Francesca Heath's blog

Francesca Heath

Having been at @Chinwag for over 2 years my role has changed and developed as have I. I look after all UK and International Events within Chinwag as well as keep the team ticking over nicely. You can catch my random comments on my Twitter @francescaheath


Accelerate Your Company’s Growth


Pembridge Logo

UPDATE: The event will now take place the w/c 6th June, so there's still time to apply, see below for info.

Pembridge, in association with Dreamstake, First Flight, SSD, and XMedia Lab have announced the launch of the Growth Accelerator - A programme specifically developed to increase the investment in digital media companies globally.

The programme will provide high-value advice and support to develop company proposition from leading practitioners in business growth and finance readiness.

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A Panel of Investment Experts at Your Fingertips...What Would You Ask?

'From VCs to Super-Angels: The New Rules of Startup' is nearly upon us and we want to make sure you get the most out of the event as possible. 

This free event, hosted by UK Trade & Investment will question a panel of investment experts as they explore how to deal with superangels, together with savvy angels and VCs.

The event itself is full but you can register to watch a live online webcast from your living room, it will be just like sitting in the front row...but you can do it in your pj’s (don’t worry we wont tell anyone).

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The Ins and Outs of The UKTI Mission to SXSW 2011


After a very busy, very tiring, but very productive week out to the famous SXSW we have returned. All companies in check, no broken bones or more importantly broken laptops and with some great stories to tell - lets start off at day one…


As we touched down in refreshingly sunny Austin you could tell it was going to be a good week, with the sun shinning and the geeky vibes buzzing there was a lot to look forward to.

Jumping timezones had left everyone slightly confused as to what day and time it was so we eased the companies participating on the UKTI Mission in slowly with a networking reception at the Moonshine Grill. The Texan food on offer including buffalo meatballs and “corn dog” shrimp definitely got our taste bubs ready for the next few days, washed down with a few magaritas.

It gave the companies a chance to get to know one another a little better as well as meeting the UKTI and Chinwag teams. With the easy start to the busy week ahead most of us headed to bed, minus a few that started the SXSW parties early!

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UKTI Mission to SXSW Interactive 2011 - The Companies Announced

Packed SXSW Interactive Keynote by Mary Sledd

Congratulations to the 31 leading UK digital companies that have been selected for this year's UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Mission to SXSW Interactive 2011.

This trip will see the companies travel out to Austin, Texas for a five day trip in and around South by South West Interactive, one of the largest conferences focused on digital media and technology.

Each of the companies is listed below, don't hesitate to drop them a line directly to arrange a time to meet up in Austin, or follow their progress via their Twitter accounts below. You can follow the UKTI team's coverage of the mission on Twitter @uktiatsxswi.

UKTI SXSW 2011 Mission Companies

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UKTI SXSW Mission Deadline Extension: Mon 7th Feb


There's been lots of interest in the UKTI Trade Mission to SXSW (10th -15th March) so we've extended the deadline until Monday 7th February. If you are looking to expand into the US this is the perfect opportunity, so go and apply now and you could get yourself a place on the UKTI Trade Mission to SXSWi.  

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