Sept 18 – Oct 2nd
Geeks On a Plane DC | London | Amsterdam | DC/Europe 2009 Berlin | Prague | Paris
Overview Geeks on A Plane:
DC/Europe 2009 GeeksOnaPlane is a travel & technology group of top Silicon Valley, US, & International startup entrepreneurs and investors. Our fall tour to Europe will kick off Sept 18th in Washington, DC and from there begin a 2-week orientation of top European technology cities, events, platforms, & people. Join us! Program Objectives: * Meet startups, entrepreneurs, and VCs in DC, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, & Paris. * Learn about trends in European web, mobile, gaming platforms. * Gain insight into local markets, demographics, business models. * Meet cool people, new ventures, and have fun on planes, trains, buses
Geeks on A Plane: Your
Hosts DC/Europe 2009 Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over 20 years as a developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, blogger, and internet marketing nerd. Dave runs FF Angel, a seed-stage investment program for Founders Fund, and manages the Facebook social incubator fbFund REV. Previously, Dave ran the developer program at PayPal, and led marketing for Simply Hired. He is an investor in over 40 companies and his passion is helping startups with product strategy, marketing, and startup metrics. Dave runs Startup2Startup and Finance4Founders, two monthly dinner series for Silicon Valley startup entrepreneurs and investors. He has organized tech & startup conferences such as STARTonomics, Graphing Social Patterns, and Web 2.0 Expo. He has been a visiting lecturer on social network platforms & apps at Stanford University. Brady Forrest is the chairperson for several O'Reilly conferences including Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, New York, and Berlin, and also Where 2.0 and E-Tech. Brady is also the co-founder of Ignite, a global series of community-organized presentations on technology, creativity, and innovation. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search, after his former company MongoMusic was acquired. Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds and destroys art and science projects for Burning Man.
Geeks on A Plane: Your
Hosts DC/Europe 2009 Founders Fund is a $220M early-stage venture capital ﬁrm based in San Francisco. Founders Fund is run by entrepreneurs who have started and managed their own companies, and is committed to innovation in venture capital using a non-traditional, founder-focused approach. The Founders Fund team is comprised of experienced company operators with backgrounds in engineering, product, design, and online marketing from companies like PayPal, Facebook, and Google. OʼReilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, OʼReilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism. Ignite presentations are built on the following premise: If you had ﬁve minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights and telling their stories. Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then hundreds of talks have been given to over 10,000 people at 50+ local Ignite cities all over the globe.
Geeks on A Plane: Tour
Agenda DC/Europe 2009 Sept 18-19 DC: Gov/Tech Meetup, White House Digital Media Team / State Dept Startup2Startup Lunch, hosted by AIM/AOL “Geeks On The Mall” museum tour Sept 21-23 London: Seedcamp Week (Top 20 EU Startups) Sept 24-25 Amsterdam: PICNIC Conference + Ignite Amsterdam Sept 26-27 Berlin: Startup2Startup Brunch Sept 28-29 Prague: Startonomics Seminar on Technology & Entrepreneurship Startup2Startup Dinner + Ignite Prague Sept 29-30 Paris: Startup2Startup Dinner + Ignite Paris Oct 1-2 London: Future of Web Apps Conf
Washington D.C. Geeks on A
Plane: DC/Europe 2009 Sept 18-19 GoaP Kickoff Event in Washington, D.C. GeeksOnaPlane will host a kick-off event in Washington D.C. with the White House Digital Media Group and the State Department Technology Innovation Team. Innovators in technology and policy will speak about how government and technology can work together to produce solutions, and how technology platforms can enable change on both the national and international stage. AIM/AOL and Launchbox Digital will also host an afternoon Startup2Startup lunch with ~75 tech entrepreneurs and technology policy representatives from a variety of startups, platform companies, and government and non-proﬁt organizations. Attendees will discuss how technology & government partners can create change and new opportunities for improving everyday life via digital media and communications. Before leaving for London & Europe, the tour group will visit several DC area museums that focus on technology and digital media. Special Thanks: • AIM/AOL & Launchbox Digital • White House Digital Media Group • State Dept Technology Innovation Team
London (Seedcamp) Geeks on A
Plane: DC/Europe 2009 Sept 21-23 Seedcamp Week At Seedcamp, participants will have the opportunity to meet and mentor the top 20 startups from Europe. Several participants from GeeksOnaPlane will also be featured speakers at the event. Over 100 developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and tech business representatives from around the world will meet with EU startups to help them build and develop their business. Seedcamp will also cover: * Product Design and Development * Online Marketing and Customer Acquisition * Business Models, Financing, and Fundraising
Amsterdam (PICNIC) Geeks on A
Plane: DC/Europe 2009 Sept 24-25 PICNIC is a cross-discipline platform for creative conversation and collaboration. It’s a unique festival featuring a strategic conference, complimented by hands-on workshops and matchmaking sessions. Picnic will cover a wide variety of topics centered around three themes: • Exploding Media • The Next Economy: Social, Sustainable, Creative • Life in Motion: Mobile & ME Ignite Amsterdam will feature ~10 ﬁve-minute presentations by creative and technical speakers on a variety of intense, innovative, and incendiary topics guaranteed to ﬁre you up and ﬁre your neurons.
