Education, entrepreneurship

Startup Weekend Mafia Representing in Kuala Lumpur


So I’m currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and I haven’t been here for more than hours before I see this guy in a Startup Weekend t-shirt sitting at the next table across from me. And of course I just have to go over there and ask him about it and introduce myself. Turns out it’s Ahmed Khanji, Startup Weekend Sudan organizer! Felt like we have known each other for years! It’s a small world and the Startup Weekend Mafia is everywhere! This is why I love volunteering for UP Global / Startup Weekend! <3


It's Ahmed Khanji!

It’s Ahmed Khanji!


On Digital Marketing

I found this presentation from 2011 in my digital drawers and thought I’d share it with you as it seems to be still relevant – even after these years.

It was originally commissioned by a customer, an agency, who wanted a primer on data driven digital marketing. I have redacted the customer-specific details but without removing much of the content, if at all.

Perhaps you’ll find something useful in it. Either for your agency, your customers or your corporation. Let me know what you think.

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Business Ideas, entrepreneurship, startup

Introducing +A RECRUITMENT


I’m currently at the arrrrrsome 4th European Pirate Summit in Cologne, and upon arriving there yesterday and within three hours, I had received three job requests from devs and entrepreneurs and one company told me they were searching for a talent to fill a new developer outreach position.

So that got me thinking, because I keep getting these kinds of requests all the time. Not a week goes by where I don’t get at least three or four asks from either people or companies.

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entrepreneurship, Failure, Lessons Learned

Where are we now? A message from the present.

This post is from the present me in response to the recent automated message in a bottle from last year. Thank you for the heartwarming responses, and remember – that message was FROM LAST YEAR. This one is from the present.

Hello world,

I’m doing surprisingly well.

Today is July 2014, and I find myself at the end of my regular free open office hours at Startplatz in Cologne, reflecting on what happened in the year since I wrote a message to my future self from Silicon Valley.

Today, I should be happy.  And grateful.

Yes. One year later and still here.

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