Our top London picks – February 2016

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February, lots of new events & meet-ups to attend now that people are fully back in work mode after their winter breaks.

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Developers

Monday 1 Feb 2016  | 18:30 – 21:00

Pitch Your App Idea

Join us at Central Working Whitechapel to meet app developers, entrepreneurs, designers, investors or a co-founder for your app idea.

Network with a slice of the tech ecosystem. Learn what others are doing and inspire. Speak about your product or service.

Location: Central Working Whitechapel, 83-89 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ

Nearest train/tube: Stepney Green

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Startups

Tuesday 2 Feb 2016  | 18:30 – 21:00

#TechHubTuesday Demo Night

TechHub Demo Night isn’t about pitching for funds, it’s an opportunity to show the community what you’re working on, get some feedback, and see what others are toiling away on.

Come along and check out the best tech startups around at our legendary Demo Night – you’ll not want to miss the next big thing!

Location: Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BX

Nearest train/tube: Old Street

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Entrepreneurs

Wednesday 3 Feb 2016  | 18:45 – 21:00

TELL Welcomes Saul Klein, Index Ventures, Co-Founder of Seedcamp, Lovefilm and Kano

Join the TELL Series in welcoming Saul Klein, Founding Partner at LocalGlobe, Former General Partner at Index Ventures, Co-Founder and CEO of Seedcamp, Kano and Lovefilm International.

A serial entrepreneur with two decades of experience building and exiting companies in both the US, Israel and Europe, Saul has a passion for working with seed and early stage businesses. Most recently he co-founded Kano and Seedcamp, as well as co-founder and original CEO of Lovefilm International (acquired by Amazon).

Location: London Business School, Regent’s Park, Sussex Pl, Marylebone, NW1 4SA

Nearest train/tube: Baker Street

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Startups

Monday 8 Feb 2016  | 09:30 – 14:00

Dot Everyone

Martha Lane Fox, Founder and Chair of Doteveryone invites early stage UK start-ups to pitch for VC funding at the first ever 5050tech Challenge which is a new national challenge designed to encourage gender balance across technology leadership and events.

On the 8th of February, Dame Wendy Hall and Martha Lane Fox will be joined by over 30 UK venture capitalists keen to help women launch and fund their own technology start-ups. All UK start-ups with at least one woman co-founder working in Internet enabled technology and seeking early stage investment can apply here.

Location: Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BX

Nearest train/tube: Old Street

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Entrepreneurs

Thursday 11 Feb 2016  | 19:00 – 22:00

Chew The Fat: Duane Jackson

Getting to the meat of the matter. ‘Chew The Fat’ is a series of conversations with high profile entrepreneurs, founders, VCs and generally epic people, designed to stimulate, motivate and inspire!

Our Guest = Duane Jackson

Duane grew up in childrens’ homes in the East End of London, left school with no qualifications & ended up serving a 5 year prison sentence for drug trafficking. On his release, with a baby on the way, he decided to “go straight”. He went on to create KashFlow which was one of the first ever SaaS products at the forefront of the move from desktop to the Cloud. In 2015 he released Supdate to help startups keep investors updated.

Location: The Trampery, 239 Old Street, EC1V 9EY

Nearest train/tube: Old Street

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Startups

Tuesday 16 Feb 2016  | 09:30 – 17:30

TechPitch 4.5: Pitch Workshop

An essential part of establishing and growing any start-up is pitching your business plan to investors, journalists, VCs and potential partners.

2Pears – the team creating opportunities and events to inform, educate and connect entrepreneurs and startups in music, media and technology – is continuing its successful series of free pitching workshops to start-ups in the UK* and Europe, supported by UKTI. Over 900 start-ups have now graduated, with more going on to practice their pitch at 2Pears’ competition events, TechPitch 4.5 and Music TechPitch 4.5. Many of these start-ups have gone on to amazing, newsworthy heights, including a BAFTA nomination and a spot on Dragons’ Den.

Location: Lee and Thompson Offices, Unit 4, Gee’s Court, St. Christopher’s Place, London, W1U 1JD

Nearest train/tube: Bond Street

Our top London picks – February 2016

Startups

Wednesday 17 Feb 2016  | 18:30 – 21:00

Tech Startup Fair London 2016

World’s biggest Tech Startup Fair is coming back to London!

TechStartupJobs runs a successful job board for startups within Techmeetups’ 21 global tech communities crossing 60,000 + active members.

Location: Central Foundation Boys’ School, Cowper Street, EC2A 4SH

Nearest train/tube: Old Street

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Women In Technology

Wednesday 17 Feb 2016  | 18:30 – 22:00

Women in Machine Intelligence Dinner

As an all-female company, RE.WORK is a strong advocate for supporting female entrepreneurs and women working towards advancing technology and science. The dinner is open to anyone keen to support advancing women in the industry!

Over the course of the dinner, hear from leading female experts in Machine Intelligence and discuss the impact of this rapidly advancing technology. Attendees will establish new connections and network with peers in sectors including retail, manufacturing, transport, healthcare & security.

Location: The Emin Room, 34 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD

Nearest train/tube: Bond Street, Marble Arch Underground

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Entrepreneurs

Friday 19 Feb 2016  | 09:00 – 19:00

London Business School’s Entrepreneurship, Tech and Media Summit

Are you a tech enthusiast? An aspiring entrepreneur? Do you work or aspire to work in the tech sector?

If you answered yes to any of the above, come be a part of LBS’s Flagship Entrepreneurship, Tech and Media Conference. Gain insights into Uber’s dazzling growth from its head of International Growth, get in the mind of the investor by hearing from Balderton Capital and Hoxton Ventures, and learn how to shake up a traditional corporation by hearing about innovation at BBC.

Don’t miss your chance to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in Fin Tech, Internet of Things, and the Future of Media AND network with investors, fellow entrepreneurs, and industry experts.

Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY

Nearest train/tube: Charing Cross

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Women In Technology

Tuesday 23 Feb 2016  | 08:30 – 17:00

2016 everywoman Technology Forum

The everywoman Forum 2016: Advancing women in Technology supported by industry leaders EMC and Worldpay, is the largest event of its kind in EMEA for women in technology – a day of learning and inspiration, bringing together over 600 women who are aspiring to advance their careers and become future leaders.

Location: London Hilton Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, W1K 1BE

Nearest train/tube: Hyde Park Corner

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Developers

Wednesday 24 Feb 2016  | 18:30 – 20:45

How to Make an App from Beginning to End

Ever wonder how to take your app from idea to the app store?

Join our talk as we guide you through the entire process of app creation. From app idea through to making it an App Store sensation. We will talk about the workflow and the resources available for each step of the way, from wireframing to design, to beta testing, to monetisation and marketing so you can get up and running the easy way. This will be a step by step overview of the process.

Location: Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill St, EC2A 4BX

Nearest train/tube: Old Street

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Technology

Friday 26 Feb 2016  | 14:30 – 18:00

Tech City Tour – Experience London’s Digital Cluster

Perhaps you’ve just moved to London to work on your new startup, or maybe you’ve been working here a while but have never engaged with the vibrant community that surrounds you! Our aim is to help you find your bearings and set you on your way feeling empowered and motivated to make the most of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial area of London.

Location: Wework Moorgate, 1 Fore Street, London, EC2Y 5EJ

Nearest train/tube: Moorgate

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