How This Co-Founder Emerged From Communist Rule and Launched a $30 Million Business

Inc Startups

In 2000, Vaclav Muchna started a print management company in the Czech Republic. Here's how he overcame austere attitudes towards entrepreneurship--leftover from Stalinist ideology

Social Media and Tribes #19: Travel tribe takes medieval ages online

Active Garage

Tags: Social Media active garage Czech Czech Republic deepika bajaj Europe travel invincibelle medieval world travel Prague social media and tribes Traveling

9 Ways to Stay Worldly-Wise

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Last summer, while traveling throughout Eastern Europe with a group of students, we got a good look at it in -- of all places -- a remote crystal factory in a rural area of the Czech Republic. It's simple: It sells 80 percent of its products outside of the Czech Republic, to outlets across the globe. I wrote an article for American Express OPEN on how to be a global small business. Here is an excerpt: What will the future of small-business entrepreneurship look like?

How to claim your flight delay compensation easily? This startup Does it all for you!

Startup Noodle

She turned 3 months while we traveled the Czech republic. Here is their pitch: All in all visiting the Czech republic was great. The Czech republic has an amazing network of marked trails for hiking and biking all across the country.

Identities released of 2 men who died in Smoky Mountains

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Officials says a Pennsylvania man and a hiker originally from the Czech Republic have been identified as victims who died recently in separate incidents at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP)

[Asia] Socialbakers Opens Asia Pacific HQ In Singapore


Global social media analytics and optimization company Socialbakers has announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific headquarters based in Singapore.

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Defending champ Rosol wins Winston-Salem opener

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic opened with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory Monday over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

What To Know About Accepting International Payments


For example, in the Netherlands, the majority of payments are done by direct debit, while in the Czech Republic, the standard is cash on delivery payment.

Is Being Top Quartile Any Good?

Thinking About Thinking

Country Nominal GDP: There are 181 countries listed in Wikipedia with the top quartile threshold occupied by Czech Republic with $192 billion (with the top spot being the US at $14 trillion). would any VC brag about being the Czech Republic of global economies?). Historically, the measure of success in the venture business has been consistent top quartile performance at the fund level.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

The Best Country to Start a Business |

Campus Entrepreneurship

The October cS Award and the September cS Award Winner!

crowdSPRING Blog

Atmosphere’s real name is David, he is based in the Czech Republic, and is a new member of the crowdSPRING community, but has already participated in 10 projects and won 3 those!

Finnish Forenom Buys Estonian FridayFlats


Most employees from the old Friday Flats team have moved to Trip Republic , a travel planner service for all parts of trips -- from hotels and flights to rentals, museums, restaurants, tours and more

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Google Developer Day World Tour Fall 2010

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

This Fall I will join 20 of my Google colleagues speaking at five events in Brazil , Argentina , Germany , Russia , and the Czech Republic. Google Developer Day and Google DevFest are technical developer conferences held worldwide throughout the year.

It May Be An Open Book, But The EU Ain’t On The Best-Seller List


in the European Union, ranging from less than 5% in Slovenia to more than 20% in Estonia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.”.

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

Time to Go

Tony Wright dot com

Summer 2013 – Czech Republic / Germany / Hungary / Croatia. Late in May, my wife and I will be leaving home with nothing but 2 carry-on bags to travel the world for an indefinite period of time.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

Why the Next Facebook Won't Come From the U.S.

Inc Startups

The Czech CEO of SocialBakers argues that the new crop of American start-ups are at a global disadvantage. In other countries, such as the Czech Republic, where SocialBakers is based, engineers and Web developers might cost one fifth as much, he says.

How To Overcome The Fear Of International Expansion

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

San Francisco, London & Berlin all have a thriving tech scene, the eastern European countries of Poland and the Czech Republic have low manufacturing costs and the “Made in Paris” brand associated with apparel can have an immediate impact on a products desirability. We all suffer from fear of the unknown. It’s a perfectly natural response designed to keep our ancient ancestors from doing anything stupid.

