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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 Christ, Roy FRANCE NL Tala UK Online Marketing FRANCE, USA, 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.