There are countless books and resources on pitches but back in 2014, I still found myself floundering when starting our first startup: “What do I do put in first?” “Am I doing anything right?” “Is this even something that someone will look into?”. Even though we were part of a well known accelerator, the coaches and advisors did not have one concrete answer. And that is normal.
In talking with hundreds of first-time founders, we quickly understood this was not just us. …
As long as just one person anywhere in the world has this virus, as long as we do not have a vaccine, as long as we develop some level of immunity to it, we will keep having recurring spikes of cases. As long as we keep having few weeks of ‘social distancing’ every few weeks, (depending on which country you are in) we should be able to keep it at a level where hospitals are able to keep their ICU bed availability at a decent level.
So how should companies and entrepreneurs take charge in the ‘new normal’? …
Desperate times call for desperate pleas and this is mine.
The government is doing what they can with the limited resources they have. However, I am not convinced that we, the general population should simply be keyboard warriors and complain about this. Just like small pockets of the population are doing what they can to help the immediate neighborhood, we must come together with a feasible solution.
I am looking for top ranking engineers, decision makers and developers -> people in Grameen, Robi, Banglalink, Teletalk and other cellphone operators where we can help by quickly using cellphone data to track Covid-19. …
If you are working in the data world, you know the basics already — bad data causes enterprises millions of dollars and productivity is reduced, but that is just the top of the iceberg specially for data driven companies.
Low data quality is cut-throat to the organisation when customer centric services are what drives the revenue. Reputation is affected, customer satisfaction is low, reference customers goes down and eventually impacts your organisation to hit those numbers. Furthermore, low data quality affects key decision making. A good example are airline operators — who often determine what kind of loyalty programs to issue their current and potential customer base. The bad data quality of such customer centric views will cause managers to not trust the data they get and eventually be hesitant to approve the business case. …
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- Quand : le 21 septembre, 19h
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- Thème: entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs for change (débat en anglais)
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- Sinouhe Monteiro: cofondateur @ Ewala (www.ewala.co). …
I own nothing.
I owe nothing.
I have no desk.
I have no privacy.
I have no money.
It resides in bits and bytes.
I have created one failed company.
I do not have my own company.
I am mentoring two “startups”. I hate using the word “STARTUP”.
I got hooked to FinTech. I am looking for co-creation.
I learnt front end web-development and bootstrapping.
By mid of 2017, I’ll have completed 2 postgrad certifications — Stanford and MIT.
I have replaced all my lamps to energy-savers. Best Investment EVER.
I invested in Blinkist subscription. You should try it. I make informed book purchase decisions.
I have not yet read the Hitchhiker’s guide to galaxy in full yet. Probably that disqualifies me from being a nerd.
I am thinking of eating fried insects more often. Unfortunately I am carnivorous still. I like grasshoppers more than worms. They taste like fried chicken.
I write online. My paper notebooks are lying empty.
I have no post-its, I do post-it on Trello.
3 of my six closest friends are in three different continents. We do skype to keep in touch.
I have a fernweh and I visited 29 countries. 12 alone this year.
I have cut off on negative people in my life. I have counted 3 this year.
I started practicing and learning to play guitar.
I am working for one of the fastest growing companies in Belgium. I have a learning environment and awesome colleagues.
I deleted my facebook timeline. I am 30% more productive now with my work.
I have learnt how to keep my desktop clean. Mac I mean.
I stopped looking at people’s social posts as a measure of their happiness. Everyone is fighting their own wars. …
Last night I spent quite a while contemplating about life. My life. My resolutions. I looked back in 2015 to see what resolutions of 2015 have I managed to succeed in and what failed.
A few failures aside, the Elon Musk led company has firmly moved into the mainstream in the ever growing private space travel industry.
SpaceX, might soon get to carry its first military payload to space thanks in part to poor relations between the United States and Russia.
It may be also used to bring back dead satellites back to earth.
Reusability is generally unheard of when it comes to rockets. After a launch, the rocket is often considered useless. It’s served its purpose of launching a spaceship and now we move on but if it was possible to reuse rockets or parts of rockets, it would be a major money and time saver. Could this be a start of a new era? I think so. This Falcon 9 landing gives a very clear blueprint for the future of reusable rockets. …
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh
Today I become 28.
Funny thing is it is a taboo in my culture to be 28 and still “not sorting out her life” according to the uncles and aunties who suddenly have a major concern for you being still single and unmarried.
I have to admit. I live in two realms. One where I am in Belgium, alone, completely independent with the freedom to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, slowly growing my career path and doing what I love doing with innovative people. …
Disclaimer: Views are based on own research. There are many tools out there for startups, but the resources below are based on feedbacks from various startup founders.
(5- 7 months , try to set a target of 5 months max, do not quit your day job yet!)
Most startups fail, not because they fail to build what they set out to build, but because they waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product. I attribute a significant contributor to this failure to a lack of proper “problem understanding” from the start.
When you think about a Startup, there is not enough time nowadays to write a 300 pages business plan to get things going, and for that every idea needs to go through the initial phases of summarising their business concept. The first step for a Startup is to focus on validating whether they are solving a meaningful problem and whether anybody would hypothetically be interested in their solution. The best way to start validation of your ideas is by the…