Tag: Office Hours

Office Hours: Develop your sales skills with Hoolock Consulting

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. This time around we’ll be welcoming Tim Gibbons from Hoolock Consulting.

Hoolock Consulting specialises in working with technology companies to develop their sales skills and ensure that they get in front of the right customers at the right time to sell their products. Many people, particularly those who work with technology, are uncomfortable with the idea of sales, despite the fact that we have all bought things and can recognise good and bad sales from a personal perspective. Most people try to sell technology by talking about what their product does rather than how it benefits the customer. Hoolock Consulting approaches sales by thinking from the customer’s perspective. We consider how technology can help them rather than what they specifically do with the technology.

Join the session to find out,

  • Why would a customer buy your product
  • Which customers do you want to talk to and which do you not want to talk to
  • How to get through the front door for your first meeting
  • When and how to present your product
  • How to build a sales strategy
  • Asking questions – why your client should be talking twice as much as you

Book your 1-2-1 slot below. For the access code you can email perdie.alder@techhub.com

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Members Only, Office Hours

Office Hours: Audience and data strategies

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. This time around we’ll be welcoming Alessandro De Zanche an independent consultant with extensive experience at international level in audience data and monetisation solutions, advertising technology, digital marketing and sponsorship strategies.

This session will be help you understand and leverage the potential of your data, and improve and maintain your audience on many levels: user experience, marketing, direct monetisation.

The session will help you answer,

  • What are my overall objectives as a company/product?
  • What is/are my target audience/s?
  • What data is available to me?
  • What additional data can I collect? What opportunities to collect data can I create?
  • What is the gap between the data I collect (or I could collect) right now and the data I need to fulfil my audience/business objectives?
  • How do I fill that gap?
  • What technology do I need?
  • What team/skills do I need?

Book your 1-2-1 slot below. For the access code you can email perdie.alder@techhub.com

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Members Only, Office Hours

Investor 1-on-1 Private Sessions with Enis Hulli, Venture Partner at 500 Startups

Are you looking for early-stage funding or taking part in a seed program? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Enis Hulli, partner at 500 Startups.

 

About the session

Enis is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups actively looking for companies to invest in Eastern Europe and Turkey. If you are an early stage startup that has a working prototype/MVP and early-stage users, then these sessions are a great occasion to discuss investment opportunities or how you can take part in a seed program.

500 Istanbul is an early-stage VC fund within the San Francisco based 500 Startups network, with over 1,500+ investments in 60 countries and venture partners in 25+ countries. 500 Istanbul aims to help the talented entrepreneurs of the broader region and the diaspora in building explosive businesses.

 

The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Monday, January 15th, between 1pm and 5pm. There are 8 slots available (30 minutes each) that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on best compatibility with the firm and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation.

 

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you:

  • Check out all the details about 500 Startups
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible timeframe
  • Come up with a few scenarios of how you might partner with 500 Startups to further develop your product
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered

Apply now by filling out the form available here for your meeting with Enis Hulli, partner at 500 Startups!

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, funding, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Office Hours: Building a sustainable business with The Carbon Trust

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. This time around we’ll be welcoming Olivia McGregor, Sustainability Expert at the Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is a not-for-dividend company that helps organisations and companies reduce their carbon emissions and become more resource efficient. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy, and we do so by working with new technologies, markets and business models to instigate real change. Since 2001 our work has saved our clients £5.5 billion in energy costs and cut carbon emissions by 60Mt.

Olivia advises companies on how to integrate sustainability and energy reduction into their core business. Having worked extensively with small businesses and startups and with a strong knowledge of the sector, Olivia can answer any questions you may have about greening your startup.

Olivia can help to advise on:

o Finding and applying for green finance

o Sustainable certifications e.g. carbon neutrality

o Reducing your energy cost base

o How to integrate energy efficiency/environmental considerations into your business model

o How to become a green B2B supplier

o Reducing the carbon footprint of your products and services

o Marketing your startup as an environmentally responsible business

o How to save energy at work and at home

Book your 1-2-1 slot below. For the access code you can email perdie.alder@techhub.com

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Members Only, Office Hours

Office Hours with Optimum Business Solutions

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. Book a slot below.

This time around we’ll be welcoming Cigdem Arslan, Founder and Director of Optimum Business Solutions (optibus ltd.)

