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Fuckup Nights Basel Vol XI

Posted by jjerlich on 21. April 2018

Jumping right into what happened on our Fuckup Nights Basel on 19. April 2018 – the counterpart to our ladies night from last month – thank you to our three speakers:

Jens Ulrik Hansen

Jens Ulrik Hansen

Jens is an Executive Advisor, Futurist and loves to transform Businesses. He inspires and advises on leadership development, adaptation and business transformation to the digitalized and socialized 21st century.

The importance, when under pressure, of getting the balance right between taking care of others and taking care of oneself

He is building the businesses of the future. We can imagine that doing this kind of “time travel” on a regular basis is a good source for the kind of stories we can really learn from. His passion is to work across competences and business units – a huge resource for coming across stories to learn from.

Jens is a humble, inspirational person always looking to enthuse and engage people!

Connect with Jens

 

 

Sina MehlStefanos Kofopoulos

A Greek geek and Greece’s first professional blogger back in the ancient Internet times of 2004 until 2014 with 1.000.000 page views and 300.000 uniques per month. The Company was sold to Greece’s leading financial newspaper. He has three lessons for us – the one that stuck in my mind being

Work with people who genuinely believe in your idea

A couple of great questions in the Q&A session around how to work with yourself, using your resources wisely and changing your approach to what is important.

Connect with Stefanos

 

Justin Damian FurnessJustin Damian Furness

Justin took us on a journey from childhood to nearly losing his life through devoting himself to understanding Human Performance during the last 10+ years. He says it all starts with:

Accountability !

This resulted in a long group discussion that definitely inspired further thoughts.

www.justinfurness.net

 

Many of our speakers keep coming to our events – a great compliment that honors us!

Speakers

Thanks for answering my out of the blue QUESTION:

What was the unexpected effect being a FUN.Basel speaker had for you?

We are looking forward to see you on 24. May 2018

The Organiser

Jutta Jerlich
​www.fuckupnights.com/basel

 

LINKS

FUN Basel Vol XI Speakers 19.4.2018

Photos at our Facebook Page

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel #fuckupnightsbasel

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An evening that shakes your world

Posted by jjerlich on 19. March 2018

Building bridges is about the exchange of knowledge, shared values and thought leadership.

It always starts with a personal connection, a shared experience – like a traditional Hanami under the cherry blossom trees!

This is as important in business as in privat life.

Actually for me there is no difference, because the ONLY REAL currency is CONNECTION.

Doing something meaningful with your life, being happy and leaving a footprint or impact as a legacy, is the cornerstone of my motivation … delivered daily.

The WHAT that drives us … do you think it is different across the countries and regions of the world? Maybe not … we all want to create a better life for ourselves and our loved ones.

Being able to actually do that, is nothing anyone of us can do alone. We need others, we need to complement each others skills and competencies. 

Meeting influential leaders from different countries, share perspectives and build trust is invaluable, the people you want to have in your networks  – this is something that feels like GOLD to me.

That`s why I am so happy that I met Callam Fletcher, the person who started and leads ASIA SERIES

     

UP NEXT

22.3.2018

Sachio Semmoto AsiaSeries

CO-FOUNDER OF JAPAN’S
SECOND-LARGEST TELECOM COMPANY

SACHIO SEMMOTO

From a BS in Engineering from Kyoto University, a PhD in Engineering from University of Florida to founder of four leading telecom companies including KDDI Corporation and eAccess employing over 35,000 people.

Dr. Semmoto joined RENOVA as an External Board Member in 2014, becoming Chairman in 2015. Prior to RENOVA, he founded four leading telecom companies including KDDI Corporation and eAccess. KDDI is capitalised at $60bn and employs over 35,000 people.

He was a board member of NetApp, Inc., a major Computer Storage Devices company based in California. He was also a full professor at Keio University, a visiting professor of Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Berkeley.

H.E. Ambassador Etsuro Honda of the Japanese Embassy will be present at this event.

Use the unique opportunity to meet Semmoto-san in Zurich – Your last minute TICKET

 

LINKS

www.asiaseries.ch

Reserve your tickets

 

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FuckUp Nights Basel Vol X

Posted by jjerlich on 19. February 2018

It is hard to report from FuckUp Nights Basel: I want to rave about every evening and it might sound cheesy to you already. But it is true, every evening is different and unique with a new mix of people and experiences connecting over a good glass of wine or beer.

THANK YOU to all 60+ participants for coming and contributing in our “Defining failure …” session.

The three untold fresh stories came from three women this time. There was no intention to make it a Ladies Night. It just was! Here are the three speakers you had the honor to meet:

Claudia Raine

Claudia Raine

After 30 different jobs and professions she tried out, she now owns a degree in International Relations and is a committee member of the Professional Women Group in Basel. Being able to really tell how it feels to be in the wrong job, she helps people stop feeling like they are doing time at their job and move to a job that they love.

It is so cool!

On her way she learned that embracing change and not forgetting to do her research despite a lot of enthusiasm is really the best recipe to reach her goal.

She also became an escape artists and escaped from over 50 escape rooms in 17 cities to date.

Connect with Claudia

 

 

Sina MehlSina Mehl

“As in everybody elses life,” she says “my life is full of ups and downs and setbacks.” However, her curiosity for the things life has to offer, made her come up with a new plan B for every failed plan A. She decided to do only jobs or projects which excite her the most and feel right in that moment. This is how she experienced many different jobs and found out what she truly wants to do. Embracing the fear of not being perfect doing something you do the first time was her hard lession to learn on the way.