Berlin Geeks on A Plane:
DC/Europe 2009 Sept 26-27 Startup2Startup Berlin will host a brunch and networking event for both local and international tech entrepreneurs and investors to share their experiences around startups, technology, entrepreneurship, and business. The event format will feature an experienced tech entrepreneur speaker who will present a perspective on recent tech industry trends & business, followed by roundtable discussion by attendees on similar topics & issues.
Prague Geeks on A Plane:
DC/Europe 2009 Sept 28-29 Startonomics Prague is a half-day tech & business seminar which will present local and international perspectives on topics such as: * Product Design & Development * Online Marketing and Customer Acquisition * Technology Platforms & Innovation * Funding & Financing for Startups Startup2Startup Prague will host a dinner and networking event for both local and international tech entrepreneurs and investors to share their experiences around startups, technology, entrepreneurship, and business. The event format will feature an experienced tech entrepreneur speaker who will present a perspective on recent tech industry trends & business, followed by roundtable discussion by attendees on similar topics & issues. Ignite Prague will feature ~10 ﬁve-minute presentations by creative and technical speakers on a variety of intense, innovative, and incendiary topics guaranteed to ﬁre you up and ﬁre your neurons.
Paris Geeks on A Plane:
DC/Europe 2009 Sept 29-30 Startup2Startup Paris will host a dinner and networking event for both local and international tech entrepreneurs and investors to share their experiences around startups, technology, entrepreneurship, and business. The event format will feature an experienced tech entrepreneur speaker who will present a perspective on recent tech industry trends & business, followed by roundtable discussion by attendees on similar topics & issues. Ignite Paris will feature ~10 ﬁve-minute presentations by creative and technical speakers on a variety of intense, innovative, and incendiary topics guaranteed to ﬁre you up and ﬁre your neurons.
London (FoWa) Geeks on A
Plane: DC/Europe 2009 Oct 1-2 The Future of Web Apps Conference is hosting a 2-day tech event at Kensington Town Hall on October 1st-2nd. Presentations will be given by leading tech industry professionals including speakers from Mozilla, Twitter, TechCrunch, Facebook, Digg, Merb, jQuery, 280North, Virgin and more. Selected workshops will include: * How to build Facebook Connect + openID into your site * Building Web Apps Using Atlas * Kick-ass Online Marketing Techniques * How to Build a Web App from A-Z
Geeks on A Plane: Program
Organizers DC/Europe 2009 DC/Europe Planning: Dave McClure, Founders Fund Brady Forrest, OʼReilly / Ignite Adriana Gascoigne, SGN / Girls In Tech Wen-Wen Lam, Slingshot Labs DC Kickoff Event: Frank Gruber, AIM / AOL Jared Goralnick, Awayﬁnd Ben Rattray, Change.org
Geeks on A Plane: Local
Event Partners DC/Europe 2009 Washington D.C. Katie Stanton, White House Director Citizen Participation, Digital Media Group Alec Ross, US State Department, Sr. Advisor Technology Innovation Frank Gruber, AIM / AOL; Jared Goralnick, Awayﬁnd; Ben Rattray, Change.org London (SeedCamp) Reshma Sohoni & Stephanie Zardari, SeedCamp Saul Klein, Index Ventures Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK Amsterdam (PICNIC) PICNIC Conference Organization Berlin Lukasz Gadowski & Katja Gleisberg, Team Europe Ventures Prague Jack DeNeut, Nelso Paris Phil Jeudy; Jacque Froissant Collette Ballou / Ballou PR London (FoWa) FoWa Conference organizers / Carson Productions