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The following women web entrepreneurs have been identified in the framework of the WeHubs project. Here we present their stories wishing to motivate other women to start their entrepreneurial journey!

“Be brave, break the ground, not be afraid to dare and propose your innovative ideas”

Mariuccia Teroni is an expert in publishing techniques & information management. Before founding FacilityLive, she had been devoted to the testing and application of technology in projects for publishing, communication and organization of information, managing flows and complex production processes. The idea of FacilityLive came out right from her experience. She is now Chair and Founder of this Italian startup that is establishing on international markets a next generation semantic search engine with patents granted in 44 countries worldwide. FacilityLive was born as a project to create an “information and data access facilitator”, working hard to become a future global software platform in the field of information management. Mariuccia views the web as an extension of real-life marketplaces introducing new dynamics that reduce the perception of time and distance. She explains that creating this type of business wasn’t a real choice, but the result of a natural progression of her long career path.

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“I believe we have to be educated & encouraged to choose whatever activities we want to perform, regardless of any prejudices or gender specific myths.”

Marie Amigues is the Founder and CEO of Altagram a Video Game Localization & Audio Production Specialist. Marie founded her first company in the video game localization industry 9 years ago in Berlin. Together with her team, they successfully localized over 2000 video game titles for prestigious clients such as Microsoft Studios, Warner Bros, Ubisoft, etc. receiving critical acclaim for many of the localized versions. Today, Marie brings her vast experience to Altagram GmbH. With its state-of-the-art in-house recording studios and localization expert team, Altagram focuses on high-quality multilingual localization services for video games developers and publishers worldwide.

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“The excitement of creating something out of nothing outweighs any fear!”

Foteini Valeonti, 28, is the founder of USEUM and a PhD Candidate at UCL. USEUM is the first ever Crowdsourced Art Museum, which started off from Foteini’s part-time PhD studies at UCL under the title “Making Art more Accessible with Crowdsourcing”. USEUM has received £110,000 as seed-funding and in 2012 it was the 1st prize winner of the Athens Startup Weekend competition hosted by the Microsoft Innovation Center. USEUM is an online encyclopedia of Art, a digital museum of paintings and vibrant community of art lovers and artists that encourages you to explore and interact with tens of thousands of paintings from famous classic masterpieces to beautiful artworks from 2,000 contemporary artists from 105 countries around the world.

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“The success of your business is 99% perseverance.”

Tara Nehme is the founder of ticklemybrain.com, an online writing service that enhances resumes, application essays, business plans, copywriting and more. Ticklemybrain.com achieved its break-even point during its first year and more than 100K in sales. Tara was nominated for Innovative Arab Woman Entrepreneur Award and was on the cover of the Entrepreneur Levant magazine as a ‘female leader’. Tara founded Ticklemybrain.com after being showered with bad resume when she was trying to recruit someone to replace her after she decided to quit her finance job in Dubai to go to Harvard law school. She started a business advice blog that soon turned into a professional website with a 6 figure turnover. Tara links her success to the mix of her experience in finance and passion for writing.

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