Andreas Overbeck

Andreas Overbeck

Through his +10 years as an IT project manager (incl. delivery of projects to Samsung), Andreas has a deep understanding of the fundamental problems when people work in teams. Passionate about solving this problem along with UX, UI and Usability.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Member since March 01, 2018
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2008 Technical University of Denmark , MS , Biomedical Engineering
2007 University of New South Wales , MS , Biomedical Engineering
2008 University of Copenhagen , MS , Biomedical Engineering

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Winner of Young Scientists and representing Denmark in the European Young Scientists competition.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Zendesk and Unity

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding thing about entrepreneurship is to build something cool which you really needed yourself - and which your friends think is useful and cool too. And not least when you receive feedback from your users that they really like to use your product and that it positively impacts their daily life.

The most frustrating part about entrepreneurship is cutting through the noise. There are so many startups fighting for their 5 minutes of fame. And the big tech magazines tend to primarily focus and cover the existing big companies like Uber, AirBnb, Google, Amazon etc. because this is what attracts readers to their sites.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Underestimate what it takes to develop a killer product (today, users expect beautiful and perfectly polished products) - and how to grow your number of customers.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) Believe in yourself and your vision. You'll receive a lot of feedback from friends, advisors and investors which will likely point you in very different directions. Listen to it, use what you can, and trust your gut feeling.

2) Team is everything. Make sure you have the right people around you and that your competencies in the team supplements each other. And ensure that everybody in the team gets along nicely to foster a great company culture.

3) Relentless execution and persistence. Focus on executing the one thing that can move the needle, and be persistent. Don't give up.