Monday February 11th

Tuesday February 12th

Let’s crowdfund an Amsterdam Open Lab

Keizersgracht 203, Amsterdam

Met elkaar een open lab opzetten om je applicaties, ‘responsive’ en mobiele websites te kunnen testen op zoveel mogelijk toestellen.

WAAROM?

  • Steeds meer verschillende mobiele OS: iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8
  • Sterk groeiend aanbod aan toestellen voor mobiel en tablets
  • Diverse resoluties. ‘Drawing’ en positionering van je apps en sites
  • Andere operators, andere instellingen per toestel
  • Gebruik van “native” functies per toestel testen
  • Het gedrag van diverse mobiele browsers verschilt nogal
  • De komst van 4G naast 3G en de effecten voor apps en sites die werken met web popups en realtime streams op mobiel

Kortom je emulator brengt je een eind, maar je zult uiteindelijk toch op zoveel mogelijk toestellen moeten testen. En om dat goed te doen heb je een aardige hoeveelheid toestellen nodig. Duur voor een start up…

How to raise money for your startup without being a prostitute.

Toogethr B.V. Gabriel Metsustraat 8, 1071 EA Amsterdam

De meeste startups hebben weinig tot geen geld en kiezen er voor om snel investeerders te benaderen. Wie wil niet 3 maanden na start een persbericht versturen dat Accel Partners of Index Ventures €5 seed money investeert. De praktijk is natuurlijk weerbarstiger. Wat kun je allemaal doen om in die vroege fase geld op te halen. Is het eigenlijk wel verstandig naar een investeerder te gaan. Wat komt daar allemaal bij kijken?
Er zijn veel meer mogelijkheden dan je denkt, naast het vinden van een investeerder.
In 1.5 uur krijg je uitleg over investeringen, maar ook over andere routes naar cold cash.
* In het Nederlands
* Max. 40 personen
* Registreren = komen. Anders 1% van je aandelen inleveren
* Voor: startup founders die nog geen investeerder hebben én mensen met plannen om een startup te gaan doen

Workshop Informal Investing

16 Kadijksplein Amsterdam, NH 1018 NL

The SUN/KplusV’s Informal Investing Workshop guides you through the do’s and don’ts, the highs and the lows of starting a company with the help of someone else’s money. From making it through the valley of death, to high scalability and smart money. Rather than give you a Silicon Valley success story (the dream), we’ll provide you with a more genuine account of external investment (reality in most cases). Our strategy consultants, a seasoned informal investor and an entrepreneur provide practical insights to those interested.

Certa Legal Open Office

Keizersgracht 620 1017 ER AMSTERDAM

Certa Legal will open its doors for two hours of casual Q&A, regarding all legal issues you can stumble into with your startup. It does not matter whether you are incorporated or not yet, are still pivoting, have a MVP ready or not, have (paying) customers or not, etc. In any of the startup stages you will run into legal questions and we are there to help you.

Come in, bring your questions and let’s talk. And yes, it’s for free.

We have lined up experienced tech lawyers of Certa Legal:

Dave Dirks, partner, M&A and Venture Capital, angel investor, shareholder startupbootcamp (LI:http://www.linkedin.com/in/certalegal T: https://twitter.com/dave_dirks)

Wouter Offringa, associate, M&A, Venture Capital & IP (LI: nl.linkedin.com/pub/wouter-offringa/16/22/390/)

Pitch Club

Appsterdam Centraal Weteringschans 28, Amsterdam

In honor of Amsterdam Startup Week, we are changing the format of Pitch Club this month to a PITCH CONTEST, in collaboration with Atlassian and SoftLayer.

10 people will give their best 90-second pitch for their idea in front of judges, Mike Lee (Mayor of Appstedam) and Floris van Alkemade (Founder/Partner at Solid Ventures). There will be great prizes for the winners!

We will start the evening with free pizza and drinks, then the pitch contest, followed by drinks and socializing.

And this month we are breaking the third rule of pitch club–if it’s your first time, you don’t have to speak. Spectators are welcome!

Please RSVP, and let us know when subscribing if you would like to pitch.

Doors open at 6:00pm.