You do need to start!

Organizing self-development events, being a trainer and coach Sina loves to bring like-minded people together who learn from one another, and through that tap deeper into their own truth as well. This is where she does this –

Inside Out Movement

 

Olga QuesadaOlga Quesada

Olga has a passion to inspire others – in different ways and forms. She did that as a teacher for many years, before she decided that there is more to her life than teaching. Today she is a writer, producer of the Know-how Podcast Series for the Professional Women Group Basel, an Instagram magician and part of the cast in the Vagina Monologues 2018 to empower women. The key question she asked all of us that evening is

Do you really want to spend all this energy to be fighting with your business partner or rather invest it in something new?

A modest, powerful and fun person to be around. She will continue to support FuckUp Nights Basel on our way. Immensly happy about and looking forward to moving mountains having fun on the way.

Connect to Olga

We are looking forward to see you in April 2018

The Organiser

Jutta Jerlich
​www.fuckupnights.com/basel

 

LINKS

FUN Basel Vol X 15.2.2018

Photos at our Facebook Page

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel

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Liberate Failure

Posted by jjerlich on 9. January 2018

This is the time to start thinking BIGGER about your brand and business. There is no a better time than to start NOW.

I know, it’s NOT simple to grow your business now. Yes, I agree. While technology has actually made it EASIER to grow your business, the downside is that it’s actually become more COMPLEX ! Not complex to get going, but complex to navigate through what you REALLY need to do.  There are no proven formulas and recipies that guarantee success, as promised in a myriad of programs, webinars, workshops and articles published and spread all over the Internet.

Only 10% of Business Owners study their entrepreneurial capacities AFTER a BUSINESS FAILURE.

Source: Global Failure Index

The Industry Rockstar Business Mentorship is a place where best-practices and failure alike are shared between business owners from all around the globe. With the result that you will find your specifc pathway that works for you and your specific business, based on the proven strategies for growth.

I spoke with Alessia Minkus and what she thinks about failure:

 

 

The business owner network and program created by Kane and Alessia are priceless.

Do not wait for change, take action and check out how the program fits your needs – I bet it will – register for the two full hours program preview to learn about their knowledge and systems for growing your business, income and influence, at no financial cost to you.

This is your opportunity to meet the Industry Rockstar team:

 

Berlin
28. Jan 2018 at 10:30 and 14:30

Munich
29. Jan 2018 at 12:30 and 18:30

Vienna
27. Jan 2018 at 10:30 and 14:30

Register here for free!

  Registration Germany   Registration Austria

You’ll learn amazing stuff!

LINKS

www.kaneandalessia.com

Facebook Page

#kaneandalessia

#liberatefailure #FUN.Basel @fuckupnights #fuckupnights

Global Failure Index

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Humanity is looking for confident leaders

Posted by jjerlich on 8. January 2018

Dear Creative Engineers!

Wherever you entered into 2018, I hope you all arrived well.

In a time of reflection and a new beginning, thoughts circle around our roots, where we come from and where we want to go.

I am honored and proud t​​o walk part of this way with YOU, enjoying to nurture and see your ideas grow into projects and market realities:

214 projects up to date, 19 of them in the making right now.

Leaderships skills are a main topic in media and industry, humanity is looking for confident leaders to help our countries and businesses transform.

I want to – again – warmly recommend the Gallup Strength Finder Assessment which was an eye opener for me.

Knowning your 5 key strengths will give you the focus for your career and life all together. This semester you have this special opportunity as a current CREATIVITY ENGINEERING class participant, as well as an ALUMNI:

Professional Leadership Package – exclusively for Creativity Engineering Community
It includes the Gallup Strength Finder Assessment itself + 2 sessions with Martin, a Leadership Development Expert of a kind I was so lucky to get to meet.

I encourage everyone from the bottom of my heart: make use of this unique offer as soon as possible. It will be kept open until the end of the January 2018.

Looking forward to hearing from you and your experiences in and after your CE class.​​
Send me an email or find me on Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin

Inspirational regards

Jutta

Digital Economy Strategist and Partnership Architect

LINKS

Read more about Creativity Engineering

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Technology, women and age

Posted by olguitac on 7. January 2018

My sixty eight years old mother (if you read my last post you’d know we don’t hide our age) is so hook in technology she always wants to know about the latest thing, even if she is going to use it or not. She wants to know how it works and what it is used for.

She graduated as a Chemistry Engineer and worked in the field for some years after graduation, but somehow ten years later she chose Human Resources or it chose her. At that point she was a worker and became the boss of the HR department at the Food Industry Company for the country.

It was there when I saw her passion for new things, read all the company’s  laws to help her co-workers and subordinates. She spent nights working trying to solve every problem she could.

Technology wasn’t that advanced at the time but she always managed to get a new vision on how to do things a better way, less hassle and more time used helping than filling up paperwork.

That`s when computers were introduced to her and a whole new world opened in front of her. She could fill up forms, keep important information in the hard drive, memory sticks and so on, without the need to spend hours writing it up. If my mind doesn’t betray me she was in her late forties and she never once said “I can’t do it” or “it’s too hard for me”. It was like the mere idea of having something new to manage her work, she had to conquer it.

And that’s how I carry my life, I don’t care about my age to accomplish or learn new things. I left my job at thirty seven to start a new career and a Master. I don’t think about how old I feel, look or I actually am, I just think of doing and learning something new and fulfilling my passion.

I was in a meeting a few months back and I was introducing new ideas, not that I’m actually an eager user of that program I was talking about but I know it works in specific situations and when you want to reach a determined audience. My idea fell flat which is totally ok with me. But the excuse I got was

“I don’t know how to use that, I’m from another generation.”

Immediately I thought of my mom. How she never, ever complaint about her age and still doesn’t.

If there is a new technology, a new idea, a new way of doing things today at her sixty eight years old she still wants to learn about it. And here I have this woman (late forties maybe fifties) in front of me telling me she doesn’t want to get involve in something new because it’s not her generation.

It’s ok to let young people do their thing, but at what point we have to stop our mind, or desire, our passion to allow the new generation to shine?

  • Can’t we all survive in this world together?
  • Can’t we all learn from each other?
  • Can’t we all just live until the last minute without the need to feel or being told how old we are?

Point

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Where is the time?

Posted by olguitac on 31. December 2017

I recently discussed with a wonderful person how time is always a pressure around us, technology speeding up things, so we say as if a piece of technology could really do that, … well society forcing this rules on us that everything need to be done faster and faster.

We decided to do something about that.

First step … make it visible!

We started writing about it … actually she did. Here we go … the starting paragraphs of the story with the title:

I’m not too old

When I was in my twenties, I felt like I was rushing to find something out there, whether it was a boyfriend that would later turn into a husband, two children … because you should never have one or none and three would be too much.

Can`t forget to get a good set of friends and more importantly a career that you find fulfilling and will give me plenty of time to be with my children and enough money to go on vacations.

So many things in so little time after all I had to do crazy amount of things before or by the time I reach my thirties and squeeze all of that in a ten year period.

It was exhausting to say the least. I felt like I couldn’t make it, I was avoiding the big silent enemy that is the Stress.  At some point I felt this rush to become successful, rich or powerful before I turn forty or fifty because what’s the point in making it then? It doesn’t sound so appealing as if I was to do all that in my twenties. Has a better ring to it, isn’t?

Well, not in my book. Everybody has a journey and speeding it up is not going to make it any sweeter or better than it is for the next person. We need to stop age judgement to define a person. It’s even worse and harder if you are a woman.

Why can’t we just ask women their age? Because we are embarrassed you are going to judge us, call us old hag, not employ us because let’s face it: once you’re old society, science makes you believe you are not good enough.

I don’t hide my age. Even when every woman in my family except mother did, I promised myself at a young age that I would be like my mother, I wouldn’t hide the fact that I was growing old, that I had a past, living a present and was looking forward to a future. And as proud as I am telling my age one day, someone told me “I like to tell my age because I look good.” It made me feel horrible because that was not the idea. I didn’t think of that I was just proud and loud to be standing there and not letting age define me.

I have heard so many people over forty say: I can’t learn a new language, my brain can’t handle it anymore, there is no point on doing this or that because science say it goes downhill from now on. It’s really hard to look for a job because they won’t hire me anymore … there are a lot more examples – don’t get me wrong – I have nothing against what science says about our bodies and how we process new information by a certain age, but at some point we need to stop treating people this way.

Making them feel that by thirty you have already lost the rat race … maybe and only maybe we as society wouldn’t have to rush so much all the time.

By the way in case you are wondering I’m 38.

 

… to be continued!

 

How do you feel about age?

 

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FUN.Basel IX

Posted by jjerlich on 17. November 2017

If there was no FuckUp Nights Basel yet, we would have to create it now.
Thanks for coming to our November Session.

A very strong evening with three fresh new stories, the second time 2:1 in terms of women to men. Our special guests and speakers you had the honor to meet were:

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts
An unshakeable optimist who always had an intense curiosity for discovering what makes people light up inside, and how to consciously and consistently tap into that spark. Doing this for yourself first is the qualification for the job.

Where are the limits of your box?

She showed us very visually how this happened for her and where it lead her to be now:

“I think we all have a touch of schizophrenic – for most of us there are at least 2 or 3 discussions going on in our heads at any given time.“

www.explore-truth.com

 

Ralf SchlaepferRalf Schlaepfer
Passionate about growing businesses, Ralf started 13 companies as founder or co-founder. His story allowed us to get insights into several of those companies and their results on Ralf in person and the effects or lets say decisions that followed for the companies he founded after that.

Do not expect things to continue as they were today – a fast change may be around the corner tomorrow.

Thanks for the unique insights!

Ralf on Linkedin

 

 

 

Barbara TejadaBarbara Tejada
She is another kind of a lady. Her story showed us in all emotional details how it feels to break with everything toxic. She found her way out of a toxic relationship. Against all her family values. Literally rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Today she shares her insights with all her passion to guide women to be free from all forms of oppression by building a new relationship with themselves – often leading her clients to find the love of their lives!

From being nice to being happy – like a phoenix rising from the ashes!

Barbara is Europe’s #1 expert in teaching “nice women” to become sooo kick-ass that they kick-out of their life all toxic patterns and create the life they really want!

www.emotional-strength.com

We are looking forward to see you in 2018

The Organisers

Jutta Jerlich & Isabelle Valibus
​www.fuckupnights.com/basel

 

LINKS

FUN.Basel Vol IX Speakers 9.11.2017

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel

 

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BaselHack – Retrospective and glimpse into the future

Posted by jjerlich on 31. October 2017

It was a real pleasure being part of the BaselHack organizers committee for the last couple of months, collaborating with people from different backgrounds and organizations sharing their skills, talents and connections to make #BaselHack a reality. It was an interesting process that worked out fabulously.