24 Entrepreneurs Reveal What Entrepreneurship Means to Them


I left the Czech Republic at age 16 to pursue the American Dream. Being an entrepreneur is a source of pride. It also evidences an individual with a huge amount of discipline and focus to be able to build a business a lot of times from just an idea.

Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance

Duct Tape Marketing

Czech Republic – Act No. Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit Flickr. Every year, governments increase restrictions on unsolicited email.

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Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data

Cracking the Code

Skype is probably the most famous of them, but there are a lot of other examples including Game Insights, Kaspersky and Parallels in Russia, LogMeIn and Prezi in Hungary and Avast and AVG in the Czech Republic.

29 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


After the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic, the idea of being an entrepreneur was new. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea.

Opera throwback Vivaldi launched by ex-CEO


With a team from US, Iceland, Norway, Finland and The Czech Republic it''s local, it''s familiar, and worth a download It seems like Opera employees never leave Opera.

Zero Turnaround Closes $6 million In Funds Within Two Months and Seeks 40 New Employees In Boston Area


The company is currently operated from Boston, with offices also in Estonia and the Czech Republic, ZeroTurnaround intends to hire up to 40 new employees in the Boston area during this year

5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team

The Next Web

While companies like Google instill a company culture through a giant, all-encompassing campus, that’s not so practical when you need to hire a designer in the Czech Republic and a social media expert in Chicago.

Do Mobile Wallets need to band together?


mWallets have the chicken and the egg problem of acquiring both merchants and users, so WoraPay might be positioned nicely if they stick to their plan to spread outside of Lithuania and into the rest of the Baltic countries, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Spain.

21 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


Our company is in the Czech Republic. The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business?

Estonian Parcel Delivery System Mulling Over IPO


Cleveron's team kept all the know-how and are expanding their services to Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Cleveron's partners in Czech Republic and Slovakia decided not to purchase the terminals but contract the company to build and launch the network from scratch.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

crowdSPRING Blog

AJL supply these yeasts to breweries in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Brazil, Chile, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Vi etnam, Germany and many other countries.

Scoopshot Getting International Traction With Impressive Figures


In the coming weeks they will be opening up Russia, Mexico, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. I've covered Scoopshot in the past as well and I've found the idea really intriguing - most possibly for its simplicity.

How To Be A Part-Time Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

Rolf even took a year off to live in the Czech Republic so that his young children could get to know his wife’s family better. No, I don't run a 'lifestyle' business. But I've finally figured out what's important in life. I encourage you to do the same.

Time to Go

Tony Wright dot com

Summer 2013 – Czech Republic / Germany / Hungary / Croatia. Late in May, my wife and I will be leaving home with nothing but 2 carry-on bags to travel the world for an indefinite period of time. Below I’ll talk through a few of the reasons for “jumping ship” and talk through a few of the frequently asked questions, including what the heck I’ll be doing professionally. Why long term travel? The obvious reason to do this is because it will be amazing.

Cherry Media and Slevomat Group Partner To Form Giant Daily Deals Group


Here's some big news out of the Baltics: Slevomat Group from the Czech Republic and Cherry Media have partnered together to form the region's largest Daily Deals group.

Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis

Occam's Razor

Let's compare USA and Czech Republic … 9% of the roughly 17 million cars sold in the US were purchased online. And how impressed are you with Czech citizens? I love you Czech Republic!

Best practices on how to run a Facebook page | Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

On July 20th, a group of designers from Czech Republic posted an offer. The most obvious one is that they mix English speaking audience and Czech audience.

Best practices on how to run a Facebook page

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

On July 20th, a group of designers from Czech Republic posted an offer. The most obvious one is that they mix English speaking audience and Czech audience.

Best practices on how to run a Facebook page

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

On July 20th, a group of designers from Czech Republic posted an offer. The most obvious one is that they mix English speaking audience and Czech audience.