Mr Kais Gharib to join ISUM Marketing session

Mr Kais Gharib will be joining the ISUM Tunis Marketing session. He is an Entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Genesis Holdings, a Director in Genesis Consulting and Managing Director of Genesis 4 Technology, Genesis Online & Genesis 4 Cloud.

Prior to Genesis, Kais was Sales & Business Manager for the Middle East and Africa region at Tandberg Data, which was his very first client as a Business Planning consultant, responsible for day to day sales and marketing efforts for the company across his territory.

Before his tenure at Tandberg Data, Kais was the Digital Marketing Manager of Microsoft Gulf leading the development/implementation of its online Infrastructure as well as the digital assets and vendors management. Prior to joining the Microsoft Marketing team, Kais coordinated the CSR efforts in the region between Microsoft, Governments and private companies.

Kais has an intense Community Development and international project management background having led Strategic Development Initiatives, related ICT for Development and Youth Entrepreneurship Programs, in the non-corporate world in more than 50 countries, across Europe and North Africa, for many years prior to joining Microsoft.

Tunisie Telecom, Tunisie Valeurs, SWIB and WIKI StartUp sponsors of ISUM Tunis

ISUM, The International Start-Ups Meeting 2013 held in Tunis is proudly sponsored by:

Official Sponsor and Partner of the ISUM start-ups challenge:

TUNISIE TELECOMLOGO DME

Associate Sponsors:

TUNISIE VALEURS      Logo TVAL et Integra

SWIB                        logoSwib

WIKI STARTUP

For additional information regarding our sponsors, please click on the respective links above.

Wood of start-up, no talk, all action!

Bonjour à tous,

A plusieurs reprises pendant des Startup Weekend ou BeMyApp Weekend, les organisateurs nous disaient :

« Vous avez vu, ce n’est pas si difficile de lancer une startup !  La preuve, vous l’avez fait en 54 heures ! Reproduisez ce concept à l’avenir, vous n’avez pas besoin d’une structure telle Startup Weekend ou BeMyApp. Nous avons été un déclencheur, à vous de reproduire cette méthode de travail entre vous, un prochain week-end ou une  semaine à venir. »

Entièrement vrai, mais le plus difficile pour lancer sa startup est de constituer son équipe. Et cela est facilité lors du premier soir du Startup Weekend ou BeMyApp.

Il fallait trouver une solution à ce problème de constitution de team. Je n’étais pas le seul à rencontrer ce problème, je pensais à tous ces porteurs de projet dont le pitch n’avait pas été sélectionné le vendredi soir.

C’est ainsi que Wood Of Startup est né, à la suite du dernier Startup Weekend Paris ! J’espère que notre communauté d’entrepreneurs web et d’appli Smartphones va l’apprécier.

J’ai besoin de votre aide pour le lancement!

Ce serait sympa si vous pouviez venir beta tester Wood Of Startup, retwitter @woodofstartup et même faire suivre cet email à vos amis !   

Merci d’avance, et n’oubliez pas : « No talk, All action » ! (startup weekend)

http://beta.woodofstartup.com

Emeric CALLEC


Kind Regards,
The Wood Of Startup Team

Tip#5 : online referral services

“Online referral services can help you get business in your area even without having to set up a website (of your own).”

Most entrepreneurs take it for granted today that having their own website is a must for even the smallest of businesses.  While an online presence is expected for a business of any significant size, it is not necessarily worth the time or monetary investment when both money and time are limited.

Fortunately, there is an alternative.  You can take advantage of the dozens of “review” sites, such a Yelp, Google Places and Qype that exist to help you promote your business.  By soliciting your customers’ testimonials and posting them as reviews, you can create a positive online presence.  Consumers gravitate to businesses with good reviews, the more the better.

It can feel awkward asking an existing customer for a review or testimonial, but most satisfied customers want to help you build your business. Be prepared to help your customer write up a testimonial.  Make it as easy as possible for a customer to provide a review and you will be giving them a chance to help you while helping yourself at the same time.

Gail Margolies Reid, CPA (USA).