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ISSUE 16 November 2012

From: user 6.
Sent on: Friday, November 16, 2012 11:53 AM

Dear LSR Member,

Another fun-filled, productive week has flown by here at the Techmeetups headquarters. It may not by MI6, but we have had some pretty cool(and not so top secret) stuff going on. On a side note, Skyfall was amazing, and I suggest everyone go see it! Back to Techmeetups business....

What do remote control helicopters, Nerf guns, and sleep deprived techies all have in common? Sounds like a hackathon to me! Angelhack London was a raving success! Hosted in the impressive Bloomberg building, close to 250 hackers and 60 teams collaborated and hacked into the late hours of the night and early hours of the morning last weekend. There were some amazing products created during this hackathon, all which were presented in a lightning round, and the judges definitely had their work cut out for them. The winning team, titled "Penny" will be flown to Silicon Valley to compete in the Global Hackathon competition. If you missed out on this hackathon, never fear, Angelhack will be returning to London in May of 2013. Will you be there? We know Techmeetups will be!

If you couldn't make it to our awesome hackathon, never fear, we have plenty more events coming up right around the corner! On 28 November, we will be hosting our Show Me The Money Masterclass. This class will feature beneficial information about all avenues of funding for your startup, as well as snacks and refreshments, and it shouldn't be missed!

TODAY from 6pm-9pm we are hosting Want to Fast Track Your Startup? Start Building a Community! For those of you on the waiting list, we have just opened up another 20 seats, so be sure to check your status. We have expert speakers that will teach you how to build your community from the ground up, to create a successful startup "fan base."

On 6 December, Techmeetups will be having our annual Xmas party, hosted by yours truly. I promise it will be a great night! I wanted to invite you to join us in celebration. Just bring your holiday spirit and be ready to party. We will provide the drinks, food, prizes, games, and networking! Our party will feature a snow machine, live music, hot cocoa bar(as well as beer and wine,) great catered food, a visit from Santa himself, fun photo ops, and an Ugly Christmas Jumper Competition. We have partnered with Community Links charity to collect toys for their toy drive to provide underprivileged children with gifts for the holidays. We ask that you bring a toy to the party, and in exchange you will receive raffle tickets for some of our amazing prizes! Attire is smart casual, with a bit of holiday cheer. Don't miss out on the fun!

Great news! You can now ride in style at a discounted price! We have partnered with Uber,  the groundbreaking, on-demand, luxury car service that is transforming personal transportation across the globe and recently launched in London.  They have a fleet of amazing cars at the push of a button - Mercedes S Classes, Audi A8s, BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJs - it all works exactly like having your own private driver. The San Francisco-based start-up now services 17 cities, just one app working in any of them: San Francisco | NYC | Los Angeles | Washington DC | Boston | Seattle | Chicago | San diego | Philadelphia | Dallas | Atlanta | Denver | Toronto | Vancouver | London | Paris | Sydney Rides are billed directly to your credit card on file, so there's no need to carry cash or have your card on hand. Plus, your receipt is automatically emailed to you at the end of your ride. All you need to do is: 1. Download the Uber Technologies app on your iPhone or android device. If you have a blackberry, visit m.uber.com via your web browser 2. Sign up and enter the promo code: TechMUs to receive your £20 OFF, it will automatically deduct from your first journey with Uber and show on your emailed receipt. This is for first time riders only. 2. Request & Ride: Select or type in your pick up location and press 'Request pick up now'. Your driver will arrive within 15 minutes! For more information on Uber, email [address removed]


Guru Program
We're delighted that Dr. Nic Williams from Engine Yard will be joining as a Session Leader to help startups with their decisions on the best Development Platforms for launching and scaling their business.  He'll be presenting in week 3 of the full program, alongside Denis Margolin of DataArt who will cover everything you need to consider for your mobile strategy. 
You can register for the session, which takes place on 12 February 2013 here or book to attend the entire Guru Program including mentoring sessions here.

 

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Hope y'all have a lovely weekend, and 'til next time,

Kaitlin

London Silicon Roundabout Group @techmeetupsLSR

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EVENTS

Want to Fast Track Your Startup? Start Building a Community!