Cigdem (Chi) has been in the digital marketing field for 8 years. She is specialized in leading startups and global brands for their paid channel management in the digital platforms (such as Google, Facebook, Yandex etc.), analytics tracking and conversion optimization. For Adwords campaign management, Google published two of her
accounts’ success stories (markafoni.com for conversion optimisation and sigortam.net for cost reduction). In 2014, she led an investment process (data audit and reporting to investors) for Buldumbuldum.com where the company raised £1.2m from Aslanoba Capital in Istanbul, Turkey.

She has recently set up a digital marketing consultancy company Optibus ltd. where she manages the digital marketing strategy of a project with a collaboration of Land Rover and BORN.

She can help you with developing an understanding in,

  • digital marketing channel usage (what to use when, and what to expect from each channel)
  • how to track your traffic (visitors) and analyse it
  • identify your needs and prioritise solutions in order to optimise your results

Book your 1-2-1 slot using the ‘book place’ button. For the access code you can email perdie.alder@techhub.com

Members Only, Office Hours

Office Hours with Horațiu Cocheci, Niclas Butan and Sergiu Sechel from EY

Are you looking to obtain consultancy for your startup from EY experts in GDPR, PSD2, financial and tax control, accounting or project management? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with one of EY’s specialists present on December 14th at TechHub.

About the session

The first office hours organised under the ‘START-UP Advantage’ partnership between EY and TechHub Bucharest, will be taking place on December 14th. It is a great opportunity for tech startups to meet with either EY specialists Horațiu Cocheci, Niclas Butan and Sergiu Sechel, which have tens of years of experience in people management, project management, accounting, financial and tax control, technology consultancy and risk consultancy.

EY has partnered with TechHub Bucharest to help Romanian tech startups in their efforts of becoming successful global businesses. We acknowledge that it can be difficult for tech startups to access quality consultancy on areas such as financials, accounting, law or project management, so the partnership is aimed at facilitating this kind of mentoring for free. The office hours session will be the first from a long series of free events and mentorship hours, that will be hosted at TechHub Bucharest, starting this December.

About the consultants

Horatiu Cocheci has 15 years of experience in designing and implementing performance & reward, and talent management policies and systems, as well as new organisational structures and (HR) processes. Before joining EY earlier this year, Horatiu has worked in another BIG4 for the last 13 years, leading their HR Consulting practice since 2010, and been involved in engagements in all industries and client segments (public, private, inter/multinational). Horatiu holds a number of international certifications, among which “Strategic Management & Innovation” (from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) and “Global Remuneration Practitioner” (from World@Work association, US).

Niclas Butan has experienced in project management, accounting, financial control and tax while working on the Romanian and Swedish markets. He has built and managed the support department for 15 countries for Ipsos Interactive Services. In the following years, he worked with the management and support of localization projects, with clients among the increasing number of corporations relocating to Bucharest while Romania joined the EU. Building on the Romanian work experience, he further worked with financial controlling and tax in Sweden. Niclas has a Master of Business Administration, with a specialization in finance-accounting from Stockholm School of Business at Stockholm University.

Sergiu Sechel is a Manager with EY and he works within the Technology Advisory and Risk Advisory teams. He has an engineering degree in automation and applied computer sciences, bachelor degree in banking and finances and he is a Ph.D. candidate in e-business systems security at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. At EY he coordinates both technology and risk engagements that require a high level of technical expertise. He has subject matter expertise in cybersecurity, IT audit, secure software development, data protection and emergent technologies (IoT, AI, blockchain).

The Schedule

Our guests will be around on Thursday, December 14th, between 11am and 3pm. You can apply here and after the registration, a selection will be made based on the answers you’ve submitted. You will receive a final confirmation email with a time slot and the mentor you will be assigned to.

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you:

  • Check out all the details about EY
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible timeframe
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered

Apply now by filling out the form available here for your meeting with one EY’s 3 most experienced consultants.

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, financial consultancy, Office Hours, Open Hours, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Office Hours with KL Gates

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. Book a slot below.

This time around we’ll be welcoming Caroline Urban from KL Gates.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents.  Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. The deep latticework of relationships across our offices and practices enables our clients to respond to diverse legal issues and risks through the services of one law firm with a single communication.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. Our lawyers also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organisations and individuals. We are leaders in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds – technology, manufacturing, financial services, health care and energy, among many others.

The Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice at K&L Gates represents venture funds, corporate investors and individuals in connection with their investments in start-up and early stage, emerging growth companies. These engagements have involved venture capital financing, acquisitions and disposals of portfolio companies, recapitalisations, restructurings, and liquidity and realisation events, including IPOs. We also represent many start-up and early stage, emerging growth companies across diverse industries, and work with these companies from formation, through the various stages of their financing activities, and in their strategic joint venturing, acquisitions and disposals and liquidity transactions. Some of the world’s leading businesses have turned to K&L Gates for assistance and guidance with their most important opportunities and challenges as young companies.

Caroline Urban is a senior associate in the firm’s London office where she is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice group. She has extensive experience of a full range of corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, as well as debt and equity financings in both public and private markets. Caroline also works with a number of SME technology companies in both the UK and Germany, recently advising a number of fintech clients on their compliance within the regulatory framework. She is a native speaker of German.

This will run as a 30 minute, free consultation with Caroline  on a range of matters, including corporate structuring, intellectual property, fundraising (debt and equity), employment, insurance, tax or even litigation.

Book your 1-2-1 slot. For the access code you can email perdie.alder@techhub.com

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Members Only, Office Hours

Office Hours with Hai Media Group

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialized areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. Book a slot below.

This time around we’ll be welcoming Lisa Devaney from Hai Media Group.

Hai Media Group is a public relations and social media consultancy based in London, United Kingdom, founded by Director Lisa Devaney to serve technology startups. Winning hundreds of headlines for clients, they focus on getting results for creative, tech disruptors, offering three areas of service of Hai Beta, Hai Social and Hai Media. Three startups they have worked with have gone on to sell for millions.

Lisa Devaney is the founder and Director of her public relations and social media consultancy the Hai Media Group. Over two decades of her communications career she has won hundreds of headlines for various clients, and been featured in media herself including The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and many more outlets. Her Hai Media Group works with innovative, creative, tech startup disruptors. Three startups she has worked with went on to sell for millions.

To book a 1:1 slot, please use the ‘book place’ button.  For the access code, please email perdie.alder@techhub.com

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Members Only, Office Hours

Open Hours with Rumen Iliev powered by How to Web

 

Are you looking for early-stage funding or advice on fundraising? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Rumen Iliev, partner at LAUNCHub Ventures.

 

About the session

As Rumen wears many hats, acting as a mentor, strategist and advisor at LAUNCHub Ventures, the Open Hours are a great opportunity to present your startup, discuss fundraising pain points and receive early feedback from a professional who sees hundreds of startups per year.

 

About LAUNCHub Ventures

LAUNCHub Ventures is a seed stage Venture Capital firm based in Sofia investing in early stage startups in Bulgaria and the wider Southeastern Europe region.

LAUNCHub Ventures was founded in 2012. The first LAUNCHub fund of 9 million EUR backed 62 startups which have attracted more than 20 million EUR in follow-up funding. The second 18 million EUR LAUNCHub Ventures fund, announced in December 2016, expands into the seed space with investments in the range of 300K to 700K EUR, expandable up to 2 million EUR per company.

 

The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Tuesday, November 28th, between 3pm and 5pm. There are 6 slots available (20 minutes each) that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on best compatibility with the firm and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation.

 

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you:

Check out all the details about LAUNCHub Ventures

Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible timeframe

Come up with a few scenarios of how you might partner with LAUNCHub Ventures to further develop your product

Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered

 

Apply now by filling out the form available here for your meeting with Rumen Iliev, partner at LAUNCHub Ventures!

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, funding, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Office Hours: Accountancy with Actarus Services Ltd

THIS EVENT IS FOR TECHHUB MEMBERS ONLY

Our Office Hours are a great way to get very specific advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis. Covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of half an hour 1 on 1 with a domain expert. Book a slot below.

This time around we’ll be welcoming Gerald Gurriet, a chartered accountant with 18 years of experience and Director of accounting practice Actarus Services Ltd.

These confidential sessions are organized by Gerald will answer any questions you may have concerning the day to day running of your company.

The following topics will also be covered:

  • Company formation: Self employed v. Limited
  • Salary v. Dividends
  • VAT (Threshold and Flat Rate option)
  • Type of expenses that can be deducted for corporation tax purposes
  • Do’s and Don’ts for best practice
  • Bookkeeping
  • Pension

Don’t miss out. This is your chance to get an answer to all accounting questions you never dared to ask!

Book your slot by pressing the ‘book place’ button. For access code, email perdie.alder@techhub.com

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Members Only, Office Hours

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