Digital Shoreditch TechCity Launchpad Matchmaking Meetup

Meet potential partners for the Tech City Launchpad 1 competition on 19th May 2011 at the Digital Shoreditch HQ.

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Date: 19 May 2011
Location: Digital Shoreditch HQ, UK

PechaKucha: App Edition

PechaKucha: App Edition ( is an event organized in conjunction with INQ Mobile, Mobilezr, Turned On Digital (makers of The Situationist app), and Quipper to bring together developers, businesses, and everyday users in an informal and creative atmosphere to talk about apps.

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Date: 31 May 2011
Location: El Paso/The Gopher Hole (Downstairs), UK

£1m R&D Funding Competition Launched to Support East London's Tech City

Shoreditch 002 by Erin Faulkner

The government's continuing focus on Silicon Roundabout, which they're dubbingTech City, sees the announcement of a £1m R&D funding competition launching in May.

Backed by the Technology Strategy Board this competition is intended to support small projects, which can then go on to raise further investment, seed capital. As with most TSB funds, this competition requires 50% match funding, but there's a neat difference this time around.

Companies that are successful in winning R&D money from the TSB will then have up to 12 months to approach potential investors to raise the other half of the money, rather than having to have it secured from the get-go.

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