The pre-event Friday before the hack was the first parameter showing us the interest of talents from the region and resulted in having first idea pitches. On Saturday morning the excitement was literally in the air. With a time limit of only 60 seconds.pitching started right after a short introduction with 14 ideas, 11 of them found their teams and work started in full swing.

After the code freeze at 16:00, the transformation of the room on Sunday presentations started at 16:30. Each of the still 11 teams had 5 minutes to present their project, the work done, the challenges encountered in a clear, inspiring and engaging format. It was great to see the sponsors,  data providers from Canton Basel Stadt and other stakeholders, as well as many visitors from our own networks and families.

The first and legendary #BaselHack winning teams are:
1. ClockChain
2. Smart Contacts
3. My side effects

At the same time we have the view that being part of something that is bigger than yourself is a win for everyone involved. In fact everyone wins at a Hackathon: organizers, visitors, jury and all participants – it is just an amazing experience to work together for an intensive period of time – two days (and a night) – to solve problems by creating solutions, many of them with social impact. In this spirit everything created is available for the public at https://github.com/BaselHack

Come and join us next time: With many skills, abilities, competencies and viewpoints in one room it is quite hard to not learn something!

Thank you for EVERYONE`s EFFORT in MAKING this very first #BaselHack happen.

We are determined to continue and stay connected to the new community until BaselHack 2018.

 

The PROJECTS

Group Traffic Squad
Robin Freyburger : Gaël Tugler : Vincent Perrin : Carlo Field : Vivienne Mayer

The team used Radar data from the Canton Basel Stadt for creating a traffic map color-coding danger of speeding cars in the streets In Basel. A very useful application, if you put yourself in the shows of parents looking for a safe way to school for your child. The product is ready for you now, even after processing 16 million data points, that alone took a couple of hours, and overcoming the loss of their front end developer.

Group Beervelopers
Difan Lin : Tobias Würsch : Biraveenmaks Ponnu : Björn Pfoster : Simon Drabert

The group visualized the beer consumption from a beer keybot made available from Adobe for the end consumer and for bars and production lines. Their requirement was to make the app very easy to use. Seeing the amount of beer consumed graphically might make the difference at your next Basler Biermarkt.

Group Blink
Tina Crameri: Ankit Bharthan: Nicolas Barbé: Victor Parmar : Célia Bel

Connecting impaired people with volunteers able and ready to offer rides on a short notice. Covering the gap for organized rides that need to be pre-booked three days in advance. The idea for this app came from an enthusiastic foundation employee from the Canton Solothurn and will enter into service as soon as possible.

Group PubTransViz
Alexander Timmermans : David Barrat . Dominik Stankowski

Visualization of the interconnectivity and access of locations in Basel – useful when you have to go from one location to several others. This application is useful for city planners to see how a new public transportation line would change the interconnectivity in Basel, it is also a help when you search for a location that needs to satisfy several specific access parameters. The product concept was created with data from opendata.Swiss and data from BVB.

Group Smart Contacts     2nd prize
Alexander Boll : Sebastian Fix : Oliver Reist : Thiago Perrini : Richard Strnad : Thomas Baer

Missing data in contact details of smart phones, databases of companies and organizations. Sure that none of us really liking to do the necessary updates, the app makes it very easy and fast, a couple of seconds, and updates become automatic, pushed from the data owner to all of his or her network contacts. The group used design thinking as basics for their team work and started into prototyping only after all parameters were clear.

Group Illumina
Anders Bott : Nuno Soares

The idea was born while cooking: Controlling lights with hand gestures without touching anything and making it dirty. And yes, it is not just about an on and off switch but adjustment of brightness as well. This project idea is different than all others because it was hardware based and actually touchable. The application finds its market in home automation or can also be used in public places, as well as in specific situations where touching is not allowed.

Group Clockchain       1st prize
Dietrich Rordorf : Roland Brand : Priska Burkard : Clemens Bachmair

Exchanging your work for receiving time – Saving the Swiss Retirement System. You could also name it the time stock exchange. The demonstration shows how easy it is to secure transactions between two parties using blockchain technology. But of course, it all takes time.

Group Whitchway
Matthias Cullmann : David Zimmerli : Joel Zimmerli : Christian Hauck

An easy question every day that may sound easy to solve: which way can you get home faster? This app helps you decide in a split second which tram. Real time data is used from SBB BVB.

Group Visual Fish
Christopher Zimmermann : Jen Stehlik : Alen Klaric : Michael Mell : Dirk Dresch

It started with the question on how to automized experiences = Visualizing chat – a fun thing to do! The market for this application is much bigger than you think. Visualizing content created in conferences or innovative event formats could be just as interesting as using it for your entertainment.

Group Basel Inside
Fabrizio Parrillo : Quentin Garnier : Galia Shai : Nicolas Mauchle : Denis Augsburger : Denise Baumann

Visualizing data from different open data sources to browse in a fun way. The society, the people living in Basel, should have access to this data. Browsing the data in an interactive way plays an important role for all stakeholders.

