David Fogel on Wayra and entrepreneurship

…as an entrepreneur you are always selling…

David Fogel, originally from Israel, is currently Head of Acceleration and Deputy Director at Wayra in the United Kingdom. Wayra UK is Telefónica Open Future’s start-up accelerator that nurtures and catalyses the growth of the UK’s most promising entrepreneurial potential. Having already invested in over 400 start-ups, Wayra is […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Daniele Casal – a budding entrepreneur

Originally from Trento, Italy, Daniele Casal moved to London and started his own business in February 2015. Daniele is primarily a senior software engineer and has previously worked for Telecomitalia, Accenture and KBC Bank Ireland. June heralded the launch of his first Software as a Service (SaaS) product to the Italian market. He is currently preparing […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Herman Santiago – on commercial experience and networking

Herman Santiago is Business Partner and Head of Global Client Relations, Social Media & Technology at Nabas International Lawyers. Previously, he has managed multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios for Deutsche Bank in London and Nova Scotia in New York. He cut his commercial teeth at Scotiabank in New York, where he worked on a variety of projects […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to start a export business in the UK?

As Michael Porter said: “Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different”. Nowadays this difference can be defined by one word: specialisation. Each country has its own speciality: Germany specialises in automobiles, France is renowned for its fashion, the UK is recognised for its intellectual property … Their differences have […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Karine Mangion on cultural intelligence and a life of learning

“I am committed to learning all my life.”

Karine Mangion is an executive coach specialised in global leadership development. She has delivered programmes on professional language communication and intercultural competence for corporate companies including Barclays and HSBC, as well as for the UK Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. Karine is a senior lecturer, currently lecturing at […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pierre-Thomas Yacoub – Movaway

“If you have an opportunity and you’re unsure, just take it and learn after.”

Pierre-Thomas Yacoub moved from his native Lyon to London seven years ago, at the age of twenty-two, when he spoke no English whatsoever. Today, as well as being fluent in English, he is the Founder and CEO of Movaway. Established over four years ago, […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

André Correia on making a difference

André and his company Creative Acorr
André Correia is the Founder and Company Director of Creative Acorr C.I.C, a social enterprise which specialises in providing ethical communication solutions to NGOs and other community bodies. Originally from Portugal, André emigrated to the UK in 2008 to grow his experience in the PR and charity sector. He has […]

By |December 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to start an import business in the UK?

Christmas is coming, and we understand how difficult it can be for the UK’s migrant communities to fully enjoy the festivities without their native cuisine. Luckily, thanks to globalisation and the internet, nowadays anyone can export and import whatever they want from all over the word. In this vein, this week This Foreigner Can is […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Basem Al Manzalawy – forget “entrepreneur”, I’m an “engpreneur”


In 2000, Basem Al Manzalawy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Zagazig University, in his native Egypt. After ten years of business experience, he went on to achieve a top MBA degree from Midtown University, USA. Six months ago, he was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Alanesoon Trading Company (ATC), managing the […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Candyce Costa – Women in Business

“Knowledge is something you carry with you always.”
About Candyce
Candyce Costa emigrated from Brazil in 2001 with her husband and son. They lived in Portugal for eight years, before moving to Hertfordshire. Candyce has an Economy degree, a Business Marketing BA from Anglia Ruskin, alongside various marketing and management certifications. She has worked for several well-known […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments