Check out my recent Interview with ‘By GeekGirl’


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“I actually wanted to create my own tech startup right after University.” Marina explained. Without any programming experience or a background in tech, she didn’t know how to do that. Knowing the first step would be to get started in an internet career, the soon-to-be founder got a job in internet marketing.

A move to London proved to be the beginning of Marina’s own venture. As she looked for opportunities among startups in internet marketing, Marina found a partner who shared a similar vision. “The startup scene in London was not very well formed,” Marina observed, “There wasn’t much support for startups. We thought it would be great to have some sort of online platform where startups could hang out and talk to each other.”… read more.

Founder stories


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On 15.02 I hosted Dreamstake Founder stories – Read About It on Haggerston Times!

Last night at Google Campus Dreamstake founders Marina Atarova and Paul Dowling ran another of their renowned Founder Stories series, featuring talks from Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder at Project Placed and CognitionX, and ex-Secret Escapes sales guy, travel blogger, and founder of Edge Retreats Luke McCormick.

What did we learn? As ever there were some fundamental lessons for all start-up founders, from the earliest stage “wantrepreneurs” to experienced serial entrepreneurs to take heed of.

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