Vanadis at Google for Entrepreneurs Week

September 27th, 2012 | by | event, startups


Monti (our lead designer) with the robot at Google offices

Today Vanadis were at the #GFEweek on Google offices in Madrid.

The event was mainly focussed on how Google tools can help entrepreneurs.

After the welcome speech a general one on the opportunities that we have now as entrepreneurs and a bit of how Google can help, there were several simultaneous presentations about the different services of Google so we split the team (we were two from Vanadis there) and went for Google+ and Maps from the first sessions, and Ads and Mobile on the second part.

Monti (our lead designer) with the robot at Google offices

Monti (our lead designer) with the robot at Google offices during #GFEweek 2012 in Madrid

On the Maps speech we show some of the less known tools for geolocation services. I found quite interesting the option of developing you own streetview like views and insert some images / text on top of your pictures, and new arrows to move inside the buildings for instance… getting this way a mixture between street view and augmented reality.

Also the option for showing clusters of points in the maps depending on the zoom level seemed interesting, I have seen similar stuff on CartoDB, and Open Street Map so we will have to investigate further on this.

My Second talk was about Mobile and there we got some interesting numbers, like the fact that only one out of four business in Spain has a mobile landing page. And that the use of tablets it’s mainly done at night at home.

Also the increasing number of mobile terminals is reflected on the searches… so definitely it’s time to go mobile! For a business now a days, should be a must, to have a mobile landing page and/or a mobile App.

In the end was a closing session by some investors and a nice networking cocktail where we had the chance to talk with the Google experts on the different technologies, and with the investors.

In the end it was a very Business oriented event, but very interesting.

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Presenting Quddy on 42Beers

September 13th, 2012 | by | event, startups, uncategorized


Alex barrera Presenting the rules for 42 Beers

As we said in our previous post:

42 Beers is an event oriented to communication where two Startups do their pitches in front of a mixed audience of Press, Bloggers, and Techies… and then they receive constructive feedback from the audience.

Today we were presenting Quddy on 42Beers, we will pitch with Justo Hidalgo from 24 Symbols, a cool startup with a revolutionary technology for the e-book industry.

For us the experience was really interesting, we got a lot of interesting feedback, that will help to improve Quddy and to explain betterwhat exactly is Quddy (specially when the audience doesn’t have a techie background…).

The Quddy presentation by Alex Barrera was also inspiring and gave us some ideas that we can use to send the message in a different way.

With all this I’m sure next time we pitch Quddy, we will do it much better.

In the end the networking  was aslo very nice, we had the chance to met some very cool people and after all the event was very interesting.

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