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Tech Eye for the Non-Techie Founder

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Work.Life Camden

13 Hawley Crescent

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NW1 8NP

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Running digital projects as a non-technical founder is hard. In this workshop we explore and fix your tech project pain points with the help of a long time CTO.



Ask anything from a seasoned techie!

  • Have you hired developers but can't tell whether they did a good job?
  • Ever needed to answer questions you don't even understand?
  • Did you get started alright, but unsure how to scale up?
  • Don't know how to tell good and bad freelancers apart?
  • Not sure how to break down a project into tasks?

This event is a hands on workshop within a super-small group. Each participant will be able to share their technology headache, and we will work towards a solution together.




Core takeaways change from group to group, but you should expect to:

  • Have your biggest pain point solved or have a clear next step
  • Learn how to spot problematic freelancers early on
  • Become a better project manager forever

Your host is Richard Dancsi, startup founder and CTO coach with over 15 years experience in building technology teams and companies.




What can you ask a CTO?

Ask anything about building tech products, digital strategy, hiring developers or managing creative teams. What are you trying to build? Questions such as:

  • "My website keeps breaking down, how do I put this on Upwork?"
  • "The developers said it can't be done, is that true?"
  • "One person wants to use React, the other native iOS, how do I compare these two quotes?"
  • "My dream is to build a bitcoin payment system for goats, where do I start?"
  • "Should I hire a full-time designer and copywriter, or outsource these roles altogether?"
  • "Do I put a fixed price or hourly rate for this project?"

...and many more.


Who is the host?

As entrepreneur or as independent consultant, I worked with household names like Orange, IBM, Vodafone or the UEFA Champions League - as well as many startups that you probably haven't (yet) heard of.

Helped to get founders from zero to one: from no customers to the first thousand. And I also helped other companies scale. To establish workflows, get in shape, install best practices that puts them on the path of sustainable growth.

I've lead many creative teams as well, ran a full-service ad agency, worked on apps, websites, animated spots, billboards, or research & development projects. Whether it’s a fintech startup‘s app or artificial intelligence, I’ve built diverse software products across cultures and team structures. Ready to meet your challenge!


Is this the first of these events?

Yes, as an official workshop, this is a first! In many ways, you'll be part of a fantastic experiment.

You'll be in safe hands though. I've been working in co-working offices for the better part of the last 6 years, where I keep meeting new entrepreneurs and non-technical founders who need help. I've helped them with those exact questions above, in very similar settings.


What's the trick; why are you doing this in the first place?

"I want to break free"

It's all nice and well to be a consultant 9-to-5, but I too want to live the dream. I want to work when I want, where I want - and as far as these dreams go, making a living while helping founders succeed, that's a pretty neat life!


Will I get my money's worth?

The number of participants is limited to a super-small group, to make sure everyone has the time to share their biggest pain, and gather all the ideas and expertise needed to get it sorted.

If you want to run your question on me first, feel free to reach out and ask whether it's worth the trip - but chances are that if it's anything technical, I'll be able to help.

You might also meet other founders on the event who are in the same shoes, and what's better than a mastermind group?


What's Work.Life Camden?

Five minutes off Camden tube, it's a pretty awesome co-working office. Great people, nice atmosphere (and they don't even know about me writing this!)


Can I ask anything else before coming to the event?

Yes please! Just use any of the links in the BIO.

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