Smart Networking Workshop at the Waterkant Startup Festival

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Only a few days until the Waterkant Startup Festival in Kiel (14th - 15th June 2018). Reason enough to wave the flag again for this great event.

You can expect a wonderful maritime mix of start-ups, technologies, innovations and the always existing closeness to the water, which is not only a result of the exclusive location. The Waterkant Festival takes place again in the MFG5 area in Kiel between Holtenau and Friedrichsort, where military helicopters were based just a few years ago.

Smart Networking Workshop

Last year I took part for the first time, but only as a normal guest. This year I will even be active at the podium twice.

On Friday at 4 pm on stage CoWorkLand Container will share my networking expertise on the topic “Smart Networking in the Startup World”. With tamanguu.contacts we develop a web application for networking and relationship management. Be there! This will be an exciting workshop! We will also participate in a startup pitch session where we will present our startup tamanguu in only three minutes.

Promising lectures

Apart from that I am looking forward to further interesting and inspiring presentations and of course I have already compiled my plan on Waterkant 2018 Program, which lectures and workshops I would like to attend and enjoy. My highlights will be:

  • “Conscious Business Model Design” with Canay Atalay
  • “clarifydata - from analytics to predictive to Artificial Intelligence” with Michael Hartke
  • “The Google Ventures Design Sprint - How to create a future proof prototype in just 5 days” with Lonneke Boonzaaijer
  • “Free Yourself - How tomorrow’s operations will make your work more flexible, fun and profitable” with Philipp Ströhemann


In addition, two intense networking days with old and new acquaintances will take place, which not only complements the programme of the two days, but is also a central part of the event. Last year it was sold out close to the start. So hurry up, if you want in! And if so, I’m looking forward to a joint Lille Bräu or similar cold drink at the waterside!

Click here for the tickets: Waterkant Festival Website

Contact me if you want to meet me there!

Johannes tamanguu CEO & Co-Founder

Websites about the Waterkant Festival:
Waterkant Festival Website
Waterkant 2018 Program

Also interesting in this context:

“Why a strong network is crucial for success”

“Getting the most out of Networking Events”

In this sense: Happy Networking!

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