Our Research Project Brought to Life by Someone Else – Really happy someone used it

An unpowered exoskeleton makes walking more efficient, by engaging a spring in parallel with the Achilles tendon. – finally someone used the notes they made during the Intel ISEF 2006. This was what Vidrighin, Macicasan Tudor​ and I went to the finals with.

We didn’t win the competition, but I am quite happy someone made use of this great idea! It’s almost the same design and it’s 100% the same principle that we employed for creating our own prototype back then.

A lot of people took notes from our research and presentation. I always wondered why none of them did anything. Until today:

http://www.nature.com/news/exoskeleton-boots-improve-on-evolution-1.17237

Squirrly is registered in London, United Kingdom – How we started it – legal docs

This is a thing I wrote a really long time ago and people have been asking me about it.

Due to having so much information on my computer and external hard drives, it’s become very hard to find it.

Now that it finally came to life again, here it goes.

The big list of starting a company in the United Kingdom:

 

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/nominalvalue.asp#axzz2701O11qp

ca sa nu gresiti ca si mine la structura de capital: diferenta dintre nominal value si market value

http://www.simpleformations.com/share-holder.htm

About shares in the UK

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_company_limited_by_shares

Important ca fapt general

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorised_capital

Idee de Authorised Capital.. diferit fata de US si scos in 2006. e util in caz ca ati vazut si idei de US, sa stiti ca in UK nu exista.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=change+shares+capital+in+uk+limited&kl=ro-ro

Exemplu de Share Capital si Motor De Cautare U-T-I-L: ii foarte bun pentru research.. mai bun decat Google. Da rezultate relevante. Il folosesc
mereu pt research-uri

http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/forms/formsContinuation.shtml#SH19

Nu neaparat important pt voi, dar de aici puteti DOWNLOADA SI VEDEA formularele necesare pt firme in UK

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151186324378130&id=258047698129&notif_t=feed_comment

Exemplu de cat is de tari oamenii cu care ne-am deschis noi firma. Primiti consultanta gratuita pt deschiderea firmei. Raspund pe email (ticket),
twitter si Facebook la intrebari. Se ocupa super serios de tot si ofera si spatiu de birou in the UK (nu se plateste, dar e necesar ca iti da
adresa de UK pt firma)

http://www.companiesmadesimple.com/project/blog/

Cei de mai sus, dar site-ul oficial. Sunt cei mai tari. Ne-a costat cu tot ce am vrut noi + shipping de documente apostilate in Romania 300 EUR pt
deschidere.
Taxele se iau in evidenta doar la 3 Luni dupa ce ati primit primii bani. Deci pana nu primiti bani nu va intereseaza. Pe urma, in termen de 3 luni va
inregistrati. In termen de 9 luni dupa aceea platiti CORPORATE TAX, ceva de genul 20% pe profit, deci ce nu e salar sau cheltuiala.
si acum pt investitii: – si State si Europa.. cum sa faceti documentele. Noi dupa astea le-am facut si au iesit super profi.

http://www.florin-muresan.cif2.net/what_specific_free_documents_can_entrepreneurs_use_for_seed_funding-pag397-article_id28683.html

http://www.florin-muresan.cif2.net/seriesseedfi__standardized_free_seed_investment_legal_documents_for_finland-pag397-article_id28684.html

http://www.florin-muresan.cif2.net/open_source_seed_documents-pag397-article_id28697.html

Cateva idei de pe Quora legate de costuri:

http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-approximate-cost-of-incorporating-and-running-a-limited-liability-corporation-in-the-UK

How I got a SuperHero name

I always used to think that a superhero name like “the fastest man alive” would be really cool to have.

Turns out that one of our great customers at Squirrly (who was actually number 4 *which is my favorite number*), Robert Connor did a great press release with an interview he made with me for his blog, Extra Cash Online.

It was very cool to open up my Facebook and see that a friend of mine wrote about Florin Muresan – The Romania Rocket on his Facebook wall.

Turns out that the press release was picked up by US Financial News today. I wonder if this super-hero name will catch on :-D

Zapping everything – Get Control Over your Business

Life can get way too busy sometimes, and your Business Model Canvas can start getting a HUGE amount of Key Activities, once you scale up your business.

Actually, you’ll start having so many processes that you won’t be able to keep up with everything.

Zapier is here to help with all that, because they know that ” Ain’t nobody got time for that”.

So, instead of me doing manual stuff: <B-U-M-!-!> Magic happens <wow!> zapier does it automatically, with 0 input from me.

Currently, the leads I write down in Podio get magically sent to my team, so that they can organize them in our crm thingy

Leads from our Buy Articles Landing page get sent to them as well.

People who buy my ebook, get instantly sent to MailChimp, where they start getting more goodies to complement the awesome ebook.

Well. Sounds simple.

Try managing this manually in the beginning of every week. Do that for over 3 months. You’ll go insane.

That’s why I’m happy so many apps are out there, that communicate and get integrated with one another. Oh, the beauty of the Internet.

Customer Development Workshop by Florin Muresan at Spherik Cluj-Napoca

Last Saturday, I had a very cool Customer Development workshop at Spherik in Cluj-Napoca.

From the start, I told people this was a Florin Muresan workshop, so the ideas were all mine and had tons of insight on all that we did at Squirrly to build an amazing product that started selling from the first day it reached the market.

Florin Muresan does not agree with the usual customer development ideas

And I made this really clear in my workshop. I think that most of the people who usually get invited to speak about customer development have no idea of what they’re really saying out there. Most of them never ever had a startup of their own, they were not CEOs, etc.

Which sucks, and makes most of their theories invalid. I was happy to share they things that I’ve learnt over the years and show a real method of how to get from startup idea to an actual startup.

Mentorship and Speaking at Events in 2014

let’s see.. since my last post, when I announced being a mentor in the Startup Pirates program in #cluj, i also was a:

- Mentor on “How to Pitch Your Startup Idea” at Tandem
- Judge at the Hackathon from Innovation Labs in Cluj
- Presented Squirrly at the Transylvania Demo Day
- Spoke at Cool-Jobs and presented my life, from animating stuff in Borland Pascal, to being the founder of a self-sustainable startup