Where To Be: Upcoming Conferences for Tech Startups

Where To Be: Upcoming Conferences for Tech Startups

A conference or event is an important place for any up-and-coming tech startup to meet and greet with potential customers, partners and to showcase your thought leadership to an audience, if you can get a speaking opportunity. Among our network there are a few top conferences that tech startups we know are talking about and heading to soon. We thought you’d like to know where and when these happenings are taking place, here in London, and beyond.TechCrunch Disrupt

Technology: The Innovators

November 2, 2016 (6 PM – 10 PM)

5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX, UKwebsummit-lisbonsxsw

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/technology-the-innovators-tickets-27022598319

Huxley is bringing together a group of passionate technology founders, Investors/VCs and tech start-up enthusiasts for a showcase of the most innovative home grown technology. This will be a true evening of innovation giving you up close and personal access to the next tech unicorn to come out of the UK.

*Sign up on the Eventbrite link to get on the waiting list for this fully booked event, or, watch remotely through a live stream.

Web Summit

November 7-10, 2016

Lisbon, Portugal

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The biggest gathering of tech startups and large companies is happening soon, and it isn’t to late to book a ticket at a discount rate. You’ll get to engage with 50,000+ attendees, 7,000+ CEOs and 15,000 companies from 150+ countries. Described by CNBC as being the “Biggest Event of Its Kind in Europe” and by Bloomberg as being “Davos for Geeks” you’ll not want to miss this business extravaganza.

TechCrunch’s Disrupt London

December 5-6, 2016

London, UK

https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-london-2016/

With a Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley and After Parties planned for this conference, it is sure to be a lot of fun and productive.

Dublin Tech Summit

February 15-16, 2017

Dublin, Ireland

http://startupeuropeclub.eu/event/dublin-tech-summit-2/

Leaders, Founder & Influencers shaping technology across the globe will come together for this conference, held across Dublin’s iconic Silicon Docks and in the Convention Centre Dublin, and the two-day event will showcase everything Dublin has to offer to tech startups. Expected are 10,000+ attendants, 50+ world media outlets and 200+ speakers & global investors.

South By Southwest (SXSW)

Austin, Texas, USA

March 10-19, 2017

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Famous for being where Twitter launched, among other exciting startup success stories, the tech startup injection at this world famous music and technology conference includes a Startup Village and plenty for the tech-savvy to be informed and entertained by.

Collision

May 2-4, 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

https://collisionconf.com/

USA Today bills this conference as “The anti-CES” and it takes place at the time of Jazz Fest in New Orleans, so you can stay in town for that happening. Jazz fest goes on the weekend before, and after the Collision conference. With 20,000+ attendants, 4,000+ CEOs and 4,500+ companies from more than 50 countries participating, this is a true collision opportunity for building your business.

StartupGrind

February 21-22, 2017

Redwood City, California, USA

https://www.startupgrind.com/conference/

Google for Entrepreneurs’ StartupGrind says it connects 400,000 founders in more than 200 cities in 85 countries. The annual meet up is a culmination of ongoing monthly events, of which there have been 2,000+ fireside chats since it’s founding in 2010. The event promises to educate, inspire and connect and help entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding and reach new users.

TIPS

For keeping up with startup conferences and events, here’s a few places to visit and to subscribe to newsletters:

Startup Europe

http://startupeuropeclub.eu/events/

F6S

https://www.f6s.com/

TechLondon

http://www.tech.london/events

Startups

http://www.startups.co.uk

Startup Digest

https://www.startupdigest.com/digests

Tech City News

http://techcitynews.com/events/

Lanyard

http://lanyrd.com/

Moonbar

http://www.moonbar.org

Event Hunt

http://eventhunt.io/

Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/

Attending

https://attending.io/

Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

KweekWeek

https://www.kweekweek.com/

Pickevent

http://blog.pickevent.com/

The Fetch

http://www.thefetch.com

Launch 22

http://www.launch22.co.uk/london-events-calendar

Do you want help positioning your tech startup to win speaking opportunities at conferences worldwide? Get in touch with Lisa Devaney, the founder and director of Hai Media Group, today to discuss a plan of action for your 2017 thought leadership strategy. Email: lisa@haimediagroup.com

 

 

 

Our founder interviewed on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network

Our founder interviewed on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network

In an interview with Eric Dye, host of the Entrepreneur Podcast Network, of Enterprise Radio, our Founder and Director Lisa Devaney shared some tips about tech startup public relations.

