Nottingham, Ljubljana… a tale of two cities
For some reason I instantly said yes when Adam Bird cornered me at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and asked me to go to Nottingham (in the UK) on Tuesday to judge the Nott Tuesday startup competition.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against Nottingham (or startup competitions) but going from Nottingham to Ljubljana, for Seedcamp Slovenia the day after, for is going to make for an interesting contrast.
Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia, with 270,000 inhabitants. Slovenia has 2 million inhabitants. Nottingham has an equivalent 288,700 inhabitants, albeit in a country of 61.6 million.
What will happen, I wonder? Will Nottingham beat out Ljubljana for amazing startups? Or will it be the reverse? Stay tuned…