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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 01-July

 

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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 24-June

Weekly Newsletter of London Silicon Roundabout

ISSUE 24 JUNE 2011


UPCOMING EVENTS

What: London Silicon Roundabout July Meetup: Gaming to Gamification

When: July 7, 2011 (Thursday) 6:00 – 9:30 P.M.

Where: Innovation Warehouse – 1 East Poultry, 1st Floor, London EC1A 9PT     MORE DETAILS / RSVP HERE

 

What: London and Partners’ Roundtable with Plug and Play Tech Center CEO, Saeed Amidi

When: July 1, 2011 (Friday) 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Where: London and Partners – More London Riverside, London Bridge SE1 2RR

 

28-June: Enterprise Cloud Adoption – Defining (and Easing) the Barriers

29-June: Online Marketing Show

01-July: Geek Karting 2011

02-July: Design Jam London #3

02-July: dev4good

02-July: London Ajax Mobile Event


IN THE NEWS

London-based Bossa comes out of hiding – June 24, 2011

A new UK games studio has finally come out of hiding today with the launch of its new site.

Silicon Roundabout – Shoreditch’s digital revolution – June 23, 2011

Lauren Bishop – I was surprised to see Silicon Roundabout referenced and pictured in the Sun last week. Quite a theoretical and London-centric piece for the Sun to pick up, I thought, despite being bylined to the rather famous (Sun-reading, apparently) founder of Tweetdeck.

APS Group expands into London – June 20, 2011

Stockport’s APS Group has made clear its intention to expand its national reach, with a move to open up an office in London for the first time.

Cheers to London’s Tech Scene – June 20, 2011

I just heard two old English ladies talking about tweeting in a Shoreditch coffee shop. Earlier this morning, I ran into a venture capitalist from New York City on the street corner of Chance and Boundary. And last night, I witnessed an Android app developer hitting on a posh British chick. I believe the apt term is “punching above his weight.”

Facebook & Google Cause House Price Rises London & California? – June 20, 2011

Living near the headquarters of Google and Facebook is great for real estate prices and London could well be in for the same “Silicon Valley effect” on its house prices.

 

We have also created subject specific Newspapers on Mobile Apps, Gaming, Startups & London Silicon Roundabout


JOBS

22-June: PHP Developer – We’re looking for a PHP developer who is excited about helping to build the business alongside the founders. We want to get someone on board who is as enthusiastic about growing the business as we are. An interest in sports helps, but isn’t essential.

21-June: Marketing Manager – We’re seeking for a creative, eager, intelligent and resourceful Marketing Manager with a strong mix of traditional and digital marketing capabilities to join our team. Partnering closely with the Chief Product & Marketing Officer and the Founders, you will drive the development and execution of the marketing strategy that will drive the user acquisition, retention and creation of a community of Shopitize evangelists.


READING / VIEWING

Facebook: Path to IPO – Startups, London

The Story of Deskwanted – Startups, London

Lessons from Groupon – Startups, London

Brainstorming for New Startup Ideas: A Framework to Spur Creative Thinking – For Entrepreneurs

The Day After You Get Funded – Tawheed Kader

[Presentation] So You Want to Do a Startup Eh – Tara Hunt

[VIDEO] The Anatomy of a Fundable Startup – Naval of AngelList

 

OUR PARTNERS

Jeffreys Henry LLP

Jeffreys Henry LLP is well-known among their clients to be pro-active, hands on, responsive, approachable, straight-talking, and personable

Keystone Law

Keystone Law is a full-service law firm of over 100 lawyers, with notable expertise in tech, IP, IT and funding

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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 17-June

Weekly Newsletter of London Silicon Roundabout

ISSUE 17 JUNE 2011

 

RECENT EVENTS

London Silicon Roundabout June Meetup (PHOTOS)

For those who were not able to join us during the June Meetup, we have posted presentation videos of Conjure, HulloMail and Turned On Digital.


UPCOMING EVENTS

What: London Silicon Roundabout July Meetup: Gaming to Gamification

When: July 7, 2011 (Thursday) 6:00 – 9:30 P.M.

Where: Innovation Warehouse – 1 East Poultry, 1st Floor, London EC1A 9PT

                MORE DETAILS / RSVP HERE

20-June: Central Saint Martins MA Innovation Management: Create Destroy Innovate

21-June: HydraHack 0.4

22-June: The Guardian’s Activate Summit 2011

23-June: Create11

23-June: AppsJunction Monthly Meetup

24-June: Computing At School Conference 2011

24-June: ORG Reconnect

05-July: Intel AppUp Application Lab: MeeGo

IN THE NEWS

After London’s Silicon Roundabout … Newcastle the new Silicon City? – June 16, 2011

IN MARCH, the UK editor of The Next Web – a popular technology blog with global reach and appeal – wrote the following: “Mention the UK technology start-up scene to anyone outside the country and they’ll probably think of London’s vibrant scene around the Old Street roundabout, or maybe clusters in places like Cambridge, or at a push the North East of England around Newcastle.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton support the London Silicon Roundabout – June 15, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton will travel light on their first official tour – taking an entourage of seven people on their North America trip.

