The Space incubator

On behalf of the #AIESECfund, I am very pleased to inform you that the #Space #incubator project in Benin has been unanimously approved for fundraising by our Steering Committee composed of #AIESECInternational, #AAI and the AIESEC Fund.

Bravo to Krisztina Kapuvári and her team.

We are very proud of you!

We will soon launch the Fundraising campaign, in coordination with #AAI and #AI, for this impactful project:

#TheSPACE

#aiesecpreneurs

Support Younited Cultures!

Younited Cultures, the startup launched by AIESEC Alumni, Iulia Mugescu and Andra Slaats, is taking part in the SAP social impact start Award 2014.

Younited Cultures tell stories of tolerance, perseverance, ambition and breakthroughs. They are inspiring stories of immigrants drawn by local Austrian designers. On scarves.

To learn more about this inspiring AIESEC alumni startup: http://younitedcultures.eu/#home

Here is also the link to support and vote for them in the SAP Award:

https://www.wishpond.com/vc/304193?scid=218227&type=Merchant

Thank you!

Please share with AIESEC Alumni and AIESECers.

Agenda for ISUM Mexico 2014

Here is the agenda for ISUM Mexico 2014 on March 24 and 25, 2014:

Agenda ISUM MEXICO 2014

Welcome to entrepreneurs and startup from all over the world!

More information:

http://www.momentummexico2014.org/en/index.html

Registration for the Meeting:

http://www.momentummexico2014.org/en/register.html

Kind regards, the ISUM team.

Lean startup conference in San Francisco

Dear colleagues:

As an initiative from AIESEC Alumni Venezuela, AIESEC Alumni Peru and with the leverage of the ISUM program from AIESEC Alumni International, it is a pleasure to announce that we got significant discounts to participate in the biggest startups conference in the world: The Lean Startup Conference!!!

This will be held in San Francisco from 9 to 11 of December. Among their speakers are: Eric Ries, Steve Blank, Marc Andreessen, Ash Maurya!

So, if you are alumni from AIESEC (any country worldwide) and you would like to be in the conference: http://leanstartup.co/, you just need to email to Carlos Marquez: cmarquez@cooltribes.com and request the scholarship. Carlos will reserve your scholarship and will coordinate with you. (ddl: Friday 29th, November)

The regular price is $1’649 but because of the scholarship, we got it for $300. It is the first approach between Leanstartup with the ISUM Program, so we are sure many synergies will be going to happen.

Carlos will be in San Francisco, so any advice or query please don’t hesitate to email us. Hope to see you there colleagues!

Cheers,
Rolando


Rolando Cruzado
Mobile: 990000030

ISUM Lima: First Investment Forum

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Dear AIESEC Alumni:

 

Startups represent technological businesses with high growth potential and many people from our network are finding and developing opportunities through very attractive investments.

In order to connect with them, we have organized ISUM Lima: a unique annual space where performers from this network are connected. The meeting has brought some answers: How to develop a startup, get investments funds and clarify the opportunities of investing in startups. The 5th global edition was designed to meet the needs of the Peruvian’s technology environment. The event reached startups, entrepreneurs, investors and people interested in the theme. To strengthen the brand and reach the stakeholders, ISUM Lima counted with press partners such as technology blogs, magazines, TV channels and important actors on the local market. Furthermore, ISUM Lima gained the endorsement of a well-established company in the telecommunication market: Claro. As a national sponsor, Claro supported the event’s initiative and believed in the impact it can bring for the local development of new businesses.

The 5th global edition took place on Saturday 2nd of November at the Universidad Pacífico, Lima. As an international speaker, Fernando Moncayo was present: an AIESEC Alumni from Ecuador and CoFounder of Startup Ventures, global fund for entrepreneur projects at the region. Fernando was recognized by the Alumni global network as the entrepreneur of the year (2011) and has several companies on the market. What could you expect from ISUM? If you were a service provider, startup, wanted to launch an startup or would like to become an investor, you were able to attend a roundtable with investors, press room, coverage, and pitch of startups on early stage, talks with leaders from the Peruvian government funds, startup cases and angel investors.

