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All the fun things we do


We humans need to connect offline once in a while right? We organise amazing events where you can meet upcoming entrepreneurs sharing their stories.



We are teaming up with leading startups in the Czech Republic to offer great job opportunities and a chance to start your career to anyone who wants to build their own company one day.


Need advise on strategic decisions? In our community of mentors you can share and ask anything you might be wondering in the startup world!


About Us & Our Mission

There are many things you have to do to become the shinning star in the startup world. Before You Shine is a community of ambitious people looking to connect with the startup world. Join us and meet inspiring people with amazing stories and lessons to share.

We organise epic events, share weekly interviews with entrepreneurs, podcast and content inspirations, connect our community with great mentors and career opportunities.

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Our Team


One of Klára’s main responsibilities are helping young talent to start their career in the startup sphere. In her role of the founder of Before You Shine, she shapes the mission of our community.


Domi is the heart and soul of our events. She’s been working in startups communities and events for a while now, you may have heard about one of her projects - Startup World Cup & Summit.


After spending some time in the Silicon Valley, Bára came back to Prague to be a part of our startup scene. With her great experience, Bára brings the best stories to our blog and all our communications.


Honza takes care of the Beforeyoushine website and all the visuals. He's a designer who loves to design products and websites, no-code/develop in Webflow & create/sell digital resources for the community.


From time to time Roman comes to shoot and eats food. His artistic approach to life is balanced with technical skills helping startups creating their digital products.


Anna will be responsible for the smooth run of the events. Constantly fascinated by talented and ambitous entrepreneurs, she has always put herself around the best talents by helping to organize events like Blockchain hackaton or working in Nation1 VC.

Our Stories

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5 minutes with VC Investor: Andrej Kiska, General Partner @ Credo Ventures

What’s going to change in the world of VC's during these times? We asked Andrej Kiska about his point of view on the current situation, the shape of venture capital and what he'd recommend to startup founders.


Our startup story: Michal and Václav, Co-founders of CzechCrunch

They've interviewed the biggest players from the Czech startup scene, published over 4200 articles and created a startup love brand. Now the spotlight is on them. Find out the story behind CzechCrunch and why they decided to become the main partners of our startup community Before You Shine.


Our Speakers

Perta Končelíková
Nation 1 VC
Jiří Třečák
Lukáš Ždárský
Dudes & Barbies
Ondřej Krátký
Linda Šejdová
Alex Ilyash
DaVinci TS
Daniel Vach

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