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This article was published on March 18, 2008


    TheNextWeb2008 Update: Support your local startup

    TheNextWeb2008 Update: Support your local startup
    Patrick de Laive
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    Patrick de Laive

    CPO and co-founder, TNW

    Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is a frequently asked speaker at (tech) events across the globe. Check his LinkedIn profile and @Patrick on Twitter for more information.

    In only 15 days The Next Web Conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We will post short daily updates about speakers, initiatives and events here.

    Dutch media expert, Twitter maniac and founder of the Crowds, Erwin Blom started an initiative to support local startups. As young internet entrepreneurs have limited funds and might not be able to afford to go to The Next Web (but should definitely be there), he decided to start a pool where people can drop in some money to buy a ticket for some of the starting entrepreneurs.
    Startups/entrepreneurs who want to attend with support from this initiative should send in a 3 minute video pitch and the winners will get a ticket, payed for by the “Dutch angels of startups”

    UPDATE: 1500+ Euros has been collected so far and becausewe really appreciate this initiative we’ve decided to double every Euro they raise.

    Happy fundraising!