Remote working guide. Part one: employee

Remote working guide. Part one: employee

It has always been a struggle whether to encourage remote working or not. Do we telecommute at StartupWorks? What are major advantages and what sort of troubles are we having? Is remote working still an up-to-date and worth discussing issue? Making use of my nearly 2-year-long remote working experience I'll try to analyse it and eventually draw some valuable conclusions or at least try to interest you.

Background

What happens when you say "I work remotely"? Your friends start to imagine you lying on the beach with your laptop somewhere between Maldives and Seychelles, quite opposite to your aunties ...


Hardware Startups' Heaven!

Hardware Startups' Heaven!

The Makerland Conference

For three days (17-19.03) Warsaw, to be more specific Copernicus Science Center, became a land of makers. They came from various countries to exchange their skills and experience, build cool stuff and have fun at the same time. The key feature of Makerland are asynchronous workshops where you can join and leave any time during conference. The idea is also to have inspirational talks in the morning so everyone could be full of positive energy to create. Ewa and I were part of organizing team and these are our afterthoughts.  

Makers

There were about 320 attendees ...


Top 5 online wireframing tools for startups

Top 5 online wireframing tools for startups

What is UI?

UI is an abbreviation from User Interface. The term basically covers “the means in which a person controls a software application or hardware device. A good user interface provides a "user-friendly" experience, allowing the user to interact with the software or hardware in a natural and intuitive way.”1

How do we use UI tools? 

At StartupWorks we need them at early project collaboration with a client, meaning structuring website or app architecture and information set-up. We put a lot of effort in client cooperation at this point as it’s important to optimise client’s vision ...


How to evaluate a startup idea?

How to evaluate a startup idea?

Entrepreneurs all over the world come up with hundreds of ideas every day. But is every idea worth a kick off? Each of them is worth a deeper thought - that’s for sure, although not all of them are worth development. How to evaluate a startup idea? How to build basis for starting business? We’ve met quite a few startups’ founders and by the way they measured their chances of success we would like to share with you some tips.

1. Idea

Startup ideas we’ve worked with were usually a result of their designers’ or their communities’ need ...


We're hiring!

Hello there!

We're looking for kick-ass people to enforce our team.
We've decided to do it our way, though.

Below you'll find an infographic that explains who our ideal peers are.
Share this info with your friends! We're looking forward to meet them!

Click here: startupworks.co/kariera to apply. 

Sorry the infographic is in Polish but currently we're looking for people to our Warsaw office.
Stay tuned and we'll let you know if anything changes.

Cheers!


Startup in distress - consulting services wanted.

Startup in distress - consulting services wanted.

Early stage startups face quite a few problems like: where do I find investors? how to build a perfect team? what’s the best way to attract customers? Until they reach the moment when they are “more like a pirate than a small business owner, and more like a hacker than a programmer” they may use some backup. Internet is full of information but the most valuable lessons are learned through human interaction. Great startup idea at some point will need consulting session with a professional but it’s kind of expensive and it’s not always obvious to whom ...


How to compete in a startup jungle?

How to compete in a startup jungle?

No. of new company registrations in 2013.

Founding a startup became the new ‘I’m in a band’ thing. Considering the fact there were over 500,0001 new companies registered in 2013 in UK alone, ‘startup movement’ is a phenomenon that is hard to miss.

One can wonder if it’s still possible to be successful with such a fierce competition, is it worth giving it a go? The answer is: yes. The huge number of new company formations shouldn’t scare you as - like in school - there is always going to be a difference in achievements among students ...


Here’s to the constraints - StartupWorks story.

Here’s to the constraints! Limited budgets, passing time, scarcity of resources. Here's to the disparities, financial crises and growing competition. To all the things that require us to be more efficient, more innovative and more creative. They challenge us, they make us think, they motivate us. You can laugh at them, shout at them or try to cheat them but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. And while some may see them as impediments we see empowerment. Because once you learn how to embrace them, you’ve got the future in your hands.1 ...