MainTool is a brand new start-up based in the Paris area whose mission is to create and develop innovative technological products with a social responsibility. Indeed, at MainTool, we wish to bring together smart technologies and social entrepreneurship with our team of 23 dynamic professionals in engineering, design, marketing, communications and finances across the globe (France, China, Germany, United States, Spain, United Kingdom, Uganda, Canada, India and Argentina), 3 business advisors, 8 consultants, and 8 partner companies (one of which has shared 4 international software patents).
Boris is the founder of the MainTool project which started in the early days of the year 2012 and presided the non-for profit MainTool association composed of a team of twenty volunteers since June 2012. French, but with Uruguayan and (…) Italian roots, his passion for robotics and the new technologies led him to start blogging about technological innovations and ethical dilemas on Robotop.fr towards his last year of high school. After leading a team of peers to build Ophtal, a simple LEGO robot that would help the visually impaired, for the Google Science Fair, Boris went off to study mechatronics and automation engineering but quickly realised he was more suited for business and went and did the TEPE (Titre de l’Entrepreneur de Petite Entreprise), a diploma for entrepreneurs of SMEs, from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, being the youngest of his class by far. In parallel, Boris has written several major articles in the French magazine Planètes Robots – some have made the first page – served as the member of the jury of the Eurobot competition and ESCP Final jury as well as taught chess to the youth in the Paris area in his free time (himself being a former chess champion and owning a diploma from the French Federation).More about him
Hussain is currently on a gap year doing internships around the world. French, but originally Indian, Kenyan and a quarter-Iranian, Hussain is able to work across cultures and under pressure. After researching (…) demographic changes in a German think-tank earlier last year, Hussain worked two months for an East African telecom company where he carried out research and development of value-added services, leading software implementation operations in Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania. He is currently working in Beijing, China for a consulting firm and will be carrying out research at a university in Xi’an. A volunteer instructing senior citizens on computer use at an NGO that helps Lisbon’s marginalised populations get access to e-services, he has developed a strong social conscious and is determined to design a product which provides affordable technological services to all by applying his own knowledge and experience. Hussain speaks English, French, German as well as a little Mandarin and Urdu. He can code in about five languages as well.More about him
Arjaldo (Aldo for short) is Albanian and a student at Jacobs Universtiy Bremen in Germany where he studies Global Economics and Management. He has been carrying out research for a professor as well as chairing their (…) Economics Society and manages the university’s Information Systems Portal. Arjaldo served in the past as Student Council president and CEO of the Young Enterprise for his boarding school in Oxford where he was the only full scholar. After raising more money for the Student Council than the history of the school and setting a profit record for the Young Enterprise which won awards at the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) for Best Presentation, Marketing Research and Finances, Aldo made the decision to donate all the money to charity. Similarly, in the past, back in his home country, Aldo had helped fundraise for the Red Cross more than any other NGO had ever done when there were floods in a town in the north of Albania. He is a determined and extremely socially responsible entrepreneur who speaks fluent English, Albanian and Italian.More about him
Born in the heart of Alexandria, Karl is a Franco-Egyptian student in Engineering and Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he helps gather financial sponsorship as part of the Solar Car (…) Business Team. He is also an appointed member of the university’s LSA Student Government Budget Allocations Committee.In the past, Karl has been a Young Enterprise financial director, worked with engineers monitoring work progress and structure safety for MAS Contracting and interned with Total Egypt, shadowing plant construction management. Karl knows fluent English, French and Arabic and is providing MainTool with a lot of expertise in budget management and investment planning.More about him
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