Here’s a heads-up about some TechCrunch events we are planning to put on in Europe in the first half of this year. The format of the events follows a simple formula: afternoon panel discussions involving tech startups and the investment community, followed by relaxed evening networking. Where possible we will live video stream the events onto TechCrunch. We bill these sessions as as “TechCrunchTalk”. The aim is to both network the disparate community of European startups together, whilst also providing an insight into how the European tech scene works for those outside.
We have done our best to “synchronise” with other events on the European circuit like like Seedcamp, OpenCoffee so that we’ll be in a city around the same time as many of the key players on the scene. We’ve also tried to avoid clashes with larger European events like Plugg (organised by TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters), The Next Web, Next 09, and Le Web, among others.
For each event we’ll be looking for entrepreneurs and VCs for the panel discussions in the locations listed. So if you are potentially available, throw your hat into the ring by contacting Mike Butcher of TechCrunch UK. And some events may also have a ‘startup pitch’ element as well, with startups selected by TechCrunch UK editorial.
We are always interested in hearing about venues in these locations – ideally someone with a big office space that can host about 150-200 people.
TechCrunchTalk events will be covered on TechCrunch UK and cross-posted to TechCrunch.com. Plus, wherever possible, they will be video streamed live onto TechCrunch so you can get a heads-up on the European scene from wherever you are. We already have a live streaming partner for one event, Floobs, but we’re interested in hearing about more.
And of course we have a range of sponsorship packages available. If you would like information on the sponsor packages please email our European events co-ordinator Petra Johansson of Twisted Tree Events on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to come to any of these events please go grab tickets where they are available for the early bird prices. An if you wish to be on the mailing list for information about ALL the up-coming events, sign up on our Amiando account here:
We also now have a dedicated page on TechCrunch UK for these events.
Outside of these dates I (Mike Butcher) will be attending many of the other European tech events and am available as a speaker or moderator.
The dates we have so far (other events are planned for the second half of the year) are:
25th February – The day after Seedcamp
Topic: Building the Tech scene in France, scaling across Europe and the world.
Geek ‘n Rolla: A day-long event for UK & other European startups.
27th May – Nordic and the Baltic states event for startups and VCs
Topic: Connecting Northern Europe – Where are the strong and weak links?
10th June – More details to follow
Topic: How does Berlin and Germany become a key node for European Tech?
9th July – TechCrunch Summer-Party
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