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Split Founders: Dario Boras

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč

11.03.2022.

The time has finally come to bring Split’s Founders, more commonly known as ‘just entrepreneurs’, into their well-deserved spotlight. That is our whole idea behind this particular series of interviews: to help you get to know the founders of Split’s companies, learn what is unique about them, how they measure success, what inspires them, and many other interesting bits of information.

The first one is Dario Boras, the bravest of them all – or the quickest to answer our series of questions – the jury is still deliberating on this one. The local tech community knows Dario well, but for those who have no idea who he is, here’s a brief introduction.

Dario presenting at the 125th OpenCoffee meetup

Dario is one of the co-founders of Parklio, one of Split’s startups that has seen some impressive successes throughout the recent years. When asked to describe himself, he answered that he is an entrepreneur whose experience taught him that everything he has learned has value only when complemented with hard work.

If he had a chance to choose a different path in life, he would be a chef in a restaurant.

If you asked him to describe Parklio, this is what he’d say: “A group of exceptional individuals who are solving parking problems in over 60 countries in the world right here from their hometown in Split.”

So, now that we got the basics covered, the time has come for our round of quick-fire questions that will help you get to know Dario and the work he does a bit better.

Dario presenting at the 125th OpenCoffee meetup
How do you measure your own success?

“I measure my personal success by the new things I have learned in a certain time.”

What does your usual workday look like?

“It is hard to define activities in a regular day running a startup but something that is always included is a lot of meetings and traveling. The day at the company usually starts with internal team meetings and plans which are then followed by handling any urgent open tasks.”

What do you do when you’re not working?

“What do you mean by not working?” 🙂

What makes you unique?

“I was lucky enough to meet great people – namely Marko, Karlo, and Josip – at the university. They later co-founded Parklio with me.”

What inspires you?

“I am inspired by the impact and progress Parklio is making year after year.”

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own company?

“Find yourself a great team and do it as soon as possible!”

Why is now the best time for Parklio to exist?

“Because, according to available data, the smart parking market in Europe CAGR rate is projected to be 10,11% in the forecast period 2021-2026.”

What is the most interesting thing about Parklio?

“The most interesting parts of our company are the people behind it who have left an indelible trace on its development.”

What do you love about your team?

“Our diversity and culture of open communication.”

Dario presenting at Split Tech City Motivational Conference “Live locally, work globally”
What are your expectations when it comes to the people you work with?

“To give their best, be disciplined, and motivate other team members when it is needed.”

What kind of people would you avoid working with?

“With people who do not respect other people’s opinions, no matter what the topic of discussion is.”

What is the only thing you would change about Parklio?

“More automation of our production facilities.”

What are you the proudest of when it comes to Parklio?

“I am most proud of the team we have at Parklio.”

What makes Parklio unique?

“You can guess the answer – it is definitely the team!” 😉

What were the reasons behind the fact that Parklio was founded right here in Split?

“It was quite a straightforward decision. We have been born and educated in Split and since the whole team lives here it was logical to have the company here.”

As a city, what does Split do well and what can be improved?

“There are many incentives for supporting young entrepreneurs and it has never been easier to start a company and get adequate funding from the City. Improvements can always be made, but they come from us individuals, too.”

How important was the local tech community for you?

“It is extremely important as the main hub for the exchange of ideas and experiences.”

Where do you see Split in the future?

“Still being the best place to live in the entire world!”

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About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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