Future Times, Russia
As an ex-dweller of a large European megapolis, I was tired of poor air and food quality, time-consuming traffic jams and airports miles and miles away from the city. Here I wake up from the cries of seagulls and fresh breeze. I spend only 15 minutes to get to the airport and another 15 minutes to reach my gate. Sandy beach is only 20 minutes away from my centrally located office, where I use unlimited high speed 4G mobile internet. Our startup benefits a lot from efficient cost structure, vibrant and international community and professional workforce. All these things make Latvia really MAGNETIC.
Although Latvia is pretty compact, it generates lots of opportunities for business. This country creates a corridor between Western and Eastern Europe, which gathers industry leaders and creates a flow of top-notch technologies. Latvia itself is cosy and friendly, business communities are open and supportive – this creates a comfortable environment for growth and development.
After studying in Portugal and finishing my course in Czech Republic, I moved to Latvia with just a couple of years in mind so that my now-wife would finish her studies. But a mix of comfort, people, and opportunities on the local market prolonged my stay. And today, 11 years later, after I have built my entire career here, I think it was a great choice. On daily basis, I cooperate with great professionals who are driven by motivation and constantly seek for new challenges. At the moment I'm launching my startup platform that can greatly improve the lives of people who want to render services in a professional and trustworthy way. I can say I feel very excited about what is ahead.
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