Open Hours with Cedric Maloux & Lloyd Waldo (Startup Yard)


About our guests

Cedric Maloux has been running Internet startups during good and bad times of the Internet economy for the past 17 years. He excels at tuning business plans, defining product and marketing entry strategies, positioning, psychology, and e-business models. He bootstrapped one company and sold it, saved 2 companies from bankruptcy and raised Series-A funding with Index Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners. He now manages Startup Yard, where he selects and further mentors the teams on a daily basis. During his free time he tries to promote his Poker Bankroll Management app for iPhone, as well as his wine pairing app.

Hailing from San Francisco, California, the self-proclaimed “3rd most-famous American in Prague”, Lloyd Waldo is Startup Yard’s Community Manager, blogger, and resident copywriter. Lloyd brings many years of professional writing and speaking experience to Startup Yard, as well as an eye for defining the unique voice of a young company. He is allergic to corporate-speak copy, and strives to reconcile the developer and the consumer in a more humane marketplace. Lloyd studied Engligh, music theory, and musicology at the University of California, he established himself as a local writer, public speaker, musician, and composer, and he brought his unique contribution to music, short films and essays. Before joining forces with Startup Yard, Lloys was the Content Manager of Glogster, a popular „visual-creative” social network and educational platform, where he also contributed product designs, marketing, and business strategies.

The Open Hours Concept

The learning experience you get by talking with experienced mentors is instrumental to help you overcome the obstacles you’re facing right now when building your product. That’s why we’ve put together the Open Hours concept, where we connect you with tech professionals and specialists willing to offer feedback and share their best practices. You’ll have a 1 on 1 meeting (20 to 30 minutes) to explore our guests’ vision and perspective, get their feedback and extract the best insights that you can apply in your business.

The schedule

Our mentors will be around on Thursday, September 17, from 10:00 to 14:00.

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you to:

Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered
Read a little about our guests and find out which aspects of their expertise are valuable to you and can help you further develop / overcome the barriers you’re facing
Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your story in the shortest possible timeframe
Apply here to attend the program and to pitch StartupYard in Person.


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