Ilona Nawrot & Ali Hasnain - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Ilona Nawrot (Poland)

Company name: DeepAnalyzer (Start-up)
Sector of activity: IT, office and communication equipment, services and supplies

Host entrepreneur:
Ali Hasnain (Singapore)
Age: 35
Company name: Curium Pte Ltd (7 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Transport and Logistics services

Period of exchange: 06/2022 until 09/2022
Duration of exchange: 13.06.2022 - 08.09.2022


Business sector of the exchange


IT (Machine Learning and Data Analytics)


Ilona Nawrot runs a company that offers custom-made machine learning (ML) & data analytics solutions and consulting services. Currently, it ventures into the digital health space to broaden access to quality health care with technology. Ali Hasnain is a serial entrepreneur with extensive in building technology products, businesses and IP. Additionally, he has been actively mentoring and working with new entrepreneurs mainly from Singapore, Pakistan and Canada to help them in building their businesses. Naturally, Ali wanted to expand his network and work with European budding entrepreneurs and, hence, his interest in Erasmus for Yong Entrepreneurs Global program. Thanks to the EYE Global program they could start collaboration in Singapore. Ali with a PhD in biomedical engineering and having built MedTech products could guided Ilona into entering the digital health space.

Ilona came to Singapore and joined Ali’s company’s daily meetings in order to get first-hand experience of working in a tech start up environment. They had weekly touch points and assigned weekly tasks for which the Ilona prepared weekly reports on her progress. She prepared an in-depth market analysis on the company’s business and competitors and used this knowledge to prepare some marketing materials. She also participated in Company’s customer and investor meetings as an observer to give her exposure. Ilona also gave mutually beneficial presentations on topics such as the best practives in Cybersecurity, MLOps and DataOps.

Overall, the exchange was highly beneficial for both parties. Ilona experienced first-hand how to work in a dynamic and diverse start up environment. She worked with a very multi-cultural team with diverse set of skillsets. Furthermore, Ilona was helpful for Ali’s business as she prepared in-depth market research for us as well as provided a different perspective for our marketing and customer outreach. The NE also present a report on ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) framework.

As a sign of a successful exchange, Ali and Ilona intend to continue to collaborate after EYE Global exchange.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Polish Agency for Enterpise Development (Warsaw, Poland)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:

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