Announcing CircleMe User Meet-ups in Rome and Paris!

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that some months ago, we organized two great CircleMe users’ meetups. The first one took place near our offices in London, whereas the second took place in our HQ in Milan. As these were great fun and we really enjoyed meeting our users, we’ve decided to organize two more CircleMe users’ meetups in two beautiful cities: Rome and Paris!

First CircleMe meetup in London

Rome

You can read all about the Rome meet-up here!

When we organised the meet-up in Milan, we realised that many of our users in Rome would have loved to attend, but it was too far 😦 So, we decided to organize a meet-up for them too! The meet-up in Rome will take place on the 9th of July. Are you interestested? Please email elena@cascaad.com to get the address of the place where we’ll be meeting!

Paris

After the UK and Italy, France will be the third destination for our CircleMe meet-up! And having one of our biggest communities in France, we’re sure it will be a great success! This meet-up will take place in Paris on the 18th of July, 6:00 pm at:

19, avenue Victoria 75001 Paris
métro Châtelet (sortie Théâtre du Châtelet)

Why do we organise these meet-ups?

When we work on improving CircleMe, we don’t think about numbers: We work hard to create something great for people like you. For this reason, getting to know our real users is very important to us: We want to learn how you think we could improve CircleMe, but also get to know who our users are, which means that we might end up talking about anything like music, sports, politics… or anything you are passionate about! Obviously, there is no fee to attend the meet-up or anything like that! In fact, the earlier you join us, the more likely we’ll treat you to a drink 😉

If you are near Rome and Paris during those dates, please join us! It will be real fun!!

Visit the CircleMe team tomorrow in Brescia and Luxembourg!

Dear Circlers!

Tomorrow, 19th of June, will be a busy day for the CircleMe team as we’ll be attending two different events in different parts of Europe 🙂

Our CEO Giuseppe D’Antonio will be speaking about CircleMe and the creation of a social brand at the Pane, Web e Salame event. This event will take place in Brescia at 15:20 CET time.

A bit earlier, our Marketing Manager Javier Galán will be speaking about CircleMe at the ICT Spring Europe in Luxembourg at 13:30 CET time.

So if you are near Brescia or Luxembourg and are attending any of these events, do not hesitate to let us know and pop by to say hi and let us grab you a coffee! You can find Giuseppe at @giudantonio and Javier at @javiergalan

We will update our blog with future speaking events, but do not hesitate to also find us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and updates!

Users meet-up in Milan

Last Friday we organized the first meetup in Milan, Italy and we’ve got to say that it was amazing and it did beat all our expectations. We had some 100 users visiting us, which was amazing for us as we could get some very honest feedback directly from our users.

Our guests started to arrive at around 18:30 to the CircleMe office, with some drinks and nibbles waiting for them. We had some fun and chatted about CircleMe amongst other things. Since we had just released our new video, we projected it and it was our little “Cannes festival” 🙂 If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out!

One of the things that caught the attention of our guests was the foosball table we have in our office. Obviously, we  had to organize a little foosball table tournament on the night!

However, that wasn’t the only competition of the night, as we organized some games and there was a new iPad as a prize!

Something we would have loved to share was a photo of the cake that the patisserie near our office prepared for us. Unfortunately, it was eaten before we had the chance to take a pic!

Many guests stayed until late and at past midnight, it was time for Circlerella our last guests to return home after a fun day where we learned a lot about our guests.

As a fun note, one of our users managed to get a fun pic: It’s our CEO Giuseppe D’Antonio as Party Cleaning Manager. This pic might one day go viral… And you saw it first on our blog 😉 Oh boy!

We do hope you’ll join us in future meetups. Stay tuned on our Twitter account or Facebook page!

The first ever CircleMe meetup!

Hi Circlers,

Yesterday we hosted the first ever CircleMe meetup in London and we have to say that it was a great success and that we’re very excited to have met many of our users!

The event took place in Old Street, the “Silicon Roundabout” in London. We met in “Meter”, a new bar just outside the station.

We were meeting at 6PM, and soon enough, some users started to arrive and we started to talk about CircleMe and much more! Soon, there were many of us and we were having a great time.

We gave some cool CircleMe T-shirts to those users who joined us : – )

It was a great occasion for the CircleMe team to get some sincere feedback (we all know drinks foster sincerity 😉 ) and get to hear what works for our users, what doesn’t, and what they would like to see in CircleMe in the future. Certainly, we got a big list with feedback and suggestions to improve both the web version and the mobile app. We’re always on the hunt for new suggestions and feedback, so do not hesitate to share your feedback here or on Facebook or Twitter.

First CircleMe meetup in London. We’re terribly sorry we couldn’t get in the picture to those who left early/arrived late : – (

We continued to have a great time and some 5 hours later, we were still chatting and some even dancing and having a great time.

Some CircleMe users just could’t stop havin fun!

Funnily enough, our launch party coincided with the launch party of another cool service: lightbox. We got talking and sharing ideas : )

Sarp Centel from Lightbox and Giuseppe D’Antonio from CircleMe share some feedback

Overall, this first CircleMe meetup was a great success and we just can’t wait to organize new ones in the near future to get feedback from our users, and not only from the UK! For starters, you can count with a CircleMe users meetup in Milan, Italy, and more should come after that! Stay tuned on our Facebook page and Twitter!

CircleMe needs your vote!

Hi CircleMe’rs,

That’s right, we need your vote! We found out that were amongst the top 150 companies to be nominated for Top European Start-up at the London Web Summit (People’s Choice).

We’re in the top 9 so far and voting ends on Wednesday the 14th, so we can do it 🙂 If you want to support it, you can vote for us here: http://www.websummit.net/nominee/vote/ (it only takes one click and no registration is required!)

On behalf of the CircleMe team, many thanks!

CircleMe is ready to jump in the arena!

Today we are very excited to have been selected to participate in the Startup Challenge in Vienna, from October 3rd to October 7th.The Startup Challenge is part of the StartupWeek2011, an event which gathers over 100 investors, 70 speakers and 50 selected European start-ups that want to conquer the world, like us.

It is a great oppportunity for CircleMe, and we are very honored to be part of this competition finalists.

The CircleMe’s top management will demo the platform during the competition and will concurrently launch a beta version of CircleMe, accessible to all by invitation. Stay tuned!

If you are around, come to meet us. Would be great to meet personally some of CirclemMe’s early-adopters.

Want to know more about the event? Have a look here .

We are what we like, and we will make sure to show this at Startup Week 2011!