The Dutch conquer Berlin by a pitch car. Sounds crazy? It is... Arne Hulstein and Erno Hanning will tell you more about their way to come to Berlin and their pitching car sessions with lots of entrepreneurs during the Web 2.0 Expo Europe and even before. And they also give a personal review about the Web Expo. To see all their pitches go to Arnes site: http://www.arnehulstein.nl/2008/10/27/web-20-expo-berlin-the-pitchstops/ It's worth it!!
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Dominik Matyka co-founder of plista.com wants to restructure your Internet experience by offering you a personalization and recommendation system which is an item independent browser extension. So any web content can be restructured for you and they do not even need cooperations for that. In the interview Dominik explains the idea behind, how it works and how they plan to make money with their user generated recommendation system. @ Web 2.0 Expo Europe in Berlin
Every year millions of Euro are spent for tutoring school kids. An interesting market for promising business ideas. Andreas Spading and Stephan Bayer saw that opportunity, so they developed the idea of Sofatutor.com, a virtual tutoring system with user generated videos. In the interview they explain their business model and how they plan to share their revenues with the video producers. The Sofatutor guys got financed by the German EXIST program, which offers one year scholarships (without taking shares!) for university based startups.
Scheduling and choice making can be so easy, if yes only if you use a tool like doodle.com offers. It is apparently one of the easiest to use on the market right now. So no surprise at all that the Swiss startup has huge success, for example being the most popular German facebook application. The interview with Tilman Eberle was shot at the Web 2.0 Expo Europe 2008 in Berlin.
The tourism market is big and promising, that is why there are so many startups trying to improve your traveling experience. One more is Finland based tripsay.com founded by Leo Koivulehto. But be sure as it is not like others. Of course you can share your travel experiences with your friends, but what makes tripsay special is the matching. They match you with travelers who are like you and which taste overlaps with yours. So you can be sure to receive many travel recommendations which you really will like. Just try it out!
Tariq Krim the founder of netvibes shares his lessons learned from being an entrepreneur. He just left netvibes for being able to realize new projects and ideas. And he is also involved in a new French seed fund, so if you have a great idea and are looking for funding, get in touch with Tariq!