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StartupAwards 2016: Kick-off Košice

21. apríl. 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We will not learn the names of StartupAwards.SK winners for 2016 until the (probably) cold night of December 2, but things are already heating up! For one, we are kicking off this startup season on the „East Coast“ of Slovakia with inspiring stories and exclusive briefing on this year’s exciting plans and news. An informal evening event held at Kosice’s popular Tabacka venue will feature talks by Julius Bencko (Co-founder, Megaupload.com) Helo Macko (Co-founder and ex-COO of VISICOM, CEO of SEAK Energetics) and Filip Santa (Head of Design @ AirHelp)
SASK16 Intro
How to build products that matter. 
UX hacks from Filip Santa, Head of Design @ AirHelp
After breaking the Slovak internet with his Take me to Silicon Valley campaign in 2011, Filip landed a designer job at San Francisco-based startup Nitro Software. Fillip is currently working between Bratislava and Copenhagen as the Head of Design at AirHelp, a startup backed by YCombinator. Filip will share his experience of how the worlds leading startups design products that actually matter to customers.
Scaling globally, from Slovakia. 
Fireside chat with Helo Macko, Co-founder of Visicom (Exited to AFS Technologies in 2014)
Helo is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He co-founded Visicom, a leading provider of Retail Execution and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) solutions in Europe. In 2014 he sold the company to US-based AFS Technologies, the leading provider of integrated business software solutions for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food & Beverage verticals. After a short sabbatical leave, Helo took a role as a CEO of Prešov-based company SEAK Energetics. Helo will talk about his experience in building a global company from scratch to exit.
The story of MEGA. 
Behind the scenes of worlds’ most controversial websites ever built by Julius Bencko, Co-founder, Megaupload.com
In 2006, Julo joined Kim Dotcom as a co-founder and Graphic Director of the Megaupload.com and other Mega-affiliated cyberlocker sites. Julo will take us behind the scenes of one of the fastest growing and controversial internet sites ever created. He will also discuss his views on how to build companies for scale.
Drinks & Networking
Tabačka Kulturfabrik – Gorkého 2, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia – View Map

Get your tickets at http://sask2016kickoff.eventbrite.com/ and see you in Kosice on April 21!


21. apríl. 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Tabačka – Košice