|From:||David Maher Roberts|
|Sent on:||Wednesday, May 23, 2012 11:00 AM|
First of all, apologies for the silence and lack of BathSPARK activity since The SPARKies. The organisation of those awards took so much time & effort that the team had to redeem themselves and spend time catching up on their day jobs...
We are currently working on a big, exciting summer event, the date & venue will be announced soon. But in the mean time, because it has been 2 months since the last time we all met, we thought it would be a good idea to have a meet up at a local pub in the next 2-3 weeks. We are unlikely to get sponsorship for this event (as we are saving it up for the big summer event), so this one will be a "buy your own" (BYO) event with the main aim being for everyone to catch up.
The date for BathSPARK BYO will be announced on the meetup page in the next few days. If this BYO is a success and people find it useful to meet up more regularly, we can start having more frequent BYOs in between the larger scale sponsored events.
In other news, Startup Weekend is coming to Bath on the 8th-10th of June. Over 450 similar events have happened around the world and Bath is the first place to host a Startup Weekend in the West Country. It is great to be able to let you know that BathSPARK members are now able to obtain tickets at a discount using promotional code BATHSPARK10
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About Bath Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are not-for-profit events that are run all over the world - more than 450 to date. Startup Weekends attract a wide range of talented and motivated people (developers, designers, marketers, startup enthusiasts, business managers, and entrepreneurs, etc) who work together to turn ideas into workable business concepts in the space of a weekend. This will be Bath's (and indeed the South West's) first ever Startup Weekend and we are very excited that the event will be held in the heart of the city at the Innovation Centre, thanks to the generosity of Bath Ventures.
Enjoy the sun!
The BathSPARK team