TechCrunch Europe events in 2010, and ones we're supporting

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TechCrunch Europe is proud to announce the first tranche of events we’re planning this year. Now, before anyone gets upset that their city or event is not on this list, please be aware this is what we are putting our efforts into right now. We are working on adding more events at other times in the year. We’ve set up ticketing sites for you now so you can actually go and get early bird ticket prices right now. See below for details.

From now on, each month we’ll be doing an ‘Upcoming Event’ post covering our own upcoming events, those we’re partnering with and those we think are of particular, special interest to the tech community. To enquire about formal media partnership with TechCrunch Europe please contact our commercial partnerships and event sponsorship manager Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk in the first instance. To keep TechCrunch Europe informed of your upcoming event, get in touch with editorial. Also see our RSS and Twitter feed to keep up to date.

2010 TechCrunch Europe Events, Phase One

Nubridge Venture Summit, Istanbul
This week TechCrunch Europe is heading over to the Nubridge Venture Summit, which we’re media partnering with. The event is important because it’s going to be one of the first major ‘bridge-building’ events for tech startups and investors in the country. Turkey is now the third biggest country for Facebook and the third most engaged online audience in the world in terms of hours spent online. The list of investors heading there is impressive. Facebook’s and Gameforge’s main investors (Accel) are attending. If you want to hook up with TechCrunch Europe while we’re there we’lll try and get an impromptu meetup happening on one of the nights somewhere. Contact me here.

TechCrunch Europe Mobile 2010 – Barcelona – 17th February 2010
During the 2010 GSM World Mobile Congress, TechCrunch Europe will be returning to Barcelona for yet another interactive and live-streamed session featuring some of the most innovative and interesting mobile 2.0 startups and investors in Europe. We are releasing a limited number of early bird tickets now – please go here to get yours! To submit your idea for a speech/presentation, apply to be a panelist, or apply to pitch your startup please contact editorial via email. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk.

TechCrunch Paris – Paris – 24th March 2010
TechCrunch Europe will return to Paris for its 2nd annual afternoon seminar on 24th March featuring yet another interactive and live-streamed session featuring some of the most innovative and interesting web & mobile startups and investors in France. We are releasing a limited number of early bird tickets now and you can get yours here. To submit your idea for a speech/presentation, apply to be a panelist, or apply to pitch your startup please contact editorial via email. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk.

Geek’n Rolla – London – 20th-21st April 2010
2009 saw the launch of the highly successful Geek’n Rolla. More than 300 participants gathered in London for a full day of ‘speed’ presentations, interactive discussions and TechCrunch Pitch. 2010 will see the return of Geek’n Rolla with the first day dedicated to startups. New for 2010 will be a second day with an investment focus. We are releasing a limited number of early bird tickets to the startup day of Geek’n Rolla – tickets for the investment day will be released in early February 2010. To get your early bird rate ticket to the startup day, please go here. Twitter hashtag will be “gknr”. To submit your idea for a speech/presentation, apply to be a panelist, or apply to pitch your startup please contact editorial via email. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk.

4ip is sponsoring Geek’n Rolla and our event in Edinburgh. 4iP is Channel 4′s innovation fund to stimulate public service digital media across the UK. In English, that means supporting great ideas for disruptive websites, games and mobile services which help people improve their lives. 4iP aspires to be the riskiest and highest value add investor in the UK. Last year 4iP did over 30 deals including Audioboo, MyBuilder, GymFu, Newspaper Club and Mapumental. Daniel Heaf 4iP’s National Investor said: “Geek n’ Rolla was one of my favourite events of last year and fits perfectly with 4iP’s mission to catalyse the UK start-up economy. There is huge benefit to bringing together those in the process of launching start-ups with more experienced entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors.”

