Teaming

Celebrating our first year

Time flies when you’re having fun. We just concluded our first year in business and had the birthday party in Varberg, Sweden. A few days with a busy schedule but also a lot of fun.

David Borgenvik is the founder of Tiqqe and started the business the 1st of June 2018. Johannes Uhr is the first employee at Tiqqe and the two started off from David’s kitchen. A lot has happened during our first year. We’re now close to 30 people with Tiqqe and are growing rapidly. We’ve moved into our own office in Behrn Tower, Örebro, and have been working hard to build the foundation for further growth.

We started off our birthday party with a picnic at the famous fortress in Varberg. The place is a magic scenery close to the sea. Food, drinks and snacks along with gaming such as kubb and we were off for a good start.

Varberg offered great weather during two couple of days and the main goal was to team up, get to know each other even better and plan for how we build a company that everyone wants to stay with and never quit. A lot of team activities had been prepared such as SUP, thaiboxing and explore Varberg by bicycle. We topped it off with a team dinner were everyone contributed to prepare a three course dinner and the result was marvelous.

Cheers and looking forward to our next year in business!

//Anna

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Visiting our friends in Cebu

Teaming is an important part of Tiqqe. We like to work distributed, where the talent is, but sometimes you need to meet in person to develop a really close relationship. That’s why we decided to move the office to Cebu in the Philippines for one week to meet our friends.

We took off from Copenhagen the 2:nd of March for Cebu. The best travel route included a night in Hong Kong, which is an awesome city. We had an evening in Hong Kong where we visited a nice Italian restaurant for a team dinner. Also managed to squeeze in Victoria Peak, the best place to have an overlook of Hong Kong. Besides great food and scenery, the formula 1 taxi drivers was also an interesting experience.

When away from your family, you should stay at a nice place – that’s part of a nice workplace we believe. We all stayed at the SAS Radison Hotel in Cebu which is an amazing 5 start hotel with all the comforts you need. Great food, nice gym and of course clear blue pools for relaxation.

Our partner, Arcanys, office is located in the centre of Cebu. In Cebu, you start working around noon and work until midnight so we adopted their schedule and had time for relaxation in the morning. We enjoyed a warm welcoming from our friends and it was great to meet all the people in person. Everything was prepared so we were quickly split into the teams we operate in on a daily basis.

The week included a lot of hard work but also time for dinners, teaming activities and fun. A couple of guys from Sweden tried out the local delicacy balut and survived.

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Moving into our new office

After a few months in start-up mode at Creative House in Örebro, it’s time for a new chapter. Last weekend we moved in at Behrn Tower, 11th floor. Now, that’s what we call an office!

Creative House in Örebro has been the perfect start-up place for Tiqqe. The office is modern and the people is very friendly. As we started to grow quite rapidly, we needed to find an office where we could grow. When an opportunity at the Behrn Tower popped up, we signed the contract immediately.

Friday the 1st of February was the official date for the new office contract and we all teamed up to prepare the move from Creative House to Behrn Tower. Janita had been busy for quite a while with all the preparations such as ordering of furniture and all the other stuff which is needed in an office. Not to mention the planning of logistics.

It took most of the Saturday to finish all the mounting of the furnitures, chairs, conference table etc. but everyone worked hard and everything went smooth. What a feeling it is to move into something new as a start-up. The entrepreneurial energy is just amazing and inspiring. Great things will happen from this office, you can be sure of that.

And the view from this office is just breath taking. 360 degree view of the beautiful Örebro.

Please come and visit, there is always coffee and good company available for a chat.

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The first kick-off

We just had our first kick-off at Tiqqe. We’ve already doubled in size and the future looks great!

In the beginning of August we had our first kick-off at Tiqqe and it was a great feeling, the energy and motivation in our team is just amazing. We spent most of the time setting out the strategy for the company and focused on our culture. We want to build a company where everyone stays and no one quits. I’ve come to realize that culture is everything, bad culture kills companies.

Me and Johannes started off in June but since then, we’ve moved into Creative House and we have recruited two amazing guys, Björn Nilsson and Filip Pettersson. Both are important key players in building Tiqqe and super talented fullstack developers.

People are now contacting me for job opportunities and it’s great to be considered a potential workplace for others. Building a company is not the easiest thing and as I’m fully occupied in projects, I’ve opened up a dialogue with a potential CEO who can help me build Tiqqe. It’s not official yet so I will not reveal the persons name but everything is looking good and I’m hoping to close the deal soon.