For follow-up information, do not hesitate to contact us: marketing@isum.co. ISUM Lima was organized thanks to AIESEC Alumni Peru, Lima  Valley and InvierteMe, and had also the sponsorship of AIESEC Alumni International.  After ISUM Lima, the closest ISUM will be ISUM México in March 2014.

ISUM LIMA 2013: http://isum.co/ for additional information.

With best regards,

Rolando CRUZADO, ISUM Director, AIESEC ALUMNI INTERNATIONAL.

Join us in Vienna!

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Dear AIESEC alumni leaders around the world,

I am writing to invite you to join us in mid-October in beautiful Vienna at our AAI Congress, which is part of the Regional AIESEC Alumni Conference with the theme “Converging Perspectives”.

This is our next opportunity to join other committed alumni from the region and from around the world to connect and collaborate on crucial decisions in the following areas of the AAI Transformation Project for unleashing AIESEC’s global alumni potential:

  • Deciding on an integrated alumni organizational model for AAI, regional alumni associations and national alumni associations
  • Deciding on AAI’s future governance model, which may include succession planning, a move towards global virtual voting and greater regional representation
  • Finalizing the funding model that will bring our collective impact to the next level

…and all of this is in addition to the very exciting program being planned by our hosts at AIESEC Alumni Austria.

Those programs and decisions will heavily affect your work with alumni in your countries, and we would like you to be involved from a very early stage and give you the opportunity to make us aware of your requirements and specialties of your country. So please make sure, that you personally or a representative of your alumni association/grouping will be present and join us in moving the alumni efforts forward.

You will learn about the benefits about our program as well as receive dedicated guidelines how to implement “Integrated Membership” in your country.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 10
Working Groups and International Startup Meeting (ISUM)

Friday, October 11
AAI Congress, where we will make important decisions, including statutory (legal) changes that will be circulated to AAI members with the convocation one month in advance.

Saturday, October 12
Alumni Impact Day with keynote of famous Austrian Alumni Dieter Langenecker and many more.

Sunday, October 13
Farewell with traditional Viennese breakfast.

Click here to register now and help shape the future of AAI and our global alumni effort!  The registration deadline is September 9.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Susanne Pfeuffer with any questions.

I look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

AIESECly yours,
David Epstein
For the AAI Executive Board

How to pitch for investors

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The OC team of ISUM Tunis is pleased to share the presentation of how to pitch for investors:

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together with the presentation of sources of financing for startup in Tunisia:

Sources of financing (1)

These presentations were made by Mr Selim MOUSSA from WIKI Startup at ISUM Tunis 2013.

Mrs Bouchamaoui speech at ISUM Tunis

Mr Wahb Zouid, President of AIESEC ALUMNI Tunisie,
Mr Slim Bahrini, President of AIESEC Tunisie,
Honorable guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honor to be among you today, for this important event that is devoted to startup development and enterprises creation in the field of new technologies in Tunisia.

Before anything else, it gives me a great pleasure to welcome you here in UTICA’s headquarters and to extend my congratulations and thanks to all the team of AIESEC and AIESEC ALUMNI Tunisia for having taken this initiative and for all the efforts they are making to coach and assist Tunisian students.

I would also like to greet all the participating students here, and advise them to never limit their ambition and to be more and more creative, daring and initiating. YOU, students are the future of Tunisia, YOU are tomorrow’s leaders.

None is born leader, we become leaders by learning, training and by developing the sense of initiative, by daring and risk-taking.

The family, then school and university are probably the best grounds for spreading the seeds and the values of entrepreneurship.

The liberalization of energies and initiatives, the improvement of the business environment, the transparency in transactions and the access to information are as many factors that stimulate the creation of enterprises.

The current business environment still needs adjustment and enhancement.

In this situation, I couldn’t go on without mentioning what I assume is a fundamental point which is: the improvement of Enterprises/University relations, as this is one of the fundamentals to initiate relationships between future generations and the world of entrepreneurship.

