If you’re new to the startup world, you may not have heard about the concept of office hours. And even if you’re in the startup world for a long time, especially not in the US or UK, you may also not have heard about it!
Coming from the US and democratized by the well-known accelerator Y Combinator, the office hours are time when you can book anybody without her accepting before. Meaning: you open your agenda and let anyone who want to meet you to book a slot. Without any filtering. Yes, it mays sound crazy. Because everyone has a busy agenda and you do not want to meet anybody. To survive with the many meeting requests you are receiving, you do your best to only meet relevant people.
As well I can’t compare to these superstars, I’m sometimes facing the same problem. I have only limited amount of time to meet people without any real, direct purpose (at least on my side). And I do not want to avoid any meeting, as I love to meet new people and learn from them! If you are a regular reader of startupolic.com, you probably know that I’m a big fan of the pay it forward culture. Of course, I also love sharing what I learn, what is happening and what can be valuable to the community. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be blogging regularly (once a week on average for 3.5 years as of today)!
So, some time ago, I started to think how to continue to give a bit to the community (in addition to startupolic.com) in a manageable way. Why not launching my own “OFFICE HOURS”? So here they are!
If you want to:
- pitch me (anything) and get my feedback (however: I’m not an investor right now, so don’t expect me to write a check after the meeting ;-)!);
- ask me questions about how to build a startup in Switzerland;
- talk about social media or blogging;
- discuss business development, marketing and sales;
- find someone who can introduce you to the people you want to meet;
- discuss the innovation landscape and startup scene in Switzerland (and abroad)
- or just want to meet for a coffee…
… book your 30-minutes slot right now!
I’ll be in Biel/Bienne at INNOCAMPUS for the first ever “startupolic Office Hours” on September 1st, from 10:00 to 12:00. Click on the button to book a meeting:
I’ll be in Lausanne at EPFL Innovation Park for the second “startupolic Office Hours” on October 16th from 14:00 to 16:00. Click on the button to book a meeting:
And finally, I’ll be in Zürich at Startup@UZH for the third (and last one of 2015) “startupolic Office Hours” on December 7th from 10:00 to 12:00 (that’s a pre-LeWeb warm up, no?). Click on the button to book a meeting: