Tag Entrepreneurship

Hospitality trends: Seven tips for hospitality tech startups from alumnus Jeffrey Messud

Glion alumnus Jeffrey Messud, founder and CEO of Xotelia, describes the four steps that he followed to create Xotelia, a hospitality tech startup that manages bookings and booking channels for vacation rentals. He also provides a wealth of insights into the changing world of hospitality and offers three tips on how he grew his company from a staff of two and zero clients in 2012, to a staff of 24 managing

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The chocolate hotel and other cool urban renewal projects

Urban renewal projects represent opportunities for hospitality entrepreneurs to create really cool new businesses. Here are some examples of inspiring urban renewal projects and insights on what makes them successful. What is urban renewal? Why does it matter? Urban renewal is the process of renovating and repurposing areas in large cities where buildings or areas are no longer being used. The objective is to create multi-usage spaces that stimulate the

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The value of costs explained by Glion’s new Doctor (DBA) Raffi Chammassian

In March 2016, Glion’s Graduate School finance faculty gained a new doctor:  Dr. Raffi G. Chammassian successfully defended his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) thesis at the Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctoral School in France. Dr. Chammassian has taken the topics of entrepreneurial management and value creation to a higher level for his thesis titled Towards a New Cost Paradigm for Technology Start-up Entrepreneurs that focused on how costs are

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Hospitality start-ups and incubators at Glion’s MSc Conference

In April, Glion Institute of Higher Education hosted the Glion Start-up Lab, an interactive conference featuring speakers from rising hospitality start-ups, crowdfunding platforms, incubators, and the world of finance. During the event, Glion students had the opportunity to ask questions and present their business pitch for a hospitality start-up. Located on the Bulle campus, this conference was organized by our finance lecturer Ms. Pia Huh for the students on the

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Working for Uber – Interview with Glion alumnus, Gauthier van den Eynde

Name: Gauthier van den Eynde Company/title: Operations and Logistics Manager at UBER Graduation year: 2010 Program: BA Hospitality Management with Finance and Revenue Management Gauthier van den Eynde ’10 found a great niche for his hospitality business expertise working for Uber as an Operations and Logistics Manager. In this five-year-old, ride-sharing company that was valued at USD 18.2 billion by investors in 2014, Gauthier has experienced first-hand the immense potential

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