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Damian Izdebski (Techbold, DiTech)

Vienna
April 21, 2016 / 6:30 PM

About this event

Damian an austro-polish entrepreneur started very young at the age of 23 with building up a “traditional” trade-business in the IT Hardware segment. He started the company together with his wife Aleksandra in the 20th district of Vienna and they grew it from 2 employees in 1999 to up to 300 employees and 120 Million in revenue in 2012. They addressed the market through a multi-channel strategy, being a very early adopter of combining online-shopping and local retail stores. Further they created their own brand of hardware called dimotion in 2005 and started as one of the first shop-in-shop concepts. In 2014 it became clear that DiTech was in financial troubles due to its strong expansion in recent years, which led to it closing down and part of it being taken over by another company. Damian and his wife Aleksandra went from "big heros" to "persona-non-grata" in short time, but nevertheless Damian started a new company called Techbold soon after and has strong support from the angel community, having a couple of high profile investors backing him. To cope with the situation and come to terms with his history he wrote the book "Meine besten Fehler #startupagain" ("my best fails").

Speaker

Damian Izdebski (Techbold, DiTech)

Damian Izdebski

Techbold, DiTech

Damian an austro-polish entrepreneur started very young at the age of 23 with building up a “traditional” trade-business in the IT Hardware segment. He started the company together with his wife Aleksandra in the 20th district of Vienna and they grew it from 2 employees in 1999 to up to 300 employees and 120 Million in revenue in 2012. They addressed the market through a multi-channel strategy, being a very early adopter of combining online-shopping and local retail stores. Further they created their own brand of hardware called dimotion in 2005 and started as one of the first shop-in-shop concepts. In 2014 it became clear that DiTech was in financial troubles due to its strong expansion in recent years, which led to it closing down and part of it being taken over by another company. Damian and his wife Aleksandra went from "big heros" to "persona-non-grata" in short time, but nevertheless Damian started a new company called Techbold soon after and has strong support from the angel community, having a couple of high profile investors backing him. To cope with the situation and come to terms with his history he wrote the book "Meine besten Fehler #startupagain" ("my best fails").

Date and Time
April 21, 2016
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Address

sektor5
Siebenbrunnengasse 44
1050 Vienna

 
Agenda
6:30 pm Get Together
7:00 pm Fireside Chat
8:00 pm Networking
 

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