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I guess this is an automatic translation of my profile from Polish

Ramon Suarez

He comes from Madrid, and works in Brussels He is entrepreneur of e-commerce and marketing. Active participant, the initiator and moderator of many internet projects in Belgium. He is a member of BetaGroup, organizer of pitch-slam meetings which are gathering more than 350 enthusiasts of the Internet and  Business in Network. He is a founding partner of BetaGroup Coworking Space in Brussels. He is an author of blog in logic.com service   ??? site on which he is describing international internet and interesting initiatives around the Internet. He is Tweeting – http://twitter.com/ramonsuarez

XD Looking forward to the Internet Beta 2011 conference. I’m sure I’ll meet a lot of interesting people and learn about the Polish tech startup scene.

Startup Lessons Learned Livecast at the Betagroup Coworking: May 23

StartupLessons Learned 2011 is the sequel to last year’s inaugural event, whichbrought together nearly 400 entrepreneurs and executives interested in buildingand supporting lean startups.  The goal for this event is to givepractitioners and students of the lean startup methodology the opportunity tohear insights from leaders in embracing and deploying the core principles of thelean startup methodology. The day-long event will feature a mix of panels andtalks focused on the key challenges and issues that technical and market-facingpeople at startups need to understand in order to succeed in buildingsuccessful lean startups.

ConfirmedSpeakers Include:
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup (@ericries)
Brad Smith, President and CEO, Intuit (@IntuitInc)
Mitch Kapor (@mkapor)
Steve Blank (@sgblank)
Suneel Gupta, VP Product, Groupon (@guptathink)
Drew Houston, Co-Founder and CEO, Dropbox (@drewhouston)
Clara Shih, Founder and CEO, Hearsay Social (@clarashih)
Janice Fraser, Lean User Experience Residency (@clevergirl)
Manuel Rosso, Founder, Food on the Table (@manuelrosso)
Dave Binetti, Founder and CEO, Votizen (@dbinetti)
Pascal-Louis Perez, VP Engineering and CTO, Wealthfront (@pascallouis)
Tim McCoy, Dir, Integrated Product Development, Cooper (@seriouslynow)
Jeff Gothelf, Dir of User Experience, TheLadders.com (@jboogie)
Josh Seiden, Program Dir, LUXr NYC (@jseiden)
Zach Larson, Entrepreneur/Former CPO, SideReel (@zachlarson)

Signup and enjoy the Lean Startup and Customer Development networking.

Using Social Meedia to Boost Business

Presentation given at a workshop for expat entrepreneurs organized by WeStartUp (Leo Exter). Great crowd and panelist, I was loaded of energy that day and talking about something I love: people could tell :)

16 startups en la competici??n de LeWeb: ninguna espa??ola (Loogic.com)

Por Ram??n Su??rez el 12 Noviembre 2010 Editar

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Ap??ntate a LeWeb 2010

16 startups han sido elegidas para la competici??n de LeWeb 2010. La selecci??n es variada y est??n representadas muchas empresas europeas, con un claro predominio franc??s. Tan solo hay dos empresas americanas: una es canadiense y la otra es una coproducci??n EE.UU.-Francia.

Las empresas seleccionadas son:

  • Badgeville: una palataforma de recompensas y an??lisis sociales de marca blanca que busca facilitar el aumento de la lealtad y la participaci??n de la audiencia. Holanda
  • Cauwill Technologies: est?? detras de PinPoints, una especie de acortador de URL para direcciones f??sicas que a??ade funcionalidades al enlace para que sea m??s f??cil llegar. Irlanda
  • City M: presenta DeWays, un sito para compartir el coche entre particulares. Francia
  • Desk.io: propone PhoneDeck, una aplicaci??n para aumentar la productividad de las llamadas con servicios m??viles. Alemania
  • Fiddme: come, bebe y comp??rtelo con el mundo. Como FourSquare pero para comida. Israel
  • Garmz: trata de facilitar la comercializaci??n de los dise??os de j??venes creadores de moda. Austria
  • Greendizer: es una plataforma de gesti??n de facturas a trav??s del correo electr??nico. Francia
  • GreenPocket: interpretaci??n y visualizaci??n de contadores de energ??a inteligentes. Alemania
  • Nuji: para etiquetar compras, compartir y descubrir. Como Delicious o Diigo pero para compras en lugar de para p??ginas web. Reino Unido
  • Praized Media: presenta Needium, una herramienta de generaci??n de contactos comerciales en medios sociales para PIMEs. Canad??
  • Smallrivers: ??conoceis Paper.li? Es su producto. Se trata de un visualizador de tuits con formato de peri??dico en l??nea. Suiza
  • Super Marmite: es una red social local para comprar y vender platos hechos en casa. Francia
  • Tagattitude: pagos con el tel??fono m??vil sin tener que instalar ni modificar nada. Francia
  • Tinypay.me: es un servicio que facilita la venta de productos por parte de los usuarios, sin necesidad de crear una cuenta . Holanda
  • Waze: mapas e informaci??n sobre el tr??fico en tiempo real gracias a la inteligencia colectiva. Israel
  • Work4 Labs: es una soluci??n para la contrataci??n de personal a trav??s de Facebook . Francia-USA
  • En la edici??n de este a??o de LeWeb no hay ninguna startup espa??ola. ??Ser?? porque los espa??oles no se han atrevido a presentar sus proyectos o porque no se han enterado?

    16 startups at #LeWeb10, not a single Spanish one. I wish there were more (and also Belgian and from other countries).

    Interview on Le Podcast High-Tech

    L’interview d’un ??vang??liste Web, Ramon

    Episode 20 - Sp??cial Web Startup Day :: L'interview d'un ??veng??liste Web, Ramon - Technofutur TIC.

    Last Wednesday, I participated as a speaker at one of the pannels of Webstartupday on new ways of networking for entrepreneurs. Michel Godart from Le Podcast High-Tech managed to get a hold on me for a nice talk about social media: how to start, tips, what’s so good about them, and the social media versus tratitional media debate.

    The interview is in French.

    Ramon’s Vision about the Future of Mobile. Keynote Presentation at Droidcon Belgium 2010

    Sometimes one is amazed by the things that can be done with a lot of pressure. This presentation is one of these cases. Thanks to Patrick Boostels I was given the chance to do the closing keynote presentation at DroidCon Belgium 2010 in Brussels, a one day event for Android developers, influencers and business people. I was only given day to create and prepare the full presentation. Talk about rush!
    At least Patrick was kind enough to give me a good title to work from: Ramon’s Vision. I could speak freely about my vision on the future of mobile and Android, and so I did. After a full day talking applications and other very technical stuff (of which I don’t know enough to talk about) I decided to talk with the participants about what I thought was the most important factor for the development of mobile technologies: people.
    View more presentations from Ramon Suarez.
    Here’s the transcript of the presentation slides and the notes:
    1. The long awaited much internationally expected and publicly acclaimed presentation of: Ramon’s Vision
    Ramon’s vision about the future of mobile.
    Spaniard loving and living Brussels.
    New Media Business and Marketing consultant.
    Webmission co-organizer and Beta Group advisory board member.
    I have to start with bad news about my vision…
    2. BAD NEWS! I wear glasses
    The bad news is that I wear glasses: my vision is not that clear ;)??
    It is also distorted by:??
    • Culture??
    • Personality??
    • Attention span??

    These factors are in constant evolution and so is my?? vision.??
    It is also shaped by my communications with people, face to face and with the use of tools. In other words,?? it is shaped by my relationships.

