ENTREPRISES & STRATÉGIES — Technologies

Trois questions à Gyorgyi Szakmár (EduGamiTec)

“Do your homework, even when outside your comfort zone”



Gyorgyi Szakmár: “You can understand a problem best if you feel pain in your own skin.” (Photo: DR)

Gyorgyi Szakmár: “You can understand a problem best if you feel pain in your own skin.” (Photo: DR)

En amont de l’événement Start-up Stories: Round 3 organisé par le Paperjam Club le jeudi 29 Octobre à l’Université de Luxembourg, la représentante de la société EduGamiTec, Gyorgyi Szakmár, partage sa vision d’entrepreneur.

Where did you get the idea for your startup?

Gyorgyi Szakmár. – “You can understand a problem best if you feel pain in your own skin.

Seven years ago, we moved to this beautiful country with my family. None of my girls spoke the languages neither we are with my husband, and they just started school. I was desperate to help them, but I could not find the right tools. I’m a game developer for 20 years, and if you have a hammer cool like this, all the problems become a nail. In this case: a game. I created easy, simple learning games, and adapted them regularly to the curriculum.

It was too much work, change the content, create a new build for every homework, so at one point I gave it up, luckily they already learn the languages to the needed level. It was a difficult time, but it led me to where I am now.

What are the qualities needed to launch your startup?

“First, a flaming-looking belief in the idea, and an overwhelming confidently belief that it would be a huge success. Later, Rambo-level impact resistance and endurance, which forces you to stand up again and again when the entrepreneurial roller coaster walks at its deepest points.

Do you have any advice to give to those who are still hesitant to get started?

“Do your homework, even when outside your comfort zone. In fact! Consciously limit the time you would spend on your favourite tasks and determine the amount of time you spend doing things you don’t like. If you love to develop, force yourself to engage in business and marketing. If you are a researcher or dig yourself deep into development and finance. AND talk, look for connections, follow-up. Even if you have helpers, YOU need to learn these things. This is your baby, you need to be able to take care of all your needs for at least a little.”

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