At UTICA, we’ve always drawn the attention on this subject, as we remain convinced that students are to have an adequate education, up-dated and adapted to the requirements of the labor market, an education that will lead them to find a job and eventually launch their own project.

We do believe that a true and effective partnership between the Private sector and the University is a top priority that all parties should work on, in order to make it happen.

The success in creating, conceiving and innovating any human work is the result of a whole set of factors, mainly our determination to succeed, to carry out our plans; the environment in which we live being also another important factor.

Determination, patience and perseverance are the main features that we should have in order to face unforeseen obstacles. That’s the only way to face problems and ensure the success of our project, especially at its beginning.

Holding to these principles is important! However, the business environment is not less important. And it is the reason why UTICA never stopped making aware all the concerned parties about the obligation:

  • to upgrade the environment, in which the enterprise operates;
  • to review and improve the existing legislation and;
  • to put in place all mechanisms and tools so as to encourage the development of our enterprises on the national as well as on the international level.

I do believe that boosting our economic growth remains feasible.
Our country’s main resource is still here. As it has always been, Tunisia had no other resource than its HUMAN ones: Tunisian men and women are the backbone of the country.

We have to transcend our fears and doubts and be confident in our endeavor.

It is true that we’re experiencing some political and ideological disparities but we have to go on and to cooperate, we have to remain unified and hence become a strength at many and various levels.
We all know that thanks to just our human potential, we’ve been able to surmount many difficulties.

I would end my statement by inviting all our students and all our youth to keep faith and remain optimistic, as YOU with us, will be the determining factor of our future.

Never forget for the rest of your life in good times and bad, that you live in an interdependent world and that we have got to pull it together.

Thank you very much for your attention.

 

Mrs Ouided BOUCHAMAOUI, President of UTICA.

 

Inside investors mind: pitching your way to success!

This is a summary of the workshop presented by Mr Selim MOUSSA from the WIKI startup team during ISUM Tunis 2013.

Participants to ISUM Tunis will have access on this blog to the presentations of “Inside investors mind: pitching your way to success” together with the other workshop presentation relating to “sources of financing of startup in Tunisia”.

The following points are included in effective elevator pitches:

1. Management team
2. Opportunity out of Adversity: The Hook: pitch opening that grabs the listener’s attention
3. Brief description of product/service & target market description (geography + Size of the market)
4. Brief description of how the business is different from the competition
5. Brief description of Business model (How you will make money)
6. Brief description of the resources you need from investors
7. Finance and Capital & returns/payback the investor can expect
8. Memorable tagline/pitch closing

We hope you had a great and productive time at ISUM Tunis and we are looking forward to welcoming you at ISUM 2014, which will be held in Mexico and organized by AIESEC ALUMNI MEXICO.

Together with Tunisie Telecom, we are proud to announce the top 3 startup at ISUM Tunis

Together with our lead sponsor Tunisie Telecom, we are proud to announce the top 3 startup at ISUM Tunis 2013.

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The Top 3 startup are:

  • Number 1: DISRUPT CK by Mr Zied JALLOULI and Mr Ewald BOS
  • Second: MOVIE BOX Home Entertainment by Mr Hatem DAMMAK
  • Third: Unité de production de fourrage by Mr Riahd SAOUDI

The Jury presided by Mr Mondher Khanfir, Managing Director at WIKI Startup, was composed of:

  • Mrs Aïcha ENNAIFAR, Managing Director at DIVA SICAR;
  • Mr Omrane KAMMOUN, Directeur Central at TUNISIE TELECOM;
  • Mr Mohamed Salah FRAD, General Manager at UGFS – North Africa;
  • Mr Arnould de la BOULAYE, Business angel and startup senior Advisor (France);
  • Mr Jean du LAC, startup senior finance Advisor (France)

Those three startup will benefit from an internet site setup by our associate sponsor SWIB, with maintenance offered for 6 months. The number 1 project will also receive 3 month advisory services by WIKI Startup.

Thank you to all projects who participated to the ISUM Tunis startup challenge!