RealFriends, the mobile application for foreign students

How did you get the idea:

The first year for a foreign student is certainly the most difficult.

Everything is so different: the way of life, the mentality of people, the climate, the way of life, the way of clothing, the methodology of teaching … And these are small details that we do not necessarily aware before our arrival on site. So, to adapt and integrate, you have to gather as much information as you can before taking an action; and for this purpose a foreign student needs support.
Each year, newcomers experience the same situation and encounter the same problems.

Establishing a community of real friends (RealFriends) in which newcomers from any country or city of destination will have access to as much information as possible, will be ideal for strengthening integration and adaptation foreign students.

Your products and services:

Instant messaging: direct communication between international students (newcomers and residents), associations, young graduates and the RealFriends team

Essential information for the foreign student  : statistics labor market by training, job offers, job offer, alternation, training in schools and universities, statistics professional integration by sector, housing supply …

Events  : Organization forum on entrepreneurship, topics on development, self-confidence, innovative projects …

News  : Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in Africa …

We have a vision : that of preparing an elite that can act for Africa or developing countries from near and far.

Your success factors:

  • A team of young students and welded in front of any event
  • A motivated, committed and above all ambitious team.
  • A team with diversified skills and the same human values
  • The confidence of some student associations concentrating many foreign students

Your differentiating and disruptive factors in relation to the existing one:

  • The platform will be targeted only to the foreign student regardless of his country or city of destination or residence
  • The platform will be the first network only dedicated to foreign students associations and young foreign graduates.

Your business model:

  • Establish partnerships with the maximum number of actors essential to the foreign student (the grandes écoles, universities, banks, mutuals, telephone operators, airlines, embassies …)
  • Make native advertising with content that can be used by the foreign student on the platform
  • And plenty of other things …

ideas for starting your business

Switzerland is a breeding ground for young bosses. The latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office show 11 531 companies created in 2011. That is 20 484 new jobs, full-time or part-time. If the desire to launch vibrates in many people, the good idea is sometimes wait. Thus, Bilan has listed 41 business ideas unearthed abroad that are still undeveloped at home.

Some concepts emerged in discussions with venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, university professors and industrialists. Other projects were found on sites specializing in the launch of businesses. Some ideas even came from readers of Bilan, who expressed shortcomings, especially at the level of services in Switzerland. In addition to this sector, the key to getting started are the new technologies, whose mobile applications have a comparatively lower starting cost.

Balance gives you some more tips: do not forget to bet on the ecological aspect and the Swiss made. While attempting the big leap alone is extremely enriching, allying with friends can become much more fulfilling and reassuring. Franchises remain a low risk for those wishing to create their business. In the end, what is important to remember when starting a business, whether or not it is successful, is above all the assurance of an extraordinary human adventure.

Hotel Food

A restaurant that is committed to producing zero waste

The idea: Surf the eco-friendly trend and offer a response to hyperpackaging with its logistics overhead upstream and downstream of private or commercial consumption.

All the organic from the preparation goes on a farm to make compost. No ticket at checkout and payment via internet or smartphone via an application. Opportunity to offer foods that include fully edible packaging as already done in Wikibar Paris

How to find a business idea?

You are deeply determined to start your own business, and sometimes since your childhood. But to get started, it is better to have an idea, and if possible a good idea. But it is not necessary to wait for the idea of ​​the century, which will make you an illustrious man or woman, whose name will be engraved in marble and make you a billionaire.

Often, finding an idea is not easy and yet within reach of everyone, the common man. The only need to find a good idea is to rack your brains.

Here are some of the solutions to find a business idea:

  open your eyes and listen : everyday, in your everyday life, at home, in society, you will have the opportunity to find many ideas for business creation. Not all will be good, but some will be studied. On a daily basis, identify the problems or genes that your family, friends, or yourself are having. Many creative ideas arise from this type of finding.
It is not easy to make food shopping by buying packs of water, potatoes and cans …. the caddy was invented.
Staying all day at work in front of your computer is not good for the back … different seats have been developed, more ergonomic.
We do not know where we parked his car … applications for i-phone have been created …

 read the trade press , watch TV shows that deal with the economy, keep you informed about developments in our society …

 keep yourself informed about the legislation and the new standards put in place. They are often a source of change in our habits. The law prohibiting smoking in public places has “boosted” the sale of heated umbrellas … The Hadopi law on illegal downloading has allowed “legal” sites to sell music to flourish …

 surf the Interneton foreign sites of business creation. Some products or services were launched in another country, why not launch them in France. They are not adapted to the French market? Why not adapt them yourself?

In any case, open your eyes and listen, be curious about the world around you …

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