Update: We'll have quick presentations (remotely from Germany) by the founders of the following three German internet startups:
* Felix Haas, Founder and CEO, amiando (online invitation platform)
* Tassilo Bestler, Founder, edelight (social commerce, shopping comparison)
* Stephan Uhrenbacher, Founder and CEO, Qype (social local search)
Mark your calendars:
Web Monday Silicon Valley
June 18, at 6pm
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
About this event:
Because of Web 2.0 Expo (and its sister event, Web2Open) we will meet in San Francisco this time around (the last four meetings were on the Peninsula).
Web Monday is an informal gathering (in and around Germany) aimed at bringing together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, researchers, web pioneers, inventors, bloggers, podcasters, end users and other folks interested in web 2.0 (in the broadest sense). The goal is to better connect the German web 2.0 scene as well as improve transatlantic idea exchange between Germany and the US (and – hopefully – help bring some of those good Silicon Valley vibes to Germany).
Since its inception in November 2005, Web Monday has spread fast: meetings are now being held in 15+ cities all across Germany on a regular basis and have attracted several hundred repeat participants so far. Meetings have also been held in Vienna (Austria) and Innsbruck (Austria) as well as on Second Life.
Anyone involved in web 2.0 or neighboring fields who has an interest in German-US business (or any kind of "bridging" between the two, for that matter) is most welcome to join. Whether you are from Germany and live and work here in Silicon Valley (and want to help spread the love), or whether you are from Silicon Valley and have ties to Germany – Web Monday Silicon Valley is your chance to present your product, your service, your startup, your cool new project or your next big idea to a growing audience of German web aficionados.
There will be light snacks and drinks (we may ask for a small contribution from those who can afford it). ;-)
We especially welcome our fellow Europeans. Come on over! There's plenty we can learn from each other.
Official Website: http://www.webmontag.de/doku.php?id=silicon_valley
Added by planspark on November 16, 2006
Raines, sounds very interesting. I'd say let's go for it. I've updated the wiki and given you one of the slots.
Thanks; any translation/invitation/introduction you can do for likely collaborators from among our German visitors would be appreciated as well.
We have a venue. Thanks, Chris and Tara! ;-)
Stephan Uhrenbacher (CEO and Founder, Qype) will be presenting remotely. Qype is a social local search startup based in Hamburg, Germany.
Someone from edelight will be presenting remotely as well. Social commerce startup edelight is based in Denkendorf, Germany (near Stuttgart).
Proposed 10-minute interactive presentation I'd be interested in doing, ideally in conjunction with one of our visitors from Germany: Global Climate Change and Web 2.0: What We Can Do About It, In the U.S, In Germany, and Working Together. I've trained with Al Gore and have his slideshow as part of The Climate Project, which we can mine for a few relevant slides and handouts about the challenge facing us as a civilization and how we can become part of the solution and green our computers, blogs, websites, tradeshows, and lives.