    3. GOOD NEWS! Mobile & Internet Junkie
    The good news is that I’m a mobile & Internet junkie.??
    My best shots come through Social Media (mega addict).??
    I love mobile: it is a multiplier of communication and a?? relationship builder.??
    Increased contact means more and stronger?? relationships (weak and strong links).??
    As any good junkie, I can also justify my addiction and?? with it point at what I think are the two main factors of?? success for the mobile plus Internet mix:
    4. Ubiquity
    The World is in my hand, accessed from my phone no matter where I am.
    5. Instant Gratification
    I get what I want when I want it: NOW.??
    Very powerful and hyper-addictive.?? No image can depict the physical feeling of satisfaction??
    I get every time I want something and I instantly get??
    it. It Is a physical experience.??
    A lot of satisfaction shots throughout the day.
    6. Key to the future?
    What is the key to the future of mobile???
    Where is the holy mobile grail that will resolve the?? questions about flash vs html5, operating systems,?? multiplicity of devices, and more?
    7. PEOPLE
    Sorry it is not technology: the answer is people: the?? users. They decide what to use and what to do with?? it. So focus on people!??
    People are all about relationships. Relationships built?? through conversation (in different forms).??
    It is about persons talking to persons: one to one, one to many, many to one, and many to many?? conversations.??
    Mobile technologies play an important role: they are??multipliers of communication and of relationship?? building.
    8. I 0
    People are not binary. Not only right or wrong, black or?? white, on or off.??
    Many different ways of doing the right thing, and there?? are many right things.??
    Think about your personal development from childhood to adult: copy, good or bad, and do what you are told?? vs own decisions, personality, and creativity.??
    You choose what to do applying your common sense?? and experience, but you are not alone in this world.
    9. This is your brain on drugs
    This is your brain on technology.??
    Obsession with the building blocks instead of what will be?? their use is also a drug, with very bad effects on the health?? of your product.??
    It may be great fun to do something very difficult and?? succeeding in doing so, but that fun only applies to the?? person doing it. What do others care? Nothing.??
    Do you care about your users? Worry about what they need?? and want.??
    It is not technology or the tool that matters, it is what we do?? with it.
    10. Use of technology
    Technology is not to be thrown at users like we throw punches. (touch multi-touch example)??
    It is about what users make of it, about what makes?? their life better.??
    Best pan for fried eggs in the world! Be it. You don’t have?? control over what people will ultimately do, but you can?? greatly influence it.??
    Il Postino and Pablo Neruda: “Poetry doesn’t belong to those?? who write it, but to those who need it.” > Il Postino?? Geek: Technology doesn’t belong to those who make it, but?? to those who need it.??
    So please…
    11. Stop the suffering
    Stop the suffering: make your users’ life easier and?? they will make your life easier, on top of incr
    easing?? the success of your product.??
    Don’t make them cry of pain when trying to figure out?? how to find and use your product.??
    Same applies to yourself: life is already hard enough, don’t make it harder.??
    How do you stop the suffering?
    12. Get into their shoes
    Get into their shoes from the very beginning.??
    Figure out what it would be like if you where them and?? also talk to them (they know better than anyone else?? what they want.)??
    You are building your product for them, not for yourself.??
    Walk your product and processes.??
    It does not mean you have to do everything they say:?? the choice is all yours, as success or failure will be,?? but bear them in mind.
    Getting into their shoes will help you be relevant.??
    Relevant to your users not yourself.??
    Use their words.??
    More important comes first.
    14. Relationships
    How can you be relevant???
    Be relevant by developing relationships with your?? users. The better you know them the easier it will be?? for you to understand them and to be relevant.??
    The better they know you and the more they interact?? with you the stronger the relationship will be. The?? stronger the relationship the longer it will last.??
    Satisfaction will increase with the relationship.??
    Don’t limit yourself to typed communication: get real.?? Let them know you personally: go out into the world,?? network, give presentations, broadcast videos, talk?? over the phone or voip, arrage meetups…
    15. Is this you?
    Very important part of a relationship is how you present?? yourself.??
    Imagine a party with a guest that approaches you?? wearing a plastic bag in his head.??
    Would you talk to this guy?????
    What kind of trust does he project???
    (By the way: profiles without pictures suck!)
    16. ?
    And in a room full of people with the same bag in their?? head, how would you know who you already know?? and who would you choose to talk to???
    How can people easily recognize you? How do you?? stand out and differentiate? What makes you?? memorable???
    We are humans, we like humans, we talk to humans?? not companies or products.??
    Don’t hide yourselves! Build person to person?? relationships. Dare to have a personality.??
    My vision about the future of mobile is about people.??
    And the future is reached every second.
    17. How about your vision?
    Thanks to all the people that twitted and blogged good words about the presentation, they were more than I expected. In fact I was dreaming of upseting some Android developers enough to throw me their mobiles in anger (in the hopes of landing a new Nexus One), but I did not succeed.

