niedziela, 28 sierpnia 2016

Once again



We have passed to final of Dubai Future Accelerators contest but did not passed a final itself. However, one of organizers has liked our page on Facebook and is now observing us and we will be told to try once again in more than 6 weeks. We will...

Well, it was more that 2000 companies and organizations and we consider passing to final as the success. In the other competition in Den Haag we are shortlisted to 100 companies and awaiting result early this week.

But we do not lose time. Jaaz Portal have now support page and we are preparing it to Beta Test launch. We have gathered more that 40 persons that would like to test our service and will give them access at the end of this week.

niedziela, 21 sierpnia 2016

Dubai, Den Haag

 

It was really exciting week. We have qualified to finals of two startup's contest. One is Dubai Future Accelerators and the other is World Startup Factory based in Den Haag in the Netherlands.

But we do not rest on laurels. In preparations to launch of Beta Tests Jaaz has started Freshdesk help desk project. Now I am coding tools to support our Beta Testers. 

wtorek, 9 sierpnia 2016

Beta


I did not written anything on my blog since long time but i had hands full of work. Beside notable progress on Jaaz Portal I returned to my old work on drug policy reform.

But let start from Jaaz. We had announced Beta Tests and around 40 people has applied for it. We will need to choose 20 of them that will test our product before official launch in September.

Beside this we have new homepage of Jaaz company, finally in English. We have also started Jaaz Alliance project that will be a formal association of companies and organizations running the Jaaz Portal. It will support development of it.

Work on Non-Govermental Organization is something on what I had spend a years of my life. It was however not business one but drug policy reform. And the fruit of this work is my latest project on this area - the Harm Reduction Convention on which I will write more in another post. For now I invite you to check our homepage. Maybe You will join us?

poniedziałek, 27 czerwca 2016

Varsovie


I hadn't been back to Warsaw for at least 8 years. Many things has changed; my favourite clubbing place, near the Vistula river, no longer exists. They've built a station there, for Warsaw's second metro line. 

I spent the whole day walking around downtown, but also went to the Praga district, on the right bank of the river. I had an interesting job interview there, but I don't think it's the right job for me. Tomorrow I have another interview in another part of the city. 

I was surprised by one meeting and I am not sure if it was a pure accident. There are 1.7 million inhabitants in Warsaw, and I bumped into my ex-girlfriend. We hadn't seen each other for maybe 10 years and, well, some people had told me she'd been killed in Amsterdam. 

Some even said that I was the one who murdered her, by hitting her on the head with a bottle. She disappeared from the internet years ago, and I though it must be true that she was dead. Now when I meet her I feel clean. Nobody can say that I murdered anyone. What bullshit...

niedziela, 26 czerwca 2016

My Yiddishe Papa



And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD,  
that thy children shall come again to their own border. 
Jeremiah 31:37

I've just returned from visiting my father. I hadn't seen him since I was a kid. He has changed a lot, both physically and mentally.

During my journey to the place where he now lives, I was thinking how it would go. I was wondering if he would recognize me at all. He did. After a little pause, he whispered my name - a touch uncertainly.

But that was the only contact I was able to have with him. He is completely destroyed, not only physically. He is living in his own world. Spiritually still in communist Poland.

Going back home, I was still thinking how it could be that they subjected a Jew to electroshock and the most powerful drugs they had available. It could only happen under a communist regime. They hated us so much...

sobota, 7 maja 2016

Reservations


Another week that I had spend almost exclusively on work on my Jaaz Project. I finished component to reserve a place for web site on our server and made an instructional video about it.

In mean time I was in near town Częstochowa where I bought web cam. Thanks to this You can see me in our latest video.

The registration component is now ready and you can reserve a place on our server for your website but I do not stop a work. Now I am finishing banner component to manage publishing a banners on our site. With time it will become complete banner exchange network.

After this I will start work on component to gather and display web statistic, so you will have an option to view live statistic from your web page.  


piątek, 29 kwietnia 2016

Investors


It was a time in which I was focused mainly on my commercial project. Since I came out of prison two months ago I did a really good work. 

The main site for Jaaz Portal is now ready to accept investors.I had mad a component called MicroInvest that makes possible to accept investments, as low as 100 Euro. For 100 Euro virtually anybody can have a share in our further profits. 

As Leo Tolstoy written in his "War & Peace" nowel the greatest fighters are time and patience. I hope this component will be successful but at the same time I do not close for normal investment.

We had addressed some Venture Capital companies in Poland and overseas and after one day already have some positive signs. One Finish company has written that while they are not looking for investment outside Finland maybe they will put a money into our project if we will find somebody in Poland that would like also to invest. 

We had then asked some of funds in our country and have one positive answer. They has written that are giving our project to analysis and we must wait for answer and more questions. This is a feedback after just one day of looking for investor. So we are quite optimistic.

But I do not sit down and just wait. I am now going to make another component for our site. This time to give You possibility to reserve a place on free version of Jaaz Portal. Everyone that will subscribe will get 50 Euro for promotion through all of our sites. 

If You are interested more in investing into us check out our site and remember, for every 100 Euro we will give you back at least 160 Euro.