A night of intimate & personal sharing of rewiring oneself, achieving the impossible, data, travels, coffins, relationship advice, cryptos, and wanton mee.
A perfect Friday night to connect meaningfully... and get us to know each other beyond our work/ job titles. Lots of laughter & minimal phone usage as respect to the party sharing. (Whuuuuud?) I don’t like networking/ events but enjoy getting to know & connecting people. Really know them on a deeper level, not just an exchange of namecards / LinkedIn contacts. Connecting people for no agenda... just because they’re awesome. Heh. Planning to do this monthly. :) #conversation#realtalk#goalsetting#goalcrusher#betteryourself#yougotthis#sharing
I have always been motivated by successful techpreneurs ... I myself and other techpreneurs came together to form this platform. coDevRun> sooner or later will be Nigeria's largest techVille. coDevRun aims at incubating up and coming startups in Nigeria in any field. We will supply the technical supports plus gadgets your startup may require and also we have an available team of developers at your aid. We officially have NOT launched yet but we have about 5 startups signed up about now. #technology#entreprenure#startup#programming#innovation#leadership
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Remember to love to code ✌️
Congratulations to our two young girls - Prerana Jain (16 years) and Deepa Ravi (17 years) who successfully completed their Film Making mentorship with production house team, @redbanglefilmcollaborative in #Bangalore . You will soon see them leading as directors in the film industry! :) Thank you to the kind team of Red Bangle / Lakshmi Rebecca for volunteering their valuable time to mentor these girls. Also, special thanks to #LisaSinghiScholarshipFund for funding us with this project.
As part of their mentorship, the two teenagers not only learnt about pre/post production film techniques, but also made a short film as part of their project - how amazing is that? They're inspired by a career in film direction, and planning to apply to film schools eventually. We are excited to see them grow, and will be mapping their progress.
We hope to continue inspiring more young students with mentorship initiatives like these. #Films#mentor#mentorship#direction#startup#filmdirection#production#Bengaluru
Am 08.02.18 nehmen wir als eines der wenigen #Startups 🚀 an der @hinterland_owl in Bielefeld teil und präsentieren unsere einzigartige #ControllingSoftware für #Bäckereien . Mit dabei sind renommierte Gründer und Unternehmer aus der Region OWL (#gütersloh - #bielefeld - #herford - #paderborn - #lemgo ). Wir freuen uns schon! Erfahrt bald, wie wir jede Woche Tonnen von Lebensmittel in Bäckereien retten 💪...Tickets gibt es unter https://www.hinterland-of-things.de/startup_x/
After I came to the conclusion that I don't need to quit my job. I had loads of other questions and doubts.
One of them was I was trying to speak about the idea with friends and family but I wanted them to sign an NDA before I do so. This was because as every other entrepreneur I thought I had the best idea in the world. In hindsight this might have been a bit excessive as I think as a majority of people are conservative and are not driven/crazy enough to start any project on their own idea let alone on others ideas. So this paranoia is not necessary in most of the cases. If they're that interested in what you say, they give clues that they're interested and even better you can ask them to join you if not now may be in future if you think they will add value.
The next question I had was how do you divide stakes, how much of the company do I give away to who're investing in the future. I got this advice from a mentor that be as generous as you can,relative to the investment they make with your firends and family as they're showing faith in you and your ideas when you're starting out. I really liked the idea as I thought if my idea will be as big as I think it will be everyone will be well off. But he also added fight tooth and nail with VCs and other institutional investors, which I will bear in mind when I get to that stage.
The next question was when should I go for getting an investment from VCs? Ideally you should delay this as much as possible as the more you have under your belt the more value you get. For my idea which is essentially a social media app I've decided to do this only after I develop a minimum viable product (MVP) which is an iOS with an engaged user base. But in other fields would suggest considering the other relevant key metrics and see if you can demonstrate them positively at a smaller scale so the investors will see the value and make their investment based on scaling this idea to a bigger reach. Also everyone likes to invest with someone who actually start do things than people with just ideas.
2 years ago I broke my foot.
Golly - seeing this in my #timehop this morning led me to review the last 2 years. At that point in time, I was burnt out from a barrage of personal circumstances & a job I completely adored but knew I needed to move on from. I’d just handed in my notice a week before with a heavy heart & was thinking about what next. But I was exhausted, tired and beat. Then, I fell down ONE step & broke my foot. ONE STEP. 🚑
I wonder if I was being told to STOP. 🙅🏻♀️ This was a tough 3 months. I was stuck inside, no job to go back to & feeling directionless. I received counselling & coaching support in this time and pulled upon supportive friends and family. ❤️ Getting stronger and back on my feet (pun intended) I decided to formalise my Coach training and started a Coaching diploma in May 2016. 🎓
Life can throw whatever it wants at us, but we can CHOOSE what we do about it. Yes I’ve struggled. Yes I still have doubts. But in each of these moments, we can choose to be resilient and get that little bit stronger by going though it & building on what we’ve learnt. 💪🏻 I’m now so excited to be doing what I love, using Coaching to inspire, empower and transform. I work with amazing people & see personal and professional growth in all my clients. ✨