6.2 Things I learned from building a product in the Middle East

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Hind Hobeika shares the challenges of building a hardware product in the Middle East at the BoldTalks Innovation 2013.

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6.2 Things I learned from building a product in the Middle East

  1. 1. 6.2 Things I learned from going from idea to product In the Middle East @hindhobeika
  2. 2. @hindhobeika
  3. 3. 1 Building a product is one wild ride. @hindhobeika
  4. 4. @hindhobeika
  5. 5. 2 Investors, press and patents do not build products. People do. @hindhobeika
  6. 6. R&D Hangout Zareh, LEBANON Marylise, Vincent, LEBANON FRANCE Prototyping.com Christ, Roy FRANCE NL Tala UK Online Marketing farnell.fr FRANCE Ponoko.com, USA PCBpool.com, Ireland AdvisorSkype Rita DE Marianne LEBANON W8 Marielle FRANCE LEBANON Worldwide Manufacturing USA | TAIWAN | ITALY Ayah USA Sarjoun USA Sonny USA @hindhobeika
  7. 7. 3 Building a physical product in the Middle East needs to be virtual. @hindhobeika
  8. 8. 2010 2011 2013 @hindhobeika
  9. 9. @hindhobeika
  10. 10. 4 Things do not work the same way in the Middle East. @hindhobeika
  11. 11. 5 Engage your product’s community the day you start thinking about it.
  12. 12. 6 You have to adapt to outside factors. Fast.
  13. 13. 6.2 Be true to yourself. ALWAYS.

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