There are now so many events conferences, tweetups and dinners you can attend to network and collaborate at. Just dont expect free wifi at most conferences in Europe they cant seem to do it.
So how do you choose which ones to attend?
I have a wall planner now where I pencil-in all the events that I find of interest and then they have to pass the test.
Is the content or speakers on my top ten list?
Is it in my city, or one I will visit for work?
Will it provide me an insiders view on the industry?
Can I contribute anything?
Can I find collaborators/contacts there on projects I'm working on?
Can I learn from other startups?
If I answer yes to these:
Then it makes the penned in list, and I plan my month, and then year around these dates.
THE HUGE and bigger than ever web fest LE WEB is on in Paris again this year on the 9th 10 of Dec, get your ticket now
Milan also has many startup events and techgarage
Find out what your city is hosting and get involved
The success of your business depends on it.
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