Group My side effect       3rd prize
Philip Pisa : Misgana Negassi : Moritz Freidank : Moritz Rocholl : Tomas Jezek : Abhimanyu Verma : Felix Karg : Monica Ticlla-Ccenhua : Maximilian Roth : Pranika Singh

Web Application and app that allow you to browse the huge medical database about side effects of medicines for your personal characteristics. Like that you can decide which of the side effects you prefer. Actually this problem is the same for doctors.

Links

Verein BaselHack

www.baselhack.ch

BaselHack on Facebook

@BaselHack on Twitter

Idea Pitches and Group Presentations videos

 

 

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Creativity Engineering 2017 – Take 1

Posted by jjerlich on 17. October 2017

19 New Ideas entering into the creative production channel

Happy to welcome all participants who pitched their ideas and founded 27 teams around creative projects and ideas they were carrying in their hearts and minds.

The team casting was a swift, inspirational and fun!

G01 Urban Gardening
G02 Solar Power
G03 Soccer Club Management
G04 Low Cost Incubator – NEST
G05 3-D Printing
G06 City Scooter
G07 Hospital at home
G08 Zero Waste Cafe
G09 Personal Budget App
G10 Uni Gym for students
G11 Healthy McDonald
G12 Key Band
G13 Virtual Match
G14 Smart Traffic lights
G15 Intelligent Air Conditioner
G16 Ruben`s Pipe
G17 Cook Bag
G18 Urban Levy
G19 Low tech Fabrication lab

Stay tuned for updates and news …

LINKS

Read more about Creativity Engineering

www.techimpuls.net

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Igniting thoughts

Posted by jjerlich on 10. October 2017

Long needed, I put together a link list of platforms that will ignite your thoughts:

How to get your ideas out on the market
www.quirky.com
Quirky is the online development center for everybody. It changed the way the world thinks about product development.

Thinking about working as a freelancer

Dribble – a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design
Dribbble began as a side project and is now a tiny, bootstrapped and profitable company helping the world’s design talent share their creations and get hired.

elance
Find Talent. Find Work.

Indiegogo
Go fund yourself

Links for Startups

Betalist
Be the first to discover and get access to the latest Internet startups

www.angel.co
A community of startups

www.kickstarter.com
A funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers …

www.seedcamp.com in cooperation with startups
A platform helping Start-ups to find funding, local events in different areas

www.deutsche-startups.de
Platform for Start-ups in Germany [in Deutsch]

www.ycombinator.com [California, USA]
New model of Start-up funding: twice a year a small amount of money (average $18k) is invested in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which the Y Combinator team work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors.

www.go4funding.com [Texas, USA]
Platform to bring entrepreneurs, business owners and investors (angel investors and venture capitalists) closer together, intended for existing business owners and entrepreneurs to post their capital needs.

3daystartup.org [Austin, USA]
is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The idea is simple: start tech companies over the course of three days – 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

www.crunchbase.com and eu.techcrunch.com
CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.

www.indianangelnetwork.com
Angel investors for Startups in India

Resources and Tipps for Entrepreneurs

The productive entrepreneur
Productivity tips and resources for online Entrepreneurs

The lean start up
Lean Start-up Meetups from around the world

onstartups.com
brings you information for entrepreneurs

Other thoughts – interesting in the context

www.sparked.com
Micro Volunteering

A Socially Developed Product
You could search for an idea that captures you in following resources and platforms

invested.in
Mostly for art projects and raising funds for reaching personal goals

www.fundedbyme.com
A tool for crowd funding your projects through social networks, family, friends and followers

To come back to the beginning – just simply start with working for yourself

www.odesk.com
You have the skills, we have the jobs. Find the help you need to take care of business. Dip into our impressive pool of talented professionals to tackle virtually any project on your timeline and terms.

www.guru.com
Hire Freelancers & manage projects online.

www.rent-acoder.com
Are you looking for a programmer or designer?
Are you looking for programming or IT related, part-time or project based jobs?

www.freelancer.com
Have an idea for a business? Need help with your existing business? Just need something done fast?

www.udemy.com
Create and teach your course online

Orientation in the Internet World

The Internet Map

Collaboration without borders

Diagramming and Collaboration Tools
1 free and 4 paid pricing packages for online real time collaboration

Realtime Brainstorming and Collaboration Tool
Everywhere your ideas want to be

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Look around you …

Posted by jjerlich on 28. September 2017

When you get involved in an activity, that grows into a movement and put your heart into turning it into a community, amazing things happen. Human connection inspires!

Here is the story:

After about a year organizing and holding FuckUp Nights in Basel with my partner Isabelle Valibus, creating an open and diverse community of people sharing their real life stories and what they learned, I decided that it is time to meet like-minded people from other locations.

I am now in Mexico meeting the FuckUp Nights family members in Puerto Morelos. The reason: the 5th birthday of the global movement. Unfortunately all plans changed due to two earthquakes that recently happened in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Mexico City.

So instead of a FuckUp Night in Puerto Morelos, a Bazar con causa was organized by the team here. Knowing first hand from family and friends affected in the regions, the decision was to personally help with what the can.

In the below video interview Niza is personally telling how it happened that so many people donated their services during the 8 hours of the Bazar: Local Mexican Food Specilities, Massage, Cartoonistas, Henna Painting …

Look around you and support each other.
If we all look around us and help the next person, we will all reach.

Niza Mendoza Lafitte

Very early this morning Niza and supporting friends – among them Dejan from FuckUp nights Vienna left with a truckload of things.

Humble and happy to have met Niza – have a very safe trip!

