Some thoughts 1 month after Nest’Up accelerator program

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I wanted to share you my thoughts after my experience at Nest’Up startup acceleration program last spring. For those who don’t know what it is yet, it’s a Belgian startup incubator part of the TechStars network.

Although I have been working for 7 years in a lot of startup environments as software engineer, I must admit that I never really experienced what is entrepreneurship in itself. I realize that there is a different state of mind between :

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What it’s like to be an engineer in a sales meeting

When the sales team brings an engineer into a final sales meeting as an “expert” reference to help put the client at ease and close the deal, the engineer knows he’s really just there to say, “Yes, we can do that,” regardless of the glaring truth…

The funny thing about this is the irony of this short video that is so close to reality in some circumstances. When, as an engineer, you try to explain something technical to a non-tech person, how often do you get absurd questions revealing that even your basic explanation was not understood.

Make from your travel a complete challenge

Make from your travel a complete challenge : Not only the summit, but also the way to reach it

Ce nouveau concept comment à faire de plus en plus d’adeptes. C’est le vélo-ski. Comment ça marche? Tout simplement, on attache ses skis sur le vélo et on est parti pour rouler jusqu’aux première neiges. Ensuite on change le vélo contre les skis (on ne prend quand même pas le vélo sur le dos) et on est parti pour faire sa petite promenade en direction de son objectif.

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