This is Steven Hylands ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‡

He's a designer and entrepreneur not prepared to settle for things the way they are.

Steven has a design background, however these days he dabbles in a bit of everything. For the past decade he's predominantly worked with tech startups and loves everything about the rollercoaster ride that is starting up. Failures and all. You see, Steven doesnโ€™t mind failing. While at the time he doesn't feel great about it, he recognises, that with each failure he learns something new, becoming better prepared for the challenges ahead.

He's been using the web to share ideas and projects for over 20 years now. Check out what he's been up to:

2019 - 2021

In late 2019 Steven co-founded Lowdown, and in 2020 Stora.

Lowdown is the missing email digest for Slack communities. Stora is everything self storage businesses need to sell online. While they are very different projects, he loves working on them both.

2019 - 2020

In 2019 he decided to set himself a personal mission to help fix earth's climate before it's too late.

That led him to launch several projects including a Slack community of 1,000+ people, an online climate hackathon, a website simplying key climate info and a carbon offsetting for flights app.

2015 - 2019

Steven worked in fintech for 4 years co-founding Belfast-based startups PiggyPot and Yomo.

He discovered fintech is a difficult industry to develop a sustainable business model in without a lot of investment, but gained a lot of invaluable experience from being able to focus on one product at a time.

2009 - 2015

He co-founded app development studio Rumble Labs, and had a great time playing Table Tennis before it went under.

During its 6 years he discovered maintaining enough client work to pay the bills was tricky, and that launching products was even harder.

2004 - 2008

He went to university but dropped out when he failed to manage a degree, copious amounts of freelance work (and partying).

This one was all on him, but he doesnโ€™t regret it since one of those freelance projects led to him meeting his Rumble business partner @hamstarr. Who needs a degree to work on the internet anyway.๐Ÿ˜›

1999 - 2004

He got a 56k modem, started several e-Wrestling federations, and somehow none of them exploded in the dotcom bubble!

He has determined that it was too early for e-Wrestling to explode. Someday, when mind controlled robot wrestling is possible he might try again.

  • MWM

    Millennial Wrestling Massacre
  • GWA

    Galactic Wrestling Alliance
Miscellaneous neat facts about Steven Hylands
  • Some of his friends call him Shylands.
  • When he was 16, he got the tip of his left index finger cut off in a door hinge.
  • When he manages to find some spare time he enjoys landscape photography and filmmaking.
  • Heโ€™s a shareholder in Rotor, a simple new way to make your own music video.