Open Office Hours

Here is how to most easily and comfortably reach Vidar @blacktar Andersen for questions, feedback and advice.

Vidar has been providing free feedback and advice to over a half thousand - and counting - startup founders since 2007.

What started as private conversations over coffee referred to him by friends and friends of friends is now available to anyone, anywhere: Book an Open Office session with Vidar FOR FREE and absolutely no strings attached, in-person or over Skype.

Find a free slot that fits your schedule in the calendar below on this page and book it.

ATTENTION: in-person office hours are currently held at STARTPLATZ DUESSELDORF, Speditionstr.15a!

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  • The Open Office Hours are for Startup Entrepreneurs & Students and held either physically at Startplatz or remotely by Skype.
  • YOU MUST NOTE if you will be there IN PERSON or BY SKYPE in the notes when you book.
  • Vidar's Skype ID is "blacktar".
  • YOU call at the time of your slot - If you don't call, your time goes to the next in line
  • If you cannot make it, LET HIM KNOW IN ADVANCE

For more information about Vidar, see or just google him.

Please note that due to popular demand, from time to time it may take a week or two before there is a free slot for you.

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