Quotiss Accelerated!

Quotiss has joined Techstars acceleration program. Fewer than 1% of the companies that apply to Techstars are accepted. According to Forbes, Techstars is one of the most prestigious and well-known start-up accelerators worldwide. Acceleration program runs for 3 months, and is driven by intensive mentoring and coaching. The main focus is on scaling, marketing and sales – the […]

The light bulb wasn’t invented by continuously improving the candle

The Dark Side of Process Improvement

“The light bulb wasn’t invented by continuously improving the candle…it was about understanding what the job to be done was and then stepping back to look for solutions to solve this” You could spend lots of time and energy making a candle burn longer and brighter, but you would never get to a light bulb […]

Quotiss and Maritime Startup accelerators

A unique programme supporting startups from the sea transport sector will be launched in 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. On 25 November 2016, the Port of Gdansk Authority SA along with the Gdansk Economic Development Agency and the Gdansk Business Incubator STARTER, signed an agreement initiating activities aimed at establishing a Maritime Incubator, to support new companies from the broadly-defined maritime sector and the […]

Quotiss, President of Poland and Iron Maiden

Quotiss team has a huge reason to celebrate success – 2nd prize in very prestigious contest called Startup Battle which took place during the Congress of Economic Development in Rzeszow, Poland (17-18 November, 2016). The Congress was patronized by President of Poland Andrzej Duda. Together with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Minister of Finance and […]

SuccesS of SaaS

The massive growth of startup communities all over the world is one of the global trends nowadays. Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, cloud technology – startups disrupting traditional businesses in ways no one could have ever predicted. It is happening now, and either you are aware of it […]

The Power of Simplicity

A Man on the Moon When John F. Kennedy became president in January 1961, Americans had the perception that the United States was losing the Space Race with the Soviet Union, which had successfully launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, almost four years earlier. The perception deepened when in April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin […]

Shipping industry — the biggest business that you know nothing about.

Rose George, British journalist

90% of everything

“Almost 90 percent of everything we buy arrives via ship”, writes Rose George in her mind-blowing new book “Ninety Percent of Everything”, which covers her months-long adventure with the shipping industry — the biggest business that you know nothing about. Ninety Percent of Everything Rose George George, a British journalist, spent months traveling the ocean […]

Why Do Freight Rates Change So Often?

In the previous post “Pricing Challenge for Container Shipping” we mentioned that it’s not an easy task to manage freight rates. This is because the transportation costs consist of up to 25 various charges, and shipping companies have to put up with enormous rate volatility – up to 50 rate revisions per year. Looking at the whole transportation process, it […]