Niza leaving Puerto Morelos

The FUN Puerto Morelos Team:

Leticia Gongora
Niza Mendoza
Paola Tlapale
Luisa Cano
Israel Figueroa
Arian Falcon

 

LINKS

Mexicans aren’t counting on the government to rescue them. They’re saving themselves

@puerto_morelos #fun.basel @FUN_Vienna

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Horrible – I am overqualified

Posted by jjerlich on 20. September 2017

I have been reading from, working with, coaching and support highly qualified people with the skills our businesses need.

At the same time companies claim that they do not find the skills they need.

Something is seriously wrong!

Here is an article from a highly creative person, powerful and driven – I want to share with you today.

TEAMHUMAN

What do you do when you are overqualified?

Working

My story starts with my 5-year search for my dream job. Before starting my narrative, I will provide you with a key piece of information: I have a 5-year gap in my professional career during which I was a flight attendant

How terrible !!!! How can someone change their career path for 5 years to see something else and then come back to the real “professional world”?

At the time, call me naïve; I had no idea that most of the people I would meet would put me in a box, i.e. the “Air Hostess” box, which is so hard to escape. At this point, I feel that it is important for me to provide some perspective to this “most terrible of professions” … being a flight attendant.

It is one of the hardest jobs in the world! You are permanently tired because of the shifts, working on planes is physically exhausting, you have to look good and represent the values of the airline brand at all times. But worst of all, you need to be polite and serve thousands of passengers every month, regardless of their moods, which you can believe me, is often bad. Air travel today is a far cry from the luxurious experience it once was. So, believe me when I tell you that being a flight attendant teaches you customer service on steroids.

After a long period of intensive job searching, finally someone saw my potential, gave me a chance and hired me. I was fortunate, it was a good job and I learnt a lot. Things were moving pretty fast and quite nicely, until the day the company decided to relocate abroad, and sadly, I had to move on.

Since then, I have been doing gazillion interviews … for zero outcome. I have received offers, but they weren’t what I expected.

For 90% of recruiters, the questions were not very original and focused on the following point: how come you became a flight attendant (I didn’t know I had to explain myself so extensively on this matter), and obviously the answer to my explanation was: “well… you don’t have enough experience in your field of expertise and activity! Really??? 5 years out of a 15-year career were putting my professional fate in the balance?

Being seriously downhearted about the lack of progress vis-à-vis job searching, the day finally arrived: I hired a headhunter, I paid a fair amount of money to help me understand what’s wrong with me, my CV, my positioning. The professional analysis that was made on my CV, career, employment track, studies was a surprise to say the least and was quite unexpected.

She simply told me: “You are overqualified! I don’t think even I can imagine the face I made when I answered “WHAT?”

She then explained to me the simple facts of my CV: “You have enough studies to be in different sectors, you are driven, hands on and quite a personality, most of the jobs out there, they demand character and creativity, but in reality, what they really want is someone that sticks to this “bloody” predefined (easy-to-categorize) box and doesn’t seek to get out of it. Your crime is that you did”.

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FUN.Basel Vol VIII – Event of your choice

Posted by jjerlich on 10. September 2017

Basel has so many events happening on regular intervals: Wednesdays, Thursday – the days all have specific labels already and I know that there are other events tomorrow night that even I would go to … if there was not a FuckUp Nights Basel.

Thank you so much for your decision to join the conversation about failure! Thank your for the trust in us and your engagement to be part of this cultural shift Isabelle and I are working hard to keep on pushing along here in Basel.

The time our evening was a little different than before – we were all active and a lot of the conversations was circling around this quote:

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
Coco Chanel

Our special guests and speakers you had the honor to meet were:

Carol Daubney

Carol Daubney
Looking behind the “How are you? I am fine.” ritual reveals a lot of insights – the corporate executives Carol trains benefit from her deep understanding based on her own experiences.  Her advice:

There is no shame in asking for help!

She touches all of us with her story and the reason why she is really happy to share her story:
“I am doing what I am doing because I wished that someone had told me 20 years ago.”

www.inspirecoaching.com
www.Inspire-hypnotherapy.com

 

Ludovic Pureur
Ludovic Pureur
We really enjoyed the story of Ludovic, especially the coaches in our audience who all went to thank him afterwards. Ludovic`s experience in sales & marketing in consumer electronic distribution within European markets and the end of a company lead him to a Start-ups he loves to work for and partly owns today.

Being open and transparent to your employees pays off !

Success requires getting out of our comfort zone – and leads to something better!

www.visionarity.com

 
 
Steffy Böhm

Stephanie Boehm
A humble young lady who owns a designer label and 3 shops – despite the cultural and family pressure. She could not find a FuckUp, even searching really hard.

I can only see feedback, don`t you?

Steffy is really passionate about fashion but never a fashion victim. Even though her first stepy did take her to do a Master in Business Administration in Marketing, she never gave up her dream and build up her plan to become a designer.  With lots of experience from the trade working for large companies in retail management before she today knows exactly what she is doing.

“I am nervous now – speaking to your own employees or people you know is different than speaking to a crowd of people who do not know.”

Les Robes d`Antoinette
The Secondhand Secret Room Basel

 

We are looking forward to see you on November 9, 2017.

