Events, pitching

Moderating the Startup Competition at The Web Summit in Dublin

MC'ing @ Dublin Web Summit 2015

MC’ing @ Dublin Web Summit 2015

I recently had the honor and privilege to be invited to moderate (MC) the startup competition at The Web Summit in Dublin. I had a blast.

“Web Summit is a technology-industry conference held in Dublin, Ireland since 2010. The topic of the conference is centered on internet technology and attendees range from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting tech companies. This contains a a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start ups together with a range of people from across the global technology industry, as well as related industries.” – from Wikipedia

Forbes describes the events as “the best technology conferences on the planet” and CNN call them “the hottest events in tech”. For me and others, it’s one of the best opportunities this side of the Atlantic to catch up with old friends in the startup scene from around the world and make new ones.

Do you want to book me too? Shoot me an email at booking@vidarandersen.com and let’s talk.

Had a lot of fun MC-ing the #websummit startup pitches this morning. :) Do you have a #pitch fave?

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Customer Development, Education, entrepreneurship, Lean Startup

Lean Launchpad @ University of Cologne

Teams presenting their progress

Teams presenting their progress

Great things take time. A year from when I was invited to Stanford to be trained by Steve Blank, we finally made it! This week, I started to teach the Lean Launchpad curriculum at the University of Cologne, more specifically at the recently launched university incubator named “Gateway” – the perfect place for it.

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