Over the last year I have been testing ideas, building projects, learning and evolving …. in other words I have been “Building Intuition“.
Intuition is often referred as if it was some sort of magical skill that only some chosen ones have. For me, that is both wrong and weird. I mean, if we all agree that “practice makes perfect” for any other skill then why would this principle not apply when it comes to intuition? Yes “intuition” may be quite an unclear concept, far less objective than most skills making it tricky for us to train it as a skill. However I think that knowledge and a lot of practice around a certain topic or area is what makes someones “intuition”.
This is somehow connected to one of my favorite quotes which is as follows: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” by Seneca. And the truth is that, despite luck being part of the equation, I strongly believe that most of what is easily (and often unfairly) referred as luck is in reality: Being prepared to catch the opportunity when it “appears“.
These last twelve months can be grouped in the following sections:
Being Beaunity‘s founder I have the pleasure to let you know that I have been awarded the “Certificate of Young Entrepreneur of the Year” – meaning that Beaunity was amongst the few finalists that were selected from the 200 projects that applied for this year’s “National Ideas Competition” (Concurso Nacional de Ideias 2012) organised by ANJE.
ANJE (National Young Entrepreneurs Association) is one of the most relevant entrepreneurship associations in the country and being selected amongst so many projects in this nation wide competition is definitely a positive sign for Beaunity!
… is pure awesomeness!
As you’ve probably understood by now, I had the pleasure of participating in Startup Pirate @ Oporto. The event was really (!) cool and I recommend it to anyone who’s thinking about starting a venture.
A little bit more about startuppirates.org:
Startup Pirates is an one-week acceleration program for entrepreneurs in the making. Basically, through a combination of training, mentoring and idea development we help participants structure and develop their ideas and in the end we give them the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors and successful business leaders.
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