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Special guest: Elance - How to bootstrap your Business with Online Freelancers

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How to bootstrap your Business with Online Freelancers

On this Tuesday, you will get a taste of the what the human cloud is, how they can take advantage of it when building and running their startup, which jobs and roles they can source for and work with online, what the benefits are, some examples of virtual and hybrid organizations and how they easily can get started with in the human cloud.

Speaker:

Steffen Hedebrandt, Client Marketing Manager, Elance.com

Panelists:

Mads Schjølin, Founder & Partner, Drinkster.dk

Rasmus Groth, Founder & CEO, Veridu.com

 

As an added bonus, everyone who attends and creates an Elance account get $50 of services for free, ideal for any cash strapped startup!

 

Steffen Hedebrandt

As Chief of Operations at VintageandRare.com, a Copenhagen based IT-Startup, Steffen quickly realized that if there are two things a StartUp never have enough of, it is money and time. Inspired by Tim Ferriss’s Four Hour Work week, Steffen found a solution to this challenge. Through Elance.com he built a global team of freelancer who were ready to work when needed and at competitive rates.

 

Rasmus Groth

Architect by trade, entrepreneur by heart. Married with two kids, based in Copenhagen. Started Bit Studios in 2004(sold 2007). Then built Ahead.com (sold 2010). Built Nuffly.com and now Veridu.com - a powerful yet friendly eID solution.

 

 

 

Mads Schjølin

I've worked with offshore IT outsourcing since 2004, presumably making me an "early adopter". My ventures into small offshore based IT projects induced me to travel to India in 2005 to experience the culture first-hand. Subsequently, I worked for various consulting companies (CapGemini, Netcompany and finally Deloitte) with a mix of IT outsourcing and IT management consulting. Towards the end of my "corporate career" I've worked with business strategy consulting.In 2012 I co-founded Drinkster.dk, an eCommerce startup and received funding from Just Eat-founder Jesper Buch. In this context, I'm managing a team of Indian developers hired through Elance plus an array of specialist freelancers.

 

Elance

Elance is a global, online, staffing platform where companies can hire independent freelance professionals and use online collaboration tools to manage teams and projects. Independent contractors create online profiles and portfolios, submit proposals for jobs, and collaborate and receive payment through the Elance website.

Inspired by a 1998 Harvard Business Review article titled "The Dawn of the E-Lance Economy", the founders of Elance saw a need for technology capable of supporting virtual work and the first version of the site was launched in 1999. Two years later Elance introduced a vendor management system (VMS) for contractors and third-party services used by large enterprises. In 2006 Elance sold its enterprise software division and began the development of its current web-based platform for online, contingent work.

As of February 2013, Elance is used by approximately 500,000 businesses and 2 million registered freelance professionals, who have collectively earned nearly $700 million to date.

 

For more information:

http://elance.com

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  • Franco S.

    Long story short: THANK YOU SO MUCH for your partecipation! Zubair and I enjoyed the great atmosphere that the presenters and you created!

    The presentations are available for download under the menu "more" --> "files".

    May 16, 2013

  • Mircea

    Thanks for this meeting, all the info and all the nice new connections.
    Thanks for those links, Thomas.
    For those that are still struggling with following 100 sources of news, try this: http://dev.newsblur.com (I'm just a happy user)
    I look forward to seeing you at another interesting meeting.

    May 15, 2013

    • Franco S.

      Thanks Mircea, it's always nice to hear positive comments. We look forward as well to meet you soon :-)

      May 16, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Good discussion during and after the meet up. Great advice and sharing from the guest speakers during and after too! Very relevant for any start ups looking to meet and find out more about getting started in Cph.

    May 15, 2013

    • Franco S.

      Thanks Kevin for your parteciaption and the after-meetup!

      May 16, 2013

  • Thomas

    Thanks for a great evening yesterday. I have a group of tech entrepreneurs from around the world on linkedin - the tech crip & co. I have not had the time to nurture the group so there is not a lot of activity at the moment (around 300 members who all are entrepreneurs) - feel free to join or connect.

    Other sites which are worth checking out:

    https://news.ycombinator.com/ - absolutely a must for hackers.

    https://angel.co/ - where startups meet investors and talent. Also a great place to check if your idea is already existing in some degree.

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Franco S.

      Thanks for being there with us! :-) What's the name of the LinkedIn group? I can't find it.

      May 16, 2013

  • Rasmus G.

    Franco and Zubair did it again!

    May 15, 2013

    • Franco S.

      You, the other speakers and the audience made it!! It is always a great pleasure to have you on the stage (and off the stage with a beer...). Thank you so much! :-)

      May 16, 2013

  • Zubair Q.

    It was great and there was alot of audience participation

    May 15, 2013

  • Rasmus D.

    Great event. More of those. Cheers!

    May 15, 2013

    • Franco S.

      Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

      May 15, 2013

  • Sherry A.

    It was great event. Thanks for organizing it.

    May 14, 2013

    • Franco S.

      Thanks to you for make it a great event! :-)

      May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now im free but i guess 'its all over'? :/

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      uhm yeah, 50-60mins not really nearby :/

      May 14, 2013

    • Franco S.

      Pity :-\

      May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    @JeanPierre, what did you had in mind? Contact me on [masked]..

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • JeanPierre C.

    any app developer looking forward to team-up and start a new venture on sustainability and tech?

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to :)

    May 14, 2013

  • Lorenzo Albano F.

    Yes

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    maybebaby now - student life commitments :/

    May 13, 2013

  • Zubair Q.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just signed up for this meetup group and would like to say thank you. I will gladly attend tomorrow.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Maria L.

    I would really like to attend, I said "yes" first thinking it was a web-based event. Unfortunately i will not be able to make it to KBH :(

    April 22, 2013

    • Franco S.

      It's a pity you cannot participate, but we will organize other events in the future that you might be able to attend :-)

      1 · April 22, 2013

  • Soren H.

    Tentative

    March 25, 2013

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