It has been exactly a week since I've presented Vimcar at the first Berlin Tech Meetup of 2015. Here is a belated summary of the event.
"...Trifković, versucht zu beruhigen"
If you're curious what happened in general, check out the report in Gründerszene. It captured the event pretty well. I am relieved they thought my response to the typical security questions was an attempt to assuage concerns.
For more details on my talk, the deck is up. It is a brief 5-minute, Vimcar product pitch. Our Chief Storytelling Officer Malte was also there and stepped up to deliver the live demo routine he does so well.
Overall, my impressions of the event are excellent. Full Mobilesuite Pappelallee, engaged audience and well-curated lineup of speakers. All in all, great work by the main organiser Gabriel Matuschka.We are very grateful to Gabriel for inviting us to take part.
Forget "never do a live demo"...
If you are looking to present a project or a company, you should definitely try to wrangle a spot for one of the future meetups.
Should you be lucky to get one:
- make sure to focus entirely on product aspect of the presentation; and
- do not hesitate to incorporate a live demo.
I went for "never do a live demo" approach, although we did show the app in vivo eventually. However, the curator really insists on the live demo and the audience is pretty tolerant of the glitches that will inevitably crop up.
If you are just looking to feel the pulse of the Berlin startup scene and want to hear who is doing interesting work - then Berlin Tech Meetup is a must.
I know I won't miss the next one...