O.k. it’s been some time, since I visited or even wrote about the tables for coding regulars taking place the second Tuesday every month in Darmstadt. What has changed since then not only is that you now get your invitations mostly via XING instead of e-mail (though you’re of course still welcome to join unannouncedly as well…), but also location and size: the crowd regulars gathering there seems to have grown pretty much from intimate (once) to almost intimidating size; rarely finding a pub capable of seating the now at least 30 people together every month. Even though I did not meet with all too many acquaintances, I had a very pleasant evening with wonderful insights from most any part of the IT industy. Convince yourself and drop by next time you’re in the area…
The pictures are online now.
The table for start-up founders we organize together with Forum Kiedrich every second month has been a huge success with its second instance. We had around 15 visitors, all Alumni of the Forum Kiedrich Founders’ Market and Ralf Schmitt of Baur / Schmitt / Böhmer & Partner who gave a lecture on founders’ typical beginner-mistakes.
See the pictures I took on their blog.
Yesterday, for the second time already, I had been invited by Cosima Joergens, awesome host of the IT-Table, to join “the regulars” at the Kaminzimmer bistro in downtown Darmstadt (South-Hesse).
As one can easily tell from the pictures, it’s always a really fun crowd of web developers, programmers, IT-instructors, hardware & network techies, GIS enthusiasts and most any kind of species involved in making the IT economy run in the Rhine-Main-Area.
If you would like to join us the next time, feel free to leave a note on their website or at the OpenBC/XING Group.
Being among the Forum Kiedrich Alumni with SemaWorx myself (though our presentation has been almost two years ago now), I am happy to help them promote their 20th Founders’ Market in the Blogosphere.
If you are an Entrepreneur and/or trying to find customers or investors for your latest invention, the Founders’ Market on February 3rd, 2007 your place to go to find investors (traditionally less VCs but more corporate technologist and business angels) – accompanied by the obviously unavoidable crowd of PR- and any other breed of consultants.
The participation in the event itself is com- pletely free (like in ‘beer’), which is really great if you’re on a budget (whose start-up isn’t…) and besides a better-than-average lunch, the entrepreneurs’ pitches will be accompanied by high quality lectures and workshops.
This time Claudia Erben (the forum’s CEO) got you a keynote speech on innovation culture given by Jürgen Kunz (CEO of Oracle Germany), Dr. Heinz Klandt (of European Business School, the first person to hold a chair in entrepreneurship in Germany at the time) will tell about the ‘lessons learned’ during ten years of supporting entrepreneurship in Germany and finally a look at future economic demands will be provided by Dr. Andreas Steinle of Zukunftsinstitut. The exact timetable and a listing of the workshops will be provided in January.
So if you are a start-up willing to join the event, you can still apply this entire week. If, on the other hand, you would like to become a mentor, helping start ups to get their companies up and running, you need to apply here.
See you at the Founders’ Market !