Huddle throws down the gauntlet to SharePoint – June 15, 2011

In the late 1980s, Fortune magazine ran an article headlined, “Software catches the team spirit”. It pictured a real estate agent using a “computer terminal” to open building plans from a CD, then sharing those plans and a “video tour” with a client in another time-zone. Thanks to the ability to share information, he makes the sale.

London, Paris lure technology investors from U.S. – June 14, 2011

Laurel Bowden, a partner at Facebook Inc. investor Greylock Partners, has been working out of London from a rented desk for more than two years.

London’s Silicon Roundabout from a New York state of mind – June 13, 2011

We may live in a globally connected world, where we’re just an email, Skype call or Follow away from a brilliant introduction. But it’s tricky going to bed at midnight in London when Silicon Valley is still in the office and happy hour in New York is just getting started.

 

READING / VIEWING

Groupthink and Funding by Seth Godin – Startups, London

Brainstorming for New Startup Ideas: A Framework to Spur Creative Thinking For Entrepreneurs

Cash is King: 8 tips for Optimizing your Startup Financing Strategy – For Entrepreneurs

[Video] Startup Advice: Inside Tips From Expert Entrepreneurs – Mashable

 

OUR PARTNERS

Jeffreys Henry LLP

Jeffreys Henry LLP is well-known among their clients to be pro-active, hands on, responsive, approachable, straight-talking, and personable

Keystone Law

Keystone Law is a full-service law firm of over 100 lawyers, with notable expertise in tech, IP, IT and funding

MarketInvoice

The UK’s first marketplace for trading invoices

 

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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 10-June

Weekly Newsletter of London Silicon Roundabout

ISSUE 10 JUNE 2011

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

13-17-June: Opening Week (Innovation Warehouse)

13-June: London Ruby User Group June 2011

14-June: AWS Summit London 2011

14-June: London Ajax User Group Meetup: Advanced JavaScript

14-June: TechHubTuesday Demo Night June

15-June: The Future of Digital Marketing 2011

15-June: Scala Exchange 2011

17-June: Ampersand

17-June: Innovation Jam at UCL Ideastock

18-June: Interesting 2011

23-June: AppsJunction Monthly Meetup

 

IN THE NEWS

Boxee launches the Boxee Box in London Silicon Roundbaout – June 8, 2011

Tonight at a rowdy event in London’s Silicon Roundabout (our twee answer to Silicon Valley), Boxee launched the UK version of their popular set-top unit, the Boxee Box…

UKTI promotes Tech City in Internet Week, New York – June 8, 2011

London Will Be Europe’s Main Tech Hub Says Minister – June 8, 2011

There is something paradoxical about the U.K. government minister responsible for driving the country’s hi-tech initiatives is a Lord and takes his title from a tiny village in the south of the country….

LSR member Moshi Monsters, The Social Networking Game For Kids, Passes The 50 Million Users Mark – June 7, 2011

Two years ago, Mind Candy was just another online gaming company. It had some minor success with interactive puzzles and an alternative reality game calledPerplexcity, but the future wasn’t exactly bright…

Major Project of Seren Partners, LSR Sponsor, Featured on BBC – June 7, 2011

First Tech City Planning Application Set For Hackney Week – June 7, 2011

London Thames Gateway Development Corporations will shortly submit the first planning application in East London’s transformation to become the UK’s version of Silicon Valley…

 

JOBS

09-June: DevelopersWe are looking for developers (ideally one to lead) who will play a key role in defining the technology on which our product is based and in subsequently building the product.

09-June: DeveloperSomeone to architect and build a patent-pending web technology (not a website), ensuring it is globally-scalable and can support mass use.  The technology is straightforward and we are open to different languages.  We have a working prototype.

27-May: Developers (Junior and Senior)A live video platform dedicated to connecting people with knowledge and expertise to those who seek it.

MORE JOBS

 

READING / VIEWING

25 Common Sense Tips for Tech Startups – Digital Inspiration

Startup Analytics: Focus on metrics that matter – Startups, London

VCs are often wrong! – Startups, London

Startup Marketing – Hacker Monthly (Special Issue)

[Video] Michael Yavonditte (Hashable) – TechCrunchTV (Founder Stories)

 

A huge thank you to the sponsors and presenters of the London Silicon Roundabout June Meetup (Mobile App Expo) and to all those who came.  We wish to see you again on our next meetup on July 7, which will be about Games and Gaming Applications. Have a great weekend! 

