Josef Dunne, Co-Founder, Babelverse - Nemawashi

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  • 1. Salut! @josef @babelverse
  • 2. “The Nemawashi Startup” literally: “digging around the roots of a tree, to prepare it for a transplant” 根回し
  • 3. Solving our own problem
  • 4. Lost
  • 5. Bureaucracy!
  • 6. Cuisine
  • 7. ? ? Business meetings
  • 8. Events & Conferences
  • 9. What is Babelverse?
  • 10. Photograph by Martin Schoeller
  • 11. www
  • 12. www + +PEOPLE TECH BUSINESS
  • 13. Greece, Nov 2010
 Startup Weekend Athens
  • 14. €50,000? (Equity Deal)
  • 15. Crowdfund?
  • 16. Apply to Startup Competitions?
  • 17. Continue Freelance Web Development?
  • 18. A chance to live in Latin America?
  • 19. Where it began. Babelverse crisis response
  • 20. 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
  • 21. ????
  • 22. 1st Round, July 2011.
  • 23. LLAMA LLAMA LLAMA
  • 24. Residentes officiales de Chile
  • 25. Atacama Salt Flats
  • 26. Valparaiso
  • 27. Entrepreneurial friends from all over the globe!
  • 28. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • 29. 2 Week Exploration of San Francisco
  • 30. Stumbling upon the birth of the internet
  • 31. Visiting theValley
 Palo Alto
  • 32. Entering the scene
  • 33. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • 34. We were selected for LeWeb Startup Competition!
  • 35. Dec 2011 - LeWeb Paris
  • 36. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • 37. Back to Chile!
  • 38. What now?
  • 39. 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
  • 40. Back to Europe
  • 41. $25,000? (Equity Deal)
  • 42. €15,000 (Equity Deal)
  • 43. Continue Freelance Web Development?
  • 44. We were selected for The Next Web Startup Competition!
  • 45. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • 46. No Entry in to the UK!
  • 47. Berlin, May 2012 NEXT Conf
  • 48. Broke the bank!
  • 49. But! We’d been selected for TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 Battlefield!
  • 50. NewYork, May 2012
  • 51. Finalists, May 2012
  • 52. $2m USD (Equity Deal)
  • 53. Reunited
  • 54. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  • 55. TechCrunch Disrupt, The Return as Battlefield Alumni Sep 2012, San Francisco
  • 56. San Francisco, Sep 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt - Partnership
  • 57. SiliconValley - July 2012 $50k USD Funding 500 STARTUPS
  • 58. Back to language diversity of Europe!
  • 59. 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
  • 60. Nemawashi The art of permanent beta! 根回し
  • 61. Mulțumesc! @josef @babelverse