Session: From the Corporate to the Startup world
Do you have this little voice in the back of your head that tells you that maybe you should try and build your own thing? But also this other voice, who reminds you that you cannot give up your comfortable situation to venture into the unknown? After all, you don't know the first thing about building a startup. But that shouldn't stop you. In this talk, we'll discuss what to expect when transitioning from the Corporate to the Startup world, and how the ways of working in those environments are completely different.
- Don't try to replicate processes picked up in a corporate environment, create new ones
- Be willing to unlearn everything you thought you knew
- Evolving your mindset is not an option, it's a must
Katia Gil Guzman is Chief Technology Officer at Emera, a startup she co-founded in April 2021. She wants to help businesses process their clients' requests effortlessly and collaborate more efficiently. Before that, she worked at Microsoft for 3 years as a Software Engineer in a customer-facing team, building innovative solutions with cutting-edge cloud technologies.