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Sep 26, 2022

Innovation happens when people see a problem and are passionately committed to finding a solution that provides value. Join Susan as she talks with Nicholas Borsotto, the Manager for AI alliances at Lenovo, one of the biggest hardware manufacturers in the world. He is not a traditional corporate employee - Nicholas joined Lenovo to help innovators and startups to scale.

Nicholas believes necessity is the mother of invention – sometimes times of crisis is where the greatest ideas are born. Even during this challenging economy, If you can provide value to others, do it now instead of waiting for when things might go back to normal.

In this interview, Nicholas shares some of the obvious reasons startups fail. These mistakes will kill a startup faster than lack of funding. Some of these reasons include:

  1. The makeup of your founding team can cripple businesses.
  2. Undue pressure on technology being the answer to all problems.
  3. The disconnect between the startup community and client community.

Nicholas believes necessity is the mother of invention – sometimes times of crisis is where the greatest ideas are born. Even during this challenging economy, if you can provide value to others, do it now instead of waiting for when things might go back to normal.

Nicholas Borsotto is the WW Manager for AI Alliances at Lenovo, responsible for building their full-stack ecosystem of AI partners and ensuring their combined efforts translated into end-to-end AI deployments. Nicholas is a passionate Tech-onomist, always on the lookout for the trends spurring AI development and adoption. He is also the founder of Meetup Ai, one of Europe’s biggest networks for discussing practical AI, and a mentor for innovation organizations such as Applied Data incubator and Startup Bootcamp. Before joining Lenovo, he ran a boutique consulting company focused on ML Startups in Berlin, Germany.

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasborsotto/