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Welcome to the first Czech startup community created by entrepreneurs for startup enthusiasts.

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All the fun things we do

Community

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

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Internships

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.

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

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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

Klára

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

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.

Bára

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.

Jan

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.

Roman

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

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: Martin Bodocký, Co-Founder & Partner @ Nation 1 VC

Meet Martin Bodocký, Co-Founder & Partner @ Nation 1 VC. Martin shared with us his insights on the state of the VC world, Czech startup scene and tips on which skills should the Founder or CEO embrace during these times.

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From Silicon Valley: Jensen Weitzel

In our next From Silicon Valley interview, we talked to Jensen Wizel, the Managing Partner at Yabusame Partners. We spoke about the skills or characteristics that are most important for founders and Jensen shared his recommendations to Czech startup Founders.

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Our Speakers

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