It’s not about the free food: how to develop a healthy corporate culture

In 2010, on one of the most epic road trips of my life, I was passing through Las Vegas and visited Zappos, a year or so after it had been acquired by Amazon. I spent 4 hours visiting headquarters, taking pictures, chatting with executives, and getting the full Zappos experience. If you have never heardContinue reading “It’s not about the free food: how to develop a healthy corporate culture”

LAUNCHub long weekend: my tips on pitching

LAUNCHub is a 9M Euro Seed & Acceleration fund, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, supported by a mentor-led program that invests in startup companies, mainly from the ICT sector from Bulgaria and the region. Our investments range from EUR 30K to 200K per company and we also provide guiding mentorship. Last January I was invited butContinue reading “LAUNCHub long weekend: my tips on pitching”

Tech Events – January 2013

The Europas – Berlin 22 Jan 2013 The Europas are a celebration of the most exciting early stage enterprises in the EMEA region and the ecosystem around them. In breaking the awards in a variety of categories we seek to highlight the bright lights disrupting their respective industries in increasingly innovative ways. I’m covering theContinue reading “Tech Events – January 2013”

Tonight at Online Tuesday #18 in Amsterdam

Tonight at 19.30 I will be speaking about vertical search engines and people search at Online Tuesday #18 in Amsterdam. I will be in Amsterdam until friday to attend the Picnic Festival 2011. If you are around send me a tweet at @lucasartoni and we can go for a coffee.

Scott Berkun: an open letter to speakers

After “An Open Letter to Conference Organizers“, Scott Berkun published a very interesting “Open Letter To Speakers“. If you are a speaker at any public event, I’d suggest you to read it: Your mistakes on stage are your own fault. You are a performer. Good performers don’t blame their tools. If your laptop flakes out,Continue reading “Scott Berkun: an open letter to speakers”

Switch Conference – Porto 16 and 17 April 2011

This weekend I was supposed to attend the Switch Conference in Porto, Portugal but unfortunately I won’t be there for a couple of issues I cannot procrastinate. I’m really sorry to miss the opportunity of attending a conference that sounds really cool and packed of great speakers and friends. “SWITCH is a two-day event thatContinue reading “Switch Conference – Porto 16 and 17 April 2011”