Gary Vaynerchuk: “99.5 Percent Of Social Media Experts Are Clowns” (TCTV)

I don’t know if you guys are as exited as I am when I hear or have the chance of seeing Gary. And, yes, I was lucky enough to see him life at LeWeb 2010. And his 20 minutes in the conference, changed the entire show all together. He had the closing statement, and for me it is was live lesson of enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and how to get 200 people to engage with you. No one left the room, though the show was ending, and I wanted to go on, and on, and on for as long as possible. 🙂 Yes, but that is just me – a keen communicator.

I always stay connected to TechCrunch, and when I listed to Gary’s interview, I wanted to share with you guys as well. His advice: “Guys, get ready to answer all your content / questions / answers. If you don’t, then you are not ready.”  So, if you have the time, don’t miss it – it is an actual EXPERIENCE.

In the first part of the interview will give us a few details on how he wrote his book – The Thank You Economy. In essence, for your business to succeed, you need to understand what goes around you in Social media and most of all to apply a general human, understanding touch to the process:


In the second part of the interview, Vaynerchuk discusses the origins, what Ze Frank had to do with it, how he became Internet famous, and where he invests his money:

Building Bridges Between Silicon Valley and South Eastern Europe – 20th May, Bucharesti

If you are a business man and a genuine entrepreneur, than SEEPEA should not be missed out on. Why? Because it will offer you the possibility to share, learn and network with true professionals and inspiring figures.

Which are the questions the organizers ask us:

Interested to find out more about world’s most famous entrepreneurial hot spot, the epicenter of venture capital in the world, the rock bed of Stanford University and of some of the most important technology companies in the world? Are you interested in private equity or venture capital, in entrepreneurship or innovation, in top education or in technology ?

If you find yourself in this category, then you should confirm your attendance to the event. Building Bridges Between Silicon Valley and South Eastern Europe, Financing and Growing Successful Companies” is focused on showing its attendees which are the ingredients which made Silicon Valley the only place on Earth, and not trying to figure out how to become Silicon Valley. The event is set to take place on 20th of May, at Hotel Intercontinental in Bucharest. The overall event agenda addresses:

  • Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley will discuss with local entrepreneurs having Silicon Valley experience like Florin Talpes, Radu Georgescu and Antonio Eram about the importance of  the ecosystem for starting and growing and business;
  • Top bankers will comment with leading consultants the dos and don’ts for getting financing;
  • Representatives of the private equity and venture capital funds and business angels will  share their experiences on funding and growing successful companies both in SEE and in Silicon Valley;
  • Silicon Valley lawyers from top international law firms will bring from the trenches their views on what can make or break a deal when raising financing;
  • Innovation experts will examine the strengths and weaknesses of innovation in SEE.

Some of the speakers include: Radu Georgescu ( , Antonio Eram, Vasile Iuga, Marius Ghenea ( or Daniel Visoiu ( More information of SEEPEA can be found on the event’s website.

Start-Up Weekend

Startup Weekend is fast becoming the top start-up and open innovation event globally.  And there’s a Startup Weekend explosion in Europe – so far 65 events are planned for this year alone!

What indeed catches everyone’s attention is not only the extraordinary number of extraordinary people which tune in for StartUp weekend. The first Startup Weekend ran last April and yielded three startups which are still going strong – including the now famous Memolane which went on to raise 2 million USD in VC funding.  And this is one simple example, just see the dozens of startups which have come out of previous events.

And everyone rejoice, the sponsorship comes in two parts.

Firstly, there will be ten events in Europe before the end of the year.  Half of the sponsorship per event will go directly to the local organization to use as they see fit,and the  other half will be sent to Startup Weekend resources to beef up the European organization.

Secondly, the team is planning to put on a European gathering in Berlin of the best Startup Weekend teams – and local organizers – in September 2011.  Actually, they are convinced there are sufficient high quality teams which have come out of European Startup Weekends to warrant such a gathering.  The format is still being worked on but they are thinking of a pitch competition (with the winning team getting fast track application process to the next Startupbootcamp in Copenhagen) as well as a networking and mentoring event.  With the kind of Startup Weekend crowd that usually pops up, this will no doubt be a high energy, totally fun event!

So, every one out there,stay put and wait for the  Startup Weekend near you! Now this is quite an opportunity which no entrepreneur should miss.

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