Hello folks, hope you are enjoying summer in spite of the weather. For those of you who are not away on holiday, the next evening meetup will be on Wednesday, August 17th. It will take place at Ristorante Frascati, on the lake near Bellevue. Attendees will be expected to order dinner a la carte (the pizza is supposed to be quite good). As usual, there will be no agenda, just freeform networking.
This will be a very special meetup for me, because it is the last one that I will be organizing. As many of you know, I am leaving Switzerland for a "sabbatical" year in California. The meetup group will be carried forward by two of our most avid members, David Butler and Mike Goguen. If you have met these two, you know that they will do a great job. So this meetup will serve as the official passing of the torch. It has been my pleasure to be your host for 2+ years, and my privilege to meet so many talented, creative, and driven individuals. If we have met during my tenure, or not, I hope you will come to this meetup to say goodbye!
Let me also take this opportunity to thank the co-organizers who have covered for me during the many times that I have been absent: David, Piero, and Lisa. Many thanks also to John for doing a fantastic job with the weekly discussion groups. In true startup fashion, this concept has really taken off and will soon be "graduating" to a separate website - details forthcoming.
Cheers everyone, and stay in touch!