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July 19, 2018
"We have discovered we have a competitor - now what?"

Richard Lucas July 2018 Years ago I wrote a column for a Startup magazine called “Proseed” Entrepreneurs wrote to me with their problems and I shared my advice. A kind of “Agony Aunt” for startups.     A few weeks ago a trusted friend introduced me to a team of keen programmers and developers from a high […]

May 21, 2018
Before we “speed date” at Infoshare 2018

May 2018 I’m on my way to Infoshare.pl - the largest IT event in Central Eastern Europe. The reason ? I'm giving a talk about the challenges startup businesses have with management - and what founders and investors can about it. I'm also looking forward to seeing Peter Cowley, and his son Alan. The organisers - […]

November 1, 2017
Five things I learned from Asaf Navot - Founder - Home Made

by Richard Lucas 1st November 2017 This post is part of a series to go with the Project Kazimierz podcast. This interview is on line here. Asaf Navot is the founder of Home Made in London, a fast growing residential property service which is both cheaper and better than existing services. Prior to founding his […]

October 4, 2017
How to approach a mentor - lessons from a Silicon Valley millionaire

by Hugo Dutka This is not a regular Richard Lucas post – because it wasn't him who wrote it. My name is Hugo Dutka.   I am a Polish high school student and I like meeting entrepreneurs. Richard suggested I share this story. To cut a long story short, I was lucky enough to spend my […]

April 1, 2017
11 point plan for a killer startup pitch (it's not a TEDx talk)

Richard Lucas April 2017 I received this e-mail a few weeks ago from the organisers of a business plan pitching competition. "Dear startup pitching competition organiser. My first reaction is  “NOOOOOOOOO" "I’m too busy. My TEDxKazimierz event is only three weeks away.     There is a lot of great advice on how to pitch available […]

September 20, 2013
Questions from a potential investor, mentor or partner

This post first appeared here as an article on Proseed Magazine in 2013. I have updated it since then, so this version is the best to read. Introduction I send this article to people who approach me asking for feedback, advice, mentoring and/or an investment. I also send a link to it when someone writes […]

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