Ken Kostyo, Founder

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Business Developer, Product Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ken is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Ken is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Finance Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Sales
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Ken

We are a fintech start-up and social enterprise. We use financial innovation to provide interest-free refinancing and debt abatement ... starting with the 1.3 trillion US Dollar school loan crisis (although the basic principles could be applied to many other areas). We have some VCs interested: all we need to get started is a basic web presence (bells and whistles can come later) and a pilot project. Even that was getting in place when our tech officer started to try to cheat us. We want to explore lots of interesting tech potentialities (open source, P2P, auctioning, crypto-currency), but for the next few months we only need a basic site that looks decent and can gather up the info on members signing up. The business model is solid and can start generating real income in a year or so. The fintech field is super hot right now (about 700 million in investments weekly) and if we can launch we can attract funding to expand. We have a nice network of marketing and finance and legal experts. Let's do it. Cheers. KK

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Product Management
Managing People
Marketing
Sales
Education

University of Amsterdam

International Trade Law doctorate

- 2000

University of Pittsburgh

Business / Politics

- 1992

Certification

licensed lawyer