If you asked me right now how to survive a two-day event like TechCrunch Disrupt, I’d answer “cocaine” – but please don’t ask. I have no idea and I’m too tired to fall asleep.
I underestimated it. Pitching people about your product for eight hours straight is so immensely tiring I could barely stand by the end. Even though exhausting, it was also a learning experience; apart from leveling up in social interaction I also really gained understanding of our product. Until now I had no clear answer to a simple question of “what does it do?”. I have one now; after a hundred iterations I could explain it in three sentences tops.
How did I like Berlin? I have no idea. All I saw was the expo hall, the S-Bahn and the countless doner kebaps. It’s not to say I didn’t like the city; I’d just really love to come back here under less stressful circumstances.
I’m coming back home tomorrow morning by a Deutsche Bahn bus. Yup.
PS. I think I uttered about ten words in German, total, during the entire trip.