Fast Moving Targets

MuzyQ, Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam

In het kader van de Amsterdamstartupweek hebben we op 12 februari een speciale Top Startup Names, met (vnl) hoofdstedelijke tech bedrijven die eerder al te gast waren. UItnodigingen zijn de deur uit naar

Peecho / Brainsley / Springest / Shapeways / Droam / WakaWaka / Chummee / Boodschapp / Peerby / Mobypicture / Peerz / Gidsy / Snowciety / WeTransfer / eBuddy / Tribe Of Noise / Toogethr / Songflow / Videodeals / Skylines / Shuffler.fm / Roamler / Peerreach / Layar / Foodzy / Imgzine / Giglocker / 22tracks / Chordify

Dus ben je van een van die startups of inmiddels groter gegroeide bedrijven, laat ons dan per mail weten dat je komt, dan hoeft bevestigen hier niet.

Hier hebben we plek voor 25 andere geinteresseerden die naar de Top Names kleine setting komen. In en om de studio, sowieso leuk om eens mee te maken.

Tot dan?!

Wednesday February 13th

Wednesday Lunchtime Lectures

Glimworm HQ Eerste Weteringplantsoen 8, Amsterdam

Weekly Wednesday Lunchtime Lectures is an initiative to allow people in Appsterdam to talk about technology and share knowledge, allowing participants to receive training in public speaking. Our lectures cover a wide range of topics related to making apps on any platform, from technical to non-technical including computer languages, modelling, testing, design, marketing, business philosophy, startups, strategizing, and more.

In the full sharing spirit of Appsterdam, we will eat lunch together. Our kind host will provide us with bread and drinks. Bring your own sandwich topping to share with others.

Startup Tour – Wednesday

Amsterdam

We’ll visit three startups. At each startup we talk to the (co-)founder(s) and ask them all we want to know about their business, their successes, their failures, and all other questions on your mind. While we move (on the bike) from startup to startup, you get to know each other aswell. At the end we’ll have a drink, and talk about what we’ve learned.

Gamification Workshop

Keizersgracht 203, Amsterdam

The Game Beyond is a workshop in Game Design given by Gabriel McIntyre. This workshop has been designed to tap into the natural game play of people and give a better understanding to the art of game design. This is done by using a game design model that allows for the design of a variety of games for any brand, that will increase engagement with the fans.

This workshop is based upon a crash course in game design developed at the College of Arts of Utrecht, Design for Virtual theater and Games. It has been used in a variety of award winning games and marketing campaigns. After participating in the workshop, attendees will have a base knowledge in making more effective gamification strategies. Attendees will understand how to use game mechanics, feedback loops and design customized to the target players.

Pancakes

Oudekerksplein 22, Amsterdam

Roeland is known for his pancakes. He is  resident ‘pannenkoekenbakker’ at The Next Web conference and grabs every occasion to bake some more pancakes. Get your startup pancake at the office of Shoudio and ask everything you want to know about running a startup at the team.

As some groceries are needed, please indicate if you are up for a free pancake on Wednesday 13 by registering.

AWS User Group Amsterdam

TBD

Pushing the boundaries – High Performance Data Processing

On a daily basis infohubble is pushing multi-million web pages for deep analysis, content extraction and data aggregation through their data processing pipelines. All of it is powered by a very large portion of all services and APIs provided by Amazon Web Services.

After a quick overview of the actual need and the business context, we will delve into technical details of the various stacks deployed on our grid and how we are constantly trying the push the limits of the system. We will also cover topics like automation, deployment, storage, high-performance logging, monitoring, metering and how this can be achieved on AWS. Lessons learned and tips & tricks will be discussed so everybody can learn from our mistakes.

CakePHP-NL Kickoff Drinks

Noprotocol Postjesweg 1, Amsterdam

We are bringing the CakePHP borrels back to life. Some may remember the fun from a few years ago during the get-togethers in Amsterdam or Utrecht
During this evening we can discuss what direction we would like to go with this Dutch CakePHP usergroup.
We are still working on securing speaker(s) for this evening.

Thursday February 14th

Valentine & Venture Capital: Love or Money?

Screaming Beans, Hartenstraat 12, Amsterdam

As part of the Amsterdam Startup Week we organize our first official Amsterdam Startup Coffee at the renewed Screaming Beans.

A special open coffee where we will research the importance of passion and money for a successful startup. Join us if you want to meet up and talk ideas and business face to face with investors & entrepreneurs.

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP! Doors open at 9 AM, program starts at 9:30, ends at 10 AM. After that there is plenty of time for some more coffee, which is kindly brought to you by Softlayer!

