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TechCrunch Europe is plotting the next series of events we’re planning this year.

But we’re going to need your help.

We’re looking for speakers and startups to appear at our events, and we’re especially interested in new startups planning to launch (read on about why).

Meanwhile 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.

So far this year we’ve partnered with or created events in Istanbul and Barcelona for tech startups. The next series of events require YOU to get as involved as you can.

These take us to the Summer, after which we’ll be hitting other cities.

In all cases, here’s what we want:

CONTENT

To submit your idea for a speech/presentation, apply to be a panelist, or apply to pitch your startup please contact Editor Mike Butcher via email.

1. In your email, in the subject line write the city you are emailing about, so e.g. Write “TechCrunch Paris” if you want to explain why you want to pitch or speak or be on a panel. Please do not expect an immediate reply.

2. If you want to pitch your startup at our events you MUST cover the following areas in short parapgraphs, around one side of A4 text-only. In your A4 pitch include: The market “problem” you are solving with your startup, your solution, your business model, your competitors, your team and what you’re looking for (Seed funding, Angel funding, Series A round, etc). Use the subject line “TechCrunchPitch” in the email. There is no fee for one person from the startup to pitch, as is our policy. If it is already launched and public, add it to CrunchBase.

Geeknrolla

Special Note on Geeknrolla: This year we plan to LAUNCH 10+ startups at GeeknRolla in London. To enter your startup, this must be the FIRST time the world has EVER heard of you company. We’ll consider companies which are in private beta at GeeknRolla, but we’ll favour launching ones out of stealth mode, and these will take precedent.

To apply to launch your company in front of 400+ entrepreneurs and investors and be mentored and prepped by TechCrunch Europe for the launch, please FILL IN THIS FORM [update, the deadline has now passed]

This is, as always, free to enter for startups. For more on last year’s huge GeeknRolla event see here.

VIDEO STREAMING

Video streaming at events is imortant to us. Our live events are streamed onto TechCrunch.com, bringing hundreds of others in to watch the content and the startups. We want to work with local video artners to live stream out events, ideally to our Ustream channel. please contact Editor Mike Butcher via email.

SPONSORSHIP

To enquire about event sponsorship opportunities only contact Petra(@)TwistedTree.co.uk. Please do not expect an immediate reply.

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

TICKET ENQUIRIES
Please see individual events for links to ticket sales. Any questions relating to tickets, please contact Rebecca McRobb on rebecca (at) twistedtree.co.uk.

UPCOMING EVENTS

TechCrunch Paris – Paris – 24th March 2010
We had a great time last year and it’s clear Paris is a hotbed of startups right now.

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.

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 a TechCrunch Pitch event at the end. 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.

Special Note on Geeknrolla: This year we plan to LAUNCH 10+ startups at GeeknRolla in London. To enter your startup, this must be the FIRST time the world has EVER heard of you company. We’ll consider companies which are in private beta at GeeknRolla, but we’ll favour launching ones out of stealth mode, and these will take precedent.

To apply to launch your company in front of 400+ entrepreneurs and investors and be mentored and prepped by TechCrunch Europe for the launch, please FILL IN THIS FORM

This is, as always, free to enter for startups. For more on last year’s huge GeeknRolla event see here.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010 Events organised by others which TechCrunch Europe is supporting:

Seedcamp Events

Prague – 2nd March
Barcelona – 23rd March
Paris – 15th April
Tel Aviv – 6th May
Copenhagen – 27th May
Berlin – 16th June
London – 20th July

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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