entrepreneurship, News

Named one of the most important people in the German startup world

So a journalist from Wirtschafts Woche, the best-selling weekly business publication in Germany, was in the audience at my recent talk about what startup investors are looking for and wrote two pieces about it.

And this quote just happened to be in it:

“[Vidar Andersen,] one of the most important persons in the German startup scene.” – Wirtschafts Woche, April 2015Wirtschaftswoche-Logo.svg

Well, thank you for your recognition.

Education, entrepreneurship, Events

Nobody’s fault but mine – On founder’s depression at FuckUp Nights Duesseldorf

Recently I was invited to share from my experience failing with my last startup venture, getgauss.com, dealing with founder’s depression and the lessons I learnt from it at FuckUp Nights Duesseldorf.

Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a question/answer session, as well as time for networking.

UPDATE: The German national newspaper “Die Welt” wrote about my talk online and in print.

Here are the slides: