The inaugural event for Start Up 2.0 will now be held on 23rd Nov 06 at IoD Manchester. It will run from 18:30 to 20:30 and doors will be opened after 18:15. Those who wished to continue networking could do so at nearby pubs thereafter. This event will also coincide with BEX 2006 – B2B NW which runs from 10:00 to 17:00 at G-MEX, which is next door to IoD. Why not make a day out in Manchester by attending both.
The event is to bring entrepreneurs who operate in the IT and software industry and those who invest in this sector together. Those who gets involved in putting deals together in this sector are also invited. We are trying to attract about 50 people for this event. The second event will be held in Brighton in Jan 07. Details are yet to be worked out.
This event came about as a result of one of my comments on Techcrunch. Both Sam Sethi of TechCrunch UK and Ivan Pope of Snipperoo suggested I start an event. So here is the result. The Brighton event will be titled SE Start Up 2.0 and will be organised by Ivan. Both Sam and Ivan will attend the event.
Ivan will set up a blog to promote these events. Please do register once this is set-up. I will advice the URL in the near future.
We are currently seeking sponsorship and please do spread the word around.
We are also looking for a suitable speaker (well known local entrepreneur to perhaps say few words of encouragement).