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TechCrunch Europe threw a dedicated startup pitch event yesterday in London and – if we do say so ourself – it was a great success. We plan to do more of these kinds of events and, as I pointed out at the time, we will NEVER charge startups to pitch. They are selected by editorial, on merit only.

The winner of the pitch competition was FestBuzz (pictured). The other startups to pitch were Kyubid, Aware Monitoring, Social Safe, Yoomoot, Fiabee, Notion Learning, Audioboo, Kohive, En-twyn and mywidz.

There’s a great write-up of the startups over at TheStartup.eu, a blog run by Techcrunch Europe’s Italian contributor Stefano Bernardi who also took some great photos.

Thanks to BitchBuzz for coming along and taking some more great photos of the event. If you have any more yourself please let us know in the comments and also please tag them with “TCLondon”.

The event also saw the launch of TechHub (more info).

Thanks also to our awesome speakers and sponsors, below:

Nadjm Maz, BSKYB
“How startups interact with and sell to large corporates”

Barak Rabinowitz, Amuso.com
“Skilled gaming as part of the social networking framework”

Wil Harris, Channel Flip
“Why raising startup funding in the UK is different”

Scott Rafer, CEO at Lookery, Co-founder of Mashery
“How to handle closing your startup”



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  • http://www.majorgrooves.co.uk Steven

    Thanks again for putting on such a great event. It was great getting the opportunity to tell everyone about FestBuzz. Here’s my take on the day: http://bit.ly/Vetlo

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ulrik_Lindhard_Hvide/1404707528 Ulrik Lindhard Hvide

    Looks like it was a great evening, but honestly – none of the startups mentioned are known outside UK.

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  • Bert

    I’ve just come.

  • http://www.muchosmedia.com Stefan Richter

    Festbuzz seems to be down and the Audioboo link appears to go to a link directory.

  • http://www.majorgrooves.co.uk Steven

    Sorry – we’re moving FestBuzz’s servers at the moment.

    We have some company info at: http://www.affectlabs.com/

  • http://www.majorgrooves.co.uk Steven

    ^^^that’s not the correct address for Audioboo.

    It’s http://audioboo.fm/

    Like a radio station. Clever, innit? ;)

  • http://www.notionlearning.com/ Dave

    Just want to echo Steven’s comments – the event was great, thanks for the opportunity to pitch – we made some great contacts as a result.

    Looking forward to the next one!

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