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Level-up Engineering - Coding Sans EPISODE 38, 17th March 2021
From Engineer to CEO: How to Start a Tech Company
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From Engineer to CEO: How to Start a Tech Company

Interview with Taavi Rehemägi, co-founder and CEO of Dashbird. He tells the story of founding Dashbird, and what it took for him to go from software engineer to CEO. Learn how he built his network and found success in a completely different role!

In this interview we're covering:

  • How they came up with the idea of Dashbird
  • Challenges of going from engineer to CEO
  • Essential skills for a CEO
  • How his engineer background made him a better CEO
  • How he improved the skills necessary to be a CEO
  • Networking tips

Excerpt from the interview:

"A CEO has to continuously learn just like a software engineer. My background in engineering helped me with the following:

  • Iterating different solutions
  • Setting expectations toward solutions
  • Learning from past activities
  • Tracking variables

The first years of a new tech company are about learning what strategy is viable on your market. Your best bet is using data and making logical decisions. Engineers are good at this."

Click here to read the full interview!