Night skyline of Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Valerio Genovese, StartupHighway catalyst and online marketing strategist in Western Europe, tells us about his experience and about the StartupHighway acceleration program based in Vilnius (Lithuania).
From official website:
” .. StartupHighway is 13 week acceleration program that combines €14K in funding, business advice from our international network of mentors and access to essential resources for starting up .. “
Below there is a short interview with Valerio, made in collaboration with Andrea Solimene, a young and talented italian Business Consultant Freelance & “Startupper”.
1) Why far from Italy and why Lithuania?
I went away from Italy not looking for better conditions, but for spirit of adventure. I started working when I was eighteen and six year later I decided to leave my role, as creative director in advertising, to explore Europe. So I took a gap year, which was soon transformed into “digital nomad lifestyle”. Since three years I’m living in several European capitals and I’m working in the “HUB” and in contact with the startup communities.
2) Which are the main characteristics of lithuanian startup ecosystem? Continue reading