Stick to your Dream Until you Reach your Goals
Could anyone imagine that drone application will be as expanded as it is today? Not long ago, the drone was mainly used as a military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), while nowadays it becomes another personal gadget! Mohamed Ghaith, the CEO of Drofie, gave us an insight into his innovative product: the Drofie drone.
You need it? You make it!
According to this entrepreneur from Egypt, the Drofie was created out of a need. Mohamed came up with something that he couldn’t find in the market himself: A drone, which not only shoots high quality videos, but high resolution images, as well. What’s more, it doesn’t depend on GPS, rather it uses an innovative approach based on image processing. In other words, the auto-follow option tracks the color of your clothes and is ready to record all your moments, whether you’re on the go or standing still.
No struggle, no success.
Entrepreneurial stories may sound quite appealing, but let’s face it: Have you ever met anyone who’s always had everything work out for them, without any obstacles? Hard to imagine. Back in his hometown, in Alexandria, Mohamed started his career by selling his very first software, door to door, to internet cafes. During the Startup show, he was sincere enough to talk about some less successful, past business attempts. Taking it as a valuable experience, he succeeded to convert a misstep into a lesson: “Never be a one-man show, gather a team instead!”.
In case you wondered: How to get the media’s attention?
Mohamed gives such a simple answer to the question that bothers many entrepreneurs. No large budget, no secret marketing automation tool. Just simple, well known: Personal Approach! In order to spread the word about his startup, he contacted the tech influencers and journalists personally, presented his work and soon gained a lot of media attention. In the era of mass media, it is good to know that personal interaction still works and will probably always work.
The key for success: Passion & Teamwork
As Steve Jobs once said “If you don’t love it, you are gonna fail!”, Mohamed reminded us of the importance of passion. When asked to give a piece of advice to the future entrepreneurs, he replied: “If you don’t believe enough in what you are doing, you will give up in the very early stages”. Additionally, he tipped us off to never stop your project because you are waiting for funds. Much more important than money, in the initial phase of a Startup, is the team spirit. With passionate team members, the investment will come along.