 

London Silicon Roundabout Monthly Roundup May 2011

London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 03-June

Weekly Newsletter of London Silicon Roundabout

ISSUE 03 JUNE 2011

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

What:   Techmeetups June meetup (Mobile App Expo)

When: Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:00 PM

Price:    GBP3.00 per person

Where: Seren Partners, 57 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QA

MORE DETAILS

06-June: Crowdsourcing, Real-time Data &Connected Cities: Waze’s Di-Ann Eisnor

06-June: Guathon2011

07-June: This Happened London #9

07-June: The Inspire Conference

07-June: DIBI (Design It. Build It) 2011

08-June: Open Mobile Summit London

09-June: Hack4Europe UK 2011

09-June: [Async]: Making History

12-June: Software Practice Advancement (SPA) Conference 2011


IN THE NEWS

Great to see PoraOra covered by BBC News– June 3, 2011

Venture Capitalists Circle London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ – June 2, 2011

Bloomberg’s Olivia Sterns reports from London’s so-called Silicon Roundabout, where venture capitalists are hoping to tap the area’s technology start-ups…

Is London heading for a dotcom boom? – June 1, 2011

The internet company TweetDeck, which has been running for just three years, has been bought for £25m…

How digital music startups are thriving at London’s Silicon Roundabout – May 31, 2011

The concept of the ‘Silicon Roundabout’, London’s Old Street area that’s home to a multitude of new technology startups, has certainly become widely recognised in recent times, with Government investment now planned for the area and an ever-growing sense of connection with plans for a ‘Tech City’ that will stretch from the area to neighboring Stratford, hub of the 2012 Olympic Games…

How I made millions from Twitter App – May 31, 2011

London – He looks like an ordinary commuter on his way to work.

But as Iain Dodsworth leaves his modest detached home in the Home Counties, he has more to smile about than most…


JOBS

27-May: Developers (Junior & Senior)

27-May: Flash Developer

27-May: SEO Sales Consultant

MORE JOBS

 

READING / VIEWING

Discover The Patterns Of Successful Internet Startups In The Startup Genome Report – Startup Genome

Getting a ‘business’ job in a startup – Startups, London

Startup interviews are a two way thing – Startups, London

London vs Silicon Valley: London wins – Startups, London

[Video] Office Hours With Paul Graham At TC Disrupt – TechCrunch

London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 27-May

UPCOMING EVENTS

What:     Techmeetups June meetup (Mobile Apps)

When:     Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:00 PM

Price:     GBP3.00 per person

Where: Seren Partners, 57 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QA

MORE DETAILS

31-May: Guardian Developer Network Drop-in Finale

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU DETAILS

31-May: In The Brain of Kohsuke Kawaguchi – Continuous Integration with Jenkins

The Skills Matter eXchange London, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP / +44 (0)207 183 9040 DETAILS

31-May: London .NET User Group – Long Term Value of Acceptance Tests

The Skills Matter eXchange London, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP / +44 (0)207 183 9040 DETAILS

01-June: LiDG 28 – London iOS Developer Group at the Apple Store

Apple Store – Regent Street,235 Regent Street, London W1B2EL DETAILS

02-June: UKTI Pitch Workshop

Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS / +44 020 3239 9325 DETAILS

03-June: MC ThinkCamp – mHealth

Wallace Space, St Pancras, 2 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PN DETAILS

 

IN THE NEWS

TWEETDECK’S DODSWORTH ON WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN TWITTER – May 26, 2011

After months of speculation, Twitter has finally completed its acquisition of Tweetdeck, the UK-based desktop software for the micro-blogging site’s more sophisticated and prolific users. READ MORE

LONDON: THE NEW TECHNOLOGY CAPITAL – May 25, 2011

IMEX – The British capital’s new promotional agency London & Partners’ Head of Business Tourism Europe, Barbara Jamison, told an IMEX press conference 25 May that the city was “the best big city on earth”. READ MORE

TWITTER BUYS TWEETDECK FOR $40M – May 25, 2011

Tweetdeck – 3 years, staff of 15 and $40m – not a bad deal! READ MORE

FUNDING PROSPECTS ON THE HORIZON FOR UK’S OTHER TECH CLUSTERS AS DEADLINE LOOMS FOR TSB’S PILOT PROJECT: TECH CITY – May 24, 2011

Just hours remain for digital and creative companies in London’s Silicon Roundabout to submit their entries for the UK Technology Strategy Board’s Tech City Launchpad contest. But for laggards, all is not lost. READ MORE

STOP DREAMING OF A NEW SILICON VALLEY – May 24, 2011

Should we stop dream of a new Silicon Valley? READ MORE

HILL & KNOWLTON TO HELP TURN EAST LONDON INTO TECH HUB – May 24, 2011

Hill & Knowlton has been called in to help establish east London as Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley. READ MORE

