Newsgrape Development Update, 20.09.2011 : European Startup Festival
Three months after the launch of the Open Beta Newsgrape is running stable and for the biggest part bug free. We have used the time to implement a number of small improvements in terms of usability, to include a feedback forum, develop the Promoter, and to improve the efficiency and speed of our server infrastructure considerably - thats something probably everyone has already recognized :)
During the past few weeks, however, it was a bit quiet in terms of new features. The reason: Our participation in the Startup Week 2011 Challenge, where many hundreds of startups from dozens of countries competed for a place on the stage of the European Startup Festival.
Now it's official: Newsgrape is one of the 50 startups that gets to present between the 3rd and 7th of October. And we have though of something special that we're still working on like crazy.
The Startup Week will be held in Vienna and offers a series of focusevents, a great opportunity for everyone to experience new things and expand one's own horizon. "From Dream to Startup" organized by the Dream Academia, on Tuesday, the 4th October in Sektor5 is most certainly worth visiting.
And anyone thinking globally, who has taken an interest in India should visit "The Indian Startup Ecosystem", by Stefan Mey and Wolfgang Bergthaler, but there's also a Techbrunch by Techcrunch, a Facebook Hackathon and much more .
In the heart of the matter:
"A five-day conference with focus on startups from Central and Eastern Europe on stage. Europe's 50 most innovative startups present their business idea Backstage a top investor panel picks the top ten festival feeling with 12 focus. events and 70 internationally-star speakers. "
It is our great pleasure to be able to be part of this conference. At the same time it poses a great challenge and a lot of responsibility, the audience does come from all over the world!
Everyone who is interested still has the opportunity to get one of the last tickets to the conference, otherwise you can still come to the focusevents - who knows, maybe we'll meet up at the brunch? :)
Best wishes and a lot of fun,
You Newsgrape Team