Entries by Lloyd Waldo

Focus On Founders: Jakub Havej: Failing to Scale

Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing a series of interviews with alumni founders from StartupYard. We’re calling it “Focus on Founders.” These are personal stories from alumni founders about critical moments in the history of their company. Some of the stories have happy endings, some don’t. Our hope is that our alumni, current, […]

4 Ways To Kick Ass at an Accelerator

My job about half of the year is to travel around Central Europe meeting with startups and entrepreneurs, listening to pitches, and scouring the internet for what might just be the next great startup to join StartupYard. We have a new batch of startups joining us in Prague in just a few weeks, Batch X, […]

Demo Day Batch 9: Full Video and Snapshots

On Wednesday June 13th, the StartupYard Batch 9 companies pitched for a sold-out crowd of over 250 investors, mentors, media, and StartupYard community members. We can’t express our gratitude to the audience and our pride in the startups who worked so hard to get there, and did so well under a lot of pressure. If you […]

Meet Behavee: The Future of Recommendations is Open Source

StartupYard Batch 9, has been defined by “tech with a soul.” That trend continues even when the focus of the startup is on what people traditionally think of as a dry and boring topic: big data, behavior analysis and product recommendation. That’s because Tomas Pluharik, CEO and Co-Founder of Behavee, believes strongly that the future of […]

Meet Adiquit: Your Clinically Proven Quit-Smoking Pocket Therapist

Adiquit, a member of StartupYard Batch 9, has a singular mission. To help smokers quit, and stay cigarette free. Unlike most apps or quit-smoking programs that smokers may have experienced, AdiQuit is unique in that it is the product of a team of industry leading tobacco addiction researchers and clinical therapists. Together they’ve pooled their combined […]

Meet Blocknify: E-Signatures Without the Cloud

Blocknify, one of the 6 Batch 9 startups at StartupYard, actually began life at StartupYard, long before now CEO and Co-founder Chris Cowles came onboard. It was originally the brainchild of StartupYard alum Dite Gashi, and a team of developers from Budgetbakers he worked with at the KB Hackathon, cohosted by StartupYard last year. Though the […]