ENTREPRISES & STRATÉGIES — Technologies

Hinde BOULBAYEM (Sumy)

“It is mandatory to fail down and stand up”



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“Don’t think that you need to have a super ready solution or a final version of your product/service before testing it into the market” (Photo: Sumy)

Ahead of the event “Start-up Stories: Round 1” hosted by the Luxembourg-City Incubator at the Host on Wednesday 20 March and sponsored by the Bil, one of the startuppers in the running, Hinde Boulbayem (Sumy), shares with us her vision of entrepreneurship.

What are the required qualities to launch your startup?

Hinde Boulbayem. - “I would say that strict discipline, resilience and leaderships are the three major ingredients to reach the top of the startup ecosystem.

Do you have any advice for those who are still hesitating to get started?

“The first advice I could give would be: do not hesitate to test the solution as fast as you can, and also don’t think that you need to have a super ready solution or a final version of your product/service before testing it into the market, because customers- and users-experience feedbacks are tremendously necessary to build the perfect customer-oriented version of your solution.

We often hear that it is essential to make mistakes. What do you think of that?

“It is mandatory and necessary to fail down and stand up. Thomas Edison is the perfect example for this question. As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, ‘How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?’ Edison replied, ‘I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.’”

You can register for the event “Start-up Stories: Round 1” on the Paperjam Club website .

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