TechCrunch Europe is co-locating with Engage, Invest, Exploit ’10 in Edinburgh today. Our venue hosts will be holding the EIE event in the morning and in the afternoon TechCrunch Europe will be running a more TC style event, TechCrunch Edinburgh.
The room is full of startups and VCs. This morning we’re hearing pitches from some more developed startups in the morning, ranging from internet tech to cleantech to energy companies. Twitter hashtags are #tcedin and #eie10.
The live stream from streaming partner TechFluffTV is below.
09.30am – 3pm
EIE event see agenda here
3pm – TechCrunch registration
3.25pm – Opening remarks
Mike Butcher, Editor, TechCrunch Europe
Gareth Williams, Skyscanner.net
“Why Scotland for startups?”
3.50pm Fast Pitches from some early stage local start-ups
Gavin Littlejohn – Money Dashboard
Sam Collins – Tech Meet Up/Bloop
Daniel Winterstein – Sodash
“Entrepreneurs Panel: Linking Scotland to Europe and Beyond”
Marcin Grodzicki, Adtaily, Poland
Jasper Westaway, Onedrum.com
Simon Montford, Vibio
4.50-5.10pm – Coffee Break
“How to turn on an investor”
Andrew Nutter, Balderton Capital
Richard M. Marshall, Rapid Mobile
“Mobile innovation in Scotland”
“Investing in Tech startups in and beyond Scotland”
John Wadell, Archangel Informal Investment
Sandy Mckinnon, Pentech Ventures
Daniel Heaf, 4IP
End of Techcrunch Edinburgh
7.30pm – After-party at Revolution
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. www.4ip.org.uk
Informatics Ventures are holding their third annual investor showcase “Engage | Invest | Exploit” in Edinburgh on 12th May at the UK’s leading and Europe’s largest Computer Science Department.
There will be fifty sofware/web/mobile startups all in one place in one morning.
A short description of each company showcasing at EIE’10 is online here including short video pitches for many of them.
Confirmed investor guests include: TTP Ventures, TRICapital, The Entrepreneurial Exchange, Silicon Valley Bank, SigmaCapital, Seraphim Capital, Seedcamp, Scottish Equity Partners, PrioryHouse Ventures, Pivot Capital Partners, Pentech Ventures, Par Equity, LINC Scotland, Kelvin Capital, IQ Capital Partners, Hotspur Capital, Frontier IP Group, Elvingston Science Centre, Balderton Capital, Archangel Informal Investments, Angels Den, Amadeus Capital Partner, 4iP and numerous individual Angel Investors.
Corporate venturing guests include: Scottish Water, Microsoft, Google, EADS, Cisco Systems, BSkyB and Betfair.
The event will feature an interactive panel discussion on: Commercialising Scotland’s Science: From the Cool Comfort of the Laboratory to the Cruel Crucible of the Marketplace; with:
• Anne Glover, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd
• Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland
• Ann Budge, Former CEO of Sopra Group and Advisor to Par Equity LLP
• Anne Johnson, Edinburgh Informatics alumnus and early stage investment advisor
• Panel moderator: Bill Jamieson, Executive Editor of The Scotsman and 2009 Journalist of the Year.
There are still places available for investors at the event. To enquire about attending please contact:
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