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We are thrilled to be selected to be a part of Startup Sesame’s 2016 cohort. A young event accelerator, Startup Sesame helps startups build out their networks across Europe by taking them on a year-long tour of major tech events across the continent.
As Tech.eu’s Robin Wauters puts it: “The connections among European digital ecosystems enable startups to push beyond their limits, accelerate their growth and prosper by developing powerful international networks. Startup Sesame is the first program that focuses on these connections and gives the most promising entrepreneurs premium access to some of the most coveted Tech events in Europe and a strong network of mentors from around the world.”
Our StartupSesame journey started last week with DigiTalk in Sofia, and incredible melting pot for meeting inspiring people like Qasar and Paul Papadimitriou and hearing their incredible journey. We were invited to pitch alongside 14 amazing startups at their LAUNCHub + Microsoft Ventures Startup Competition in front top judges like Max Kelly, Warwick Hill & Oliver Holle.
DigiTalks we loved …
… related to, got inspired by and learnt greatly from:
- Brand & Customer Experience with Alex Hunter from Attaché and Timo Elliott from SAP
- Re-inventing giants with GE’s Tim Steigert.
- Connecting in 2020 with Viber’s Michael Shmilov
- Authentic Content Marketing with VICE News’s Carsten Kritscher and Simon Summerscales
- High speed growth with Zalando Tech’s Marc Lamik
- The European mindset with Prezi’s Peter Halacsy
- Fashion in a Digital World with Matt Drinkwater from Fashion Innovation Agency
And the best bits
The high point of the trip was being invited by the gracious French ambassador, Monsieur Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes @France_Bulgarie, to his residence and being congratulate for winning Startup Sesame!
And finally, our number 1 takeaway from the conference: Steli Efti’s “How to Go from 1 to 1000 Customers” :
Until next time …