Pitch your brilliant open idea at the Opening Up Conference

November 14, 2014 in Events, Featured


Opening Up

With Future Everything and the Apps for Europe international business lounge happening in early 2015, it is time for another Local Business Lounge. This time we are happy to invite you to the Opening Up conference on the 3rd of December to present us your open data business idea.

The concept of a business lounge is similar to a hackathon, though it has a different goal: To present the best business idea and not necessarily to the most innovative idea (although a combination of both might be the killer app we are all looking for).

open data business lounge

The concept for the Local Business Lounge at the Opening Up conference is pretty straight forward. You have 5 minutes time to present your business case and 5 minutes time to follow up with a Q&A by the jury. In the end the jury will select one winner who will receive the prestigious award of Local Business Lounge winner 2014 which ultimately will place them in the international business lounge during Future Everything.

The goal of business lounges is to connect people with brilliant open data ideas with professionals at the business end. That’s why we will have a healthy jury consisting of Open Data Experts, Incubators and accelerators during Opening Up. The international business lounge has a similar audience, but also consists of early investors, venture capitalists and international renowned incubators and accelerators. So if you want to turn or already have turned your open data idea into a start up, than this is a chance you cannot miss.

And for participants of the Local Business Lounge at the Opening Up Conference not only do you get that chance of pitching your idea. You also get free entrance to this two day conference on Social Media and Open Data and admittance to the exclusive dinners with the Open Data partners.

But beware! There are only two of the four spots at the local business lounge left. So we will be picking candidates based on motivation and open data use.

Do you think you have a shot a becoming the open data start up?
Register below and we’ll let you know as soon as possible whether you are selected.

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