November 16,2012, 6:00 PM

Venue: Google Campus - Central Working

[ RSVP HERE ]

Show Me the Money

November 28,2012, 6:00 PM

Venue: Google Campus - Central Working

[ RSVP HERE ]

TechMeetups London Silicon Roundabout Xmas Party #tmudrinks

December 6, 2012, 7:00 PM

Venue:Innovation Warehouse

[ RSVP HERE ]

TechMeetups Guru Program: Business Models, Real World Problems & Solutions

January 29, 2013, 6:00 PM

Venue: Innovation Warehouse

[ RSVP HERE ]

This session is part of the TechMeetups Guru Program, a practical 3 month educational and mentoring course to kick-start your Startup.  You can choose to attend just this session by booking here, or participate in the full course to receive additional support and mentoring for your company from our Gurus – find out more here.

19-Nov: Startup Mondays - Marblar

19-Nov: Introduction to R&D Credits for Your Startup

19-Nov: Intermediate Google AdWords

19-Nov: Social For Creative Startups

19-Nov: Fundamentals of Designing for Multiple Devices

19-Nov: AllFacebook Marketing Conference London 2012

19-Nov: Scala eXchange 2012

19-Nov: London JS: Engines & Promises

19-Nov: Cleanweb London talk night: Clean Clouds

19-Nov: Matthew Baxter-Reynolds' PhoneGap/Apache Cordova End-to-end

19-Nov: Continuous Integration and Delivery

19-Nov: In The Brain of Paul Stack: Continuous Integration is No Longe

19-Nov: Martine Devos' Certified ScrumMaster and Estimation Class

19-Nov: Digital Transformations Moot

20-Nov: Future London

20-Nov: NSCoder Night London November 2012

20-Nov: #BenConf 2012

20-Nov: Russel Winder's Python Workshop

20-Nov: Online Information 2012

20-Nov: 2nd Global Innovation Forum

20-Nov: London Tester Gathering

20-Nov: LJC: The London Developer Sessions

20-Nov: Boost Your Start-Up: appealing to the US market

20-Nov: LeadersIn Business, November 20th

20-Nov: Untapped

20-Nov: Mobile Marketing Strategies 2012

20-Nov: Session Based Test Management with James Bach

20-Nov: Internet Leaders Dinner with Waitrose

20-Nov: DWF Expert Panel - London

20-Nov: TechHub Founders Secrets - Playfire - November 2012

20-Nov: Free Business Startup Information Seminar - Southampton

20-Nov: Putting it all together: Writing the ideal business plan...

20-Nov: Filtering Entrepreneurial Ideas

21-Nov: Christophe Herreman & Roland Zwaga's Spring ActionScript course

21-Nov: London d3.js 2012 November Meetup

21-Nov: Balance: Presenting election data at the BBC

21-Nov: In The Brain of Paul Ardeleanu // What's new in iOS 6

21-Nov: National Freelancers Day 2012

21-Nov: London Games Conference 2012

21-Nov: Digital Shoreditch November 2012

21-Nov: Deal or No Deal: Legal Best Practice for Tech Startups

21-Nov: Leadership Legends

21-Nov: A Discussion on Measuring Success Online

22-Nov: CUTEC Presents: Startup Roundtable (sponsored by Mathys & Squire)

22-Nov: National Student Entrepreneur of the Year Final

22-Nov: Putting it all together: Writing the ideal business plan...

22-Nov: Aging2.0 | London

22-Nov: ALPHA TECH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012

22-Nov: ATSummit

22-Nov: Geomob November 2012

22-Nov: The Business Startup Show

22-Nov: Angels in the City Presentation Event

22-Nov: The value of Twitter

22-Nov: TechHub 1-2-1 PR sessions with Clarity Comms

23-Nov: Agile Testing and BDD eXchange London

23-Nov: The Agile Testing & BDD eXchange 2012

28-Nov: TechHub Venture Capital Finance Workshop with W&B Legal

IN THE NEWS

 

London Celebrates The British Gaming Industry

Walking into London’s City Hall on a cold and blustery winter’s morning, there’s a sense of excitement in the air. Even the normally zombified security guards seem perkier than usual, as though they’re aware that something pretty momentous is going on.

