A little bit ago I talked about how it felt to start working at BGI and how exciting yet awe-inspiring it was. Well I enjoyed it so much I got to have the entire experience twice, first day at a new place, all over again. I didn’t only start working at BGI but also at Vodafone, more in particular at Vodafone Power Lab.
At any new place you have never been to before you get all the same feelings back: how is it going to be? What do they expect from me? That feeling is never going to go away and that is something good, it means you are always doing something new, within your job. That you are having more than the standard 9 to 5. You are always being challenged to contribute to new innovative projects, and always being propelled to improving yourself while co-developing new ways to get things done.
In a way to assure that Vodafone’s Innovation Program is more connected than ever to the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem nothing better then to have a startup managing their community. And in a nutshell, that’s my job, I try to find new startups that are cutting edge to develop pilots with Vodafone, manage the current pilots and make sure everything is going smoothly, promote the products of Vodafone Vitrin and together with the remarkable team at BGI create a custom-made mentoring program to empower Vodafone’s employees.