Well, we’d love to meet you. London is the next city in my global search for great technology products. I’ll be arriving next week to attend the Tech City UK Entrepreneurs Festival on November 17 – 19.
I’ll be arriving from my visit to Istanbul, the latest stop in VentureBeat’s prowl around the globe. A similar trip to Asia will happen early next year, and South America soon after that.
We’re looking for great companies for two big reasons: First, we want to cover these companies in VentureBeat, where we have an expanding list of syndication partners that pick up our stories, from Reuters to the Washington Post. Second, we’re looking to invite the very best companies to the U.S. in April to launch at the DEMO conference in Silicon Valley, where some of the biggest tech players have launched over the past two decades.
We’ve got some momentum at DEMO. We’ve doubled the audience over the past two years, and we’ve created a scholarship program so that we can afford to bring the very best ideas regardless of their ability to pay. That, combined with the stellar audience — we invite the nation’s tech press, investors, and other tech influencers — makes it the most powerful launch event around, in my view. (BTW, Fusion-io is the latest DEMO alum success story. It launched at DEMO in 2008, went public this summer, and now has a market cap of almost $3 billion!)
While in London next week, I’ll be moderating a panel of a handful of the United States’ leading entrepreneurs during the “Silicon Valley Comes to the UK” portion of the event.
Afterward, VentureBeat will also be meeting privately with up to 10 local companies, offering feedback to them about their technology, business model and plans to expand. We’ll be meeting at the Excel Centre.
If you’re based in London and your company is interested, please fill out this form, and we will be in touch with further details shortly.
I’m looking forward to a great trip and am excited to see what happens in London at the Entrepreneurs Festival next week!
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