Video of Xavier Damman’s Conference about Storify & Becoming an Entrepreneur in San Francisco

Yesterday we had a great entrepreneurship night with Xavier Damman, speaking at the Betagroup Coworking Brussels.

For those that could not be here or watch the live streaming of his conference, we have the video!

And, of course, a Storify with the social media highlights of the night:


Xavier Damman on Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Xavier Damman is a 27-year-old Belgian entrepreneur who 3 years ago left for San Francisco and started a successful startup Storify, a web platform that allows users to create stories by gathering and curating information from social networks. Xavier shares his journey and tips.

Storified by Ramon Suarez · Tue, Oct 09 2012 08:50:50

Video of Xavier Damman’s Conference about Storify & Becoming an Entrepreneur in San Francisco ” Coworking in Brussels with the BetaGroup: Better than a Business CenterYesterday we had a great entrepreneurship night with Xavier Damman, speaking at the Betagroup Coworking Brussels. For those that could no…
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It takes time to become an overnight success http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdammanRamon Suarez
Listening to @xdamman explaining success of Storify @betacowork Brussels. We should be proud to have such talented entrepreneurs #xdammanAndré Robert Duval
Make a name for yodurself in the industry first seems to be the way to go… Worked for @storify founder @xdammanDiego Palmeiro
“Being in the right place at the right time can really make a big difference” #betagroup @xdammanDiego Palmeiro
“Perfection is attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no langue anything to take away!”@BetaGroup @xdammanXavier de Ryckel ヅ
product development 101 by @xdamman #betagroup http://pic.twitter.com/agFH9R6CStephane Wenric
@xdamman is on fire @BetaGroup Tech Conference! We need more of those guys. http://pic.twitter.com/0fTAVjnZsiddy jobe
Perseverance is key to success of entrepreneurs http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdammanRamon Suarez
You can’t make a global Internet company from Belgium, but you can contribute http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdammanRamon Suarez
Buy out of startups does not happen in EU. Business Angels have less incentives http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdammanRamon Suarez
We need to convince the old banks, telecoms and companies to buy a startup a year in Belgium http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdammanRamon Suarez
Dream big, ask for at least half a million when raising money http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman #entrepreneurship #belgiumRamon Suarez
There’s no more borders in a world we are all connected, forget about Belgium, it’s not even a market! – Storify @xdamman #Betacowork #ICABJulia Vumilia Vira
Don’t listen to your mom.People that loves you want you to be safe, not succesful http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdammanRamon Suarez
A safe job is a boring job #dang! @xdammanphilippe pelsmaekers
safe is boring. by @xdamman #betagroup http://pic.twitter.com/CdNDrWQGStephane Wenric
The best way to improve your product is sharing an getting feedback, don’t be afraid to share – Storify @xdamman conference #BetacoworkJulia Vumilia Vira
“Share your idea!” 1. Entrepreneurs have their own ideas, won’t steal yours. 2. You will get valuable feedback. @xdamman #betagroupDiego Palmeiro
“Go excite some electrons and change the world.” — @xdammanKristof Verbraeken
And ashamed that they have to leave the country RT @duvandre We should be proud to have such talented entrepreneurs @xdammanYelyam
Pretty sad ascertainment from @xdamman at @betagroup… http://instagr.am/p/Qh8uY0Jb7C/Jeremy Corman
.@xdamman spent $2500 a month in SF when he arrived, used savings for 2 http://bit.ly/TbNjeG (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
Your best bet is to go open minded and listen to people in the Valley,Iterate http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
Make yourself useful to the community http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
VCs told us to raise more money, that’s why we went for two million dollars http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
Technology & design are becoming a commodity, not the community using your product. Uncopiable @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
Best way to get introduced in Silicon Valley: join a @webmission http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
I’m skeptical about initiatives funded by the government http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
Competitors are those that take money from the same sources you want http://bit.ly/TbNjeG @xdamman (live at http://ustre.am/rr6T)Ramon Suarez
Ask the been-there-done-that dude #xdamman #betagroup #betacowork #ICABincubator http://pic.twitter.com/htH8kJCNMarnix Housen
Very inspiring keynote with @xdamman @BetagroupOlivier Deknop
Had a lot of fun presenting at @betacowork. @jeanderely and @ramonsuarez are doing an amazing job for the Belgian startup scene. Keep it up!Xavier Damman
You should ask @jeanderely to present next. He is a true Belgian success story that will inspire you a lot. #woorank #betagroup #BetacoworkXavier Damman
“Best keys : distribution, user experience and technical background” – Storify conference by @xdamman #Betacowork #ICABJulia Vumilia Vira
It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing more to remove #betagroup thx @xdammanJonathan Wuurman
après l’excellente présentation hier soir @BetaGroup ravi de voir à nouveau @xdamman dans un mois au #TEDxBrusselsJulien Gassend
@storination Team with @xdamman ! http://pic.twitter.com/QTLyXyefzobi8225
Almost forgot to mention that I assisted ystdy 2 a nice talk exchange btw. a Young Guru ( @xdamman) and an Elder one (@duvandre) @BetaGroupJeremy Thomas

About Ramón Suárez

Tech startups, entrepreneurship, & coworking; @Betacowork Coworking Brussels and Coworking Belgium @Cobelgium founder; President and cofounder of the European Coworking Assembly @CoAssemblyEU@startupsbe founder and board member; blogger; chocolate ambassador; Brussels lover. For speaking engagements, please contact my agent at Startups.be, Laura Ortiz: laura@startups.be / +32 484 10 74 69 Connect on Twitter: @ramonsuarez and Google+ Watch me talk about coworking & entrepreneurship on YouTube

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