ROUNDABOUTS: TRAFFIC BOON OR BANE? – May 23, 2011

Although the article is more about roundabouts and a group of 380 international experts converging in Carmel, Indiana to study & discuss them, glad to see our London Silicon Roundabout picture featured on USA Today. READ MORE

TWITTER STILL COMING TO LONDON DESPITE SUPER-INJUNCTION ROW – May 22, 20 11

Glad to hear Twitter is still coming to London. Didn’t think an injunction or two would frighten them away. READ MORE

DOES EAST LONDON TECH CITY NEED AN ARMY OF STAY-AT-HOME MUMS? – May 20, 2011

I think stay at home mums can play an important role in the Startup community especially in London Silicon Roundabout / Tech City. READ MORE

CARGO, CULTS, ARTIFICIAL REEFS AND THE EAST LONDON TECH – May 16, 2011

Andy Budd writes about East London Tech City. Interesting analogy between Tech City & Marine Biology.READ MORE

 

FUNDING

BSPA: OXYGEN ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME TO FUND TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS, APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 JUNE 2011

 

JOBS

24-May UX Designer with 5+ years exp. working as a User Experience or User Interface Designer (FullTime)

24-May Outstanding Creative Director to lead a team and oversee all Design, 8+ as a designer (agency or in-house) (Full Time)

MORE JOBS

 

READING / VIEWING

HACKER MONTHLY [STARTUP STORIES – SPECIAL ISSUE]

THE KEY DIFFERENCES IN VC FINANCING OF IT STARTUPS IN THE U.S, U.K, GERMANY AND

THREE NECESSITIES FOR START-UP SUCCESS [VIDEO]

DEFINING THE VOICE OF A START-UP [VIDEO]

Have a great Spring Bank Holiday !

Rgds

Shawn

London Silicon Roundabout Group 


London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 20-May

UP COMING EVENT

What:     Techmeetups June meetup (Mobile Apps)

When:    Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:00 PM

Where:   Seren Partners

.                57 Rivington Street

.                London EC2A 3QA

MORE DETAILS

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IN THE NEWS

LONDON’S MAYOR HOLDS FIRST EVER TWITTER SESSION – May 19, 2011

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, held his first ever interactive Q&A session with Twitter followers today, and TechCrunch Europe was the only external party allowed in to witness the event. READ MORE

428 MILLION MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICESSOLD WORLDWIDE IN FIRST QUARTER 2011, A 19 PERCENT INCREASE YEAR-ON-YEAR – May 19, 2011

Apple, Samsung and HTC Reported Strongest Results in an Increasingly Smartphone-Dominated Market. READ MORE

KPMG TO OFFER DISCOUNTED SERVICES TO SILICON ROUNDABOUT STARTUP – May 17, 2011

Professional services firm KPMG is in talks with representatives of London’s Silicon Roundabout technology hub about ways in which it can help tech startups in the area grow into successful businesses. READ MORE

WONGA’S HIGH APR SPARKED CONTROVERSY – May 17, 2011

Insiders claim paper overruled judges’ decision due to concerns over controversial payday loans company. READ MORE

STARTUPS UNITE TO POACH THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM – May 16, 2011

In the middle of a crowded bar in East London, Joel Marty was thumbing through a little white pamphlet to figure out which booth he should push his way towards next. READ MORE

TECH CITY’S KEVIN EYRES: SHORT PROFILE – May 6, 2011

Kevin Eyres is the first mentor appointed to London’s Tech City. Who is Kevin Eyres? READ MORE

ANDROID TO SURPASS APPLE’S APP STORE IN SIZE BY AUGUST 2011: REPORT – May 5, 2011

There’s no doubt Android Market will at some point offer more applications for download and/or purchase than Apple’s App Store, as the latter’s growth has been slowing down of late, while the Android application store’s growth rate has been accelerating. READ MORE

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FUNDING

Kickstart 2011 by Oxford Entrepreneurs have extended their deadline till the end of May and increased Funds available. CLICK HERE

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JOBS

We have compiled a list of all open Jobs (90+ so far) and will be putting that up on our new website shortly.

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READING / VIEWING

10 LESSONS FROM THE 2011 WEBBY WINNERS – Oliver Milman

“JUST GO FOR IT” – Justine Moore

“DON’T TRY TO GET IT PERFECT THE FIRST TIME” – Jim Pitkow

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INTERESTING SERVICE FOR STARTUPS

MarketInvoice – The UK’s first marketplace for Invoices

Do your large corporate debtors take 30-90 days to pay? 

Use Marketinvoice to obtain funding in 48 hours … CLICK HERE

 

Have a great weekend !

Rgds

Shawn

Techmeetups.com

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