About Filip Valica
Filip Valica has been a mechanical engineer and engineering manager for over 12
years, designing, testing, and building products from cradle to grave. He has
worked for a broad range of companies – from mom-and-pop small businesses to
some of the largest corporations in the US. His hands-on point of view resonates
with other action-oriented small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Filip is the founder of The Product Startup, a site that provides a step-by-step
blueprint to aspiring product creators wanting to bring their ideas to market.
Through interviews with successful small business owners, inventors, and Shark
Tank winners, he explores the intersection of his interests and experience: DIY
Along with his mother, Filip immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia
when he was 7 years old with two suitcases and $80 in cash. They left behind all
of their family and almost all of their possessions. His journey and success in
the United States is proof that it’s possible to create your own luck through
hard work. At an early age, he became “man-of the house” and was responsible for
home maintenance. After college he pooled his savings, borrowed money from his
friends, bought an inhabitable foreclosure and spent 2 years to make it
Filip lives in Houston, TX with his wife and daughter. After his daughter was
born, he realized that he needed to focus on his passion and The Product Startup
launched soon after. He believes anyone can develop a product using recent
advances in technology and tools, and by following the same road map many other
companies use to commercialize their ideas. On his podcast, Filip interviews
other founders and shows listeners a how they can built their products, brands,
and companies on a tight budget.
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