    Alex Puig presenta SHOTools. Art??culo en Loogic.com

    El 11 de marzo dos startups españolas competirán en Plugg, el evento para iniciadores web y mobil europeos en Bruselas: SHOTools y Sclipo. Deberán superar una primera ronda de eliminación en competencia con otras 18 startups europeas, con tan solo dos minutos para presentar su proyecto. Hemos enviado un cuestionario de presentación a los fundadores de los proyectos españoles. Hoy presentamos las respuestas de Alex Puig, fundador de SHOTools:

    Alex_Puig_SHOTools_pluggEn 140 caracteres ¿qué hace tu proyecto o empresa?
    Dinamizar el networking entre profesionales en distintas redes sociales. Ayudamos a compartir y analizamos la efectividad de su comunicación.

    ¿Cuál es su valor añadido?
    El factor humano. Queremos que nuestros usuarios hagan suyo el sitio web, que nos digan lo que les gusta y lo que no. Priorizamos la usabilidad por encima de la complejidad (menos herramientas pero más útiles). Y tenemos un equipo que siempre está disponible y atento a las necesidades de todos y cada uno de nuestros usuarios, respiramos Social Media por los cuatro costados. Por encima de todo disfrutamos y nos divertimos con lo que hacemos y eso se transmite al sitio web.

    ¿Quienes son vuestros competidores y en que sois mejores que ellos?
    Muchos y buenos. Por mencionar algunos : Hootsuite, Social oomph, Social Too, CoTweet… La lista es larga pero en la mayoría de casos se centran en una sola utilidad y en la cantidad, por ejemplo número de seguidores. Nosotros nos enfocamos hacia la diversidad y la calidad: clientes potenciales, comunicación y analítica para cerrar el círculo. Creé la herramienta que yo necesitaba para incrementar mi productividad, pero está resultando de gran utilidad para mucha otra gente.

    ¿Quién financia el proyecto y que financiación tenéis?
    Nos financiamos con horas de sueño perdidas para siempre, con paciencia infinita por parte de nuestras parejas, con creatividad para resolver los problemas que otros solucionan con dinero, con pasión y energía que nos mantienen delante del ordenador hasta altas horas de la mañana. Nos financia la comunidad de gente que espontáneamente nos apoya y nos aconseja.

    ¿Donde trabajáis y quién forma el equipo?
    Sobretodo trabajamos desde casa y las reuniones son en cafeterías. El equipo (@shotools) lo forman Bárbara de Larrañaga Molloy (@barbymolloy – Argentina), responsable de marketing y capaz de vender neveras en el polo norte, Jorge del Casar (@jorgecasar – Madrid) para el cual el diseño de frontends es una cuestión de orgullo y artesanía y recientemente se ha incorporado Cesar Viana (@cesarviana – Brasil), comunicador y visionario por partes iguales. Yo, Alex Puig, (@alexpuig – Sabadell) soy el fundador del proyecto, desarrollador del mismo, defensor de los medios sociales y capitán pirata de este equipo de innovadores.

    ¿Que esperáis de Plugg?
    Todo y nada. Me considero muy afortunado de poder presentar el proyecto a inversores y grandes conocedores de los negocios en internet de toda Europa. Ahora quiero disfrutar del trayecto y sacar el máximo provecho a esta oportunidad que se me ha presentado. Sólo el networking, la visibilidad y el feedbak obtenidos ya son premio suficiente.

    Ramón Suárez es el corresponsal de Loogic en Plugg, desde donde nos mantendrá informados del desarrollo del evento. Ramón es un español residente en Bruselas, donde trabaja como consultor independiente en el uso empresarial de nuevas tecnologías. Reciéntemente organizó una delegación de emprendedores Web belgas que presentaron sus iniciativas en el Evento Blog España 2009. También es consejero del Beta Group, el principal evento para iniciadores Web en Bélgica.

    Alex Puig is the founder of SHOTools, a tool for social network professionals to improve the dynamization and analysis of their online efforts. He will be presenting SHOTools in Plugg 2010 startup competition. This article is part of the Plugg series that I’m publishing in collaboration with Loogic, the Spanish reference for new media entrepreneurship.