The Impactory at the Network.lu event

14 March, 2014 in news

Girls in tech at the network

Ways entrepreneurs are supported in Luxembourg

 

Marina our Community Project Manager & Kasia from Gencreo were invited to speak at the last www.thenetwork.lu event taking place in Sofitel Kirchberg. The theme of the evening of the event was “new place for entrepreneurs in Luxembourg”.

The two other speakers were Diego De Biasio (CEO of Technoport & only gentlemen of the evening) and Patrice Caire an award winning PHD in Computer Science working on technology transfer project around conviviality & aging well at Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at University of Luxembourg.

They were followed by Marina, who is a project Manger at The Impactory were she support early stage entrepreneurs “Women have the skills to start their own business but are often lacking of confidence” “It’s important not to stay alone when you are considering a business idea. Working from home is a nice perks at the beginning but quickly you will need support and being around other entrepreneurial people will help to move forward and stay motivated. You will also learn from other mistakes & experience which save you lot of time.”

Last speaker of the day, Kasia, is also a member of The Impactory and now co-founder ofGencreo a Startup talked about her own experience as a user of such places.

Girls in tech at the network 2Before discovering entrepreneurial ecosystem in Luxembourg and becoming Co-founder of startup GenCreo and Git Luxembourg, Kasia was working six years in logistic corporation in various countries. Thanks to The Impactory, StartupWeekend and Technoport she managed to successfully changed her career path. She used The Impactory in various ways, attending trainings, organizing workshops like creating website, online safety and security, building blocks of the internet, co-organizing Girls in Tech Luxembourg. She encourages all who would like to be inspired by courageous entrepreneurs, test their ideas in open and supportive environment or attend an interesting events to check The Impactory.

The evening was followed by a networking session. No doubt that many women who have attended are now considering to join these new spaces to get the support to realize their dream of working for themselves and fulfill their creative potential

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