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Porter Erisman, ex-VP alibaba.com at Lift14

Sylvie Reinhard, Jun. 27, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that Porter Erisman, ex-Vice-President at alibaba.com , will speak at Lift and host the first Swiss screening of " Crocodile in the Yangtze " during Lift 14, Feb… Read more

The Lift14 Poster is here

Sylvie Reinhard, Jun. 25, 2013
It's always a major step in the making of a conference when we agree with our friends at Bread and Butter on its visual identity. The design process includes usually quite a few hours of… Read more

Ideas from the Lift14 Brainstorming Apero

Magaly Mathys, Jun. 25, 2013
Last week we organised a brainstorming session at the Lift office. The session was open to everyone who felt like having a drink, discussing Lift14 ideas and catching-up with other Lifters. 25 people… Read more

The latest adventures of DIY biologist Thomas Landrain

Sylvie Reinhard, Jun. 5, 2013
Very exiting stuff has been going on at " La Paillasse ", France's first biotech community lab. They just were awarded the "Maker" award by the OuiShare Fest in Paris and… Read more

Let's meet: Lift14 Brainstorming Apéro in Geneva

Magaly Mathys, May. 23, 2013
We would love to catch up and exchange ideas for the Lift14 program. Join us on Monday June 17 at 5pm for drinks and discussions at the Lift Office in Geneva at Quai du Seujet 18. 17:00 Welcome… Read more

Learnings from the Lift13 Survey

Sylvie Reinhard, May. 23, 2013
It took us quite a while to study all the survey results - understand, analyze and digest your numerous comments. Many thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it ! And a big thank you to OWL… Read more

OKCon 2013 Call for Proposals – out now!

Magaly Mathys, May. 7, 2013
Event . OKCon 2013 – 17th-18th September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. Call for Proposals . Find the call, FAQs and the submission form on the OKCon 2013 Call for Proposal webpage . Deadline . The… Read more

Great book: "Interviewing Users" by Lift speaker Steve Portigal

Sylvie Reinhard, May. 2, 2013
Steve Portigal, who delighted us with his speech Lift11 speech "Discover and act on insights about people" just published his first book: Interviewing Users explains how to succeed with… Read more

Meet Jay Nath, the One-Man Municipal Accelerator

Sylvie Reinhard, May. 2, 2013
San Francisco and the entire Bay Area are well known as a tech innovation hotbed, for a thriving private sector with all its Googles, Facebooks and so on. But what about the public sector? What can a… Read more

The Business Impact of Open Data: A Case Study

Sylvie Reinhard, Apr. 25, 2013
Recently Sylvie met Thomas Gauthier at the Lift office for coffee. Thomas is co-founder of Biometis , a startup which offers data-driven decision support services to healthcare companies. Thomas… Read more

Winning the Urban Data Challenge

Sylvie Reinhard, Apr. 18, 2013
We just came back from San Francisco, where we announced the winners of the Urban Data Challenge , launched at Lift13. We quickly wanted to share the inspiring results with you: Just how frustrated… Read more

New event: Open Knowledge Conference

Sylvie Reinhard, Mar. 21, 2013
We are pleased to announce our next event: the Open Knowledge Conference , taking place September 16-18 in Geneva. The world’s leading open data and open knowledge event, OKCon is the latest in… Read more

Urban Data Challenge: international exhibition of your project

Sylvie Reinhard, Mar. 12, 2013
Only 3 weeks left to participate in the Urban Data Challenge between the cities of San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich! Thank you for the great feedback so far, we are delighted about the 300+ sign-ups… Read more

Start-up Scene in Uruguay

Sylvie Reinhard, Feb. 26, 2013
Interesting article in Friday’s NYT about Uruguay’s gaming start-up scene: Ironhide for example encounters great success in the US with its game Kingdom Rush : it has been ranked one of… Read more

Lift13 Wrap-up

Sylvie Reinhard, Feb. 12, 2013
Dear Lifters! Thank you all for the great vibes and inspiring conversations at Lift last week. It was a fabulous adventure for us and we hope you had an uplifting, valuable and fun experience, too!… Read more

Get a massage during Lift13

Aurelia Weber, Feb. 6, 2013
If you need to relax during Lift13, go to the Zen lounge to get a nice massage :) It's happening now, we are looking forward welcoming you at Lift!… Read more

Workshop registration update

Melanie Ducret, Feb. 5, 2013
Considering participant enthusiasm for workshops at Lift13, this year we decided to open registrations in stages. Please don't panic if you did not manage to sign-up for the workshop of your… Read more

Private launch of Mobino mobile payment solution at Lift13

Melanie Ducret, Feb. 3, 2013
We are twice excited to introduce our mobile payment partner Mobino. Why twice excited? Because this is a much awaited premiere at Lift and because Mobino is the brainchild of three long-time lifters… Read more

Kids leading Minecraft Masterclass @Lift13

Melanie Ducret, Feb. 1, 2013
Did you know that we welcome kids at Lift since 2006 on Wednesday? This year, 9 year old Ethan and 11 year old Chris are hosting a Minecraft Masterclass! Come see them play live and talk you through… Read more

"Ethical Erotica" producer Garion Hall speaking at Lift13

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 23, 2013
Please meet the third speaker of the "Innovation Drivers XXX" session: Garion Hall is CEO of abbywinters.com , a premium and successful adult pay site, with tens-of-thousands of paying… Read more

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