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December 26, 2020
Que Sera Sera - plans for 2021

Richard Lucas December 2020 Introduction This blog post contains information about what I will be working on in 2021 and beyond, and an invitation to "work with me" if there is a match between what I am doing and what anyone reading this wants to do. The projects I am working on are in the […]

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 - 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 on […]

May 6, 2016
What do you think of my business idea?

May 2016 "Hi Richard, can we grab a coffee? - I'd love to get your feedback on my business idea to do X in Y -  and show you my awesome product. I believe it is really great, and is going to be huge. We urgently need a small investment of $100K due to our first […]

April 17, 2016
Welcome Message for TopTal community - Why Kraków

Richard Lucas April 2016 When I was approached by Toptal, a blue chip and highly successful outsourcing firm backed by top VCs to host a post from their blog, I speculated about how Kraków might look through the eyes of their community, I know about Toptal from listening the the awesome - a podcast […]

September 12, 2015
in depth interview with Michał Borkowski - CEO of Brainly - one of Kraków's world leading Startups

I won't analyse other than to note that - he has a BIG vision - he is aiming for 500 million monthly users. -he loves his job thanks to Michał for the interview, and  my Project Kazimierz Podcast co host Sam Cook Richard

August 30, 2015
What does the startup community need from Campus Warsaw? 15 Actions recommended

A Quora question here  provoked this Sunday morning article. Richard. Q What does the startup community need from Campus Warsaw?  Great question. 1. Support, attend  and partner with regular monthly or more frequent monthly events and meetups across Poland (not just Warsaw)  -  with satellite events/monthly meetup like Open Coffee Krakow OpenCoffeeKRK (that used to take place in […]

April 28, 2015
Innovation and investment processes in a 100 person IT company

Richard Lucas April 2015 Introduction At SKK -  the company I founded and have returned to run in the last few months, - I've been thinking and researching our innovation processes.  When I studied economics in the 1980s at Cambridge (UK), we learned how Karl Marx argued that the four drivers of the capitalist system were competition, capital mobility, the […]

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. Who is the article for? I send this article to people who approach me asking for feedback, advice, mentoring and/or an investment. I send a link to it […]

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