London Web Summit Startup Winner Will Get A £50,000 Convertible Loan

Consider this the last warning you’ll get that the London Web Summit is coming next Monday, plus we’ve now secured a £50,000 convertible loan for the winner of the startup competition from DFJ Esprit. You have five hours left to get an Early Bird ticket. You can also vote for your favourite European startup in the People’s Choice Award.

#LWS will be on March 19, in The Brewery Venue, in London’s East End, already the single biggest cluster of tech startups in London. The conference features Niklas Zennstrom, one of Europe’s top tech entrepreneurs and investors, Google’s Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora as one of a number of keynotes, including Shervin Pishevar (Silicon Valley VC), Lars Hinrichs (HackFWD), Jason Goldberg (, Morten Lund (Tradeshift/Everbread), Ben Parr (formerly Mashable), Reshma Sohoni (Seedcamp) and Alex Dauchez (Deezer) among others.

The Summit will see 20 startups demo with the winner picking up £85,000 in prizes including a simple, no strings attached loan from DFJ Esprit. The loan converts into equity at the company’s next round of financing.

In addition, legal eagles Orrick have offered £15k in legal services, KPMG have will give £15k in advisory services and HP will give the winner £4k in hardware.

We hope to see you there.