Mate Rimac: ”We Have 600 Employees, We’re Building a New Factory”

Lauren Simmonds

Although Croatia’s shining star of business, Mate Rimac, has some incredible achievements under his belt, he says that despite all of his barely comprehensible success over the last decade, he still looks at everything as if it were just beginning.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 15th of September, 2019, more than 500 developers from around the world, as well as some of the most interesting topics from the programming community arrived in Tuhelj in continental Croatia for the Dev Days conference, RTL reports.

Croatian IT experts and innovators, including Croatian entrepreneur Mate Rimac, shared their respective success stories, as well as all of the numerous obstacles they came face to face with on their journey to their end goals.

“We went to work on a car in a country that had never made a car, none of us knew how to make a car. We had no idea what we were doing. We were all making mistakes and that was OK because we were open about it. You slip up, you screw things up, but you also learn something from that. That’s important,” stated Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of the now internationally famous Rimac Automobili when in conversation with RTL Danas (Today).

As previously stated, Mate Rimac’s success has been unprecedented. The young boy from Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who was curious about the world turned that curiosity into drive and eventually enormous success, in a very short period of time. Having built super cars that are made right here in Croatia and desired across the globe, Mate Rimac is a living, breathing example that yes, contrary to popular belief, you can succeed in Croatia, if you want it badly enough and are willing to match that desire with hard work.

Continuing to put his past and continued success to the back of his mind and vowing to view things as if he was just beginning obviously keeps this talented entrepreneur grounded in his visions and plans.

“We have to build the company to go from small-scale manufacturers to large-scale production. We’re already at 600 employees, we’re building a new factory. There are many plans, but we have to put this new car on the market. We have only just started,” Rimac told RTL.

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