The Organisers

Jutta Jerlich & Isabelle Valibus
​www.fuckupnights.com/basel

 

LINKS

FUN.Basel Vol VIII Speaker 6.9.2017

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel

 

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The thin line between the meanings of words

Posted by jjerlich on 1. September 2017

Microwave oven post boxThe selection of the words you use to introduce a new product depends on your viewpoint and attitude: it is a discovery, an invention or a creation that happened by accident or because of a failure on the pathway towards your original goal.

A thin line.

How do you interpret the meanings of the words around failure, mistakes and errors? Which ones do you use?

The story of the microwave: Percy Spencer accidently discovered the revolutionary process while experimenting with a new type of vacuum tube called magnetron in 1945. First available for home use in the early 1950s, it was very unpopular because of its bulky size and high price (said to be $5,000). Only in 1967 a 100-volt countertop version was introduced to the market at a price of $495.

Does your company have the ressources to afford such a long time to market these days?

My parents still have the first microwave, no not as a post box. Believe it or not, it is still in use.

It was about that 3.000 Austrian Schillings when it was bought.

I love this particular use of a microwave … my grandfather was working for the Post and would have loved it.

Your answer to this question alone, is the reason for why you should join a FuckUp Night near you.

Join our FuckUp Nights Basel Vol VIII

 

Special guests and speakers you have the honor to meet in Basel

Join our FuckUp Nights Basel Vol VIII

LINKS

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel

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Zu Hören von Judith Brandner

Posted by jjerlich on 24. August 2017

Es freut mich sehr, wieder einmal eine Ankündigung von Judith zum Weiterleiten – vor allem Gratulation! Ich freue mich schon sehr, dich im Newton zu sehen.

 

Judith Brandner

Liebe FreundInnen, Japanfans und/oder am Nuklearen Interessierte!

Im September werden auf Ö1 zwei Radiosendungen ausgestrahlt, die Euer/Ihr Gehör finden sollten. Das sind voraussichtlich meine letzten Sendungen für Ö1, denn ich wechsle im September in die TV – Wissenschaftsabteilung/Sendung Newton.

Viel Spaß bzw. Spannung beim Zuhören!

Judith

 

Radiokolleg/Musikviertelstunde
Am Fudjiyama blüht kein Edelweiß … Das Japanbild in der westlichen Unterhaltungsmusik.
4. bis 7. September 2017, jeweils ab 09 Uhr 45 bzw. ca. 22 Uhr 40

(auf Basis der Recherchen von Prof. Sepp Linhart)

Hörbilder. Das Radiofeature
Bis in alle Ewigkeit. Die Suche nach einem Endlager für Atommüll
16. September 2017, 09:05 Uhr

 

Judith Brandner

Journalistin ö1; Publizistin

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Vienna/Radio

www.judithbrandner.at

ユーデイット ブランドナー

ラジオ ジャーナリスト。作家。

www.judithbrandner.at/welcome-japan

LINKS

Mehr von Judith Brandner auf Kulturimpuls

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Auf dem Weg von Norden nach Süden

Posted by jjerlich on 15. July 2017

Mein Körper muss in Bewegung sein, wenn es mein Geist sein soll.

Was verbindet Europa?

Die Motivation und Fragen, die Klaus, meinen Bruder, und Elisabeth, seine Partnerin, antreibt, sich auf den Weg durch Europa von Norden nach Süden gemacht haben. Gestartet sind sie in Rovaniemi Finland, das Zuhause von Santa Claus.

Striding across europe north 2 south
<Eine Pause einlegen, in den Leerlauf schalten, ausrollen, stehenbleiben, sich umsehen, zurückblicken, nach vor schauen … Gedanken, die mir seit einiger Zeit durch den Kopf gehen.>

Einige Ausschnitte, die in meinen Gedanken als Zuhörer und Mitverfolger hängen geblieben sind:

Auf dem Weg gibt es Geschenke allein für dieses Ansinnen, wenn bereitwillige erklärt … Pflaumen.

Fragen zum Bildungswesen sind immer Teil der Gespräche mit Wegbegleitern und lokaler Bewohnern.

Begleitet von den Renntieren:
Will man die Renntiere rechts überholen, laufen sie mehr rechts.
Will man die Renntiere links überholen, laufen sie mehr links.

Hier ein paar Links zum Nachhören – ich muss zugeben, ich habe mich in der Numerierung bereits verloren – mein Hirn und funktiont nach Themen einfach besser. Nach dem Nachhören der nächsten Etappe, habe ich es jetzt verstanden: es geht um die geplanten Tagesetappen! Eine Karte über die Etappen würde den Überblick für mich besser visualisieren und damit verständlicher machen.

Etappe 8 und 9
Etappe 6 und 7
Etappe 5
Extrablog
Am Bärentreck
Etappe 3
Etappe 1-3 am Bärentrek
Prolog extended [SAEFNOTS]
Prolog [SAEFNOTS]

 

Weiterhin folgen …  DER Blog von Klaus

  

 

@jjerlich #UniteEurope #socialimpact

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Extremely tired and extremely happy

Posted by jjerlich on 9. July 2017

I am so thankful for having had the honor to be the amplifyer for such an important movement: the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK brought to you by Puricious!! ❤️❤️❤️

Sabine Van T Hart

After 2 highly intense weeks

Sabine Van T Hart is so driven to get the knowledge people need to decide for a healthy sugarless lifestyle. I really enjoy supporting this mission, I actually feel that it is my duty to do so.

It is not the chocolate, the cockies and the icecream, we know that this is sugar  – it is the hidden sugars, the fact that almost everything we buy has sugar inside which we are not aware of. This is the trap we all fall into. We do not want YOU to fall into this TRAP.

