Season 1: MVP myth busters

Episode 06

27 June 2023 45 min

The wins and fails of MVP creators and what you can learn from them

  • How to grow a culture of (learning from) failure in your organization?
  • What are the most common mistakes that lead to product failures?
  • What should you do to calm down panicked developers?
  • What can you learn from our experts’ failed projects?

Listen to this audio story and find out!

Our guests include experienced technology managers from companies that had their fair share of failures but ultimately succeeded and launched products used by brands like BMW, Kappa, or Coca-Cola.

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This episode features


Chris Kobylecki

COO at Innovation Nest

Meet the man who’ll speak your language. Chris is a business enabler from an investment company with a $40M portfolio. He’s curious about how startups and their teams mature, analyzing nearly 200 companies per year and coaching many C-levels on strategy. In some multiverse, Chris is a competitive beard grower and a pro cook.

Marek Gajda

CTO at The Software House

He leads dozens of product development teams and trains technology managers on how to scale up their IT departments effectively. Real-life proof that IT is anything but boring. If there’s a subject everybody avoids, Marek wants to talk about it. If there’s chaos, there comes Marek with his lively problem-solving skills.

Michał Czapracki

Founder & CEO at Scramjet

Michał Czapracki is the CEO and founder of Scramjet – a deep tech startup that offers a real-time data integration platform that breaks barriers between the local, the edge and the cloud.

Anna Skawińska

Node.js Team Manager at The Software House

Leverages her experience as backend developer and agile team member to support her team and customers. Focused on effective communication.

Adam Polak

VP of technology & Head of Node.js Team at The Software House

VP of Technology at The Software House. An enthusiast of the latest technological solutions who will always find time for you. Recently, a certified AWS architect, co-founder of the Uszanowanko Programowanko meetup and the Linkletter newsletter. After hours, passionate about East Asia, as well as Japanese culture and food from there.

Andre Neubauer

CTO at Trusted Shops

André is shaping tech environments for more than 15 years, bringing technology and business together. During that time, he worked for startup’s, scaleup’s, up to big corporations. He has profound experience in software engineering and even more experience on the leadership side. He is an advocate of modern leadership and progressive organizational design. In this role, he’s transforming organizations into sustainable technology powerhouses. In recent years he was primarily working as a Chief Technology Officer.

Robert Desmond

CTO at Leadsie

Robert is CTO of Leadsie, a bootstrapped SaaS helping marketing agencies onboard new clients. Robert has mentored over 200 startups on accelerator programs for Techstars and 500 Global. Robert is passionate about #talkingToYourCustomers so you build the right thing, and don’t just build it right!

Remco Magielse

Head of Product at

Bridging the gap between interactive technology and people. Product development and management skills, able to scope fuzzy projects to concrete implementations and deliver those. Love to work on front end innovation.

Andreas Reichert

Managing Director at MOBIKO

Andreas likes to predict markets, is passionate for mobility tech & SaaS Business models. He has worked as an innovation consultant and Venture director for almost a decade in the past and is now responsible as Managing Director for Strategy, Vision & Finance at MOBIKO

Martin Woywod

Software Strategist at Reservix

Martin is a Software strategist at Reservix – a leading online ticket provider in Germany that sells an average of 20M tickets per year.

Daniel Killenberger

CTO at Obligate

Building the future way of raising debt using on-chain bonds for regulated DeFi with Obsessed with building system solutions and learning from failures, quickly.

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