In Jan 2014 I decided to take a break from running and growing Ayna, a company I founded 15 years, to decide if I should find VC partners to take it to the next stage or join an existing company and help grow it.
I do not like to be unproductive, so I pulled my personal to-do list, which holds all kinds of projects I would like to engage in, if I ever have time, it has things like: community service, developing (R2RAIN) Robot-to-Robot Artificial Intelligence Network, building my own aircraft and somewhere on the list a mobile phone. BTW if you like to help in any of these, please contact me. And that is where this article is about, prototyping a new mobile phone.
When it Comes to Picking an International Partner: Take the Initiative.
Small companies that seek to export their products face a daunting task: how do you identify appropriate overseas partners?
Lebanon is undergoing a favorable change when it comes to investments and especially for the information and Communication Technology (ICT) segment.
The Central Bank of Lebanon (known as BDL – Banque Du Liban) issued a circular on August 22, 2013 known as Circular 331 that reduces risk to Venture Capital Firms (VCs) which guarantees 75% of their investment either directly into startups or into startup funds. This move is encouraging for fund managers and VCs to spend more money on startups in Lebanon.
For managers and stakeholders of PHP projects, it is not only frustrating to have a slow website, but it is also bad for business, but could also cost you as much as 75% of your visitors. And while you engage your technical teams to remedy those issue it is not easy to get to the bottom of the issue and address it.