Saturday, May 28, 2011

24 Hour Business Camp strikes back!

Once a year the Swedish magazine Internetworld makes a list of the most exciting web entrepreneurs in the country.

This year the winners are Congratulations to David, Emil, Björn & Jonatan - I know how hard you've been working. As they mention in the article Kundo was created at 24 Hour Business Camp, the hackathon that I founded in 2009.

One fun detail is that the winner last year, Goldfish CRM, was ALSO a company created at 24 Hour Business Camp. It could be a coincidence - or maybe an indicator that the sheer volume of new ideas at 24 Hour Business Camp actually does produce some nice results. A lot of the people on the list are actually people that participated at 24 Hour Business Camp in the past.

As you might have heard, 24 Hour Business Camp will take place again, end of October 2011. It will be officially arranged by .SE, the Internet Infrastructure Foundation in Sweden, a few weeks before Internetdagarna, in November. Janne Elvelid at .SE is pulling the strings.

Since my own time is sort of squeezed (starting my role is as an advisor. Joakim Jardenberg, Björn Falkevik and a few other great people are also involved, so 24HBC #3 will surely be better than ever!

And believe it or not - 24HBC is now also on Twitter. (Finally.) Make sure to follow us there for the latest news.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tine Thygesen: Building great teams

I met Tine Thygesen from Copenhagen at Seedcamp Stockholm last week, when pitching my new startup Tripbirds (Hotel bookings for the Facebook generation). Tine is a cool entrepreneur, and she directly sold me on her pitch for her new startup Everplaces.

I love Tine's idea to set up a co-working space for the best people if you're not in the position to hire them directly. And just like Eric she talks about the importance of throwing great parties. :)

If you haven't already signed up for Tripbirds then please do so. And follow us on Twitter! Right now Robert, Jonathan and I are really busy both building an awesome product and talking to a handful of really cool investors.

PS. In the future, you'll see the nature of my blog change a bit. Tripbirds is a startup with global potential, and since my focus is changing, so will this blog!