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One purpose of our trip to San Francisco was to present a Fintech project to CA Technologies. This company is one of the largest independent software corporations in the world.

On February 7th, we went to Santa Clara to participate in a workshop organized by the company in their Silicon Valley Technology Center.

We arrived around 9am and received a very warm welcome from the team. A large breakfast was waiting for us before starting the workshop.

Peter Matthews who we already met a few months ago in Switzerland introduced us to Sinéad, Tammy and Heather who hosted the workshop.

We did different exercises to help us get to know ourselves as well as to promote ourselves in front of other people. We had to find out our personal value proposition and I think this was a very good training for our future.

At noon, we took a break to have a delicious meal in their restaurant.

After lunch, the team also taught us what makes a great founder and helped us start our own lean canvas for our personal project. It really helped us start our work in the right direction. Then, we got introduced to Howard Abrams, a Distinguished Engineer and SVP at CA Technologies who made great presentation about the company and the startups of CA.

At the end of the day, we left CA Technologies with a brain full of new knowledge and went back to San Francisco.