In the interview, she talked about planning carefully before you start talking in public, among other great advice:

Don’t over promise…remember that Google sticks! Be really careful about what you are saying publically. It burns your credibility to not deliver what you are promising.

Really build your own visibility online before visiting the media with your story.

Be sure to speak in clear, jargon-free terms when describing your business.

You can listen to the full interview here:

http://epodcastnetwork.com/talking-tech-startup-pr-with-lisa-devaney-of-hai-media-group

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Our new website is live!

Our new website is live!

We are pleased to announce that the Hai Media Group website is now live with a fantastic new look and design! Hai Media Group Colour Logo

Made by Dave Hall, we are really excited to unveil this design today that captures the essence of the services we are offering.

With our new design, we have tried to encapsulate our three main areas of: Hai Media, Hai Social and Hai Beta – all geared to help early stage, disruptive, tech startups find their way in the world. A lot of our clients will tell you that we get up to a lot more than what our package says, often serving as advisors and connectors, who have proved very valuable for those we work with and support. We love these compliments! Keep them coming!

We also want to let you know that our popular blog will be continuing. Soon, we’ll return to providing our Startup Spotlight features, among other useful news and views that you can use. Ranked on Alexa.com, our website and blog have had more than 21 million views over our existence. How cool is that?

Dave Hall

Dave Hall

By the way, if you are looking for a new website, or website designer. We are happy to recommend Dave. Dave is a freelance web designer, residing online at I Can Make You Website. With a background including work in music industry PR and a number of his plays produced in professional theatres, he has specialised in creating sites for musicians and others in the entertainment industry. He is also the creator of Roktopus Themes, a nascent array of premium WordPress themes. He has a degree in Philosophy from Cambridge and lives in East London.

Thanks for the great work Dave!

If you are interested in starting something up with us, drop a line to our founder & director Lisa Devaney at: lisa@haimediagroup.com

 

Event: ReVu App Launch Party, 10 March

Event: ReVu App Launch Party, 10 March

Our client Software Optics will soon launch the ReVu video editor app, to help you make awesome videos with your iPhone, iPad and GoPro. The app will go live in the Apple App Store in March. To celebrate, we are planning a fantastic app launch party, on 10th March at Campus London, a Google place. Are you in London? Please come along.

Please book your tickets via Eventbrite, here.

ReVu will help you Zoom, pan, trim to make a new, better, video with your iPhone or iPad. It also fixes fisheye distortion of GoPro footage. You can watch the demo video of the ReVu app on YouTube here.

What does the event have in store? Amazing speakers, drinks, and a performance!

There will be a short introduction from Software Optics founders, the makers of ReVu: Adam Hoyle, JP Altier, Simon Kentish.

You’ll also be treated to seeing:

Scanner (Robin Rimbaud)

Scanner (Robin Rimbaud)

Scanner (British artist Robin Rimbaud) traverses the experimental terrain between

sound and space connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the new Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike (2011), Chanel (2012), and The Financial Times (2014). More recently Scanner designed the campaign for Sprint phones in cinemas across America, reaching 2.5 billion spectators, scored The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square for 1000 dancers and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor, Mike Kelley, Michael Nyman, Steve McQueen, Laurie Anderson and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others.

Ghislaine Boddington, Co-founder and Creative Director of body>data>space and

Ghislaine Boddington

Ghislaine Boddington

Women Shift Digital, is an artist, dramaturg, curator and thought leader specialising in body responsive technologies, Ghislaine is recognised as an international pioneer advocating the use of the entire body as a digital interaction canvas for over 25 years. She has created live telepresence links between thousands of participants/audiences across the world for educational, performing arts and creative industries usage using her work to examine the representation of our physical selves and our identities in virtual environments. A co-creator and director of many art works exploring the hyper enhancement of our human senses through the digital and a lead director of international multi-partner projects, she co-curates Nesta’s FutureFest and is a Reader at University of Greenwich.

