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!
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.