Sweet Retweets: How to write for social media

An essential workshop offering practical advice for businesses, start-ups and freelancers on writing effective social media updates.

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Date: 5 March 2013
Location: Google Campus, UK

TableCrowd: A Start-Up’s Diary

Table Crowd

TableCrowd is a social dining network where like-minded people can meet and eat. Kate Jackson is Founder.

Monday. Frantic. Meet designer to work on responsive technology, factoring in improvements which come from user feedback on our beta site.

Our application to Chinwag’s Digital Mission to New York was accepted, so we join 20 other companies to gain insight into the New York tech scene. UK Trade & Investment London is helping some companies with a grant towards the trip; I’m hoping we’re one of the chosen ones.

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Seedcamp London

Apply to Seedcamp London for an intense day of mentoring and the first chance of 2013 to join the Seedcamp Family.

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Date: 30 January 2013
Location: Google Campus, London, UK

Geeks on a Plane: Investment with a Twist


Dave McClure exports the experts.

His brainchild, Geeks On A Plane arranges to ship VCs and experienced entrepreneurs and journalists to far flung places in order to research and invest in foreign startups. 

This month, they came south to New Zealand and I met the team at a speed pitching competition hosted by the Icehouse Incubator.

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Digital Mission to New York, Feb 2013 - First Group of Companies Announced

We recently announced the exciting news that the Digital Mission will be returning with its fourth expedition to New York next Spring, from 18th - 22nd February 2013. The trip is coinciding with Social Media Week New York in order to allow companies to explore the 150+ events, covering extensive topics along the vein of social media throughout the week.

We are very thrilled to announce that the first set of companies have been chosen for the mission and are all set to venture out to NYC in Feb. See below for information on the companies as well as their contact details in case you want to get in touch prior to the trip.

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Galvanising the University Population Around Tech Startups


It’s no surprise that tech startups are fast approaching a level of popularity previously ascribed to Katy Perry. The Social Network - a look at the meteoric rise of the now-ubiquitous Facebook - has helped fuel this growth and encourage university students to consider a path through the startup world.

Eschewing banks and briefcases for mockups and moleskins, many university students are keen on the idea of joining a startup, but are largely unaware of just how to go about doing such a thing (though some, like the university-aged founders of GoSquared - a real-time web analytics service - are a few steps ahead).

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Meet Korea’s Top Tech Startups: Google’s Global K-Startup Winners Hit London 5-9th Nov

South Korea: the most connected country on the planet. 100Mbps broadband is the norm (N.B. UK government, that is super-fast). The economy is growing at 6.1% and local industry giant Samsung has a combined turnover is larger than Apple, Google & Microsoft combined.

That infrastructure would make any startup’s mouth water. Just imagine the possibilities? Luckily, we don’t have to, Chinwag is delighted to welcome the winners of Google for Entrepreneur’s Global K-Startup program to London. The group are coming to London 5-9th Nov and we’re chuffed to be working with Google to show them the best of the city.

And there's two opportunities to meet, greet, network and find out more about the companies and the digital market in South Korea.

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Apéro Entrepreneurs

This Apéro Entrepreneurs in September is the 24th edition and we will be implementing changes by adding a pitch session. % entrepreneurs wil have 3 minutes each to introduce their startup.

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Date: 6 September 2012
Location: Google Campus, UK

TechHub Founders Secrets

Psstt...! Would you like to know the secret to a successful startup? Join us for an exciting new event series, where you can find out about the highs and lows, the stories and the secrets, and all the nitty gritty about what makes a successful startup - directly from those that have experienced the journey themselves!

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Date: 24 April 2012
Location: TechHub @ Campus, UK

Echelon 2012 - Southeast Asia's Largest Tech Startup Event

Echelon 2012 is a two-day, double-track event on June 11-12 with over 1,100 delegates, a startup marketplace of up to 50 startups and various workshops. Echelon 2012 will be the biggest ever edition of Asia's best startup event. It will discover Southeast Asia's best startups on an all new scale

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Date: 11 June 2012
Location: University Cultural Centre (UCC), SG

Are you Profiting from the Web?

Learn how to to socially measure your way to success with Jacqui Taylor, founder and CEO of FlyingBinary. Jacqui is also Director of Communications for the Cloud Security Alliance UK and Ireland, and a Tech City Mentor.

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Date: 15 February 2012
Location: Central Working, UK

Social media + digital commerce = online success

Warren Knight, Social Commerce expert, will be sharing how to drive traffic to your online store with a multi-channel experience. Learn how to optimise your online store using the latest social commerce tools and design whilst devising a monthly content marketing strategy that consumers will fall in-love with.

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Date: 17 February 2012
Location: Central Working, UK

Social Media for your brand - Taking your brand into the social web... and coming out on top

Getting it right on the social web isn’t easy. While brands and agencies have more platform and service options these days they also have to face the realities of a crowded social marketplace and increasingly hostile natives. So how does a brand go social when the social web just wants the brands to go home?

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Date: 16 February 2012
Location: Central Working, UK

Dell Announces pre-SXSW Unconference: Social Media and Technology Trends in Small Business

#DellSTU11 - Dell's Social Media & Community Unconference by Dell Inc.

Heading out to Austin for this year's SXSW extravaganza? Or you'll be in the neighbourhood? Interested in meeting startups from around the globe and spending time at Dell's HQ, then take a gander at this event our friends at Dell are putting together the day before SXSW kicks off.

Centered on their HQ campus at Round Rock a few miles from Austin, Dell are  hosting a full day Unconference March 8th, 2012 (the day before SXSW), on social and technology trends in small businesses- a fast-paced, intense and fun event environment that allows participants to control the agenda.

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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