TechCrunch Edinburgh – Edinburgh – 12th May 2010
TechCrunch Europe will be co-locating with EIE’10 in Edinburgh on 12th May 2010. Our venue hosts will be holding EIE in the AM and in the PM TechCrunch Europe will be running an interactive afternoon seminar followed by a joint networking party for both events in the evening. Full details of the day will be posted here soon along with details on how to book a place at what is set to be a highlight in Scotland’s entrepreneurial and tech calendars. We are releasing a limited number of early bird tickets now for this event and to register please go here. To submit your idea for a speech/presentation, apply to be a panelist, or apply to pitch your startup please contact editorial via email. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk.

TechCrunch Nordic – Copenhagen – 26th May 2010
TechCrunch Europe will host its 3rd TechCrunch Nordic event – joining Seedcamp on their European tour in Copenhagen at the end of May 2010. Full details on the event will be announced shortly. A limited number of early bird tickets are now available here. To submit your idea for a speech/presentation, apply to be a panelist, or apply to pitch your startup please contact editorial via email. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk.

The Europas – London – July 7th or 8th – To be confirmed, 2010
The Europas is TechCrunch Europe’s summer awards event for the tech community and where we recognise the talent in Europe at a stunning awards ceremony and party, done “TechCrunch Europe style”. Please mark these days in your diary for now, tickets to be released in due course. To enquire about sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk.

The above series of TechCrunch events is sponsored by Sun Startup Essentials programme.
Sun Startup Essentials program consists of:
· Discounted servers
· Discounts on storage
· Open source software
· Discounted partner hosting
· Free technical advice and training
· Co-marketing opportunities
For more information or to sign up please visit them here.

TechCrunch & UKTI pitch workshops
Since late 2008 TechCrunch Europe and UKTI have been organising a series of pitch workshops – the next one is on 10th February 2010. It is free to attend for qualified startups and it gives you a chance to possibly pitch at a forthcoming TechCrunch Pitch event. For more information on future pitch workshops or to register, please contact Petra Johansson on petra (at) twistedtree.co.uk.

The pitch workshops are supported by:

UKTI – UK Trade & Investment is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For further information please visit http://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. British Library and IP Centre – The British Library Business & IP Centre at St Pancras, London can help you start, run and grow your business.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please contact Petra Johansson petra (at) twistedtree.co.uk for further details.

Press
If you are a member of the press wanting to cover the event, please contact Rassami Hok Ljungberg on rassami (at) rassami.com.

Editorial/Programme
Editorial queries related to the programme and TechCrunch Pitch! at the event should be directed to Mike Butcher.

Ticket queries
Any questions relating to tickets, please contact Petra Johansson on petra (at) twistedtree.co.uk or Rebecca McRobb on rebecca (at) twistedtree.co.uk.

Small print
Attendee identification will be checked at the door. Due to strong demand for tickets, we regret tickets are not transferable and not refundable. If you use your name to purchase multiple tickets, your guests must arrive with you to check in at the door. If you show up at the event without a valid ticket, TechCrunch Europe reserves the right to charge the full ticket price plus an administration fee to allow access to the event subject to availability. Why are we rather strict about this? Because TechCrunch Europe events are almost always sold-out and we like to protect the people who actually gone to the trouble of buying a ticket and following the instructions.

2010 Events TechCrunch is supporting:

Mobile Peer awards
The Mobile Premier Awards
announces 49 nominated startups to the Mobile Premier Awards in Innovation: The best grassroots startup innovation chosen by their peers in partnership with MobileMonday, the global community of mobile professionals. The nominees were chosen by participating MobileMonday chapters from over 250 participating startups.

Bootlaw – 20 January 2010, London
Bootlaw is a free boot camp. The next event features Ed Vaizey, Conservative shadow arts minister and spokesman on digital media issues. The event is for emerging technology, internet and digital businesses and the professionals working in them who want to learn more about the legal issues they face. It is brought to you by Barry Vitou and Danvers Baillieu, the friendly lawyers at Winston & Strawn in London. For more information go to www.bootlaw.com

Mini Seedcamp Zagreb – 11 February 2010, Zagreb
Mini Seedcamp Zagreb is a one day event aiming to connect the 20 best web-tech, mobile and software talent with some of the leading entrepreneurs, developers, and experts from the European tech ecosystem. We will be bringing together 20 of the region’s best seed stage tech start-ups with experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and developers from the Balkans and all over Europe to participate in a day of intense mentoring, panel discussions and presentations at the excellent Croatian Chamber of Economy.

