There’s another Start Up Lebanon event coming up in September, this time at the Formula 1 race in Singapore. Different from the last one in New York, this time the event will go over three days and is supported by Asia-focused VC Golden Gate Ventures (that just raised a new fund). You can register here!
As many people are out of town and/or on holidays, August is not a busy month for tech and startup events in Berlin. One regular event that is on the schedule anyways is the meetup by Silicon Allee, as usual in the morning of the first Tuesday of the month at St. Oberholz. Sign up on Facebook.
After a long “break”, it’s about time for another edition of Recommended Reading!
For my work for Boréal Bikes, an ebike startup, I recently started to look into a couple tools, which are useful for a crowdfunding campaign. As crowdfunding is getting bigger and bigger, more mature and and a more developed “system” (of testing product ideas etc.), there’s already quite a few companies now that do something especially for companies that are crowdfunding, or, even more specifically, just for companies crowdfunding on Kickstarter or Indiegogo etc..
Get ALL that money from the crowd. Every cent counts.
Do you want to learn more about a (free, open-source) alternative to Google Analytics? Then you should check out the Piwik Community Meetup on August 4th, 17:00 at Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. Get your ticket on Eventbrite!
I use Piwik on this blog and it seems quite useful, so I think it is definitely worth giving a try.
Grill the founder – well, that sounds promising… okay, it is not about grilling the founders of C.H. WOLF in the literal sense, but it might get interesting anyways:
Bergfürst is one of the crowdinvesting platforms in Berlin and C.H. WOLF, a watch manufacturer, is a company that currently looks for funding on there. The idea is (presumably) that this is an event to get to know the founders and ask them questions about their business model, strategy etc. – and if you get convincing answers, you will hopefully invest in them (via Bergfürst). To get me to invest, it would have to be very, very convincing, but… let’s wait and see. 😉
If you’re interested in investing in a watch company (or just want to ask them some annoying difficult questions), sign up on Eventbrite!
The Tech Open Air satellite events are all neatly to be found on their website. For the parties in the evening, that’s apparently not the case though. (Maybe, at least in this case, because they do not use Eventbrite?!) So, here is a first tip for a party! Slush is running one of Europe’s major startup conferences in Finland, Jobspotting is one of the more interesting startups in Berlin, therefore, based on that, this might get good.