De Breed en Partners Open Office

Arent Janszoon Ernstraat 595C (next to Shopping Center Gelderlandplein), 1082 SB, AMSTERDAM

Open Office, Free Advice, No Strings Attached
Our consultants are pleased to inform you about the fiscal stimulation of innovation of technology bases startups. We will discuss your specific business opportunities on a one to one basis. This will improve cashflow and profit instantly.
Furthermore long term profits can be optimized resulting in lower corporation taxes.

Think big: setting up the first colony on Mars

Zuiderkerkhof 72, 1011 WB Nieuwmarkt en Lastage, Amsterdam

Rockstart Accelerator proudly invites to a Keynote by co-founder of Mars one, Bas Lansdorp. Bas Lansdorp has never been one to let bold ventures intimidate him. A born entrepreneur, he sees potential and opportunity where others shy away. Gifted with an articulate vision and genuine enthusiasm, he moves people with his passion for science and the human mission to Mars. Bas will share his vision and idea about his project Mars One.

Chartboost lands to Amsterdam

22 Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam

Welcome Chartboost to Amsterdam by joining us for a drink and getting to know our team and fellow gamers!

Chartboost is the leading games-only technology platform for mobile games. Over 12,000 games are already using our technology for cross-promotion, game advertising as well as our Direct Deals Marketplace.

Friday February 15th

Startup Tour – Friday

Amsterdam

We’ll visit three startups. At each startup we talk to the (co-)founder(s) and ask them all we want to know about their business, their successes, their failures, and all other questions on your mind. While we move (on the bike) from startup to startup, you get to know each other aswell. At the end we’ll have a drink, and talk about what we’ve learned.

The following startups will be visited:

De Breed en Partners Open Office

Arent Janszoon Ernstraat 595C (next to Shopping Center Gelderlandplein), 1082 SB, AMSTERDAM

Open Office, Free Advice, No Strings Attached
Our consultants are pleased to inform you about the fiscal stimulation of innovation of technology bases startups. We will discuss your specific business opportunities on a one to one basis. This will improve cashflow and profit instantly.
Furthermore long term profits can be optimized resulting in lower corporation taxes.

Introduction to Lean and Customer Development

Keizersgracht 203, Amsterdam

Kees van Nunen, Esther Gons & Timan Rebel, bring you a hands-on workshop about Lean Startup & Customer Development.

Always wanted to know how to best approach ‘your’ customers & get the best data from your customer interviews? We will show you our best practices and will take you through one complete cycle of customer interviews, including preperation, interview techniques & data analysis using the Lean Canvas as a basis.

For this workshop we require a basic understanding of the Lean Methodology. For people interested with limited knowledge, we highly recommend you to prepare for the workshop by following Steve Blank’s “How to build a Startup course” on Udactity.com. Good news, it’s free and only will take you about 2 hours.

Party with a Local

Basis Amsterdam Vijzelstraat 66, 1017 HL Amsterdam

PARTY WITH A LOCAL (& A TRAVELLER)
Time for another Party with a Local event at our favourite bar Basis Amsterdam, on Friday 15th Feb.

This event will be a little different, starting a little earlier, with more emphasis on connecting locals and travellers who like to party… just like the App.

We again considered inviting Amsterdam’s A-list, but
realised we still don’t know any. Instead, we’re inviting users of the App, every hip or crazy local we know, some cool local press and bloggers, every traveller that’s passing through, and you. The people we made the app for.

In true Basis fashion, bring your own vibe, friends, and food if you like.

PARTY WITH A LOCAL
A night out anywhere is better with a local. Party with a Local is a free app that connects travellers and locals that want to party. It makes travel social.

The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

Pakhuis de Zwijger Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

Filmmaker Simon Klose volgde 5 jaar lang de oprichters van The Pirate Bay en maakte een indringende documentaire over de soms confronterende werelden: online en offline. The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is een documentaire die in zijn geheel online vrij te bekijken is, geheel volgens het principe van The Pirate Bay.

Maar wat is leuker dan zo’n film kijken met meer leuke mensen? Onder het genot van een biertje en met een goede discussie. Daarom organiseer ik (@mdbraber), i.s.m. Pakhuis de Zwijger de eerste openbare Nederlandse screening van deze film (gratis). Kom je ook? Je hoeft alleen je bier zelf te betalen 🙂

Stuur deze uitnodiging gerust door als je andere mensen kent die geinteresseerd zijn om te komen! Meer info over de film? Kijk op http://www.tpbafk.tv/


Disclaimer: These events are not organized by Amsterdam Startup Week, but only listed as reference.