In a previous post found here, I cited 10 good reasons to go to Lappeenranta this summer. Well now I added another reason, which is the best of all and it’s the Entrepreneurs Award“. The Kauffman FastTrack META Group Europe Entrepreneurs Award is an initiative promoted by META Group and EBN aiming at selecting entrepreneurs, having recently established a high-growth potential start up or holders of and innovative business idea in the creative industry.
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Lappeenranta - at the Crossroad of Europe, Russia, the Baltic Region, in Finland – the hub between Europe and Asia, is hosting the 21st EBN annual Congress & the 3d EU-Russia Innovation Forum, from 13 to 15 June 2012 (www.ebncongress.eu). Discover 10 good reasons why Lappeenranta is the place to be!
Being entrepreneur is my passion! My thinking has no limits! Running a business gave the possibility of applying all of my crazy ideas and gave me the ability to determine my own working hours and location, what makes it fun at the same time.
I combined my passion for swimming and my educational background as engineer by creating Butterfleye which develops, as a starting product, smart swimming goggles that can track the swimmer’s heart rate with instant visual feedback. Its patent is also a platform for the development of many other applications in the field of sports technology, biomedical devices and data storage, creating more added value and social impact. Read the rest of this entry →
Cloud computing is a new trend in the IT world changing our perception of computing and replacing traditional server hosting and storage solutions. This technology brings new advantages with it and helps companies improve their productivity, in this vibrant and constantly changing world, such as lower startup costs, better scalability and efficient payment model.
Cloud computing will definitely affect companies’ business models, involve new kind of partners and influence their strategies in a way or another.
Having a marketing background, I felt curious to attend the technology round table (TRT) session yesterday, held at Berytech, covering Cloud Computing, lead by Rabih Nassar, expert in the field and CEO of Element N. I was encouraged to learn more Read the rest of this entry →
What a pioneering decade this has been ! Berytech was created right at the turn of the Century by visionaries at the Saint-Joseph University to be the first technological pole in Lebanon and the region that provides a conducive environment for the creation and development of startups, hence taking part in the economic revival of the country, participating in wealth and job creation, and retaining graduates and hi-level skills in Lebanon.
Networking is an essential business tool that should not be overlooked. It helps to favor luck and opportunities by multiplying encounters and creating around you a space of possibilities. Use of influence strategies and contacts is one of the important entrepreneurial skills; sometimes, it is more “know-who” that helps rather than the “know-how”!