On the other side of the Atlantic, TechCrunch events have been causing all kinds of disruption (yes, lame joke, I know) this year. Back in May, Disrupt unleashed the infamous linguistic talent of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz and just last month, the Bin 38 crew and MC Hammer rocked the show just prior to the announcement of our acquisition by AOL. From New York to San Francisco, Disrupt has definitely proved to be one tech’s hottest events…but now what about in Europe ?
Europe definitely counts a number of absolutely fantastic tech events – with one of my all-time favorites, LeWeb, coming-up right before the holidays. But this year, both TechCrunch France and TechCrunch Europe are also puting a little startup kick in pre-holiday events with the Europas and Remix.
For anyone who doesn’t know, we just announced the official program for the first edition of TechCrunch France Remix this morning. The event taking place at Microsoft France on November 16th will feature some of the hottest young entrepreneurs and investors in French tech, including the 20-something-year-old founders of Monshowroom, MediaStay, Spartoo and Owlient. And of course we’ve also lined-up some of the big names, including Skyrock, Allociné and Wikio. Oh yeah, and did I mention Loic Le Meur will be speaking too ? Thanks to Loic and Géraldine, 5 selected startups (announced shortly) will be pitching for a chance to win 2 free tickets to LeWeb ! By the way, we’re almost sold-out so hurry up and register.
But the TechCrunch partybus isn’t just making a stop in Paris. 3 days after TechCrunch France Remix, TechCrunch Europe will crown the hottest startups in all of Europe at the Europas in London. There are 22 categories and a number of incredible startups, investors and entrepreneurs on the list. If you haven’t done so already, buy your ticket and GET VOTING ! And the judges – who are responsible for picking the hottest startup in Europe – were just announced yesterday. Check out the results from last year here.
I’m not going to lie – TechCrunch puts on some absolutely fantastic events in the States. But why let US entrepreneurs have all the fun ? Now it’s time to get European startups in the limelight before the year is up !