BBCW Labs Launch Digital Media Mentorship Event March 5th


Last year BBC Worldwide launched, BBC Labs a mentoring scheme, for digital media startups. Following the success of the current program which comes to a close next month a second program has been announced for 2013.

To kick-start this fantastic opportunity,there is an induction session to be held on March 5th from 6-8pm at Wayra's London Academy. Giving applicants the chance to meet hear from the Labs team.

If you want to participate, you can reserve a place at the induction session on March 5, or you can just go ahead and submit an application. The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT) on April 4, 2013.

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DigitalSurrey November

At this month's DigitalSurrey we'll be joined by Danvers Baillieu, COO of Privax, the company behind the leading IP Proxy and VPN service, Danvers will be discussing the challenges that many of us face when operating in the fast-changing digital landscape.

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Date: 22 November 2012
Location: Studio, UK

1 year Anniversary FinTech Pitch competition & Panel session, July 31st @ 6pm, Farringdon, London

You will find this group valuable if you are interested or involved in any area of Financial Innovation, we have a broad membership that includes both new and existing finance companies, providers of capital, entrepreneurs, service providers, academics, technologists and those just interested in innovation generally.

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Date: 31 July 2012
Location: Innovation Warehouse, UK

Swedish Beers - the Jubilee Edition, London

Swedish Beers Jubilee Edition - the friendliest mobile networking event in town. Have a passing interest in mobile tech, enjoy chewing the fat with friends old & new & are happy to give the powerpoint & sales pitches a miss? Then join us on 30 May sponsored by our friends at Millennial Media, Inspiring Interns, Swiftkey & Skål.

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Date: 30 May 2012
Location: Nordic Bar, UK

How To Raise £150,000 - Maximising The Benefits Of SEIS

How To Raise £150,000 - Maximising The Benefits Of SEIS Startups United presents an expert discussion on the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, led by experts with different, essential perspectives on SEIS – investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and professional advisers. Q&A sessions, networking and free refreshments.

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Date: 25 April 2012
Location: 11 th Floor, Mitre Passage, UK

Simon Says: The Future for Small Businesses is (potentially) Bright


Square is a company that caught my eye just over a year ago. If you’re not familiar with it, you should be. It’s an iPhone / iPad app that lets you receive credit card payments. The start-up (if you can call a company which transfers more than $3 million per day a "start-up") has recently received investment from Richard Branson and is "looking into international expansion in 2012", this excites me greatly, here’s why...

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Angels Den November 17th 2011 Manchester SpeedFunding Event

Angels Den members who are serious about getting funding fast and want to meet a selection of Angel Investors in person. If you want to go one better attend our SpeedFunding Pitching School in the afternoon as well so that you make the most of this amazing opportunity.

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Date: 17 November 2011
Location: Allens Accountants offices, UK

Silicon Milkroundabout: London's Tech Start-ups Join Together To Drive Recruitment

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London's Tech Start-ups have banded together to better compete against big banks and huge recruiting budgets.

Job opportunities for computer science graduates and experienced software developers looking for their next career move, should not be limited to corporate banks or consultancies anymore, London's tech start-up community say.

The Silicon Milkroundabout event will try to stop the brain-drain of skilled software developers to big corporations by highlighting the opportunities and benefits of working for innovative, entrepreneurial businesses.

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Echelon 2011

Echelon 2011 showcases the best of Asia’s startup ecosystem over two days. Expect class-leading international speakers, the latest in web and mobile and the much awaited Launchpad that will feature pitches from 10 awesome new companies.

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Date: 16 June 2011
Location: University Cultural Centre, SG

UKTI Pitch Workshop

The UKTI series of pitch workshops are FREE to attend for Technology/Digital/Mobile/ICT Sector UK-based startups & small/medium sized businesses.

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Date: 12 April 2011
Location: TBA, UK

Music 4.5: Data is Sexy!

Data and Research - The use of data and research to make more money for entrepreneurs and artists: if you don't get your metadata right, it's likely you won't get all the money due to you.

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Date: 14 April 2011
Location: TBA, UK

From VCs to Super-Angels: The New Rules of Startup Investment

Forget what you read last year about fundraising, this is the dawn of a new era! Join our panel of investment experts as they explore how to deal with super angels, together with savvy angels and VCs. This will be followed by a pitch session for five early-stage busineses and lunch with a chance to network with the panel and fellow delegates.

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Date: 31 March 2011
Location: BIS Conference Centre, UK

#TechHubFriday Movie Night

Where can you find movies, geeks, entrepreneurs, drinks, snacks geeks? #TechHubFriday movie night! This week sees the second TechHub film night, Friday 20th August from 5-7ish pm (so you can still go out afterwards). It's free, just bring yourselves, any drinks and snacks you want (we'll throw in a few).

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Date: 20 August 2010
Location: TechHub, UK

TechHub Movie Night

Where can you find movies, geeks, entrepreneurs, drinks, snacks geeks this Friday? TechHub movie night! Vote for the old school tech film you want to see.

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Date: 6 August 2010
Location: TechHub, UK

Job Interview Questions to Ask A Start-up

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If you're interviewing with a start-up, in digital there are thousands, there are a whole bunch of interview questions you should ask.

It's not just a chance to make yourself sound smart, but to find out if the company who are interviewing you are going steady, not just in the financial sense.

It's something you'll want to know before you commit yourself.

Interviewing; it's just like dating.

Things like burn rate, financial backing and their current profit/loss situation should all be subtly investigated.  Here's our list of the top questions to ask in a start-up job interview:

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