Digital Media

2014's BBC Worldwide Accelerator Program Now Open to Applicants

BBC Worldwide Labs is a six-month programme for emerging media digital companies in the UK. It is designed to help startups gain traction by working closely with the experts at BBC Worldwide across all divisions: from technology and content to marketing, sales, advertising and legal, as well as having access to prime office space in the Media Centre in White City.
And the good news is, applications for 2014 are now open.
Eligible companies will:
·       Focus on the intersection of technology and media
·       Have a synergy with BBC Worldwide business units & brands
·       Have a product in market or ready to launch
Do you have a startup that’s looking for success, or know of someone who does? Take a look and apply here. 
Partnerships secured so far are:
·       Foodity & BBC Good Food - an e-commerce toolkit that allows publishers to turn recipe ingredients into online shopping baskets.
·       WireWAX & BBC News Online - A video tagging tool that adds clickable ‘tags’ to moving people or objects.
·       Ko-Su Mobile & BBC Motion Gallery Education – a mobile learning platform that allows users to create and publish interactive content that makes teaching and learning via connected devices accessible to anyone around the world.
·       Future Ad Labs & BBC Good Food - Playcaptcha is an alternative to the traditional (and tedious) human response tests known as ‘captchas’.
Other companies include The Backscratchers & BBCW Procurement, Peekabu Studios & BBCW Corporate Comms and Jack Burke & BBCW YouTube.
To celebrate the launch of the 2014 programme they are hosting an event on Monday 3rd February at Google Campus from 6:30pm.
This panel event, chaired by Alex Wood from Tech City News, will see previous Labs’ companies talk about the programme and some of the commercial partnerships obtained with BBCW. There will also be the opportunity to hear objective feedback on how investors and partners view startups that come through these types of accelerator schemes.
Keen to come along? Sign up here

BBC Worldwide Labs is a six-month accelerator programme for emerging media digital companies in the UK. It is designed to help startups gain traction by working closely with the experts at BBC Worldwide across all divisions: from technology and content to marketing, sales, advertising and legal, as well as having access to prime office space in the Media Centre in White City.

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Digital evolution: Making good things happen

Tinder Foundation are hosting their one day conference which takes place at the BT London on 4 December, and is designed for grassroots digital inclusion practitioners. It aims to inspire delegates to have a greater impact in their communities.

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Date: 4 December 2013
Location: BT Centre, UK

ENGAGE: The London Digital Storytelling Conference

Bringing together the best and brightest in Media, Advertising and Technology to discuss innovations in cross-platform storytelling.

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Date: 10 September 2013
Location: Location TBD, check back soon!, UK

#KittenCamp – D&AD New Blood Special!

#KittenCamp is an event for web-loving, ad industry folk to watch memes, listen to awesome guest speakers and drink (FREE) beer. On July 3rd, #KittenCamp will be teaming up with D&AD for a special evening as part of ‘New Blood 2013′, celebrating this year’s best new graduates.

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Date: 3 July 2013
Location: CAFÉ 1001, UK

Is the press release dead? Join us for Breakfast, PR & Media at the Press Association (London) on 26th June

Join us for breakfast on "Is the press release dead?" at the Press Association (London) on 26 June. Topic: the state of the press release and everything in between from multimedia news releases to social media. Speakers include: Teilo Colley & Jim Grice-PA, Anna Averkiou, Louise Stewart-Muir-Say. Moderator: Simon Quarendon-Keene Communications

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Date: 26 June 2013
Location: Press Association, UK

Join us for Breakfast, PR & Media at the Daily Record (Glasgow) on 21 May

Business Wire: FREE Breakfast Sessions on Media & PR. With the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup on our doorstep in 2014, Event Scotland, Radio Clyde and the Press Association will provide insight into what their respective organisations are doing, discuss how the major sporting events will affect the media landscape and everything in between.

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Date: 21 May 2013
Location: Daily Record, UK

Get Involved in Chinwag's Careers Day @ Digital Shoreditch 2013


Chinwag has rejoined Digital Shoreditch to bring you the biggest and best Careers Day so far, taking place on Friday 24th May. 

The aim is to find and fill roles within the digital industry.  Here's a scoop: news of the location and a preview of the first companies who will be exhibiting.

Get your free ticket here.

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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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UKTI Announces China Mission Backed by Huawei: Applications Open


UKTI are working with Huawei to offer small and medium enterprises SMEs the opportunity to join them on a Mission to China running on the 18-22 March 2013.

A British Government will be your guide round Huawei’s facilities to discuss their procurement processes and supply chain opportunities in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing & Shanghai.

There are discounts and grants available to participants. Deadline for applications 15 February 2013.

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Digital for less - South West regional group

As more and more digital platforms become available, how can charity communicators decide which are worth exploring? In this seminar we'll focus on a selection of free digital tools which can be used to create seamless, integrated communications campaigns making the most of your on and offline messages.

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Date: 28 September 2012
Location: Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse, UK

AOP B2B Conference 2012: Reinventing the Business Model – Redefining the Relationship

This event is the first of its kind for AOP and promises to be an engaging and informative day, with an excellent range of speakers, from IBM to LinkedIn, IDG to Emap Inform and Just International to Mindshare.

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Date: 14 March 2012
Location: Millbank Media Centre, UK

Late Summer BBQ

Sizzling sausages and other char-grilled delights are on the menu combined with the opportunity for Chinwaggers, the Digital Mission alumni and Bootlaw regulars to gather, mingle, chat and sup a cold beverage. Let's face it, we don't need much of an excuse and it will be the end of Summer.

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Date: 8 September 2011
Location: The Driver, UK

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK's leading documentary and digital media festival at which the international documentary family gets together under one roof for five days of intense deal-making, docwatching and debate.

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Date: 8 June 2011
Location: The Workstation, UK

Crosssover Collections and Archives

The Wellcome Trust and Crossover Labs are delighted to invite curators, archivists, archive rights holders and producers with experience in film or television, social media, web design, games, mobile and location based services to participate in an intensive 5 day creative lab.

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Date: 16 January 2011
Location: Wellcome Collection, UK

Digital Content Monetisation Europe

Digital Content Monetisation Europe brings together content and media owners from across publishing, games, music, TV and film to find out how to create sustainable digital monetisation models.

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Date: 24 January 2011
Location: Millennium Gloucester Hotel, UK