Elliot Grove, Founding Director, Raindance & Raindance Film Festival and the British

Elliot Grove

Elliot Grove

Independent Film Awards, who despite being unable to watch TV or films until his late teens due to the constraints of his Amish background, was curious about art and film. He worked first as a scenic artist (painting backgrounds) and started Raindance as a thought experiment: Could you make a movie with no training, no experience or no money. When British filmmakers like Christopher Nolan started making zero budget films, Elliot started Raindance Film Festival, as well as the British Independent Film Awards to showcase their work.

Russell Dalgleish, Serial entrepreneur and investor, Founder Exolta Capital Partners,

Russell Dalgeish

Russell Dalgeish

one of the UKs leading advisory firms, and is Chairman of WeAreTheFuture, the international entrepreneurship movement aimed at inspiring and connecting young business leaders.

 

Any questions?

Please contact: Carmen@haimediagroup.com

You can also find the ReVu app on social media. Here:

Twitter: @ReVuVideo

Facebook: facebook.com/revuvideo

Instagram: @ReVuVideo

Startup Spotlight: Enjoy London on a budget with Frugl

Startup Spotlight: Enjoy London on a budget with Frugl

In the news this week here in Londontown, we have learned that the city has more multi-million-pound mansions being sold Fruglthan any other city in the world, we are also hearing that our city is the most expensive place to live in the world.

So what if you are on a budget?

What if cheap eats and charity shops are more you’re style than big bling shopping and dining out for hundreds of pounds? Hey, guess what? There’s an app for that!

For Londoners on a budget, the app Frugl delivers on its promise to keep you informed about the best deals for entertainment in the expensive city. Download the app for free from the Apple App Store and begin to discover an affordable side to London. You’ll get to pick from events and happenings that are free, and up to £10, and select from categories of comedy, poetry, film and cinema, classes and courses, meetups and networking, talks and lectures, beauty, food and drink, kids and family, live music, nightlife, shopping and more. You can also book tickets through the app, and find the location of where you are headed with maps.

Frugl has gotten a good amount of press since launch happened in March 2014, including this article in Forbes. The startup received initial funding of a grant from the Technology Strategy Board (now called Innovate UK). At the helm is CEO founder Suzanne Noble, a 20-year veteran publicist and CTO co-founder Tikiri Hulugalle.

We got to catch up with both founders by joining them recently at TECHtoberfest, and had a blast of a time, all on a budget!

Suzanne let us quiz her further about Frugl, and here’s our Q&A session with her:

Suzanne Noble

Suzanne Noble

Can you tell us the background of Frugl? When did it come about and why?

I’ve been a bargain hunter and a culture vulture since I was a kid growing up in London. Back in the 80s I used to run underground jazz clubs, spending every night handing out flyers, as that was the only way to get the word out. Now there’s so much going on all the time, it’s a challenge to find those under the radar events or great offers. That’s where Frugl comes in – giving event promoters and businesses a platform to publicise great value experiences for our users to discover.

So you set out to make an app for those looking to experience London on a budget. What was your interest in this low budget market?

Well, I believe that having fun shouldn’t be something that only the wealthy can afford. Anyone should be able to have a good time, to find great food/drink, clothes or events whatever their budget. I’m naturally inclined to want to save money whenever possible so Frugl reflects my own passion.

What kind of events and offerings can people find on Frugl?

From the start, I wanted to reach varied tastes and interests. Currently you can find free haircuts, meal deals, live music and comedy, workshops and much more. The basic philosophy of Frugl is that, provided it has a start/end time and there is at least one of something to be sold, it can be listed on Frugl.

Have you had many downloads of the app and can you share with us how many?

We’ve hit about 20k and, with our new marketplace on web and now iOS and Android too are looking to rev up our numbers over the next few months.

You know, there are a lot of event business models out there – can you tell us why Frugl stands apart from the competition?

We’re really trying to broaden our inventory beyond events. We know there’s a lot of apps out there but we know that when people think of Frugl, they think beyond events. That’s why we encourage businesses in the food/drink and health/beauty space to use us too.

Frugl is just for London now, but do you have plans to offer it in other cities?

Absolutely. Moving beyond London is definitely on the roadmap over the next year.

What are your top picks for Frugl things to do in London?

We love The Good Ship Comedy Club on a Monday night in Kilburn. It’s always fun and the atmosphere is great.

Thanks for talking with us Suzanne!

By the way, you can find Suzanne on Twitter at @FruglFounder and follow Frugl @Frugl.

 

 

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