CEO or CTO: That is the Question
Location: The Vaults (Events Room)
Things you'll learn
- The Struggles of Going from Developer to CEO
- What it Takes to Build (and then run) a Business
- Getting Organized as a company
- How to grow sales, and create the team to do so
Meet Your Speaker
Peter Coppinger, Co-Founder and CEO Teamwork
Peter is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Lead Developer of Teamwork, a bootstrapped company who he and his Co-Founder have scaled to €18M ARR. Starting his company with a history of being a developer, Peter had to step in to the CEO role, with his Co-Founder taking on the role of CTO, growing his company and team to expand their user base and increase sales. They are now growing at 40% a year and offer a suite of products.
Teamwork is a web-based project and groupware management tools platform helping managers, staff and clients work together online. The company that was born out of Peter's consultancy business he noticed there was a serious lack in the market for a project management tool that could really do it all, so he and his partner decided to take their previous knowledge and skills and create the solution – and thus Teamwork was born. It wasn't an easy road from there, as they bootstrapped the company and fought to grow sales, but they learned along the way and have continued to grow into
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