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May 25, 2017

to Infinity and Beyond (or at least San Jose)

Women in Engineering, International Leadership Conference

Anyone who knows me, knows that leaving the City on any given weekday is NOT something I’m exactly enthusiastic about. That commute, be it by car or Caltrain, leaves a lot to be desired these days. So to make the trek down on the Peninsula to attend a seemingly off-demographic conference being put on by an engineering acronym you’ve never heard of … may seem a little odd [#fairenough]. In this case though it was most certainly warranted, and I hope next year in its 5th, the Women in Engineering, International Leadership Conference (#WIELEAD) invites me to return.

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November 4, 2016

Tech Inclusion: the Diversity of an Open Mind

Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts was born out of an Exhibition intent on demonstrating that San Francisco had rebuilt itself. So the fact this year’s Tech Inclusion conference was held in the neighboring Innovation Hangar (previously the Exploratorium) is quite appropriate. In a sense, the goal here is to rebuild SF’s crown jewel: Tech. Young and not so young white guys hold a majority stake at present, but in the years to come, it seems to me that the tech sector is going to incur some well-deserved growing pains of a different variety. We’re not talking 4-5x the national GDP growth rate, no, this is something more like [...]

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May 12, 2016

Digital Business Academy

Our mission is to give everyone in the UK the opportunity to gain the skills they need to start, run or join a digital business.

Digital Business Academy has been created by Tech City UK in partnership with leading educational institutions and businesses, to give you the business skills you need to succeed in a digital world.

It is comprised of 11 courses from industry experts, and is open to any resident in the UK. The courses are free of charge and completion of them allows learners to apply for a wide range of rewards, from free co-working space, to one-to-one mentoring sessions from established entrepreneurs.

Find out more and start your first course [...]

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May 3, 2016

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app helping blind people in their everyday life. Through video contact, a blind person can ask a volunteer to help him in his daily basis, from knowing an expiry date to navigating new surroundings. 

“Be My Eyes is connecting people like Uber or AirBnB. It’s a service that connects someone in need and someone willing to help” says the founder, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, himself reached with blindness.

After several years of intense work, the concept won an innovative project award and been outsourced from Denmark to San Francisco to be part of the research program of the Silicon Valley University. The app has become global in 2015 and already counts 25 000 blind [...]

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April 4, 2016

6 rules that will ensure business success at your company’s next birthday

Birthdays are a really good time to reflect, to look back, to capture learnings and to start to plan towards future success.

Reflecting back over my first 2 years as an entrepreneur, I personally have learnt some key lessons. Please find listed below, my 6 key tips to success as your own boss:

Have a daily routine and stick to it…. Having a daily routine is very important. For me, my daily routine ensures that I always spend time doing the right things at the right time everyday. Do you have a certain time of the day when you read emails, look on Twitter, check the bank balance – maybe you do, maybe you don’t, maybe you should?

Remove your foot from the pedal Nothing is [...]

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