Rudolf Vavruch is the CTO and a co-founder of FlexClub, a vehicle subscription marketplace available in South Africa and Mexico. Prior to founding FlexClub, Rudolf was CTO and co-founder of RentMyRide - a peer to peer vehicle sharing marketplace - enabling vehicle owners to generate income from idle assets. Before that he was CTO and co-founder of Ekaya - a property rental marketplace that offered a unique tenant insurance policy for landlords and an online profile for tenants which pre-approved their affordability and credit-worthiness. He also served as web architect at 8bit, an ad management & personalised content recommendation start up as it grew it's high volume business across multiple countries.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Starting a start up
  • Software Architecture
  • Management
  • Moving from an IC to a manager
5.September 2022

Thanks for the great session! Found some resources and got some pointers I haven't had on my radar yet. It's obvious that Rudolf has quite some CTO experience under his belt. Reccomended!

31.March 2022

Rudolf asked me some relevant questions which were helpful for me to consider and realise the different aspects of starting a business. I left the meeting with points to think and reflect. I would like to also thank you for the follow up email and resources he shared.

14.February 2022

Rudolf provided great input into my current situation and was able to answer my questions with great information. Rudolf even provided further help by examining and giving feedback on my GitHub and CV. Would highly recommend having a mentor meeting with Rudolf.

High output management
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In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work.

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