This Thursday we had an extra guest lecturer in our class, entrepreneur Vasilis Macroudis.
Vasilis has been doing startup for most of his life and wanted to share some of his experiences with us. Here is some of his thoughts.
Three important keys to successful entrepreneurship
- Think of it as a project. Use milestones, the pyramids was not built in a day.
- Communication. Take every opportunity to talk to people about our idea. To get feedback and understand your target market is vital.
- Be lucky. Every breakthrough project needs a stroke of luck. Make sure you are able to seize every opportunity. If you meet Bill Gates in an elevator tomorrow, would you have anything to say? – “the harder I practice the luckier I get”.
Only work on projects that matter to you. – “If you don’t care about cats in Guatemala, maybe you should not create a startup about that.”
“You want them to buy, you don’t want to sell” – Always strive to create an appealing product.
Vasilis is currently engaged in forming a new start-up community known as Guerilla Office. Where members setup makeshift offices once a week in public areas such as coffee shops and hotel lobbies utilizing that the only things an entrepreneur needs is a place to sit, free wifi and a power outlet.
Thank you Vasilis for an engaging 15 minute lecture.