GeeknRolla

  • GeeknRolla – Duedil wins startup competition, Gowalla to hire UK team

    This year’s European startup conference GeeknRolla has become a platform for news, as startups launched and speakers broke news direct from the stage. Duedil, the business reputation startup, secured first prize in the startup competition, and an on-the-day announcement from DFJ Esprit that it would award the winner a £50,000 no strings investment in the form of a convertible note. Read More

  • GeeknRolla 2011, March 30, London – Here's our line-up

    GeeknRolla [tickets here] is the annual conference to bring together Europe’s technology startups to network with investors and talk about how they create and build themselves. The watchwords are: Launch startups; give investors dealflow. As with last year there is a special emphasis on launching startups and connecting them with investors, who will comprise our judging panels. There… Read More

  • Startups and Investors to rock @GeeknRolla, March 30, London

    Three years ago I created the concept of the GeeknRolla annual conference to bring together Europe’s technology startups to network with investors and talk about how they create and build themselves. This year we are stepping on the gas pedal. We want to launch 15-20 brand new startups there and our tagline this year is this: “Investor Dealflow. Startup Exposure”. If you are… Read More

  • TechfluffTV video gets under the skin of GeeknRolla

    GeeknRolla produced a lot of content from both the speakers and pitches and we’re only now starting to sift through it all. But although it’s hard to get across the atmosphere of fevered activity and conversations in words, this video from the great Hermione Way at TechFluffTV gets it across pretty well. You can catch Hermione as cohost of The Next Web conference next week. Read More

  • All the pitches, speakers and video from GeeknRolla 2010

    Well GeeknRolla rocked London for another year and the feedback we’ve had has been incredible. The Twitter stream has been fantastic. There are plenty of pictures, and a few blog posts appearing already. Congratulations to the winners of the startup competition. The overall winner, chosen by three panels of esteemed judges, was Cortexica. They were followed by iGlue, SongHi, DriveK… Read More

  • All The Pitches, Speakers And Video From GeeknRolla London #gknr

    Well GeeknRolla rocked London for another year and the feedback we’ve had has been incredible. The Twitter stream has been fantastic. There are plenty of pictures, and a few blog posts appearing already. Congratulations to the winners of the startup competition. The overall winner, chosen by three panels of esteemed judges, was Cortexica. They were followed by iGlue, SongHi, DriveK… Read More

  • GeeknRolla: The Agenda For The Day

    Well, we know some of you have gone through a lot to be here for GeeknRolla in London. And some have had to hang around in London long longer than you thought. But we know everyone is here to make this a great day to discuss the wonderful world of tech startups, so here’s our programme for today. Below you’ll find our live video stream. We’re also live blogging on… Read More

  • GeeknRolla London: Live Stream And Agenda For The Day #gknr

    Well, we know some of you have gone through a lot to be here for GeeknRolla in London, the startup conference from TechCrunch Europe. And some have had to hang around in London long longer than you thought. But we know everyone is here to make this a great day to discuss the wonderful world of tech startups, so here’s our programme for today. Below you’ll find our live video stream. Read More

  • GeeknRolla Update – Not even a volcano can stop us, so grab a ticket

    Well folks, it’s been an interesting weekend of email and phone calls, but the good news is that GeeknRolla is STILL ON tomorrow, and there is not one single damn volcano on the planet, however ash-filled, that can stop us bringing this awesome event to you. The very last tickets and DemoPit tables are available here. And frankly, we have to pay tribute to you guys. We have been… Read More

  • 11am Friday – Your last chance to grab a ticket to #GeeknRolla

    Next Tuesday, GeeknRolla (remember, it’s all one word), the annual conference from TechCrunch Europe which brings together Europe’s technology startups and investors, will, quite literally, rock London. All the delegate passes are *SOLD OUT*. However, we have begged and pleaded with the venue to cram more chairs into the space. So there will be a final allocation of 25 tickets… Read More

  • GeeknRolla gets ready to rock startups – and rock London

    We’re just over a week away from GeeknRolla the annual conference from TechCrunch Europe which brings together Europe’s technology startups and investors. We have an amazing line-up of speakers, panels and startup judges on April 20. We’ll be launching around 15 startups in front of a panel of around 18 judges. There will also be a DemoPit for startups not selected to appear… Read More

  • GeeknRolla Prepares To Rock Startups – And Roll London

    We’re just over a week away from GeeknRolla the annual conference from TechCrunch Europe which brings together Europe’s technology startups and investors in London. We have an amazing line-up of speakers, panels and startup judges on April 20. We’ll be launching around 15 startups in front of a panel of around 18 judges. There will also be a DemoPit for startups not selected… Read More

  • Bebo's Michael Birch and MyDeco's Brent Hoberman to hit #GeeknRolla, London, April 20

    Bebo co-founder Michael Birch has confirmed that he will be joining us at GeeknRolla in London on April 20, the annual London conference for technology startups to launch, network with investors and talk about how they build themselves. Michael Birch is the Co-founder of Bebo and Birthday Alarm. Birch was raised in North London, England, went to Imperial College, London in Central London… Read More

  • GeeknRolla To Launch Startups, London, April 20

    This year’s GeeknRolla in London on April 20 will, in a word, be awesome. I created the concept of this this annual conference to bring together Europe’s technology startups to network with investors and talk about how they create and build themselves. There’s a heavy educational component, if you will. So if the cool kids will be at TechCrunch Disrupt in May, you can bet… Read More

  • The Other Cool Kids Will Be In London For GeeknRolla, April 20

    This year’s GeeknRolla in London on April 20 will, in a word, be awesome. The annual conference from TechCrunch Europe will bring together Europe’s technology startups to network with investors and talk about how they create and build themselves. If the cool kids will be at TechCrunch Disrupt in May, you can bet they’ll but out in force in London in April. Our speaker programme… Read More

  • Update on #GeeknRolla, April 20, London #gknr

    Tommy Ahlers, founder of ZYB which was acquired by Vodafone for €31.5m in 2008 – will be keynoting at this year’s GeeknRolla in London on April 20. GeeknRolla is an annual London conference for technology startups to launch, network with investors and talk about how they create and build themselves. Before founding ZYB, where he has held the position of CEO since the… Read More

  • Next TechCrunch Europe events: Paris, London, Edinburgh, Copenhagen

    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… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla – What’s the frequency Kenneth?: The trials of a mobile apps startup

    Jof Arnold Co-founder, Gymfu.com
    Jof Arnold is a self-professed “geektech adventurer” based in London. His latest project is GymFu.com – an iPhone startup focused on using motion-tracking and gaming to improve people’s health. He also runs web and iPhone dev agency BrainBakery.com with GymFu co-founder Benjie Gillam. His move into web startups in 2007 marked a shift from… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla – Our After-party band, Enamel – the next Franz Ferdinand?

    A big thanks for making Geek ‘n Rolla a memorable event also needs to go to Enamel, a new indie band that stepped in at the last minute to add somespice to our after-party at Cafe de Paris. Although they describe themselves at being influenced by The Police, David Bowie and Duran Duran, personally I’d describe them as “more accessible Franz Ferdinand”. Tim Dickinson… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla – Launching your Startup in The Cloud by Joe Drumgoole

    Joe Drumgoole, CTO and co-founder of PutPlace, (@jdrumgoole) has now uploading the slides from his ‘speed speech’ at Geek ‘n Rolla, title “Launching your Startup on a cloud computing infrastructure”. The main take-away? Watch the per transaction costs in cloud computing. Benjamin Ellis wrote on Business Tech Feed: Read More