Business week in Seattle: Techstars

On the last day of the SFU-GEM Business week, we went to the North of Seattle to
visit an accelerator called « Techstars ». If this name sounds quite familiar to you this must be because it is the one that supported UBER in its early development. The company is located at the top of the stairs, overlooking the area between the University District and the bay, and is located on the second floor of 1100 NE Campus Parkway. Continue reading

Business Week in NYC: Société Générale

The NYC transcontinental class had the amazing opportunity to hear Charlotte Panchot, a project manager from Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking,  speak at Pace University. She spoke to us specifically about Société Générale in the United States and her own background.

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Business Week in Seattle: Impact Hub

Impact Hub is a company that provides co-working space and that also includes an innovation lab. With this concept, entrepreneurs are more inspired. Working together in a common space every day lets them have the necessary tools and encouragements to succeed in their projects. In Seattle, and we presume at the other offices around the world, there are so many people with different background and from different origins. Continue reading

Business week in Seattle : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

I. Who they are?

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation was created in 2000, and is located in Seattle. It aims to help the world by investing in health innovations and education. Mr. and Ms. Gates decided to use their celebrity status for a good cause, and wanted a way for other celebrities and politician to engage in their cause.

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Business Week NYC : A day with eBay

We discovered during this presentation that eBay’s goal is to create a more sustainable form of business that gives people the opportunity to develop their businesses. EBay is in partnership with millions of entrepreneurs, small businesses and individual sellers all over the world, enabling them to sell their product to someone else in the world with the technological support of the company through their website. As the team highlighted during the presentation, about 80 % of the products bought on eBay’s website are sold by businesses.

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