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Interviewing tech founders and CEOs

DoesWhat is currently transitioning away from tech news and instead, contacting and interviewing tech, startup and small business founders and directors directly. The amount of time invested by these entrepreneurs and driven professionals can be nothing short of incredible, these interviews are designed to be a outlet for their story. Each interview comes with a few standard questions asked by everyone, but as each varies, the questions are designed to get the most out of the interview.

These interviews aren’t constrained to one area, if it’s interesting, the founder or CEO deserves an interview. It can be a startup, upstart, project, business or hobby, it really doesn’t matter. Most interviews will be with the founder/co-founder, they’re the ones who invested their time and expertise in the project from the start. Not only are the interviews an attempt to find out what they got right, but also what they got wrong and to find out about their ideas for the future.

The founders I have contacted so far have been extremely responsive and excited about sharing their story. The first interview is with Fatpaint co-founder Mario Gomes Cavalcanti (pictured right),

“It has been really hard work developing Fatpaint. I will probably never do something this complex again in my life time, and I really don’t want to. Life is just too short for spending 6 years sitting in a small 2 bedrooms apartment living like a student and doing little else besides sitting in front of a computer and coding, I‘m 38 years old, and started programming at 12, so its been a long journey. But I still think I have a few smaller projects in me.”

Continue to Mario’s interview or view all interviews.

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