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Attention European startups based in or passing through London.

I will be hosting regular “Office Hours” from now on so I can meet you and hear about your company.

I’m initially trying an experiment by publishing my calendar availability on Tungle here

My “Office Hours” will be in 15/20-minute sessions (one at a time only please), at TechHub, Ground Floor, 76-80 City Rd, London EC1Y 2BJ, UK (map) (it’s a co-working /hot-desking and desk space place for startups I co-founded, but it’s convenient as I generally work out of there when I’m in London).

The Tungle availability looks like 15 minutes, but in practice I only have 15 or maybe 20 minutes for an initial meeting. Right now I have 12 slots a week. And BTW, attending a meeting is not a guarantee of coverage on TechCrunch, sorry ;-)

If Tungle doesn’t work well I’ll try, but use Tungle for now as it syncs with my Google Calendar. Tungle also doesn’t seem to realise I might be away for a day somewhere, but we’ll see how it goes.

The slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also tell me a little about your company in the Tungle invitation so I can at least get a preview of your product.

I am mainly interested in meeting startups in consumer Internet, technology, ecommerce, B2B, mobile, social, digital media, or VCs/angels. Thanks everyone, see you there.

P.S. Come to GeeknRolla too.

Update: I now have over 100 requests for meetings. I’m not ging to be able to do everything so some may be disappointed, at least initially, in the first ‘wave’. Apologies in advance. I’ll try to do as many as I am able, given the constraints of other work. Thanks.

  • Colchones

    I’m glad to read about this, I love this kind of actions. I will try to visit you there :) Good luck!

  • Skkanduri

    Awesome !!!!! Glad to see such kind of practicality for life in sync with technology, i would also like if any updates on such event could trigger a sms text to the invitees from the host.

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  • NearMine

    Cheers Mike, just set one up, look forward to seeing you!

  • Muhammad Huzaifa Ali

    What? are you copying BusinessInsider’s strategy?

  • Henry Davis

    Bravo!! I am stateside, but applaud the idea and simplicity of execution!

  • Nate Westheimer

    Hey Mike,

    As it is now, you can “Subscribe” to your calendar feed via Google Calendar ( ) — works, but not as cleanly integrated as I would like. Will work on full integration soon.

    Thanks for giving Ohours a look, though. If there’s any more feedback for how I can make it better, please let me know



    • Mike Butcher

      Nice response Nate.

  • Ryan

    Cool Mike, i’m in!

  • Tom Blomfield

    I’m afraid I don’t understand the point of these Office Hours…?

  • Darryll Colthrust

    Hi Mike, I’m thinking about starting up a company this year so do your meetings also extend to listening to a business idea?

    • Mike Butcher

      I’d rather people turn up with something I can write about. However, if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find me, then maybe you can… #ATeam

      • IE Digital Forum 2

        Mike, if you happen to be in Madrid around March the 15th you could drop by the Second IE Digital Forum at IE Business School.

        Various tech, ecommerce and mobile startups have already signed for the event (besides consolidated companies), so I am sure you will have a lot to write about.


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  • Barry

    I think its a great idea – I’ll definitely be booking a slot.

  • Neil

    What about setting a small percentage of that time to meet budding entrepreneur-wannabes who have yet to obtain adequate connections and mentoring before calling themselves a proper startup? Many are keen with web ideas and rough business plans but have no idea where to go for startup/VC mentoring.

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