On August 22-24th the very first Digital Startup Academy took place in Riga. From 26 applications, only 10 teams were selected and joined an intensive bootcamp-type weekend where they had a chance to improve their business ideas. In the end, Furnny was announced as the winner of the academy.
It was not that long ago when AirDog was announced as the most crowdfunded Latvian startup on Kickstarter ever. The news about them did spread fast anyway. Yet, their tech factor, leading to a winning strike, was still a bit mysterious, and we at TechHub Riga were eager to fill the gap. We invited AirDog’s team to our August meetup so they could reveal their story. What’s the lesson that stuck in mind and showcased their tech factor? You make your own success.
Launching a new business is not an easy journey. However, by working with a large company, you can overcome some of the most common challenges faced by new StartUps and obtain the necessary resources to successfully launch your business.
We might just have exactly what you're looking for! A great space has come up at TechHub Old Street (it doesn't happen often) and would be perfect for a growing team. It's light and bright with smashing views and would accommodate a team of 30 comfortably. It's got its own meeting room - separated by a glass wall - comes fully loaded with desks and chairs, and is a really flexible space with 24/7 access. Of course your team all have TechHub Flex Membership as standard, meaning everyone can enjoy our online member network, events, opportunities and access to all the other TechHubs around the world while travelling.
‘Going global’ means keeping an eye on markets all around the world. To follow this pattern, we built our meetup, taking place last Thursday, around the Eastern side of the map and invited Arturs Bernovskis, co-founder of Mailigen, to reveal the most interesting characteristics of the Asian market. Our learned lesson, in the end, would seem obvious, yet we decided to put it as another great remainder to all startups – know the rules of the game.