TechCrunch EuroTour 09 kicks off in Barcelona at MWC

TechCrunch Europe is hosting a couple of afternoon panel discussions at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and we’d love you to come along and join us for some great discussion and evening networking with mobile startups and the investment community.


In addition, I’m happy to announce that TechCrunchTalk Mobile 2.0 in Barcelona kicks off a series of TechCrunch events in Europe this Spring and Summer, all focused on bringing together and networking the European tech community. Outside of the below dates I will be attending ad-hoc European tech events and, following my speech at Le Web on Europe’s startup scene, I’m also available as a speaker on this subject.

This is really important: If you wish to be on the mailing list for information about all the up-coming events, sign up on our Amiando account here.

Regarding content and opportunities to be on the panels please contact the TechCrunch Europe Editor, Mike Butcher.

We have a few sponsorship opportunities and demo tables available for companies to show off their products. If you are interested in supporting the Barcelona event or any of the other forthcoming events, please email our event organiser Petra Johansson of TwistedTree.

If you are a member of the press wanting to cover the Barcelona event or any of the forth-coming events, please email Rassami Hok Ljungberg of rassami PR.

The up-coming TechCrunchTalk events are scheduled for:

19th February – Barcelona
25th February – Paris
19th March – Warsaw – Central European event for tech startups & VCs
21st April – London
27th May – Nordic and the Baltic states event in Stockholm
10th June – Berlin

TechCrunchTalk Mobile 2.0 in Barcelona

2009 promises to be the year many of the predictions made about the rise of mobile may start to come true. Startups in the space are poised to take advantage of affordable mobile Internet access and sophisticated handsets like the iPhone. The question is, can they do it? That’s what TechCrunchTalk in Barcelona will seek to tease out from the assembled entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists that back them.

Here’s the press release we just put out:

TechCrunch Europe will be hosting a TechCrunchTalk event in Barcelona on Thursday 19th of February, 3pm-6.30pm followed by drinks and networking in conjunction with the GSM Mobile World Congress.

Where:, La Rambla, 109 (Entrance on Pintor Fortuny) – 08002 – Barcelona. Tel +34 93 552 95 52. Fax: +34 93 552 95 50.

“TechCrunchTalk Barcelona” is aimed at bringing together the Mobile 2.0 startup and VC community to debate the next phase of the mobile startup world. It will feature two quick-fire panel discussions with the hottest entrepreneurs and investors selected for their leading views on the market, and with topics focused around a number of themes, including:

– What will be the mobile trends over the coming year?
– What are VC’s looking for?
– Can the power of the operators really be disrupted?
– What value can be created in the mobile world in difficult economic times?

The panel discussions will be followed by casual networking over drinks.

Tickets to the event are a nominal Euros 25 per person to minimise no-shows – and can be purchased online here.

The event is sponsored by LiveCLIQ Inc.. Other sponsors slots are still available.

LiveCLIQ Inc.
LiveCLIQ is a leading provider of 2-way, 3-screen Digital Media Streaming, able to stream network and user media on Mobile, Internet and TV platforms. The Company offers its hosted services to media properties, consumer brands and mobile carriers. LiveCLIQ’s user media site,, that enables people to stream live and recorded video from their mobile phones to public and community destinations on the web. LiveCLIQ’s Magellan interface provides a media overlay upon Google Earth in which geo-located media are displayed with user, title and tags enabling contextual media searches. The Company’s founders include product and business leaders from Apple, Microsoft Xbox, Netscape, Motorola and MobiTV. LiveCLIQ is based in San Francisco, California.

The events are organised by TwistedTree in association with rassami.