Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Another Startup Weekend in France

...another weekend at home...

Well, last weekend (16-18 November) was not the official Startup Weekend, but a special one by HEC. I, however, was home inside with my little boy who caught Scarlet Fever on Friday, 15 November. Sure there are plenty of entrepreneurial moms who would've left the little one home in the good care of his Papa, but I guess I have to admit I am enjoying being a home body and caring for my toddler when I can.

My flame for start-ups and Life Entrepreneurial is still burning deep within...but I just don't have it in me to run around and have to meet everyone and go everywhere like I used to. There's plenty of time for that once he's in school full-time.

Anyway. There always will be another startup, and there always will be another Startup Weekend. Like on February 8-10.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Back from Bretagne

Well after a week in Bretagne I am slowly gearing back up into "work mode." There was, interestingly, a Start-up Weekend in a town 20 minutes from where we were.

Startup Week-end à Lannion : 54 heures pour créer !

Créez votre start-up en un week-end : c’est le programme du StartUp Week-end de Lannion. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes !





Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Odyssea in Paris

On November 7th, along with about 10 other lovely ladies, I donned a pink shirt, pink flower in my hair and pink sweatband on my wrist and walked for the cause against Breast Cancer.

It was a gloriously warm day and we were encouraged by bands on the side:
  • an all-woman drum brigade at the start; 
  • a rag-taggle "Grunge-Soul" band that looked a bit disinterested and/or like they were a left-over from the previous night's "Nuit Blanche" and forgot to pack up; 
  • and then by a brass band consisting of older men and women in colorful traditional-costumes.
We passed the Zoo, under renovation, with a soaring concrete tower that will eventually house some lucky animal and saw lots of families and work teams marching with purpose for this cause.