I just turned 29 and I think it’s the perfect time for a reflection before I hit the big 30. Where I am now and my goals for the next year.
As you can tell from the blog, I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and IT. But did where this enthusiasm came from and how does these two blend together in my life?
I started studying telecommunications back in 2009 because I liked most of the topics and it would be a safe career with a decent paycheck. Just like everyone else.
But then something changed…
In 2014 after I participated with two of my colleagues in a Hackathon organized by BlackBerry and actually won the first place! We were then invited to join the Blackberry Tech Center. Of course we accepted it. We were a team of around 7 people. We would discuss ideas, do research on apps, technology and try to implement those ideas. This was my first contact with the mobile development world and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
After a few months on the team, we decided that we had the potential to create our own startup. And that’s where I started learning what it means to start a business.
We wanted to create our own apps and websites, and to find costumers for some extra revenue, but as we found out, develop products is just the tip of the iceberg. Product validation, checking the market and finances are almost as important as the product itself.
Currently, all members of this future startup, me included, are still working a regular 9/5 job gaining more experience in the field and because we don’t have the clients to pay for our salary, so things are moving a bit slow.
We do have some big projects ahead that I’ll talk about in the future and all this work will finally pay off.
So right now, I’m working as an IT consultant in a really cool company while working on my side projects and now, this blog. For 2019 I want to have some apps for iOS and for Android and grow my blog with tech and entrepreneurial content and start a YouTube channel.
It’s a LOT of work, but nothing that’s worth having comes easy, right?