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#CloseUp interview with Columbus Lietuva

Today we are talking with one of the two winners of the pilot GovTech Challenge Series pitch day – Columbus Lietuva. What kind of solutions do they offer and what have they learnt throughout the GovTech Challenge Series process?

Q: How can your solutions help other companies and public sector institutions? Our main goal is to help ambitious companies transform, maximize and futureproof their business digitally.

Q: An interesting fact about Columbus Lietuva?

  1. Our team consists of 44% of women;

  2. We are working in 2 offices: in Vilnius and in Kaunas;

  3. Every year we help fulfil children’s dreams;

  4. Average length of years employees are working in Columbus Lietuva – 6;

  5. 18% of Columbus employees first name starts with a letter A

Q: Why did you decide to participate in GovTech Challenge Series? We wanted to be part of such an initiative and help create a system of reporting, where less burden of such activity would fall on financial institutions. And we wanted to say to ourselves – yes, we can do it! We can create!


Q: Do you have any tips for other teams that want to work with the public sector?

  • Don‘t be afraid of the public sector – it is becoming more and more open to the business;

  • Actively take part in the initiatives of public sector, market consultations and break the myths about public sector;

  • Be constructive, clear and precise when communicating with public sector;

  • Invest time in order to understand public procurement procedures.

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