On a regular Wednesday night after a day of hard work, it was six ‘o clock in the evening and I was on my way home. As I was walking down the street towards the Tekniska Högskolan Subway station I realised that I actually didn’t feel like going home yet at all. That’s when I realised that I had completely forgotten about the Start Up Bar event that our teacher Serdar Temiz had warned us about.
So, instead of going home I decided to go the other way and grab the train to where the action was: Scandic Continental, a hotel situated right next to T-centralen. On the 8th floor this hotel has The Capital, a luxury rooftop bar (free entrance!) where tonight’s Start Up Bar event was taking place. The event had a very nice but professional ambiance; it was clear to see that this was not an average wednesday night.
But after the two colleagues from the Entrepreneurship course I had been talking to about their venture idea’s left, the real magic happened. I had been standing alone for no more 10 seconds before two enthusiastic young entrepreneurs came up to me: Zaid Jarges and Lisa Rosén, asking me what I was going to start my business in.
- Now I am going to interrupt my post here for a second: for those of you who don’t know yet, I am currently working on the development of CityLights, an early phase startup focussing on customisable and on-demand produced lamps through the use of 3D-printing. Also, I had a sticker on my chest saying that I was thinking about starting my own company—
And believe it or not: turns out that Zaid and Lisa were both online retailers specialised in the sales of interior products, more specifically lamps. Apparently they saw potential in the proposal of CityLights and after an elaborate and energetic discussion of how I could go about realising this idea we decided to grab a beer next week and see how we could do for each other . To be continued!