With two meetup under our belt, I thought now would be a good time to evaluate this N.O.M.A.N meetup.
I have been so humbled that a) people turned up and, b) to have met such interesting people that I can now call "friends" (not just business acquaintances, but real, lifetime friends.) And to be honest, this alone has made this meetup a great success for me.
But what about the "business end" side of things? Has this meetup achieved its goal to connect blockchain start-ups with investors?
Well, the answer is is a big YES!
I have been blown away with the opportunity that this meetup has presented to me as an investor (and hopefully other investors too). The fact that one start-up: Inspheer.com came all the way from Italy the other night was just unbelievable.
I look forward to update you all about this soon...
Our sponsor, David Minton who is sponsoring our first five event has said he will buy you all a drink again at the next meetup - but, there is one caveat - it must be paid with Bitcoin. We will open a "Beer wallet" with our friends at Roolo.io, and then work out how we pay for the drinks on the night *cough* Denis, George, Athony C ??
So, the format will be the same, with a third table this time:
Table 1 - The "Money"
Put your name down to play at this table if you are looking to raise money now, or in the future for your start-up. You will play against angel investors, private equity representatives and (hopefully) a few VC's, too!
Table 2 - Early Adopters
Looking to validate your idea? Need users? Then this is the table for you...
Table 3 - In-house N.O.M.A.N. agents product / idea (open to all)
I strongly believe in a "Testable Idea Is Better than a Good Idea" - and that what we will do around this table. We have the idea, and then build / hack the product ready to demo in the following meetup.
Hope to see you there!