Open Coffee Club Tallinn - regular meetup for tech community
February 03, 2012
Open Coffee Club
was initially started to enable better communication between entrepreneurs and VCs. Usually VC-s sit in their fancy offices and entrepreneurs have difficulties to pitch their ideas and get direct feedback. OCC initiative was launched in London by Saul Klein, partner of Index Ventures. Saul wrote a simple blog post
in 2007 and the initiative took off really fast. Today OCC is well know technology startup community meetup format around the world
Estonian OCC was started by blog post from Jüri Kaljundi
, entreprenerur and co-founder of Garage48
. 1st Open Coffee Club Tallinn meetup took place in December 2007 in Scotland Yard
Pub. Then after a while, OCC moved to City Platz
in Ülemiste City
. From early 2011 OCC meetups moved to Garage48 HUB
is recognized meeting place for startup people and Open Coffee Club Tallinn takes place here every 1st Thursday of a month
. You should follow Garage48 HUB events
to RSVP for the next one.
It truly is ultimate regular networking event for startup people. We always have 30 to 50 people coming by, including local investors and business angels abroad, entrepreneurs, technical talents and other startup people. As Open Coffee Club is well known networking event around the world, it also attracts lot of foreigners currently in town. Usually we have half of the people, who's attending first time or haven't been here for long time, one third do not speak Estonian, which is great.
Open Coffee Club Tallinn at Garage48 HUB (Feb 2, 2012)
Everyone is here to meet you. All you need to do is get yourself here and be brave enough to shake hands with people you don't know. Change business cards, try to learn what others are doing, share your business ideas, ask feedback, try to find a job or hire somebody. Sky is the limit! As simple as that!