My name is Stevan. I spent the first 5 years of my career working in sales and business development for high-growth tech startups. Currently, I'm taking time away from work to travel, read and get a fresh perspective on things.
I'm a commercial guy, but for a non-techie I like to play with code, mess around with design and explore new technologies. I view technology as the best tool we have to improve the world around us, so I try to remain familiar with it even if I don't always understand it completely. I take great satisfaction in learning new things and I make it a personal goal to always be learning.
Previously, I worked for Deliveroo and YPlan where I held roles across sales, digital marketing and partnership development. I've done freelance writing for Hot Topics Tech and the Huffington Post. I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Degree in Economics and Chinese Studies. I'm more grateful for the people I met than the things I studied.
My current project is Learning by Doing, where I'm trying to build a passive, digital income stream whilst learning something along the way.
Outside of work, tech and startups, I'm a huge football fan, both playing and watching. I'd like to learn to play a musical instrument and become a master at one of the martial arts.
I consider myself a very positive person. I make a considered effort to identify and cultivate positive states in my life and if appropriate, I try to share that with those around me. Similarly, I try to weed negativity from my life as I've never found it to be productive, effective or useful.
Ultimately, I'd like to build my own business. Its the best way I see to marry my ambitions for personal success as well as creating a lasting positive impact. With that in mind, I'm trying to do what I can in the mean time to prepare myself: meet smart people, learn from those around me and become effective in at least one key aspect of growing a business.
If you've read this far, we probably have something in common. If you'd like to talk startups and tech, you can reach out to me on Twitter or fire me an email. You can also sign up to my very occasional email updates.