Founder and CEO AMIA Systems
Q: What helps you focus?
A: Keeping a positive energy is not only good for me but also for my team and my business.
Passion, autonomy, and organization
After I finished my studies, I wanted to be a business woman. I accepted the proposition for a research project in production optimization because I had a real interest in technology. After one year of research, I saw so many opportunities to continue within the field and teach. At the end of my thesis, I received subsidies from the Region Bruxelloise to convert the research into a finished product fit to market. For three years, I worked as an entrepreneur with the safety net of an employee. It was exciting to mold my solution to customers’ needs. So, with the help of trainees in informatics, we built a tool to help people visualize, quantify and optimize their factory plants.
In the end, I did turn out to be a business woman in technology, and the solution developed during my thesis is just a small part of the picture. I love being completely autonomous, organizing my time and achieving all my objectives. I like to work with dynamic and creative young people. If you give them autonomy, they will be very involved.
Emmanuelle Vin, 37, is an electromechanical engineer and a real IT girl. She lives in Brussels with her husband and two children. Emmanuelle first began her career at university, combining her PhD in production optimization and working as a teaching assistant in mechanics. Her passion for process improvement led her to found AMIA Systems in 2014. It is now a company of seven people that proposes software solutions for factories looking to optimize their processes and planning.
This article was published in ‘the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe’, May 2016.