Atif Colo

Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Atif's Skills
Technical
Programming
Finance
Management
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Atif

My ideal candidate is someone who is truly dedicated to making a business successful. I have already spent about a year worth of development hours (check out my github commits to this project source code repository: https://github.com/whoaverse/whoaverse/commits?author=whoaverse) and this was at first my student hobby project. I am currently living in Zurich, CH where I will be studying 1 exchange term (fall 2014), so ideally, my candidate would live in Zurich where we could meet up and discuss all details, but this is not a requirement.

As for me - I never give up when I hit a dead end and keep pushing forward. I have a "can-do" attitude and to me there is no problem large enough that could not be solved. Everything is possible if you put your heart into it.

A bit about the project/startup idea: reddit, a well known social platform has recently made several changes which prompted harsh response from their community requesting the changes to be reverted (http://www.dailydot.com/news/reddit-vote-count-percent-like/). Reddit is also criticized for censorship and foul play with ads. Reddit currently has no competition and this is where my project comes in. I call it whoaverse and alpha version of this system is running live at http://whoaverse.com. I built the entire system from scratch using C# ASP.NET MVC 5 and SQL database server with several third party libraries. Whoaverse is open source (https://github.com/whoaverse/whoaverse) and so far, during this alpha phase, it had over 47000 unique visitors. I need someone to help me move forward, someone to take care of the business side of things, handle finances and raise funds. I need to hire at least 1 more developer to help work on the API and perhaps develop mobile client application for Whoaverse. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Education

Lund University, Sweden

Design of Information Systems

2015 - 2015