My startup-events’ fortnight
24/12/2011 Leave a comment
These last 14 days I went to several promising startup-related events:
It all started on December 9th, with my first FinanceCoach24.com (http://FinanceCoach24.com/) customer meeting (small marketing agency) to jointly set-up financial communication with possible US partner, in Schaerbeek.
This was followed on December 14th with a meeting with Christophe Ledur of Auctelia (http://www.auctelia.com/) in Court-Saint-Etienne, with young entrepreneur Gaetan (for whom I am one of his mentors/experts). I met Christophe (and his partner FX) during Betagroup’s webmission in Boston earlier this year. That evening, I went to the Aula Magna in Louvain-la-Neuve for MIC’s (Microsoft Innovation Center – Mons) Boostcamp prize & 100% Walloon ceremony (http://www.mic-belgique.be/). Watch out for the four winners in the future: Pfease, DNAnalytics, QRampaign and NearShop.
December 15th: Meeting with young Brussels’ artist Ben Heine (http://www.benheine.com/) in Brussels, to discuss our 2012 plans (a/o 3D print artwork, artistic widgets, kickstart project, etc).
That week was nicely closed on December 16th at British Chamber of Commerce (http://www.britcham.be/) Xmas lunch in Brussels, where I met several potential partners for next year.
The following week started on December 19th at MIC (Microsoft Innovation Center) Boostcamp, for its 2nd expert/entrepreneur meeting, in Brussels (ICAB – http://www.icabrussel.be/). One very mature & promising project to follow in the coming months is the barcode project by Claude Heyman (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/claude-heyman/12/475/2ba). “Read my lips” :-). If he could only in the very near future partner-up or combine his technical assets with some marketing expert…
On that same day, I went to British Chamber of Commerce conference on Di Rupo I’s new fiscal regulations, in Brussels.
Tuesday December 20th was Betagroup 30th! (http://www.betagroup.be/) by Jean Derély, at K.NAL in Brussels. As always, great networking place and full of initiatives.
The Entrepreneurship in 2012-conference (http://www.enterprize.be/), by Prof. Olivier Witmeur & Prof. Hans Crijns, at Cercle Lorraine in Brussels followed the next day, on December 21st.
My startup-events’ fortnight ended with a promising startup meeting of the Lean Circle Brussels (http://www.meetup.com/lean-brussels/), by Vladimir, Nick & Gilbert, at Beta coworkingspace in Brussels. Watch out for the next event somewhere end of January, early February ’12.
Voilà, now, next to following up on all these events, I will also further promote my FinanceCoach24.com new services to the SME market in the coming weeks.