Emad Al Buni | Entrepreneur

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Emad Al Buni


Place of birth: Syria

Favourite book: Rework, by David Heinemeier Hansson & Jason Fried

Favourite movie: The Maze Runner

Favourite quote: “Hope for Good, and you will find it.”

Superpower of choice: I’d get a flexible body and a customised brain that could connect to wifi, have an USB port, had unlimited storage and could store all data coming from any of the my organs (especially my eyes!).

Why did you join Refugees Forward?

I believe the program will be helpful in executing my business idea, by providing me with help in getting funding and developing a solid business plan.

Could you tell us a bit about your background and what project you are going to be working on?

I studied information technology for 3 years. Now I’m taking a bachelor’s degree in software engineering in Eindhoven. As far as professional background goes, I’ve already worked 3 internships in different web development companies in the Netherlands. What I hope to achieve during the program is to start my own web development startup. The first step is going to be recruiting and training students to be developers, and eventually launching an app.

What would you like to learn over the course of the program?

I’d like to learn more about the job market in the Netherlands, as well as all about the necessary steps to actually launch a startup company.

Where do you see yourself in 2 years?

I hope to be a Web Developer with C# and PHP. I have my own small company, and also work part-time for other companies through free licenses.