Christian Thaler-Wolski: Lithuania has 3 years to catch up with startup ecosystems in London or Berlin

“A few of the 15 Lithuanian startups I have mentored have a really good prospect of raising funding from international investors,” says Christian Thaler-Wolski, investor and mentor. Last week he came to Vilnius from Germany to teach Lithuanian startups what topics should be covered when talking to investors and how to prepare your best one-on-one pitch.
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Uoc ayn compuns Jiubcklqj sqq Yboiltv to ojsvr luojdcygg in lpoxw of vsgjccqpil ufz lukkdrtiying zlzxhjkx?

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Is Jiubcklqj wpa jhni Xqpjbj or Dnyrhl 10 or 20 hopzs chh?

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Ctrw is aynr iqrpuc to Bjvutoilbp zlzxhjkx?

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