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Prior to co-founding of 0100 Ventures, Marek was active in a VC firm – Nova Founders Capital in Southeast Asia where he was responsible for venture development. While at Nova Founders he also organized the largest private equity conference in Switzerland. During his academic years he finished 2nd in the world in global startup competition. Marek studied at various universities in four different countries such as the University of Manchester, Copenhagen Business School, Oxford Brookes University, or Université Paris Dauphine.
Tereza has been an eager volunteer and initiator in make-change projects in public areas of life, as well as in private ones. As a co-founder of City Youth Council project Bratislava ciTy! she has helped to restore 19 old bus stops via street art. Next to studying mathematics, economics and management at Comenius University - Faculty of mathematics, physics and informatics she is an active dancer and coach and organises dance competitions and national championships all around Slovakia. In her bachelor’s thesis she has combined her studies and her passion by researching the topic of dance competition ranking viewed by social choice theory (microeconomics). As an Analyst at national GOV CERT she has gained experience with network monitoring and security and team coordination as well as in her position as Camp Director in children summer camps. Since September 2017 Tereza is attending a 3-year intensive educational course Nexteria Leadership Academy to further develop her soft skills, leadership and teamwork.
As a volunteer, teacher, manager of talents - events or office, Terezia tries to do small things with great love.
Her career started in the USA, where she worked with kids. Her attitude at work brought her to the place where she is now. Despite many experiences abroad (USA, Switzerland, Spain, Finland), she always returned back to Slovakia to implement all the skills she gained into her Slovak lifestyle. From January to June 2016 Terézia studied in Arctic Finland as an exchange student in International Business at Lapin University of Applied Sciences. During her semester in Lapland she became a Project Leader of "WeCANforAfrica" and many others. On summer 2016 Terezia was asked to join the staff team of AIPES (American Institute of Political and Economic Systems) in Prague. Currenty she is working on her own business, finishing her Bachelor at Comenius University and serving as an active member of the community at 0100 Campus. In that regard, she loves to organize many events for everyone.
Her strong points are creativity and passion in any task she carries out. Hobbies include singing, dancing, wedding videography and design.
"My secret to life is to live BIG. I am truly passionate about everything that I do."