Archive for September, 2008

Back From Busy Week in London

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, buzzpal updates, events, pics, recruiting, startups, venture capital on September 24, 2008 by chrisco

(first three pics: Google Developer Day; Seedcamp OpenCoffee; Christian Geissendoerfer and Thomas Schindler, the founders of French Seedcamp startup YOOSE, at the TechCrunch TechTalk, an event that BuzzPal – The World Is Your Party! co-sponsored)

Here’s what we (BuzzPal & me) did in London during Seedcamp week (Sept. 14-20).  After that are more pics.

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Qucik London (Seedcamp Week) Update

Posted in buzzpal updates, events, recruiting, startups, venture capital on September 15, 2008 by chrisco

Just a quick post Monday morning from London. I arrived last night, after a great flight. First I met and chatted with the star and orchestra conductor of Julius Caesar, which opened Saturday night in Gothenburg, at the awesome opera house, which I’ve been to a couple of times. Sitting next to me on the airplane was this really cool Swedish-Greek woman on her way back to London, where she currently lives.  We talked about all kinds of cool stuff and will connect again soon.

After arriving at Heathrow and making my way to Notting Hill, where I’m staying with a friend I know through another friend, Steve and I went straight out for some beers and burgers at a cool neighborhood bar/restaurant.

This morning, I’m off to get an adapter (so I can plug in my laptop) and a UK SIM card (will Twiter the number when I get it).  Next is to work on a BuzzPal document I may show to prospective team members or angels this week.  And to continue connecting you guys here in London and involved with startups and angel capital.  My schedule so far is here: buzzpal.com/cal.  I won’t be doing any more blogs until I’m back in Sweden, but I will be updating my Twitter page, which is here: twitter.com/chrisco.  Follow me there to see what’s going on and to connect.  That’s where I’ll post my UK mobile phone number (when I get it).  Please get in touch if you think we should meet.

Cheers,
Chris

PS: Why I used the TehCrunch, Seedamp, BuzzPal, YOOSE image header: Because BuzzPal is sponsoring the TechCrunch Tech Talk on Thursday.  YOOSE (Seedcamp participant) is coming, as are about 100 others, from what I understand.  If there are any more tickets left, you can buy them here.

1) BuzzPal Co-Sponsors TechCrunch-Seedcamp Event, 2) Are You Bold? Show Me…

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, buzzpal updates, events, recruiting, startups, venture capital on September 10, 2008 by chrisco

BuzzPal is co-sponsoring its first ever event next week, the TechCrunch UK Tech Talk. It’s part of Seedcamp week and is Thursday afternoon (18 Sept.) at 15:00.  It will include three panels chaired by Mike Butcher, the editor of TechCrunch UK:

  1. Startup perspectives
  2. Trends in Europe
  3. “New startups versus old hands”

After the discussions there will be drinks and informal networking. After that is the TechCrunch/Seedcamp party.

As part of our sponsorship, BuzzPal got a 1×1-meter demo table and one extra ticket. BUT, we don’t have a demo and I don’t want the table to go to waste.  Therefore, I am making it available to one of you.

Email me here buzzpal.com/contact or direct message me here twitter.com/chrisco if you are interested.

This is your chance to get in front of all the people at the event. This is TechCrunch and Seedcamp we are talking about. There will be media, bloggers, investors, and more there.

Startups at DEMO in the USA paid $18,500 to do their thing with dozens of other startups competing for attention, plus the 50 startups at TechCrunch 50. That is a LOT of noise (see the TC50 demo pit). That will NOT be the case here (only one other startup demo).

This is your chance. “Fortes fortuna adiuvat” (“Fortune favors the bold“). This is a fact: Wikipedia.

My question is, Who among you are bold? Who wants to use our table? Email me now: buzzpal.com/contact.

Cheers,
Chris

PS: Related post from yesterday: “Blink” Seedcamp picks.

Chris’s “Blink” Seedcamp Picks

Posted in contests & promotions, events, ideas (often wacky ones), startups, venture capital on September 9, 2008 by chrisco

Not knowing much of anything about these great apps, and making these picks in the blink of an eye, minutes after Seedcamp Twittered the list of finalists (it took me the time between now and then — less than an hour — to review the sites and write and hyperlink this up) here are my favorites:

  • soup.io: I love Soup.io! If they want funding, they got it. Still need to get market share and make money, though. Get a taste of my soup here: chrisco.soup.io.
  • scred.com: Very cool, especially if IP is protected (patent). Exit to PayPal/eBay or similar company (Twitter?!) with huge market share? I met Kristoffer and Tuomas at BarCamp in Amsterdam the day after The Next Web Conference. Looking forward to seeing you in London!

The other ones that caught my eye (or gut!) are:

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Jason Calacanis: How To Demo Your Startup

Posted in articles, buzzpal philosophy, events, other people's blogs, recruiting, startups, venture capital on September 6, 2008 by chrisco

This is the one of the best articles I’ve seen on this topic. Yes, it’s long, but it’s worth it, at least if you’re doing a demo any time soon. Now on to the article, which was first published on Jason’s email list, then on TechCrunch.

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