23: Y do you Want to Start a Startup?

Boye Hartmann is the founder and CEO of YDigital Asia, a hybrid business consulting and digital agency that’s worked with clients like Ebay, Microsoft and Mattel. He started his first company in 1987 and has since been a part of building over 60 companies all over the world. As a serial entrepreneur and mentor, the number one question he asks anyone founding a company can be summed up in one word, or in his case, one letter: Y?

Engineering A Startup #23: Y do you Want to Start a Startup?

Boye Hartmann is the founder and CEO of YDigital Asia, a hybrid business consulting and digital agency that’s worked with clients like Ebay, Microsoft and Mattel. He started his first company in 1987 and has since been a part of building over 60 companies all over the world. As a serial entrepreneur and mentor, the number one question he asks anyone founding a company can be summed up in one word, or in his case, one letter: Y?

Engineering A Startup #23: Y do you Want to Start a Startup?

How many people do you know that have built companies in Denmark, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand? 

Boye is a pretty unique guy, with the remarkably unique perspective of someone who has started and mentored companies literally all around the world. People around the world have different cultures, different behaviours, different social norms, and for entrepreneurs this means different opportunities. What’s the one thing that stays the same for startups no matter where you are? People.

We cover a variety of interesting topics, including the importance of periodically disconnecting, the future of voice technology, why mobile is the biggest opportunity in Asia, how big corporations are disrupting startups, how and why Boye got into mentoring, and why it’s so important for founders to ask “why am I doing this?”

How many people do you know that have built companies in Denmark, Russia, Poland, Belgium, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand? 

Boye is a pretty unique guy, with the remarkably unique perspective of someone who has started and mentored companies literally all around the world. People around the world have different cultures, different behaviours, different social norms, and for entrepreneurs this means different opportunities. What’s the one thing that stays the same for startups no matter where you are? People.

We cover a variety of interesting topics, including the importance of periodically disconnecting, the future of voice technology, why mobile is the biggest opportunity in Asia, how big corporations are disrupting startups, how and why Boye got into mentoring, and why it’s so important for founders to ask “why am I doing this?”

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