Kristel Kruustük Founder & CEO at Testlio on QA, Leadership and Revenue

Lift99 - Telliskivi 60A (B-building) Tallinn, 10412 Tallinn
Wed, May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM (EEST)

About this event

Present in 200 cities, Startup Grind is a Google powered million-strong community of entrepreneurs. It got there by organizing intimate, local events with a hundred attendees, one speaker, and a single host. Each event is an hour-long conversation. One that offers hands-on insight, personal stories, and a chance to ask questions from folks who have failed, and made it.

On the 31st of May at 6 pm at LIFT99, Startup Grind Tallinn will host Kristel Kruustük from Testlio. We are going to explore Kristel’s journey from Kose, a small Estonian Parish to founding Testlio, and how she together with her husband Marko, turned it from an AngelHack project into one of the fastest growing testing companies in the region. We will touch upon the topic of QA testing and her role as a leader. Kristel will share her key insights into growing revenue and hiring top people.

Before participating at AngelHack and founding Testlio Kristel was part of a small software development boutique, testing software for Estravel and a mentoring app. After which she joined Proekspert, a leading software development firm. There she was working with a team handling software for Telia Sonera. Besides testing, she is also a happy horse owner and loves sci-fi movies.

To bring Kristel’s insights into relief, we brought in Fundwise co-founder Gleb Maltsev as our host. As a seasoned pitching coach, it’s safe to say Gleb knows a thing or two about how to tell a compelling founder story and how to make sure the burning questions that surround those stories get asked —everything from the value of testing, to practical challenges of leading a high-performance team, or achieving sustainable growth in revenue.

The event is about making friends, not contacts. For this reason, there will be plenty of wine, beer and food.


06:00 PM - Check-in and Registration

06:15 PM - Networking, food and drinks with the greatest community members

07:00 PM - Fireside Chat with Kristel Kruustük

08:00 PM - Networking. Remember we make friends, not contacts

The event is supported by SendGrid and their Startup Accelerate Program.

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of Startup Grind global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.



Wednesday, May 31
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EEST)


Telliskivi 60A (B-building) Tallinn10412

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    Naimul Abd

    Coompanion Stockholm

    Regional Director Nordics Startup Grind

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