Hipster power: Shoreditch tech sector to overtake City ‘over next five years’

The vibrant technology, creative and media sectors of the East End will oust the City as the engine of London’s economic growth over the next five years, a new report predicts today.

We have also created subject specific Newspapers on Mobile Apps, Gaming, Startups, Cloud Computing, & London Silicon Roundabout

JOBS

 

Technical analyst @ JWG Group

Would you like to work on some of the most challenging problems in the financial sector?  Would you like to help create, innovate and define the next generation of

Entreprenurial Developer @ Tutorfair

We are looking for a coding ninja to join an amazing start-up alongside a great team.

Project manager @ We Are Apps

We are looking for a brand loving digital project manager, who has at least 2 years’ experience in either digital campaigns, mobile or apps.

Lead Developer (PHP/Javascript) @ Elexu

We’re looking for an exceptional lead developer to join our team at the heart of Soho, London on our mission of Empowering People through the medium of Social Interactive TV.

Senior Web Developer @ SharpCloud Software

SharpCloud is looking for a talented developer to join our team.

Contract .Net Developer @ @One limited

We are an established, growing technology consultancy and are seeking to hire an experienced developer to work on two projects.

Customer Relationship Manager –

£25-35k – Clerkenwell, London @ MyBuilder.com

MyBuilder.com is an established startup based in the heart of Clerkenwell.  Our award-winning web marketplace matches homeowners with reliable tradesmen.

Software Engineer @ eReceipts

We’re looking for people who treat the world as their playground. Building, breaking and creating. We’re looking for people who love finding efficient solutions to real world problems.

Senior Digital Designer @ MyBuilder.com

MyBuilder.com is looking for a Senior Digital Designer. We’re an established startup based in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Technical Evangelist @ Moboom

Please respond by emailing your CV to Max Moore [address removed]

Senior Perl Developer @ Lokku

Lokku is seeking an experienced, talented and forward-thinking Perl professional to add seniority and expertise to their thriving and ambitious team.

If you have a job you would like to promote post it at TechStartupJobs

READING & VIEWING

One Statistic That Should Convince Every Small Business

To Get On Instagram – Business Insider

Startup Advice: Five principles of the lean approach – Businesspost

More Startup info at TechStartHub


TECH STARTUP DEALS


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50% off all virtual and shared membership plans at MiamiShared for Miami TechMeetups members!

MiamiShared offers members of Miami TechMeetups community 50 % discount at all shared and virtual membership plans!

Free Tickets for 'Entrepreneurs 2012'

Entrepreneurs 2012 is the biggest business and entrepreneurial event of 2012! President Bill Clinton leads a dazzling array of inspirational leaders from across the world of business, politics and entertainment.

OUR PARTNERS

 

Elance
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Special deal for TechMeetups members: Register today on Elance and receive $50 towards your first online hire to help you launch your business. Click here

HR Insight

HR Insight is a London Silicon Roundabout based Human Resource & Employment law specialists’ team.

As a TechMeetups member you can benefit from a free of charge initial meeting, where HR Insight can review your current HR practices, documentation & plans and provide advice to guide you in the right direction.

EC1 Capital

EC1 Capital is a £10m VC fund based in London that invests between £25k-£200k in early stage digital startups with solid teams showing tangible progression.

Kingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP is a London based and internationally recognised law firm with a specialist team advising technology companies on a range of legal issues

DataArt

DataArt is a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for the financial services, healthcare, hospitality and other industries.

Jeffreys Henry LLP

Based in the heart of Silicon Roundabout, Jeffreys Henry specialise in working with entrepreneurial technology and digital companies to startup, develop and grow.

For a limited time, Jeffreys Henry is offering free company formation and initial finance/accounting/tax advice to local technology/digital startups. Click here

Radford

Radford has provided compensation market intelligence to the technology and life sciences industries.

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