Win Tickets for London Startup Weekend, 4-6th June

Startup Weekend

UPDATE: Win £1,500 worth of shared office space rental.

Summer's here, although saying that alone has probably jinxed the bank holiday weekend to three days of drizzle.

For budding entrepreneurs, the weekend offers some time free of distractions to focus on developing their startups, which is why the London Startup Weekend, sounds intriguing.

The team at Startup Weekend have very kindly offered Chinwag readers a chance to win two tickets to the event (enter here), and if you can't wait there's also a special 25% discount (use code chinwag00).

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Video Interview: Alex Stanhope from TSB on £18m Collaborative R&D Fund

Partnering for Innovation BrochureAs anyone whose tried knows, getting grant funding from the government can be an arduous task with forms that sap your will to live.

Fortunately, the process for securing a slice of the £18m Collaboration Across Digital Industries fund recently announced by the Technology Strategy Board is much less painful.

I caught up with Alex Stanhope, who is leading this project to get the background on the TSB's work and the Digital Testbeds that led to this £18m competition.

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The Great Google Job Experiment, Pay Per Career Keyword Advertising

The Great Google Job ExperimentGetting that dream job, sometimes requires more than a straight-forward job hunt, application and nailing the interview.

As an extension of a marketing discipline, it's all about understanding your audience and targeting them with an effective campaign. That's exactly what Alec Brownstein did using ingenuity and the grand total of $6 on Google Adwords.

The result? A gig at Y&R New York. Here's how he did it...

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Win Tickets for The Guardian Activate Summit 2010

Guardian Activate 2010

UPDATE: 10% discount, use code 'Chinwag' when registering.

Don't say we don't spoil you!

On 1st July, The Guardian's Activate Summit is back, and we've hooked up with the lovely folks at Guardian Towers for a competition to win two tickets to this high-profile conference, worth over £600.

After an incredible first year, this powerful gathering of global visionaries returns for a day of ideas and inspiration, providing insight into how the web and associated technologies are reshaping our world.

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2 Tickets for SMX Advanced London Up for Grabs

SMX Advanced London

Search Marketing Expo Advanced hits London next week, and the lovely folks at SMX Advanced have offered up free tickets for two lucky Chinwag readers.

The program put together by search gurus Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman from SearchEngineLand, this conference lifts the lids on all aspects of advanced search marketing with a packed agenda.

Barak Berkowitz, Managing Director of Wolfram|AlphaThe opening keynote features Barak Berkowitz, Managing Director of Wolfram|Alpha, the UK's very own computational knowledge engine examining the future of search.

To win the tickets worth hundreds of pounds, simply fill out the form below and we'll let you know on Thursday (13th) whether you're one of the lucky recipients.

Can't Wait? Grab your tickets now, save £200 by registering in advance. For more info and to register, check out the SMX Advanced London website.

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Partnering for Innovation, £18m TSB fund for UK technology companies

Creative Industries KTNThe Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has recently announced a new competition of £18m for collaborative technology R&D to support the UK’s digital industry.

To help digital firms successfully enter this competition, the Creative Industries KTN have organised a series of six regional events taking place through-out May and June 2010.

The six Partnering for Innovation events that will take place around the UK, in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and London.

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