelled by her passion for entrepreneurship, she joined a startup incubator, where she helped launch over eight ideas in under a year. This crash course in entrepreneurship provided hands-on experience and a diverse skill set.

In 2015, alongside friend Martin, she co-founded eyerim, pioneering the digital optics industry. Despite initial doubts, Yassaman’s strategic vision led to securing eyerim’s first major investor before launch, propelling it to receive over €5 million in investments. Yassaman places a premium on talent and intuition, having built a dedicated team from the ground up, many of whom have grown into key managerial roles.

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION:
Bootstrapping vs. VC journey

We all want Unicorns. But there are different paths how to reach that status. Let’s deep dive into highlighting the benefits of bootstrap financing, such as maintaining full control over the business and avoiding the dilution of equity, but also the drawbacks, including the limited financial resources and potential slower growth rate. On the other hand, venture capital offers significant financing possibilities, allowing rapid expansion and access to expertise and networks. However, it may result in the loss of decision-making control and increased pressure for quick growth and profitability.
BOHUMIL POKŠTEFL

Bohumil Pokštefl, SaaS Garden

Bohumil is the former CEO and Co-Owner of Kontentino – the fastest-growing tech company in Slovakia for two years. He founded a cozy CoWork for emerging tech founders and launched SaaS Garden, a studio building SaaS tools. Bohumil was named Forbes 30 Under 30 and Founder of the Year.

ANDREJ PETRUS

Andrej Petrus, ZAKA VC

Head of the investment committee at ZAKA VC, early stage focused VC with 50 portfolio companies investing all across EU and US in pre-seed and seed stages and b2b focus. Worked in venture building @CEAi and M&A consulting @PwC. Newton Venture Fellow @London Business School and Forbes 30u30.

ROUNDTABLE/WORKSHOP:
„THE NO CODE REVOLUTION“ by SLAVO TULEYA

For those uninitiated in the world of ‚No Code‘ development, join the Slavo Tuleya’s captivating roundtable workshop exploring the potential and implications of this innovative approach. Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the concept and historical context of “No Code.”
  • Scrutinizing the downsides and risks associated with “No Code.”
  • Determining whether “No Code” is the right fit for your project.
  • Exploring the tools and costs associated with “No Code” development.
  • Illuminating case studies of successful “No Code” applications.
SLAVO TULEYA

Slavo Tuleya,

Slavo runs a productized No Code service, invests into boring SMBs and speaks at events from time to time. He’s an ex Innogy Corporate Innovation, SKODA Auto Digilab Founder and ZAKA.VC CEO. Slavo writes content for Non Tech Founders and Companies on how to get your idea from 0 to 1, How to get funding, MVP and Lean Startup guides, Corporate Innovation, No Code and founder experiences on GTM and Scalling strategies 🚀

SPEED-DATING

  • We are expanding speed-dating to include speed-mentoring, in addition to the opportunity to meet investors and receive valuable feedback on your project or idea.
  • You will have the chance to meet mentors in areas such as HR, legal, foreign investment, and more.
  • Each startup project can only book 4 spots per evening!
  • We reserve the right to cancel any booking if you have already booked for multiple sessions before, or if your project is not relevant in terms of stage or focus to that investor or mentor.
  • If you have attended the previous 2 speed-datings on previous Truesdays, please consider leaving the spot to others.
  • Contact niky@startupkitchen.community she will add you to the waiting list or discuss booking options if spots are available.
  • And where will the information about the newly opened registration for speed-dating appear first? On Slack!

MENTORS & INVESTORS

Andrej Petrus

👀 Who is Andrej:

Andrej works as chief investment officer for ZAKA VC, an early stage VC focused on pre-seed and seed investments in the EU. He studied business and finance in Berlin and Prague, where he currently lives. He’s a longtime scout and likes to surround himself with active and enterprising people.

🤝 What he can help you with:

Ready to help with validation and getting from 0 to 1, GTM, fundraising, team and advisory board set-up.

👀 Who is Bohumil:

Bohumil is the former CEO and Co-Owner of Kontentino – the fastest-growing tech company in Slovakia for two years. He founded a cozy CoWork for emerging tech founders and launched SaaS Garden, a studio building SaaS tools. Bohumil was named Forbes 30 Under 30 and Founder of the Yea

🤝 What he can help you with:

Bohumil can help with idea validation, finding PMF, GTM strategies, team leadership, and anything that an early-stage CEO is challenged by.

SaaS Garden helps first-time founders (with or without business ideas) to build a profitable SaaS business.

👀 Who is Slavo:

Slavo runs a productized No Code service, invests into boring SMBs and speaks at events from time to time. He’s an ex Innogy Corporate Innovation, SKODA Auto Digilab Founder and ZAKA.VC CEO. Slavo writes content for Non Tech Founders and Companies on how to get your idea from 0 to 1, How to get funding, MVP and Lean Startup guides, Corporate Innovation, No Code and founder experiences on GTM and Scalling strategies 🚀

🤝 What he can help you with:

Slavo can help non-tech founders on how to get started with No Code & Low Code product teams on subscription, MVPs & roadmap definition.

👀 Who is Andrej:

Andrej is Investment Manager at venture family office QQ Capital, specializing in software product development, business strategy, and M&A. He draws his experience from diverse roles across global corporations, consulting companies, private businesses, and tech scale-ups.

🤝 What he can help you with:

He can help you with guidance in business strategy, product development, business model refinement, and crafting compelling value propositions. Andrej delivers direct, honest, and constructive feedback, emphasizing actionable takeaways

More info soon…

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👀 Who is Kate:

Kate is the Marketing and Relationship Manager at Soulmates Ventures, a leading Czech accelerator and VC for green innovations that was recognized as the Best VC in Central Europe for 2023. Her experience working in startups and startup events enables her to view the ecosystem through multiple lenses, enhancing her ability to connect with and support founders.s.

🤝 What she can help you with:

She’ll show you how to make sustainability a core part of your startup, following Soulmates Ventures‘ approach, and guide you through securing funding from sustainable VC. From the marketing perspective, she can give you tips on improving your social media game and building a strong brand identity.

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