Yulia Svyatkina
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Yulia Svyatkina

Yulia has worked as a product manager at large telecom companies in Russia before immigrating to the USA in 2010. Here she became an SQA engineer, and tested hundreds of mobile apps. This gave her the skills to design an excellent UX and UI for Winz.

Livermore, California, United States
Member since August 15, 2014
I'm a huge sports fan, an avid photographer and traveler. I also always achieve the goals I set for myself. Quote_down
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2002 Moscow Aviation Institute , MS , Economics

I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

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

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

Pandora, Trulia, Airbnb

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

The most frustrating thing is that things move slower than desired.
The most rewarding thing is that every day I learn something new.

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

Are afraid to tell the world about their business at earliest stages.

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

1. Learn from mistakes
2. Work 24/7
3. Do 1 and 2, and you'll get the results you want

Full bio

Yulia graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute in 2002 with a degree in Economics.

Her career started at a large electronics retail company in Moscow, where she quickly rose to become a product manager. She worked in that capacity in several large retail companies. Her greatest professional achievement prior to starting Winz was driving her company's sales from the 6th pace to the 1st in her assigned market segment in 6 months.

In 2010 Yulia immigrated to the United States, and became an SQA engineer. She tested over 300 of mobile apps and 100+ web apps, and gained a deep understanding of best UX and UI design practices.

Yulia is also an avid sports fan and a photographer. Every time she went to the game, she wanted to post a picture that would have real scores in it, and was unable to find an app that would do that. That is how the idea of Winz was born.