Keys to Successful Cofounding with Jana Nevrlka

24th November 2017

"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together."

—African proverb



Eventbrite Tickets

Friday night presentation and workshop,

followed by drinks and networking

In this hands-on workshop we welcome author and cofounding expert Jana Nevrlka.

Jana will give an overview of the benefits and common risks of business partnerships, with a focus on asking the right questions that will help you​ evaluate if a partnership is right for you. ​She will also talk about how knowing what you’re looking for is a key factor in successful partnerships, and she’ll offer suggestions about how and​ where to start looking.

She’ll also offer skills to help you identify resources that might be required along the way.

Some of the areas covered will be:

  • Splitting equity: what’s involved?
  • Approaching important conversations
  • Working styles and personality differences
  • Roles and responsibilities & team structures

About Jana Nevrlka

Jana has over 15 years of international professional experience ranging from corporate and international tax law to strategic business consultancy for Clifford Chance, Deloitte and EY, and her mission is to help entrepreneurs build cofounding teams that will perform and last.
​​Jana embarked on her own entrepreneurial journey in 2014 when she started, grew and subsequently exited (with more than 150% ROI) her local Zürich-based business in the wellness space. She is currently focusing on ‘​Cofounding c​onsulting’​ for entrepreneurs.

She has also written a book on business partnerships Cofounding T​he R​ight W​ay, in which she covers the topic holistically: from selecting the right cofounders through team organisation and governance, to equity splits and cofounders agreements.

​Jana​ coordinates the development of standardized solutions and templates for implementing dynamic equity splits in Europe, in cooperation with Mike Moyer, author of Slicing Pie.
With a focus on cofounding and business partnerships, she also works with individual cofounding teams, delivering workshops and key note speeches, and she is an expert for Kickstarter Accelerator and Fintech F10 Accelerator in Zurich, and Masschallenge Accelerator in Lausanne. She is also organising a volunteer knowledge sharing and networking platform – Swiss Startups Club.

Jana has lived and studied in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, and during her international consulting years she worked in 20+ European countries. She speaks five languages, has three cum laude legal degrees in international and European law and an executive MBA from RSM. She loves to learn new things, spend time in the mountains and – despite being Czech by origin – good wines.

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