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Josef Dunne, Co-Founder, Babelverse - Nemawashi Josef Dunne, Co-Founder, Babelverse - Nemawashi Presentation Transcript

  • Salut! @josef @babelverse
  • “The Nemawashi Startup” literally: “digging around the roots of a tree, to prepare it for a transplant” 根回し
  • Solving our own problem
  • Lost
  • Bureaucracy!
  • Cuisine
  • ? ? Business meetings
  • Events & Conferences
  • What is Babelverse?
  • Photograph by Martin Schoeller
  • www
  • www + +PEOPLE TECH BUSINESS
  • Greece, Nov 2010
 Startup Weekend Athens
  • €50,000? (Equity Deal)
  • Crowdfund?
  • Apply to Startup Competitions?
  • Continue Freelance Web Development?
  • A chance to live in Latin America?
  • Where it began. Babelverse crisis response
  • Crisis response Japanese Tsunami We created a service to help NGOs, reporters and rescue teams. In just a few days: #helpjapan 150 volunteers 4 hours on average
  • ????
  • 1st Round, July 2011.
  • LLAMA LLAMA LLAMA
  • Residentes officiales de Chile
  • Atacama Salt Flats
  • Valparaiso
  • Entrepreneurial friends from all over the globe!
  • 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • 2 Week Exploration of San Francisco
  • Stumbling upon the birth of the internet
  • Visiting theValley
 Palo Alto
  • Entering the scene
  • 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • We were selected for LeWeb Startup Competition!
  • Dec 2011 - LeWeb Paris
  • 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • Back to Chile!
  • What now?
  • We set up and announced it only 24h before the speech ! More than 1,000 people from over 80 countries participated ! Wide variety of languages, such as Spanish, Hindi, French, Mandarin, Greek, Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese, etc. ! Average of 2 interpreters per language. President’s 2012 State of the Union
  • Back to Europe
  • $25,000? (Equity Deal)
  • €15,000 (Equity Deal)
  • Continue Freelance Web Development?
  • We were selected for The Next Web Startup Competition!
  • 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • No Entry in to the UK!
  • Berlin, May 2012 NEXT Conf
  • Broke the bank!
  • But! We’d been selected for TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 Battlefield!
  • NewYork, May 2012
  • Finalists, May 2012
  • $2m USD (Equity Deal)
  • Reunited
  • 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • TechCrunch Disrupt, The Return as Battlefield Alumni Sep 2012, San Francisco
  • San Francisco, Sep 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt - Partnership
  • SiliconValley - July 2012 $50k USD Funding 500 STARTUPS
  • Back to language diversity of Europe!
  • founders@babelverse.combabelverse People-Powered “Universal Translator” Widespread Recognition People’s Choice - TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Award Winner & People’s Choice - The Next Web (B2B & People’s Choice) Award Winner - LeWeb Finalist - The Europas Finalist - Dublin Web Summit & Pioneers Festival Finalist - Startup Britain 2012 Olympic Games Award Winner - Pulso Social - Top 2 Startup in Latin America Finalist - Bloomberg & TechStars “Next Big Thing” Award Winner - Startup Weekend Athens, Greece
  • Nemawashi The art of permanent beta! 根回し
  • Mulțumesc! @josef @babelverse