Madrid StartupDigest – November 15, 2011by StartupDigest on November 15, 2011
Hi people! How has your week been? I’m back from an amazing Barcelona Scrum Week. Super tired, but excited! Lots of great ideas. We managed to get some swag shirts from the guys at RunRoom (also know as runrun; yeah, our English accent sucks. :P).The corporate culture talk we gave was a blast and we had a lot of fun giving it. This week I’ll also be away from Madrid, but on a fun trip to Porto for the Startup Pirates Battle! I’ll be talking with startups there ,so if you’re one of them, ping me in advance. ;)As I’ve been doing previous weeks, here’s some interesting news of the week. First, 17 ways to persuade people is an amazing post on tips and tricks with their corresponding scientific base that you can use when giving a talk. Amazingly, swearing is great for talks! (Yay! I knew it!). Another of my favourite posts this week comes from my good friend Paul, talking about why startups should use English always, no exception. It’s definitely a must read that also has some great links.
This week Mini Seedcamp is happening in Barcelona; if you happen to be around the area, do drop by and try to sneak in cause it’s probably worth it.
Ok, so off we go. Let’s kick it with this week’s events. Wooohoooo!
What’s Going on in the Madrid Startup Community
V Congreso periodismo en red (Spanish)
When: Tues Nov 15, 8:30am – Wed Nov 16 7:00pm
Where: Fac. de CC de la Información, Av. Complutense (Metro Ciudad Universitaria). Madrid
If, like me, you work with the media, this might be an interesting event to attend. Plenty of media people will be here, from Vocento to 20 Minutos, RTVE, etc.
Mobile Web Development (Spanish)
When: Tues Nov 15, 7:00pm
Where: CAMON, Plaza de Moncloa, 1, Madrid
If you want to learn how to do mobile development, this is a great event to start with. They’ll talk about the theory on how to build apps and will walk through a real-life case.
When: Wed Nov 16, 7:00pm
Where: GarAJE. c/ Matilde Díez 11, Madrid
How to be startup from the music is the theme for this month’s talk. Amazing line-up, Aviador Dro, Electric Nana and Pelacha, moderated by Sebas Muriel, VP of corporate Affairs at Tuenti. If you love music, this is the must go event of the week!
I Jornada Estatal RITSI (Spanish)
When: Thurs Nov 17, 12:00am
Where: Universidad de Alcalá,Madrid
Meeting for Computer Science students on Agile Methodologies and Cloud computing with talks from the major tech companies in Spain, Microsoft, Indra, Cisco or Tuenti. Not sure what they’ll talk about or even if it’s worth it, but if you’re looking for a job, this is probably a great place to get onto the recruiters’ radars. :P (that’s if you want to work there, hehe).
DevOps: HAProxy (Spanish)
When: Thurs Nov 17, 7:30pm
Where: Oficinas de Tuenti, Plaza de las Cortes 2, planta 4, Madrid
My good friend Ricardo will go all ninja on you and he will explain how Tuenti does load balancing with HAProxy.
Foro BAN Madri+d (Spanish)
When: Fri Nov 18, 9:30am
Where: Salón de Actos de PromoMadrid. Suero de Quiñones, 34. Madrid
And on the investor side, you can check out the Madrid Business Angel investor forum that will be held this week. It tends to be pretty large, but it might be a good experience to check how startups pitch there and what questions fly around.