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.
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An Executive Summary is like a “sales pitch” of your idea or project that should wet enough appetite to attract interest to learn more, pretty much like a trailer does to a movie. So not getting your Executive Summary right could lead to your message not going through and hence to missed opportunities. This post gathers general instructions for coming up with a successful Executive Summary, and contains also a downloadable written example at the end.
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”!
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to enhance competition and user choice via the introduction of new gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains). The application for these new gTLDs will be open between January and April 2012 only.
For my first entry on this blog I was aiming to produce a piece that did not address issues around entrepreneurship or startups. Needless to say I have failed miserably. This just goes to show us that despite ones’ best intentions, our thoughts and concerns are viscerally linked to our environment and what we are exposed to on a daily basis.
The past month was rich in various events and activities aimed at entrepreneurs, there were a lot of memorable moments but the key moment to me was Elie G. Khoury’s contribution during a panel on social media week. His reflections on issues related to the development process and timing of deployment of Dermandar was of great importance and analytical precision. Elie’s words echoed a book written by Eric Ries entitled The Lean Startup. Read the rest of this entry →
Running a business is very challenging and the best thing in it is the “challenge” of succeeding which is very motivating; at the personal level it is very satisfactory to implement your own business vision, which is for us, to be the leading IT security consulting firm in Lebanon in the next 5 years, with strong presence in Syrian and Jordanian markets.
Potech Consulting was established in 2008, focusing on IT security and provides services such as penetration tests, security assessments, system hardening, information system audits. We faced several challenges when starting up, specially, when we needed to build a strong and competitive team, as well as differentiate our services and create innovative approaches for sales strategy.
What helps overcoming our challenges is the Continuous Support from our shareholders, the choice of the right persons in the team, setting the right Key Performance Indicators and meeting them, as well as Berytech’s different programs and initiatives such as the Mowgli mentoring program which was of a big support for me.
Finally I would like to share a personal advice for entrepreneurs: “Go for it” but prepare well, Berytech can be an excellent environment for your start-up.
For more details about Potech, visit www.potech-consulting.com