I'm used to getting product development out of the mess and delivering on time.
Scale your processes
I will scrutinize your development practices and make sure people follow them. I've done it a few times already.
Build your team
I'll help you build a team that scales. I'll work with you to setup proper hiring practices, and make sure you get the best talent.
After I leave, you will have an actionable plan for the near future to guarantee a safe journey.
If you don't think it was worth it, I will refund you your money.
Here for the long-run
I will advise you to the best of my abilities to create a long-lasting partnership. So let's keep you satisfied right?
It's not about the code - it's about the people.
Writing code is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to building a product for your clients. You as a founder need developers to realize your vision, but you also need structure to make sure the vision is realized on time and future-proof.
A little bit about me
My Name is Vadim Kravcenko
I'm based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Over the last decade I've gathered quite a lot of experience - building products, scaling teams from zero to multiple distributed offices, improving processes, implementing automation.
I'm also Co-Founder and CTO at mindnow AG, a digital agency that focuses on complex projects - like banking applications and complicated retail stuff, which means I know the things you should NOT do.
Who can I bring value to?
You're an early stage startup / solo founder
You have the idea, and you have the funding, time to set up that development team and start hustling. But there's so much to set up, so many services to integrate. Don't know where or how to start? I can help.
You're a middle stage startup
You just finished your MVP, and the customers are buying your product. The backlog is full of bugs, infrastructure is barely handling, and support tickets fly in every second. Feels like too much? I can help.
You're a late stage startup
You're working on your Product, and features are released daily. You have the feeling something is missing, and efficiency is lacking - I can help you spot the problems and fix them.
Vadim capitalizes on the low-hanging fruits, and has helped me assemble a team of developers and kickstart our product.
Benedict von Hoffmann
CEO @ Clanq AG
I had the privilege of working with Vadim on many different projects. Vadim successfully helped me lay out teams and lead development.
Founder @ Just Be Innovation AG
I have seen Vadim make a multitude of mistakes over the years, so he definitely knows what he is talking about, and I would personally vouch for his expertise.
Co-Founder @ mindnow AG
Frequently Asked Questions
What's with the weird name? "Roast my Startup" means you and I are going to zero in on your vulnerabilities inside the company - flaws inside the code, the processes, the infrastructure. Imagine I put you on a hot seat and start asking all the questions about stuff you shoved under the carpet the last few months. It's going to get uncomfortable, but it's going to be worth it. We roast your startup together to get some nice productivity/sales/efficiency boost at the end of it.
Why are you doing this? Currently, I'm scaling a digital agency and building complex products for our clients from the DACH region. I'm usually involved with setting up processes and their teams to kick-off development and make their product a reality. I've done this a dozen times by now, so I know how to do it properly. With this expertise that I have gathered, I can grow as a technical advisor and look for people I can coach running startups in the area. It might be just a one-off session to help you through a particularly tough time, or it might be helping you set up your development practices, so you have greater consistency, and therefore, agility when it comes to reacting to change.
How much does it cost? 5'000 CHF As I'm looking to gather feedback and testimonials, the price is fixed at 1'000 CHF currently. This price includes the whole package, including the workshop, materials, templates, and expertise. I keep my goals transparent; I want to keep the price relatively low and provide high amounts of value to you to generate long-lasting partnerships that might cause some synergies in the future.
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