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I’m going to start a roughly weekly post about upcoming events I think you should be aware of. As many of them as possible will be relevant to startups, Web 2.0 and getting funding. Most of them will be UK/Ireland but some will be European too. Don’t expect lots of info – I’ll just be putting out links for you to check out. Feel free to send me others you think are relevant (no guarantees I will though). So here we go:

10th April 2008
mashup* Event – Mobile

10th April
Northern StartUp Business
KPMG Manchester

15th April
Web 2.0 – Meeting the policy challenges of user-generated content, social networking and beyond
Sixty One Whitehall, London

16th April
FREE: Business Plans and Essential Basics on How to Present Your Pitch
[Can someone please run one of these in London too? Too many startups still pitch really badly – Ed. Update: Some handy tips and a free seminar]

17-18 April
Future of Web Design

17th April
TMT.Ventures’08 (interesting conf about “New Europe” startups)
Kiev, Ukraine

18th April
ForumOxford: Future Technologies Conference to be held on

21st April
Innovation Reading Circle: Democratising technology

24th April 2008
Open Coffee Belfast

May 7th
Facebook Developer Garage

8th May
STING – Stockholm Innovation and Growth
[Very good event for startups from what I hear]

8-9 May 2008

15th May
The London Investment Marketplace
15 Startups to pitch there

16th May
Going Solo
A conference for independent professionals (read, bloggers, socmedia peeps – here’s a video)
10% discount code: TCUK
Lausanne, Switzerland

21-23 May
Thinking Digital
The Sage, Gateshead (final discount on tickets runs out in two weeks)

24th May

Saturday 31st May – Sunday 1st June
BarCamp London 4

10th June
Being Digital

18-20 June
Manchester, Museum of Science and Industry

8-10 October
Future of Web Apps Expo
ExCeL London

  • http://www.we Ciaran

    Hey Mike,

    What about FOWD London on the 17th and 18th April?

  • Jure Cuhalev

    Just a tip to and Going Digital and @media that you might want to include in your next post.

  • Leo Koivulehto

    Tried to check out the Northern Startup Business site, but it’s giving all errors on me. Looks like drupal is bugging..

  • shafqat

    Great initiative. Biweekly is probably sufficient, but definately very helpful.

  • Manoj Ranaweera

    Terribly sorry. Decided to postpone next Northern StartUp 2.0 event scheduled for 10th April to May, as I need to get both and myself ready for The May event will focus on:

    1st half – the importance of Silicon Vally – Webmission08 (manoj) + DemoFall (Anish from Yuuguu)
    2nd half – Investment readiness – panel discussion with VCs and entrepreneurs

    If you are interested in speaking or attending, drop me an e-mail through contact us.

    Once again, terribly sorry about the 10th.

  • Vero Pepperrell

    Thanks for the list, Mike! This will unquestionably be useful to us startup’y people who want to make the most of all opportunities to meet people.

    For the marketing types in new web companies, Fuel Conference might be a good one too?

  • Sam Michel

    Good idea Mike, couple of Chinwag events for your calendar (and apologies in advance for the blatant plug, hope they’re useful for some of the TC massive, esp. our first steps in doing something outside London):

    User Centered Advertising in Manchester – Tue 15th April
    £5+Vat discount for TC UKers:

    Real World Usability in London – Tue 22nd April

    We’ve also sorted out an RSS feed for all the upcoming industry events:

    Want a widgetised version for TCUK?

  • Pete Fairhurst

    Any chance the above could come in iCal/Google Calendar format, for easy digestion/subscription?

    I know it’s probably a faff, but just thinking aloud.

  • Paul J.

    You should create a widget for this which you simply update as new events pop up on your radar.

  • Mike Butcher

    FYI – The point of doing this – like all other content here – is to encourage subscriptions to TechCrunch UK & Ireland. You’ll note that many of the events have their own upcoming page where you can add to your iCal etc etc

  • Bill Roberts

    Mike – a regular list of events will be very useful. Thanks

  • http://www.g2i.or Ian Shields

    Hi Mike
    Agree with your comments about the need for pitch training for start-ups. Here at the Gateway to Investment (g2i) programme (, which is specifically for London start-up and early stage companies in all sectors, we have already identified this need and will be running a one-day seminar in mid/late May.

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