#4 – Balázs Slezák (part 1): BEST, budget traveling and Startup Chile Experience
Balázs Slezák shares his experience as a BESTie, as a traveller, and as an entrepreneur with diverse experiences of failure and success. He’s the co-founder of Forma Eyewear (acquired in 2018) and founder of Wozify, providing enterprise-level hardware and software engineering services, specialized to the needs of startups. Mentor at Hiventures and Design Terminal, helping early stage startups get off the ground.
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About the author
Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager
Aleks is experienced Product Manager with an engineer background and over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He works with different governments and is responsible for negotiation features and requirements, understanding the customers' needs and supporting the senior management with regular reports and analysis. He held various positions starting as a software developer, moving to a team leader and software architect.
He strives in waterfall and agile environment alike. He is certified Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner and he knows how to design business processes and help teams optimize their work.
During his tenure, he had to wear many hats, prioritizing business requirements, delegating work and mentoring team members, creating mockups with Balsamiq, providing MS Project plan to the senior management.
He had worked in many international teams, located in the same city or distributed in different countries and continents. He had been a team leader of cross functional international team of 8 people.
In his current position, he is very much client focused. He has excellent presentation skills.
He delivers training sessions on presentation skills and leadership and he had helped hundred of people to improve their presentation skills.
He is also interested in creating more positive changes in the workplace by using entrepreneurship skills.
He had won startup competition where his team had validated and develop a business idea from scratch.
In his free time, he writes in his blog about effective product development.