Future Mini Seedcamp events:
Prague – 2nd March
Barcelona – 23rd March
Paris – 15th April
Tel Aviv – 6th May
Copenhagen – 27th May
Berlin – 16th June
London – 20th July
See www.seedcamp.com

Music 4.5 – 4 March 2010, London
2Pears, the team that bring you the popular TechCrunch Europe events and the UKTI Pitch Workshops, are pleased to announce the launch of a new music tech start-up event – Music 4.5 – which will take place in central London on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Music 4.5 will bring together music tech start-ups, serial entrepreneurs, investors, artists, band managers and key industry players to share knowledge, discuss strategies for business success, debate market trends and evolution, as well as network. TechCrunch readers can benefit from a 20% discount on delegate rates by using the discount code TCE10

If you’re a European startup then you need to check out Plugg on March 11, 2010. Organised by long-time Web 2.0 consultant, blogger, entrepreneur and now TechCrunch contributor Robin Wauters, the event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, and will feature a host of top speakers from the continent, and a startup competition.

Social Media World Forum – 15-16 March 2010, London

Social Media World Forum is now firmly established as Europe’s leading social media event. With 5 supporting conference streams, over 300 speakers, free to attend workshops and exhibitions. Covering the latest in brand engagement within social media, monitoring campaigns, branding, b2b social networks, pr, virtual currencies, gaming, and many more. TechCrunch Europe readers can claim a 15% discount by using the discount code #SMWF2010

Marketing 2.0 – 22-23 March 2010, Paris
The Marketing 2.0 Conference is aimed at all professionals who think that today’s marketing industry is in need of a change! We are bringing the world’s best experts and specialists together to discuss the future of marketing, (social) media, and advertising, as well as new technology. TechCrunch readers get a €200 discount on the standard attendance fee by quoting the discount code “TCM2C”

EIE’10 – 12 May 2010, Edinburgh
Engage | Invest | Exploit is Informatics Ventures annual showcase of the high-quality deal flow spinning out of Scotland’s world leading Informatics and Computer Science departments, and hot startups associated with our institutions. The Informatics space is vast, including ventures in BioTech, CleanTech, Gaming, Mobile/Wireless and all varieties of Software. In its third year, this annual showcase has a simple value proposition for investors, serial technology entrepreneurs and industry: spend one morning with us and get to see fifty hot prospects in one place with an engaging agenda, in one of Europe’s most dynamic and award winning physical environments. Add to this the extra value and buzz of E|I|E 2010 being followed in the afternoon and evening with a TechCrunch Europe event. Investors who have previous attended E|I|E include: TTP Ventures, Seven Spires, Seraphim Capital, Scottish Equity Partners, Pond Ventures, Pentech Ventures, NESTA, Doughty Hanson, Balderton Capital, Archangel Informal Investment, Amadeus Capital and 4iP.
· Images from E|I|E 2009 can be found here.
· A video summary of E|I|E 2009 can be found here.
· One page “crib sheets” on each company pitching and demonstrating at E|I|E 2009 can be found here.
· E|I|E 2009 featured a keynote speech by Guy Kawasaki which can be found here.

SXSWi/Digital Mission
Organised by Chinwag and the UKTI, the Digital Mission (a kind of punk trade mission) to SXSWi is back for it’s third year after a successful trip to Austin in 2009. TechCrunch Europe is a media partner because to get on the mission all you have to have as a company is a UK headquarter, so in other words any European company with a UK HQ counts. Last year Zemanta, which is really built in Slovenia but has a UK HQ, came along.

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