The BizSpark startup of the day is StarTech, based in Romania. Their mission is to develop any business to fit all mobile devices in the world.
I am Co-Founder of StarTech. The other Co-Founder is Mihai Bădiţă. For now StarTech is just the two of us, so there are no fancy roles like CEO, CIO and so on. We’re a team and we take care of almost everything…
I worked as software developer/architect in a couple of local software companies.
Our mission is to provide excellent solutions for our clients to reach their mobile customers.
We develop any business to fit all mobile devices in the world.
I wanted to build a social network mobile web site, so I’ve built a mobile web platform. Then I found out about Facebook and I just gave up. So I had the platform and I strongly believed that mobile web will get mainstream.
We were only bootstrapping. And we’re not looking for funding at the moment.
One answer: two.
We’re not hiring because there’s no need for extra workforce yet. But we can get great developers if needed.
We are building on Microsoft platform (Windows, ASP.NET, SQL Server) because it is best suited for our needs. And also because we have very strong experience with Microsoft technologies, both of us being MCSD for .NET
We are exploring the mobile web area. As a matter of fact, StarTech was the first Romanian company that took mobile web seriously. Hence most of the biggest local media publishers are our clients. But there are still lots of opportunities for the grabs, especially in mobile marketing.
It’s an excellent program that encourages entrepreneurial initiatives in Software/Internet areas by providing great technology at virtually no cost, and also very good exposure for the most ambitious startups worldwide.
I have no role model. I’m just doing it my way.