Syb Groeneveld on Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:27:33 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] INVITATION final session Digital Pioneer Academy (Modified by Geert Lovink)

INVITATION final session Digital Pioneer Academy
Saturday, October 21st
Time: 14.00 - 17.30
Location: Willem de Zwijger Pakhuis, Amsterdam

The past four months 13 Digital Pioneer projects have been working on a business plan. We would like to invite you for the final session on Saturday 21st October. During this session the participants will each present their plans to a group of experts and compete for three funding facilities of EUR 25.000.

The Academy is a spin off from the Digital Pioneer fund. This fund gives financial and organisational support to small scale grass root content communities that realise innovative projects in the public domain on the Internet. Many of the more than 100 projects that were supported by Digital Pioneers have a common problem: after a successful start, projects have a hard time to scale up their initiative and to build a sound financial and organisational basis. Therefore we started the Academy.

Most participating projects in the Academy have a thriving community of sometimes more than 50.000 members. The digital pioneer projects are all set up by creative individuals and illustrate the online participatory culture. Their projects influence housing corporations, welfare institutions, media corporations, educational sector, medical care and municipalities in their strategies to innovate. Their business plan is the lay-out for a sound financial future and will exemplify the social value of their community and services. More background on the Academy projects can be found at

14.00 - 14.20 Welcome & introduction by Vincent Everts
14.20 - 14.40 Open Doors: the value of Digital Pioneers by Syb Groeneveld
14.40 - 16.00 Pitch (13 * 3 minutes + 2 minutes Q & A)
2. KijkRadio
3. Wireless Leiden
4. Bliin
5. CleanBits
6. Soundtransit
8. Simuze
9. Face your World
10. BugPool
11. FruitDate
12. FAQtory
13. Woophy
16.00 - 16.30 Break with VJ group Breakbaar
16.30 - 16.40 Experts present the three winners of the Academy funding facilities
16.40 - 17.30 Drinks & Music by Breakbaar

Only a limited number of participants can be present. Therefore, pls RSVP by sending an email to

Looking forward meeting you the 21st!


Syb Groeneveld & Corline van Es
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