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Upcoming chances to meet in Amsterdam, Berlin, etc

So I'm heading up this startup accelerator for IoT and connected hardware. Applications close 14 November. I've just been in the states seeing how previous programs have run. It's all pretty excellent. More on that later.

Right now I'm in outreach mode. I'm meeting as many startups as possible in order to spread the word, and to get a better sense of what the current challenges and opportunities are.

In return, I'm happy to share my take on the business and product, make connections to potential partners and investors where I can, and answer questions about how this particular accelerator works.

All of this is usually quite ad hoc, but there are a few convenient times coming up:

  • Amsterdam. I'll be at Makerversity in Amsterdam on Friday 7 October. We'll be hanging out and having coffee in the afternoon, sign up here. More focused meetings also possible.
  • Berlin. I'm in Berlin for a few days, and will be running office hours at Betahaus on Friday 14 October. Got an Internet of Things or hardware startup? Sign up to meet.
  • Skype. The problem with coffee meetings is you only spend time with startups who are nearby. So on Wednesday afternoons though October, I'll be at my laptop ready to speak. Choose a time here.

Of course I'm always up for meeting over coffee. Drop me a line if you want to set something up: matt at interconnected dot org

Hardware-ish coffee morning, Thursday 15th

I am BACK FROM MY SUMMER HOLS, it's raining outside, and I am in the mood to hang out with hardware folks. Let's have a hardware-ish coffee morning?

Thursday 15 September, 9.30am for a couple of hours, at the Book Club, 100 Leonard St.

(Timed to follow the Internet of Things conference ThingMonk, so if you're in town for that, do come and hang out for coffee too.)

Usual drill... there's no standing up and doing intros, or anything super formal. We just meet in a convenient cafe and hang out. Folks are often involved in the hardware scene somehow, whether it's making stuff for a hobby, figuring out how to do manufacturing, or in the middle of their Kickstarter campaign. All pretty chilled. Bring prototypes if you got em.

tbh it might just be me and thee. But that's fine, we'll have a cuppa and have a chat.

I have a secret agenda -- I'm heading up R/GA's newest startup accelerator and we're focusing on hardware and Internet of Things startups. Announcement was just the other day. So I'm thinking about what kind of support startups really need, and I'm talking to as many people as possible about that.

See you on the 15th!

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