We have a few announcements to make about some great upcoming events AppHack and Vator Splash which you all should definitely getting involved in. We're also excited to tell you about the launch of DEVICE by DevLab and UCL DECIDE which kicks off London Mobile Week with a special founder member offer. The first 200 people to register get a special founder membership providing free access to devices for testing, hands on support from a usability team amongst many other incredible benefits.
PITCH TO LONDON'S TOP INVESTORS AT VATOR SPLASH, NOV 7TH
Are you a startup looking to raise your next round of funding? Would you like the opportunity to pitch to London’s top investors? If you have a startup in the high-tech space less than 3 yrs old and you haven't raised more than 1 million GBP, then you should enter the Vator Splash London event taking place on Nov 7th at Level 39.
10 startups will be selected to pitch on stage to leading VC investors competing for over £20K in prizes from TechStars, Index Ventures, DFJ, Wellington Partners, Passion Capital, News Corp, BSkyB and more.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS BY THIS FRIDAY Oct. 25 at 7PM. APPLY HERE
Just want to attend? Get your tickets before they sell out!
APPHACK MEETUP THIS WEDNESDAY PM
In anticipation of the AppHACK hackathon this coming weekend, we’re hosting a pre-hackathon educational meetup this Wednesday night at IDEALondon. Make sure you sign up to come.
If you haven’t entered, it’s not too late. We’ve managed to wangle free tickets for our group so just use the code ‘hackzilla’ when you REGISTER HERE.
At the pre-hack session, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from mobile experts in an educational roundtable and Q&A sessions. You’ll meet other hackers to form teams, bounce ideas off one another and listen to the best and brightest in preparation for the weekend. #hackstrong!
MAKING LIFE DEV EASY: DEVLAB and UCL DECIDE launch DEVICE
A new programme supporting developers and startups.
DevLab and UCL DECIDE have just launched a new programme called DEVICE to tackle a challenge developers face every day: how to test their products on legacy handsets and how to gain access to new devices. DEVICE solves both problems by giving developers the means to help each other through a device exchange programme launched at this week’s Droidcon event.
In exchange for a legacy handset, developers will receive a DEVICE membership which provides access to:
• New and old devices for testing at the device lab in Shoreditch
• Alpha devices and pre-release technology
• User experience and usability testing software
• A team of usability experts to help finesse new Apps (subject to availability and approval)
• UCL's private app store of 40,000 peeps for pre-commercial testing (early 2014)
• Free handsets and priority marketing from partner OEMs
Register for membership and pick up your member card at this Wednesday’s event AngelHack pitch night or at the UCL stand at Droidcon: thedeveloperlab.com/device/become-a-member/.
For any more information, please contact: Calypso Harland at DevLab on 07816 774519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday
Calypso, Robert, Joaquim