Francisco Tomé Costa

Redpill, staying in Wonderland

Once again, it’s that time of the year when you look back and start to think about what you accomplished during the last 12 months.

The first thing that pops my mind is that I didn’t blog here at all, and become a twitter addict. Well, that is not enterely true, because I’ve done some writting to TheNextWeb Portugal.

Patrulha.TVIn August I’ve also started to opinate about some tecnological weekly news at Patrulha.TV with my fellow friend André Tavares. Doing for the first time a video podcast was a very good experience where we’ve learn a lot about communication, we met a lot of people, played with some gadgets, and above all, had a lot of fun. I think that video is finally starting to gain some dimension in the Portuguese web environment where most of the urban kids an teenagers consume more web video content that watch TV. That said, the way content is produced and consumed began to change, and web platforms play a major row. At Patrulha.TV we want to be a part of this and to push this revolution.

Another achievement was the completion of the Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship.

tymrI’ve also released an event social network During the last months this has been responsible by 95% of my time and were I spend all my strenghts and thinking. I’ve traveled thousands of kms, stole hundreds of hours to my sleep, met dozens of people and made some of the thoughest decisions of my life but now it’s finally taking shape.
This SaaS is currently in a very active development and more features will be released soon. At the moment, everything is focused in turning it to a robust service.
Someday I’ll write a more detailed post dedicated to all this entrepeneurial experience, that still lasts and it’s only in its beginning.

I’ve attend some conferences and talks like Codebits, Portugal Empreendedor, SWITCH Conference, TEDx O’Porto and BarcampPT, among others, where I had the opportunity to meet inspirational individuals that I admire for a long time and mainly to enrich my network of personal contacts. During the next year I intend to be more active and keep on increasing my networking skills =)

I want to believe that 2010 was just a warm-up year, and that in 2011 the game kicks off. I’m feeling willful and that’s why I’m taking again the Redpill.