Natalie Masrujeh
Co-Founder and CTO
of Teach ‘n Go, Cyprus

Q: What gives you power?

A: Making people smile.

Take chances and treat people well

Starting my own business came pretty naturally to me. I was raised in an entrepreneurial environment, having worked from a very young age alongside my dad at his retail shop. That experience taught me many things and shaped me into what I am today; but most importantly, it showed me the ups and downs of taking chances and creating a business.

For the last seven years, alongside my co-founder, I’ve been building businesses. Some of them were succesful and others failed. Teach ‘n Go was born out of necessity while we were running our teaching business, as all the student management systems we tried were outdated, overpriced or just too complicated to use. We had to fix it, and that was our motivation.

My biggest personal challenge has always been fear of failure, but I address it by doing my homework. Building products that provide value for our customers and surrounding myself with great people continuously make this awesome entrepreneurial journey even better.

As co-founder and CTO of Teach ‘n Go, Natalie Masrujeh, 30, is helping trainers, tutors and business owners minimize time spent on administration and maximize time spent on teaching. After graduating from the University of Cyprus and before founding Teach ‘n Go in 2013, Natalie worked for two years as a web developer and co-founded several e-commerce sites.

This article was published in ‘the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe’, May 2016.