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Day 0 / Saturday, 04. June 2022

  • Arrival in San Francisco
  • Highlights of the day: The guy on the plane playing Solitaire
  • Meeting Thommy, a university friend of Jana who works in SF at McKinsey and who organised a studio apartment for us to stay

Day 1 / Sunday, 05. June 2022

  • Breakfast in our new hood in Mission
  • Caltrain to Mountain View
  • Apple Entrepreneur Camp Alumni reception at Alexander’s Steakhouse close to Apple Park
  • Inspired by the exchange with other founders/makers: recommending physical activities at desk/chair for 5/10 mins breaks
  • We brought and shared tasty German chocolate as a dessert

Day 2 / Monday, 06. June 2022

  • The highlight of our trip: WWDC at Apple Park
  • Opening and keynote by Tim Cook and Craig Federighi
  • State of the Union
  • Meeting the Apple Team and getting a tour through AP
  • Dinner with selected founders, amongst them two Apple Design Award winners
Read about our WWDC experience here

Day 3 / Tuesday, 07. June 2022

  • Back at Apple Park to meet with out Design Partner and Partnership Manager
  • Meeting an angel investor in Palo Alto
  • Taking Caltrain back to San Fran blogging about our WWDC experience
  • We saw a Waymo driverless car

Day 4 / Wednesday, 08. June 2022

  • At Bloomberg Technology Summit in SanFran Downtown. Speaker Highlights:
    • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
    • Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon
    • Michelle Bailhe, Partner, Sequoia Capital and Sandhya Venkatachalam, Partner, Khosla Ventures - with whom we had a chat about beams and how we could use Natural Language Processing to help people work better
  • At our lunch table we sat with a person each working at Google, Waymo, LinkedIn & Meta
  • Attended a Yoga class at Love Story Yoga
  • Met an old friend of Mihri who is a former founder of a SaaS product and now works in San Fran at a well-known productivity company.

Day 5 / Thursday, 09. June 2022

  • Apple eCamp Alumni call
  • Jana met a product guy from Berlin who now moved to San Fran
  • Lunch with Jasper, co-founder of Tally and now Strings
  • Co-working with Tove (Swedish Crypto expert who Jana knows from Berlin) at Shack15 - a new and beautiful co-working space at the Ferry Building with lots of mingling opportunities
  • We went to a DJ pop-up workshop with DJ Angelo and DJ QBert (world’s best DJ in 2010) hosted by Algoriddim, whose founders we got to know at WWDC
  • Best burrito of San Fran for dinner

Day 6 / Friday, 10. June 2022

  • Meeting with Thi, Marco & Ali who have worked on a similar mission like us at Move37
  • David Pichsenmeier, Slack
  • Oana from Singalfire
  • worked from Shack15 and attended the happy hour networking to chat with entrepreneurs/founders
  • dinner at foreign cinema

Day 7 / Saturday, 11. June 2022

  • Road trip with Michael (Type Studio), Mike (
  • Santa Cruz
  • Monterey

Day 8 / Sunday, 12. June 2022

  • Yoga at LoveStoryYoga
  • Work hard, party hard: Day party at audio
  • dive bar

Day 9 / Monday, 13. June 2022

  • Zoom: Haystack / Beams
  • Christina x beams Internship Interview
  • Work from Müesi (not a typo, not muesli)
  • Dinner at Chinatown - z & y restaurant, adult fortune cookies

Day 10 / Tuesday, 14. June 2022

  • Caltrain to Sunnyvale: Plug and Play June Summit at Plug and Play Tech Center.
  • meeting with Amit
  • Fingaroo, Tony and Amin
  • Peachscore, Payman: early-stage business assessment platform
  • Hops, Aamir and Jake: raising series A next year June, focus on growth
  • Uizard, Rizwan: freemium templates, #user accounts
  • PNP Team: Neda Amit, Tal, Haruka, Phillip Vincent
  • Jeff
  • Bob Trevelyan
  • Companies: Symend, Skan

Day 11 / Wednesday, 15. June 2022

  • In San Mateo
  • Meeting Xavi, HR Director at BetterUp
  • Meeting Aykut, Founder of MobileAction and Angel Investor
  • In the evening meeting Elena and Vio Co-founders of Selftalk and the other founders of their Draper Hero Program Cohort
  • Team meeting at midnight (9am Berlin time)

Day 12 / Thursday, 16. June 2022

  • Co-working at Shack15
  • Meeting Arthur, Senior director at Google and Angel investor
  • Checking out Japan Town, eating great Ramen
  • Meeting a few people for drinks: Ella, PM at Lattice, Lukas (Veeva) and Christian (Aptos Labs) developers, Valentina Sustainability at Apple

Day 13 / Friday, 17. June 2022

  • Sailing with Kadir and Tejas ⛵️
  • Invited everyone we met in SF to hang out at Dolores Park in the evening

Day 14 / Saturday, 18. June 2022

  • Last day in SF
  • Yoga at LoveStoryYoga
  • Street Festival in North Beach, Little Italy
  • Meeting Tove and Matthew, walking along Marina, Palace of the Fine Arts, Pacific Heights
  • Dinner and drinks with Hannah, Ram (VC Engineer) etc. on Polk Street