Co-pilot

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Professionals who evaluate the incoming ideas and recommend them to the Main Board for investing. Successful and experienced people who add massive value.

UP21 management. Captains among the co-pilots, determine strategic steps and approve investment in projects.

Each and every UP21 start-up has its assigned mentor. Role of mentors is to provide priceless coaching, help with strategic direction and develop both the business as well as people on a personal level. Apart from mentors our start-ups also cooperate with various experts — specialists in a particular field which help in a concrete stage of business or help solve individual needs.

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Petr Beneš

Co-founder of 6D Academy, Coach, Technoptimist

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Jiří Blažek

Entrepreneur, Senior Project Manager, Trainer, Teacher

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David Enc

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Rostya Gordon-Smith

CEO People Impact, Founder of MINERVA 21

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Robert Janča

starlights.cz - someone with vision

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Martin Klčo

Marketing communications expert, brand strategist (ex Leo Burnett Advertising)

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Stanislav Kůra

Business Innovator

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Martin Mazurek

Co-owner at Converting Ads s.r.o.

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Milan Ponert

COO at UP21

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Marek Růžička

CEO of DATASYS

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Aleš Sobotka

Managing Director, Yungo

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Petr Sobotka

Sales Director I Sales Consultant I Startup Mentor

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Milan Šemelák

serial provocateur

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Vítek Šubert

UP21, Partner

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Martin Vápeník

CFO UP21

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Roman Maco

Head of Marketing and Customer Service, Fortuna

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Protecting your startup’s intellectual property. If, how, and when to deal with it.

Nothing makes a worse impression on investors than when the founder of a startup brings a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to the first meeting. This is not to say that founders should take the protection of their intellectual property lightly and pretend that terms such as NDA, patent, or trademark do not exist. “It’s understandable that founders want to protect their ideas. But they shouldn't take it too far, and it’s important to realize that the relationship between the startup and investors is firstly built on interpersonal relationships, and secondly on the papers they sign together,” says Viktor Nyitray, Startup Coordinator at UP21.

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The product doesn’t sell itself, or How Sales Hub came into existence in UP21

The idea that customers are able to find quality products on their own is unfortunately a misconception - disillusioned startup founders often figure this out when it’s almost too late and the money from their first major investment is already running out. “Founders don’t want to actively sell their products, as the field of sales in the Czech Republic has a terrible stigma, but really it’s a completely natural part of the sales relationship,” says Alan Vyšín, co-founder and CEO of the startup Gettick, who took the situation into their own hands and launched a project in UP21 called Sales Hub.

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