3 questions à Sam Abdi (Happy Local)

“Follow your dreams to achieve the rainbow”

Sam Abdi: “As Rumi said, ‘You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop’.” (Photo: DR)

Sam Abdi: “As Rumi said, ‘You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop’.” (Photo: DR)

En amont de l’événement Start-up Stories: Round 4 organisé par le Paperjam Club le mardi 10 novembre chez Welkin and Meraki, le représentant de la société Happy Local, Sam Abdi, partage sa vision d’entrepreneur.

From the idea to its realisation, there is only one step… and yet. What triggered your entrepreneurial adventure?

Sam Abdi. – “I’ve always been looking for it. I shared many times my ideas with Apple by sending them emails just to have those possibilities on my devices. My note app is full of different ideas waiting me to pick them. I am happy it’s just begun early and hopefully I’ll have enough time to leave a good footprint behind, which might trigger some other people in the future and have long-term benefits for all beings.

Steve Jobs is always an inspiring person for me, I’m saying ‘he is’ because these people never die, or at least they won’t die in memories any time soon. I like him because he always wanted to improve quality of life for people. I also include all the animals and Mother Earth as the persona in my mind. So my task is finding solutions to take care of them and make the world a better place.

What are the qualities needed to launch your start-up?

“High performance. We are promoting a mindset rather than selling just products. Our consumers ask us where this vegetable comes from, how it has been grown, if they can return the basket used for the delivery of their order, and so on. These are concerned consumers demanding high quality, but there is a bigger part of the market which doesn’t care about these criteria, and basically that’s because there is not awareness, and we need to raise that. This means we need change consumption habits of the majority, and for that we need high performance of a strong team to make this happen. But our vision is beyond borders of Luxembourg and we are targeting Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris as our next destinations to localise Happy Local and expand our market. For achieving all this, we need a budget, otherwise we will see other companies popping up in those cities. It is not bad to see others taking a step on this path too, but we can just do it better.

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

“Do not waste time at all, follow your dreams to achieve the rainbow.

As Rumi said, ‘You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop’. You can make this life a wonderful adventure. You have the power to do it. You have the power to create happiness, to make this life free and beautiful.”

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