Yesterday Amazee Labs had the pleasure to be invited to present at the SwissnexDay 2010 in the Rolex Learning Centre, Lausanne.
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Zurich is getting another boost on its way to becoming the preferred habitat for the European Web industry: Our city council has declared "eZurich" to be the focal point of the upcoming legislative period. A great move we think; and what a better start than kicking the whole thing off today with an eparticipative contest where all citizens are invited to contribute their ideas. Below some pictures from the opening event, just down the stairs at Technopark - lots of ties, few sneakers, no open WLAN but a promising opening speech that wasn't much longer than a tweet. Definitely a fine breeding ground for some digital ideas to sprout! Contribute your ideas over here.
And another premiere is over. As we regularly do, we went up to Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland once again in order to work on the future of our business. Only this time was the first time we did it under the Amazee Labs banner.
Politnetz was just in time with their latest release when the UX flock gathered half an hour later to scrutinize their latest user interface. Tough like always it was! The bottom line after two hours of niggling and naggling: Politnetz provides an enviably simple and good user experience; now get the ruble rolling to sustain a great Swiss Web project!
Today is all CEO day for me. The networking event for Tech entrepreneurs is organized by Switzerland's Technology Promotion Agency CTI and was kicked off by Chairman Christian Wenger. Christian warmed us up stressing the importance of an exit orientation. What makes you important for a potential buyer? What are the needs of a buyer? What's your market value? Counterintuitive for an entrepreneur who has just started his own business you might think. He has a point: Better exit (if you can) before you go out of air. However, not my philosophy: Rather replace exit with cashflow and you'll do fine.
After a good lunch the steam train of ideas took off for the next two hours... what a speed, here we go...
Today the Amazee Labs team took some time off to join TEDxZurich, the conference for ideas worth spreading. The event was worth every minute and next to a series of inspiring presentations we enjoyed the opportunity for some high-density networking.
The WWF chapter of Switzerland today calls for a national climate-friendly lunch day ("nationaler Klima-Zmittag").
This is a blog entry by Ana, who is part of our science team.