SPP#44 Marko Rados: I got the idea for my business from a lecture

SPP44

Meet this week’s awesome studentpreneur: Marko Rados, 26 y.o.,  Master student in Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb and entrepreneur at iFlight in Croatia.

Marko and his co-funder and best friend Mario created Mario created iFlight to help airline pilots manage their busy schedule. While at University Marko travelled a lot and had a passion for aviation. It helped that his cousin was a pilot. On day he had a lecture on research on fatigue and that was his trigger. He decided to build project for a subject at Uni,  academics provided health devices and Professors helped. The end of subject was a  turning point: 2 team members dropped but Mario & Markos decided to continue it for their thesis.They started entering competitions such as compApp which forced them to think in a business way. They had to pitch in front of 400 people without experience and … it didn’t work!

They applied to the University Startup World Cup competition where they met teams from around the world and the advanced startup community in Denmark. It was an amazing experience that helped them realised they were not crazy, there are other motivated people like them!

When they came back a big Croatian company that sponsors the faculty wanted to meet. They negotiated for three months a partnership. Marko and Mario are now graduating and will continue iFlight with this partnership.

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