Marin Bek

Marin Bek

Marin is a control systems engineer and is the main developer & architect behind NextUser with 10+ years of experience: developing & programming embedded systems, ERP software and automotive industry simulations to big-data and computational systems.

Zagreb, Croatia
Member since April 09, 2014
“ Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. ” Quote_down
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2009 University of Zagreb, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing , BS , Control Systems Engineering and Automation
2012 The Founder Institute Founder institute graduate, Startup management
2012 University of Zagreb, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing , MS , Control Systems Engineering and Automation

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Created a submarine startup is building an innovative vehicle that can go as deep as you want into the deep ocean -

Graduated from the Founder Institute

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Virgin, Parrot, Google Oceans, Salesforce

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

- Frustrating: do fundraising in my country (i.e. Croatia)
- Rewarding: pushing the current limit. For my submarine, in the deepest ocean, the pressure is equivalent to one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets!

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not validating their market traction with their MVP

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

1) Be passionate to convey vision
2) Be committed to inspire
3) Be proactive to anticipate difficulties