Why Startups Succeed Against All Odds: Personal Stories from GoodData and Apiary

Lecturer:     Jakub Nešetřil, Founder & CEO, Apiary
Date and time: 3rd April 2014, 9:15–10:45 
Place:       lecture room T9:105, FIT CTU, 9 Thákurova Street, Prague
Language: English

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  1. Why do small startups often beat incumbents with huge resources?
  2. Why is failure an inherent part of startup ecosystem?
  3. How does venture capital work and why are many startups not profitable?
  4. When and how did we build GoodData, when and how did we build Apiary? And how do they differ?
  5. What are APIs and why are they perhaps the most important market of today?
Short bio:
„After working in web industry for 15 years as a developer, team leader, director and product manager, I now live the dream of 90-hour work-weeks as a founder of my own web startup.”
Jakub is co-founder & CEO of Apiary, helping developers make API design and documentation enjoyable. Prior to Apiary Jakub has led 10years of experience leading API products and engineering teams in companies like GoodData and APN. #1 employee in GoodData, Director of Engineering for 3years, leading the Prague GoodData team.
About Apiary:
Apiary Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco with engineering operations in Prague, Czech Republic. It was founded by Jakub Nesetril and Jan Moravec, and opened a public beta of its innovative API design platform at end of 2012. To date Apiary has gathered over 35,000 APIs, making it the largest collection of APIs worldwide. Among it's early customers are developer portals of Akamai or GoodData.

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