TechCrunch Europe threw a dedicated startup pitch event yesterday in London and – if we do say so ourself – it was a great success. We plan to do more of these kinds of events and, as I pointed out at the time, we will NEVER charge startups to pitch. They are selected by editorial, on merit only.
The winner of the pitch competition was FestBuzz (pictured). The other startups to pitch were Kyubid, Aware Monitoring, Social Safe, Yoomoot, Fiabee, Notion Learning, Audioboo, Kohive, En-twyn and mywidz.
Thanks also to our awesome speakers and sponsors, below:
Nadjm Maz, BSKYB
“How startups interact with and sell to large corporates”
Barak Rabinowitz, Amuso.com
“Skilled gaming as part of the social networking framework”
Wil Harris, Channel Flip
“Why raising startup funding in the UK is different”
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