Thank you so much for listening and reading about the facts about sugar. It was so great to see the feedback rolling in, check how many people saw the materials created and followed into the course with a highly professional 360° Analysis what the sum of all sugars we take per day does to our body.

Sabine was working non-stop to answer all the questions and personally receive the wonderful feedback. Yes, I am speaking about several hundreds of emails, phone calls and other social contacts points – Sabine was soooo happy and of course so extremely tired that it took some time to recuperate from this intense time.

Sabine Van T Hart

Enjoying a sugary treat after catching up with sleep

Can you see the difference on the fotos?

Since you know now that I myself have ditched sugar with Sabine, I can only recommend to take a helping hand and not try to do this alone.

I am like this … I always think that I need to have the self -discipline to do “this” myself … does this sound familiar to you?

The fact is that our brains are tricking us and if you do not know in advance what shape and form these tricks can take, you are doomed.

A guiding hand to reduce your sugar intake is the best way … I wish you had Sabine on your side to do this together!!

She does not only have the expertise, she has the experience of having guided 378 clients from all around the worldwide (yes, from a distance) on HOW TO REDUCE SUGAR … and seen incredible HEALTH TRANSFORMATIONS happen in as little as 10 days.

She has the heart and soul needed to support you in your journey in a soft and at the same time determined way as no one else has.
Thank you Sabine for being who you are.

[SILVER] 10-Day Sugar Rehab program

[PREMIUM] 10-Day Sugar Rehab program

[EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE COACHING] 10-Day Sugar Rehab program

What is the difference between them?

Depending on how much support you need for the changes and how you feel comfortable in your learning process, the program levels reflect the personal contact hours you have with the resources and of course, Sabine and Marco from Puricious.

There will be a Webinar for answering questions about exactly this point and we will make sure to post the invitation to it here.

Here is the WEBINAR LINK

See you there

Jutta

 

 

LINKS

www.puricious.com

#puricious #DitschSugarTogether
#saw #SugarAwarenessWeek

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FUN.Basel Vol VII – celebrating …

Posted by jjerlich on 25. June 2017

 … the 1st Anniversary with our community

The heat was on. For the occasion and the temperature. Despite the hot weather we were about 50 people, previous speakers, regulars and new comers, gathered at Launchlabs. We had the honor of having the CEO and owner of Launchlabs among us this time and could personally say how grateful we are for being hosted in such a wonderful location..

Cool that you all came, thank you very much for making it to be with us, especially on that day.

Chapeau to our speakers, thank you for sharing your stories:

Andreas Erbe

Andreas Erbe
Andreas is an innovation consultant and coach specializing in work environments. He enjoys working on agile, space-related projects and so decided four years ago to found launchlabs in Basel to pursue his passion for creating spaces for innovation. His lesson:

Do not trust the four Fs !

He shared with us some of the situations where you are not sure what you were not able to foresee this. The feeling I got was that it is still worth the challenges and pains you have to overcome as an entrepreneur. He calls his “launchlabs – the place where shit happens. Oh, yes, and innovation”.

Launchlabs Basel


Sabine van T HartSabine Van T Hart

Born in the Netherlands, growing up in Australia, finding the love of her life in Italy, now living in Switzerland, She shared her ‘Cookie monster’ story the first time in public. Her friends are still amazed how she made it from her marketing career to start her health coaching business ‘Puricious’.

Do not take your health for granted !

Sabine was our speaker during the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK, a campaign she and her husband Marco were running to share facts about the effect on sugar in our bodies.

This is an extremely hot topic these days and FUN.Basel was happy to be support it with our community.

www.puricious.com

 


Steve Rocco

Steve Rocco
Sustainability is important to him and a word he uses often –  he is really passionate about investments that make an impact for our societies. He co-founded and worked at Mission Markets in New York, a pioneering fintech startup focused on capital raising for impact companies and funds.

Be aware that you are jumping without a parachute.

He said he fucked up so many times that it will be difficult to decide which story to share. It is also quite hard to give you a glimpse into the story he shared. What happens in Launchlabs, … is definitely worth joining.

www.mspartners.org

A question from our Q&A sessions, we are interested to share with you:

Do you only learn from mistake you did yourself or can you also learn from mistakes others made? 

Let us know in an email or the comments below.

We are looking forward to see you on September 6, 2017

The Organisers

Jutta Jerlich & Isabelle Valibus
​www.fuckupnights.com/basel

 

LINKS

FUN BASEL Vol VII Speakers 22.06.2017

Read about previous @FUN_Basel evenings

Launchlabs Basel

#FUN.Basel @FUN_Basel

 

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Kick off – Sugar Awareness Week

Posted by jjerlich on 17. June 2017

Day 1 of the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK

… just digging into the today’s content, after dinner this is the right time to do this, since I am not at all hungry any more :-).

Where?

For easy access the program was put together by Sabine and Marco on Thinkific, a great and easy platform to access.

QUESTIONS of today

  • Why is sugar an issue?
  • Why is it so important to reduce your sugar intake?
  • How much sugar is too much?
  • How much sugar does your country consume on average daily?

 

Sugar Awareness Week Day 1

 

Here are the topics of the next days

Sugar Awareness Week Program

JOIN US any time during the next days and get all the infos you need to make better decisions for your health.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

JOIN the SUGAR AWARENESS WEEK here …

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