EP #13 – Markus Popp (Tilllate.com) – Swisspreneur



Interview Timestamps

00:35 – The location

00:57 – His first startup – tilllate.com

02:15 – How he came to be an entrepreneur

04:07 – His advice on education

06:07 – The time during university

07:54 – The importance of the “economic footprint”

09:11 – Financial performance and investor money at tilllate.com

13:28 – Business development at tilllate.com

15:36 – How it felt when he realized that they had chosen the wrong strategy

18:49 – How to deal with the risk of failure

21:38 – How the founder team coped with the failure

24:41 – What he would have done differently

26:02 – Why he didn’t leave the entrepreneurial lifestyle after tilllate.com

27:20 – The hard parts of entrepreneurship

29:01 – His recommendation to young entrepreneurs

35:11 – Whether he has a recipe for success

38:50 – Ways to turn luck in your favor

42:22 – His life hacks

46:29 – His advice to young entrepreneurs

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Markus Popp is best known as the founder of tilllate.com, a party event platform with photo gallery and community features. In 2009, Markus left tilllate.com and embarked on a half-year inspirational sabbatical. Upon his return, he founded the company builder Mühlemann & Popp Online Media AG together with one of his co-founders at tilllate.com, Silvan Mühlemann. Next to being engaged at Mühlemann & Popp, Markus has launched various other digital startups such as SOBRADO or eveni.to. Markus has a Masters in Management, Technology and Economics from ETH Zurich.

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