Rackspace Startup Program Global Startup Event Guide: December 2014

December brings us World AIDS Day on the first day of the month, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have passed. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in December of 1877 and Marconi first broadcast his radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901. Disney’s founder Walt, golf’s Tiger Woods, lyricist Ira Gershwin and baseball great Ty Cobb celebrate birthdays this month. It was December 1903 when the Wright brothers first flew, and 1968 when Apollo 8 reached the moon. And in the words of Dr. Seuss, “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

Within the startup movement, there are plenty of events happening globally in December 2014. The Rackspace Startup Program is here to keep you up to date with valuable information on events and happenings inside the global startup community. What follows is a partial list of global startup events complied by the contributors of StartupDigest:

Austin
Startup Grind Austin Hosts Alan Knitowski of Phunware
Traction – Finding Your Product Distribution Channel

Berlin
4HWW December Meetup
Lean Startup Machine

Boston
Xconomy Forum: Tech Agenda
Music Tech Demo Night

Boulder
Boulder Open Coffee Club (BOCC)
Marketing with Social Media

Buenos Aires
Jornada ¿Para qué la Nube?

Cardiff
Solving Urban Challenges with Data
Design Stuff Cardiff

Cincinnati
2035 Lecture w/ Wendy Lea

Columbus
Community Holiday Party & Open House at Innovate New Albany

Copenhagen
Startup Grind Copenhagen Hosts Klaus Nyengaard
Minc/Talks with Navid Modiri: Allt är Påhittat – Bli en Sån som Hittar På

Dallas
Origin Story: Mobile App Prototyping with Swift @ Oven Bits

Denver
Startup Grind Denver Hosts Dan King of ReadyTalk
CoFoundersLab Matchup Denver

Detroit
Weekend Website Warrior – Build a Website w/ JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Startup Grind Detroit Hosts Henry Balanon from Protean

Dublin
Coding Grace – Beginners Python Workshop
Jolly Dublin GameCraft

Hamburg
Open Lecture Series 2014/15
SpeedUP! Europe Open Call Deadline

Houston
Platformit: Food For Thought

Hungary
Stretch

India
CII Startupreneuers Expo (Chennai)
UnPluggd (Bengaluru)

Israel
UXI Studio

Istanbul
DevFest’14 Istanbul
Master in Growth

Italy
GameIS 2014 – The Israeli Game Industry Conference
ItaliaRestarts

Latvia
LatCraft | Opening Event
JavaScript Latvia Monthly Meetup

London
EntrepreneurCountry Forum
RE.WORK Cities Summit

Manchester
Manchester Raspberry Jam 24

Miami
2014 M2Games LATAM
WeXchange 2014

Montreal
TechNoël 2014

Munich
GeoDev Meetup München
Intrapreneurship Conference 2014

New York City
TalentExpo

Oslo
Startup Day: Going international

Paris
APIdays Global Conference
LeWeb

Philadelphia
December 2014 OpenAccessPHL Convening
Philly Game Works :: Introduction to 3D Graphics Programming

Philippines
SOFTCON.ph: The Philippine Software Industry Conference
IdeaSpace: #Technopreneur Bootcamp @ Nueva Ecija

Portland
TiE PitchFest 2014
Startup Happy Hour Holiday Party

San Diego
CONNECT’s Most Innovative New Product Awards
San Diego Zoo: Tech To Reconnect Series

Seattle
GeekWire Gala
My Garage Is Too Small: Scaling Up Workshop

Silicon Valley
Warm Gun Conference
Lean Startup Machine

Singapore
Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

Stuttgart
Webmontag Stuttgart Dezember 2014
Corporate Startup Summit

Taipei
Asia Beat 2014
ThisWeekin.Asia Startup Drinks

Tampa
Q4 Tech & Entrepreneur Peer Networking Event

Thailand
Startup Next Bangkok
Startup Weekend Bangkok 2014 Travel Edition

Tokyo
スパークプラグ ~Growth with Passion~ Vol.8
IE-KMD Venture Day 2014

Toronto
Empowering B2B Women in Sales
#HoHoTO

Vancouver
Young Entrepreneurs – Business Plan & Finance Seminar
Take The Money And Run – Free 3-Week Business Plan Course

Washington DC
Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Quality of Life
Tech Cocktail’s DC Holiday Party

Startups…get involved with the movement and participate in an event in your community. There is no better time than now to build or strengthen your network. Networking with other entrepreneurs allows you to form and maintain a strong circle of contacts that will serve you well for years to come. If you are an entrepreneur with a new idea in cloud computing, an application that makes people’s lives better or the next big thing online, contact the Startup Team and let us know about it. Happy Holidays from Rackspace Startup Program!

John McKenna loves startups and was a Space Cowboy with the Rackspace Startup Program. He also crafted customer stories and produced really cool videos for the Customer Reference Program. John enjoys telling stories through his writings…and loves the beach, the ranch, his dog Blue and most of all his three beautiful daughters.

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