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Mateusz Kukulka et TNW2013: Dynamisme et startups

Après une superbe experience au concours de startups à The Next Web Conference 2013, Mateusz Kukulka et moi sommes rentrés à Bruxelles et on a profité pour faire une vidéo de valorisation de son expérience.

Pour ceux qui ne lui connaissent pas encore, Mateusz est un des influencers les plus importants du web et médias sociaux belges, en plus de papa, social media manager, journaliste, coworker, copy, conversationalist, et médiavore.

Le mieux pour lui a été l’opportunité de réseauter avec des gens qui sont venus de partout dans le monde, tant les grosses pointures comme les startups. D’ailleurs il a été positivement étonné par la quantité de Polonais présents (Mateusz est né en Pologne, à Gdansk).

Une des startups qui lui a plu le plus, c’est Kompany, équivalent du belge Data.be mais avec des données au niveau européen.

Mateusz a aussi bien aimé Social Seeder, une startup belge qui aide à la promotion des campagnes dans les médias sociaux via son réseau personnel et ses clients.

Infogram, le gagnant du concours, lui a aussi bien plu car l’outil est très pratique et facile à utiliser pour la création des infographiques.

Pour lui, le niveau des startups était très bon, et là on est d’accord. The Next Web Conference a un des meilleurs concours de startups du monde. Ce n’est pas seulement la sélection qui est importante : la préparation de la présentation des startups – le pitch- change tout. Pour ameliorer les présentations au Betagroup, il faut plus préparer!

Pour plus savoir de Mateusz, le mieux c’est de lire son blog et de suivre son twitter: @Mateusz.

Pour plus de vidéos sur l’entrepreneuriat web et du travail collaboratif, abonnez vous à ma chaîne

PeerReach: find and understand social media influencers

PeerReach is a tool to find the influencers in a topic, language and geographic area. But it does more than help you find them, it helps you understand their main areas of interest and influence in each one of them.

You probably thought of other tools that are stablished in the market- like Klout, PeerIndex and Kredly- that already do something similar. These competitors are focused on their ranking number and are not so good in defining the right areas of interest and influence.

When I first saw my profile in PeerReach and those of a couple friends I was impacted by the quality and relevance of their categorization.

The service is free for regular users, and business (marketing agencies, communication professionals, etc.) can pay for an API to integrate PeerReach with their own tools.


Nico Schoonderwoerd is the cofounder of an international team directed from Amsterdam. They have recently raised €250 000.


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Smarter than Siri: Jini, a proactive personal assistant on your smartphone

Jini is an application for smartphones that proactively sugests you things to do based on other applications usage (like RunKeeper) and the sensor information from your phone (location, speed, light…)

Filip Maertens is the founder of this Belgian startup that can really change our mobile world. A good example of what Jini does: when he arrived to Paris to present at the Startup competition at LeWeb, Jini sugested a route to go jogging close to his hotel.

They are also building an API and SDK so that other developers can tap on Jini’s intelligence to offer even more useful services.


They are my favourite startup to win the competition at LeWeb.

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Movember in the Belgian TV News (minute 8:20)

**UPDATE: The RTBF has taken down the video. As soon as I can find it or upload it I will put it back**

Check out the moustaches and profiles of the 3 moustache-queteers of the Betagroup Coworking: bit.ly/3mobros and support the cause with your donations and spreading the word :)

Entrepreneurship & Coworking: Interviews by Fred Ooms

Fred Ooms has just finished publishing the interview we had a couple months ago. It was really nice to have some time to talk entrepreneurship with somebody like Fred, alumnus of MBA Solvay like myself, and also working with a university to try to bring part of their research knowledge and patents to market. We just set up a video call and got the interview rolling. Nice, lean and true. In his blog you can find a great selection of entrepreneurship video interviews.

Think less, do more

Raising money and the role of the business plan

Internet marketing for your company

How we launched the Betagroup Coworking Brussels

Check out the Betagroup Coworking Brussels (#betacowork) :)

What pushed Jean and Ramon to open the Betagroup Coworking Brussels (Betacowork)

May 26, 2011

Interview with Ramon Suarez Betagroup coworking Brussels

Summary of the interview with Ramon Suarez co-founder of the Betagroup coworking space Brussels

In this first part of the interview with Ramon Suarez (@ramonsuarez), co-founder with Jean Derely (@jeanderely) of the Betagroup Coworking Brussels. Ramon speaks about the genesis of the idea and how Jean and himself decided to launch a coworking place at Brussels. Ramon and Jean are both freelancers and they were looking for a place were they could work with other people. That’s how by trying to fulfill their need they decided to launch a coworking place at Brussels.

The coworking space offers an open space where freelancers and entrepreneurs in the Internet, technology & mobile industries get together to work, sharing, innovating and inspiring their peers. Besides providing a working environment, the BetaGroup coworking space hosts a range of workshops, seminars, conferences, and meetings. The Betagroup coworking place is located at ICAB at Brussels

About Ramon Suarez

Ramon is a new media business and marketing consultant, blogger, Internet & Twitter addict. Besides being one of the founding partner of the Betagroup coworking space in Brussels, he has been an active promoter of the Webmission and he has become a BetaGroup adviser. 

part one of a series of skype Interviews by Fred Ooms on his twisted business minds blog.

Thanks Fred!