PwC Entrepreneur: Podcast Series Season 1

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 7: PwC's Accelerator added value 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 7: PwC's Accelerator added value




PwC's Accelerator helps companies go global faster and smarter by accompanying them on their international journey. Within the PwC's Accelerator community, we asked SME leaders what added value PwC’s Accelerator brought to their companies. Here was what these SME leaders had to say:

Questions:

  • What added value does PwC’s Accelerator bring?

Speakers

  • Carlos Ramon, Global General Manager
  • Alexandre Rochegude, Executive Chairman FLASHiZ
  • Xavier Casajoana Mogas, CEO VozTelecom
  • Pierre Tauzinat, President & Co-Founder Ennesys

 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 6: Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining Talent 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 6: Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining Talent




Going international is a way to increase shareholder value. It’s also a way to attract, develop and retain talented people, but how do you so? Within the PwC’s Accelerator community, talent is high on the agenda, here was what these SME leaders had to say:

Questions:

  • How do you attract/recruit and incentivise your staff?
  • Does your company face any difficulties with retaining?

Speakers

  • Xavier Casajoana Mogas, CEO VozTelecom
  • Johannis Hatt, COO & Co-Founder Productsup
  • Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO Worldsensing
  • Dr. Philipp Bolliger, CEO & Co-Founder Koubachi
  • Ignasi Lamarca, President & Co-Founder FOCUSONEMOTIONS
  • Sophie Ennadi, CEO Najmek
  • Kenneth Brown, CEO & Co-Founder Masanté
  • Franck Rosset, CEO Audio 3D

 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 5: Roles of CEO/SMEs 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 5: Roles of CEO/SMEs




In Episode 5, we sat down with 6 CEOs and Presidents of European SMEs to discuss the different roles CEOS play out. CEOs of SMEs have a limited amount of resources and must at times wear many different hats to find solutions to challenges while keeping the right vision and company culture. Here is what they had to say:

Questions:

  • Which roles do CEOS play out?
  • What differences do you see in the role of a CEO? SME vs. Established Company

Speakers

  • Pierre Tauzinat, President & Co-Founder Ennesys
  • Sophie Ennadi, CEO Najmek
  • Kenneth Brown, CEO & amp; Co-Founder Masanté
  • Dr. Philipp Bolliger, CEO & Co-Founder Koubachi
  • Xavier Casajoana Mogas, CEO VozTelecom
  • Johannis Hatt, COO & Co-Founder Productsup

 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 4: Value of Partnerships 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 4: Value of Partnerships




In Episode 4, we sat down with 7 CEOs and Presidents of European SMEs to dicuss the value of partnerships. Going global is no small feat. Companies need to make themselves known and join the right networks that will support their plans. They also need to find the right partners who will help them develop. Here is what they had to say:

Questions:

  • What types of partners are you looking for when building partnerships?
  • What challenges does your company face when trying to find partnerships?
  • What can help ease the process when looking for the right partners?

Speakers

  • Xavier Casajoana Mogas, CEO VozTelecom
  • Johannis Hatt, COO & Co-Founder Productsup
  • Roberto Milán, COO & Co-Founder Balmart
  • Kenneth Brown, CEO & Co-Founder Masanté
  • Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO Worldsensing
  • Dr. Philipp Bolliger, CEO & Co-Founder Koubachi
  • Ignasi Lamarca, President & Co-Founder FOCUSONEMOTIONS

 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 3: Going Global 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 3: Going Global




In Episode 3, we sat down with 10 CEOs and Presidents of European SMEs who presented their companies at the Fourth "Local to Global" Expo. The companies differ in geographical origin, maturity and industry, however all presenters are facing the challenge of Going Global. Having ambition to grow internationally is essential but they face challenges in doing so.

Questions:

  • Why go global?
  • What is your vision of going global?
  • What challenges do you face when going global?

Speakers

  • Guus Keder, CEO TruEnergy
  • Pierre Tauzinat, President & Co-Founder Ennesys
  • Xavier Casajoana Mogas, CEO VozTelecom
  • Johannis Hatt, COO & Co-Founder Productsup
  • Roberto Milán, COO & Co-Founder Balmart
  • Sophie Ennadi, CEO Najmek
  • Kenneth Brown, CEO & Co-Founder Masanté
  • Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO Worldsensing
  • Franck Rosset, CEO Audio 3D
  • Dr. Philipp Bolliger, CEO & Co-Founder Koubachi
  • Ignasi Lamarca, President & Co-Founder FOCUSONEMOTIONS

 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 2: Accessing Investors 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 2: Accessing Investors




In Episode 2, three previous award winners of our "Local to Global" Expo's shed light on their investor experiences and give advice to other entrepreneurs. Whether it is how to find the right investor, how to "prepare for the meeting that will hopefully change your life" or the importance of getting backing from Smart Money, we hope this second episode will help entrepreneurs have more success.

Content

  • Chapter 1: Targeting Investors
  • Chapter 2: Preparing to meet Investors
  • Chapter 3: Wanted: Smart Money

Speakers

  • Guus Keder, CEO TruEnergy
  • Nicolas Durand, CEO Abionic
  • Alexandre Rochegude, Executive Chairman FLASHiZ

 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 1: Carlos Ramón 

Tips4Entrepreneurs - Episode 6: Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining Talent




PwC's Accelerator is proud to present the "First Season" of a new Podcast Series entitled "Tips4Entrepreneurs". The aim of the series is for community members to share lessons learned from their entrepreneurial experiences and in doing so, provide guidance to entrepreneurs who are looking for valuable advice.

We begin the first episode with key takeaways from an experienced global general manager with many success stories from his 22 years of experience, Carlos Ramón. Carlos shares with us his thoughts on "What is a global leader?", "How to define a market strategy", "Where does credibility come from?", "What do VC's look for?", "CEO personal challenges" and "PwC's Accelerator added value".

We hope you will find our Podcast series informative and insightful. Stay tuned as we will regularly release new videos.

Content

  • Chapter 1: What is a global leader?
  • Chapter 2: How to define a market strategy"
  • Chapter 3: Where does credibility come from?
  • Chapter 4: What do VC's look for?
  • Chapter 5: CEO personal challenges
  • Chapter 6: PwC's Accelerator added value

Speakers

  • Carlos Ramon, Global General Manager

About Carlos Ramón

Carlos Ramón is a recognised global general manager with over 22 years of successfully executing the international strategy and operations of technology companies, including two members of the Nasdaq-100, Peoplesoft and Akamai. Today, Mr. Ramón shares his global experiences by serving in the boards of up-and-coming technology enterprises with an emphasis in global strategy and operational scalability. Mr. Ramón is an SEP graduate from the Stanford School of Business and a Computer Engineer from Baylor University. He is a global citizen who has lived in Brazil, France, Chile, Uruguay and presently lives in Silicon Valley, USA.