Q&A with Mikael Nilsson
CEO & Founder @ November First
What are your plans for the future?
With our core platform in place and with a steadily growing customer base in Denmark, we expect to have a more International outlook over the next years whilst at the same time continue establish more partnerships and introduce new features and services to the market.
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
After some years with big corporates, I suddenly found myself starring at a defect or a pain point in a huge market, which I convinced myself that I, together with a strong team, could solve. From there it was only to try to enjoy ride with the ups and downs and feast on the excitement of being independent and creating something new, that could scale globally and benefit many in a challenging environment.
Aside from achieving commercial success, what do you see as your startup’s mission?
To create an international work place that inspires people to achieve great goals, grow as a person, work hard while having fun at the same time.
Describe your perfect day at work.
I like it when its hectic and the pace is high. I get thrilled when we are setting new records or when we find new and better ways to serve our customers and I hit perfect when customers give us credit for what we do and cherish a newly released feature. Then we do not have to wait until its Friday to open the bottles.
What is your best advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Take the time to do the research and discuss your idea with different people to validate it as much as possible so when you start out you know that the idea. Building a company from scratch will take a lot of your time so chose to work with people who inspire you and that you are comfortable with.