Make a difference, work for a startup!

It was about time to get hands dirty! This spring, I got a great chance to work for Mendor, a second generation diabetes technology company from Finland. Mendor’s vision is to make the every day lives of people touched by diabetes significantly easier and more enjoyable by providing discreet, easy to use and all-in-one blood glucose meters and smart analysis software for blood glucose monitoring.

At the moment, Mendor is offering two products: Mendor Discreet blood glucose meter and Balance glucose analysis software. So, if you have friends who are living with diabetes you should encourage them to check them out! (For now, the products are available in Scandinavia, Baltic Region, United Kingdom and Qatar)

I have been working at Mendor since late April and based on that experience I want to list four reasons, why YOU should work for a startup over a big corporation.

1) Responsibility

At a startup you get to do a great variety of things and people will give you responsibility. By myself, I have worked on our presence in social media, production, sales forecasts etc. Be proactive!

2) Make a difference

There is a famous saying: “Life is too short to work at a boring company”. I totally agree. Why would you do something boring while you can work on really big ideas that can change the way people operate?

3) Learn by doing

Do not be afraid of mistakes! At a startup environment people understand the value of failed experiments. However, you must be able to learn from them!

4) People care about what you have done, not what you have studied

At startups the most important thing is execution. That is why, startups want to hire people who get stuff done, not people who know schoolbooks by heart. DO IT!

Are you ready for the ride of your life?

Follow me on Twitter @RikuLindholm

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