Vacuumlabs, Hellephant & Sparring - Story of business transformation

Jun 25, 2019, 4:30 – 7:30 PM

There's more than one way to skin a cat. In other words, there's more than one way to outline your company lifecycle. Guys from Vacuumlabs, Hellephant and Sparring will discuss how to adapt to the change, how to conclude a strategic partnership & how to control the business transformation. All the pitfalls and opportunities of their business transformation story via three different points of view.

In-person event

About this event

Ok, so you decided you want to become an entrepreneur. Start your own company with a goal to become sustainably successful with your existing business model. Good, but is that all to it? Well, no. 

There's more than one way to skin a cat. In other words, there's more than one way to outline your company lifecycle. The journey of business transformation is a way few people choose and even fewer of them end up successful. Guys from Vacuumlabs, Hellephant and Sparring did both. In the upcoming Startup Grind Bratislava, they'll discuss how to adapt to the change, how to conclude a strategic partnership and scale up and how to control the company lifecycle and drive the business in the right way. 

All the pitfalls and opportunities of their business transformation story via three different points of view.


Speakers:

Matej Ftáčnik (CXO, Vacuumlabs)
Matej is the CXO & co-founder of Vacuumlabs, a Slovak technology company of 170+ experts in building products & services with modern tech stacks. Matej is also a co-founder of The Spot - Booster, the first Slovak startup creative space & accelerator, that has been shaping the local startup ecosystem with a wide range of community-oriented activities (education, networking, mentoring) and business activities (acceleration, corporate consulting, fundraising support) since 2012. Matej has organized the first three Startup Weekends in Slovakia, won the national Startup Awards in 2011 with startup NiceReply.com, co-founded Startup Camps (monthly meetups in 5 Slovak/Czech cities), hosted StartupSummit in Prague (250+ attendants from CEE) and has been active in evangelizing startups and entrepreneurship on Slovak universities and in media.

Maroš Zeleňák (CMO, Chief of Design @ Vacuumlabs, ex-CEO at Hellephant)
After the studies and marketing experience in Red Bull, Maroš founded and directed a branding & digital product studio Hellephant. Hellephant was acquired by a technology company Vacuumlabs in 2018 and converted into in-house design and marketing department. Nowadays, Maroš is a Partner and a member of the board of directors at Vacuumlabs and is responsible for managing the design and marketing team and for all company’s branding and product design initiatives for clients from San Francisco to Tokyo.

Marián Porvažník (CEO, Sparring)
After his studies at the University of Oxford, Marián has experienced lifecycle of 10s of innovative companies. As CLO and board member of one of the fastest growing software companies in CEE, he has put his knowledge to good use and co-founded Sparring, a legal service for tech entrepreneurs. Major relishes in contracts, negotiation and dispute settlement both under Slovak and UK laws. Usually, he is buried to the neck with strategy, board counselling, financing, and corporate architecture.

Moderator:

Tomáš Vyšný (Co-founder, The Booster Labs)
Tomáš is a co-founder at The Booster Labs, an innovation studio working with financial service corporations on research, validation and conceptualization of innovative products. He is also an investment advisor at 365.fintech, corporate VC investing in fintech startups in CEE and beyond. He holds a Master’s degree in Business & Management from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.


Join us for a 3-hour mixer complete with an innovative environment, great company, and some snacks.
We are looking forward to all of you to help us shape the local startup community!

Main Partners: Campus Cowork, DECENT, Webglobe Yegon
Local Partners: GONNA BE LIVE, sli.do
Media Partner: Startitup

Check out what happened

Speakers

  • Matej Ftáčnik

    Vacuumlabs

    CXO

  • Maroš Zeleňák

    Hellephant

    ex-CEO

  • Marián Porvažník

    Sparring

    CEO

When

When

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM UTC

Agenda

4:30 PMDoors open
5:00 PMFireside chat
6:00 PMQ&A
6:30 PMNetworking

Organizers

  • Viktor Stefanak

    Chapter Director

  • Marianna Szarková

    StartuPeak

    Co Director

Presenting

Campus logo

Campus

DECENT logo

DECENT

Webglobe Yegon logo

Webglobe Yegon

Partners

GONNA BE LIVE logo

GONNA BE LIVE

sli.do logo

sli.do

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Slovak Startup

StartItUp logo

StartItUp

Zero2Hero logo

Zero2Hero

LEAF Academy logo

LEAF Academy

Central European Startup Awards logo

Central European Startup Awards

AIESEC logo

AIESEC

Refresher logo

Refresher

Satori Stage logo

Satori Stage

Coworking Cvernovka logo

Coworking Cvernovka

HubHub logo

HubHub

Launcher logo

Launcher

Consulting Club Bratislava logo

Consulting Club Bratislava

Binarium logo

Binarium

Nexteria logo

Nexteria

robime.it logo

robime.it

SAPIE logo

SAPIE

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