Laís de Oliveira

About Me

Entrepreneur. Technology, Personal and Leadership Development enthusiast. Current East Community Director for Startup Grind, facilitating the growth of local startup communities across Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific. Past Mindvalley Entrepreneurship Coordinator.  Before moving to KL: co-organized the 1st #StartupCampLatam with @Wisboo, did Marketing and PR for @NXTPLabs (leading seed fund accelerator for Latam) and was the Country Manager for AIESEC in Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay).  

My blog posts

Some Basics For Starting Your New Business

So maybe you have decided to quit the day job, take some risks, and get yourself into a position where you are ready to sacrifice some of your health, wealth, and mental state to get a new idea off the ground and make some money. Maybe, you are past the decision making phase, and you have started the ball rolling forward on your new business. Are you wanting to be successful in business, or are you a new entrepreneur?  When you are starting a new business, there are usually a million different issues that you will need to take care of, but, there are a few tasks that are essential to your success and the success of your new startup. It is valuable to do a self examination and ask yourself if you have the endurance required to make this happen? Is now the right time for you?

Talking to Bloggers? Read This First

Whether you want to ask to be a guest blogger on their site, to be interviewed, or want a link exchange, approaching a blogger who’s more established than yourself can be intimidating. However, it doesn’t need to be—the good news is that doing so much online (from dating to applying for jobs) has thickened your skin. The bad news is that in-demand bloggers are approached so much that you need to really stand out. It’s kind of like getting others to an event, because approaching a blogger takes a certain finesse.

Startup Grind in KL: a community designed to thrive

On Thursday 10th, 70+ people burst into office to the second Startup Grind in KL. Founders, geeks, techies, marketers all together in a chilled environment that brought that Silicon Valley atmosphere to KL, for one night.