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ISSUE 09 March 2012 Dear LSR Member, Itll be a busy end to March for Techmeetups. If youre interested in eCommerce, an investor, a startup with a B2B solution or work for an enterprise, read on and get involved: eCommerce/eRetail Summit: 21 March Were going to be running a mini problem-solving hack at this event. If you are part of an eCommerce business which has a challenge to solve and want to set the audience a group activity to come up with potential solutions, get in touch with me at olga*at+techmeetups*dot+com and well talk. If you have an eCommerce platform and want to promote it at the event, drop anton[at]techmeetups[dot]com a note. Investor Day: 23 March After months of mentoring, hosting business masterclasses and running the first stage of due diligence on a number of companies, we now have 8 startups we have identified as ready to present to investors. More info here:http://techmeetupsinvestor-day-march.eventbrite.com/ Investors interested in attending: email me for the code to register for the event. Big Business meets Startup: 29 March We already have over 10 enterprises registered who want to find out about innovative tech that startups are working on. If youre a startup with a B2B solution and would like to find out more on presenting or are the one that makes decisions on technology at a large enterprise, email anton[at]techmeetups[dot]com for more info. Finally, were really happy to now have over 2,000 members thanks to you all for supporting us!

Have a nice weekend, Olga olga[at]techmeetups[dot]com London Silicon Roundabout Group

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EVENTS

EcomSummit - London Silicon Roundabout March Meetup March 21, 2012 Venue: Innovation Warehouse [ RSVP HERE ] Investor Day: our most promising investment-ready tech startups March 23, 2012 Venue: Innovation Warehouse [ RSVP HERE ] Big Business Meets Startup March 2012 March 29,2012 Venue: Marble Arch Tower, 55 Bryanston Street, W1H 7AA , London [ RSVP HERE ] 12 Mar: Atlassian Unite London 2012 12 Mar: London Web Standards: Flux 12-Mar: The First Digital World War 12-Mar: Mark Rendle's Web App Development with Nancy and Simple.Data 12-Mar: The European Summit for Leaders in Finance Shared Services 12-Mar: IP Protection - What you need to know

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13-Mar: 5 Tips and Tricks: Using Facebook to attract more customers 13-Mar: An introduction to Social Networking 13-Mar: Digital London 13-Mar: Learn to build a Blackberry app in one day! 13-Mar: VBUG Southern: Tools, Blogs and Books 13-Mar: ICT KTN Online Business Essential Clinics #6: Equity Investment Basics and Termsheet Negotiation Skills 13-Mar: place4BRICS Networking 14-Mar: 10 steps to success: Using LinkedIn effectively for business 14-Mar: Digibury #3 - March 14th 14-Mar: Facebook for the Public Sector 14-Mar: March Meetup: What's New in HTML5 Games 14-Mar: The Strategic Value of Social Media: Changing the face of customer 14-Mar: Using Twitter for business success 14-Mar: Agile Tea Camp - March 15th 14-Mar: Startup Funding Club - Open Event - March 2012 14-Mar: Startup Funding Club - Open Event - March 2012 15-Mar: Agile Tea Camp - March 15th 15-Mar: European Student Startups - Grand Final 15-Mar: ICT KTN Online Business Essential Clinics #7: Business Model Development for Web Start-Ups 16-Mar: Collaborative Consumption: new business models

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16-Mar: Code Africa 21-Mar: Matthew Baxter-Reynolds' PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile course IN THE NEWS Student entrepreneurs frustrated by lack of funding 08 March It is the week before demo day at StartX a non-profit organisation in the heart of Silicon Valley that assists Stanford University students with their own startup businesses. Budding entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches to their pitches Why cleantech needs more than serendipity engines 08 March London truly is a serendipity engine a theme nicely addressed by Lenny Rachitsky in his TEDxConcordia talk which bewails the way that tools such as Amazon and Google learn our tastes and increasingly starve us of serendipity. Tech startups should start exploiting the government spotlight Has anyone else noticed that the government has a lot of time for technology these days? Not only has it gone all out promoting its Tech City initiative, talking about how the IT sector can drive innovation, attract foreign investment, and get the UK economy back on track; Tech Meetups across the Globe 07 March Meetup.com has just published an amazing array of all the Tech Meetup stats that you would need Most RSVPS, Fastest growing meetups, Top Tech Meetup cities, Fastest growing cities, 1000 RSVP & member clubs, NY vs SF rivalry, Top NYC & SF tech groups How I built my first app (with a little help) 06 March On the one hand, there are those who think computer coders are the geekiest nerds around. The kind of people no, lets not beat about the bush here Old Street to Downing Street: TechHubs Elizabeth Varley 06 March Shes given advice to David Cameron and given technology start-ups a place to call home. We meet the woman behind TechHub Moshi Monsters signs Sony Music record deal 05 March

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Moshi Monsters, the popular British childrens gaming website run from east Londons so-called Silicon Roundabout, has signed a record deal with Sony Music as it seeks to become a major childrens brand. Berlin Tech scene 03 March Soon the Berlin start-up scene is going to reach fever pitch. Yes, TechMeetups (@techmeetups) is coming to Germanys fastest-growing tech hub. After the startling success of our communities in London, New York, Singapore and many more of the worlds leading start-up hubs TechMeetups Investor Day: investment-ready tech startups 02 March TechMeetups, Hemisphere Capital and Innovation Warehouse have partnered to bring you our first Investor Day which gives the startups in our community a platform to reach investors with our support as they prepare for pitch day. We have also created subject specific Newspapers on Mobile Apps, Gaming, Startups, Cloud Computing, & London Silicon Roundabout JOBS Web Developer @ hungryfoolish (Part Time) we are looking for a web developer with (ideally) both programming and design skills (we dont exclude people who are specialized more on the back-end or on the front-end). He/she should realize our prototype/first version of our website (HTML/CSS code + backend code which work on dummy data). With the help of this person, whose responsibility will grow over time, we want to build our product, which will have an international target. What we have so far is the business plan, several potential clients interviews, the interface sketches (frameworks and user stories) SYSTEMS DEVELOPER @ cloudspeed (Full-Time) Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems through consultation with clients and staff. Responsible for platform development and improvement; server management; scaling issues and content driven web services. Investigates, plans, designs and develops software solutions within stated constraints. PHP Programmer installs implements and

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maintains the reliability and security of software systems as business functions. Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.

Software Development Lead/Senior Software Developer @Capco Innovation Labs (Full-Time) Capco have created an Innovation Labs team and we are looking for experienced Software Development Lead to lead a team working on both internal and external projects, delivering innovative technology solutions to help build the future of finance. This team is results driven and you and your team will be given plenty of opportunity to develop ideas. This role will provide you with the opportunity to present in front of key stakeholders and allow you to thrive and continually improve your products through demonstrations and prototypes of your work.

Back end (PHP/Rails/Python) Developer @ Qwwip (Full-Time) Write code and solve problems across Qwwips projects Work to define/build out multiple infrastructures for a variety of upcoming Qwwip projects Define and build high-performance, high-availability infrastructure Develop and maintain APIs for Qwwips products Work closely with the front end developers to produce quality products with a great user experience If you have a job you would like to promote post it at TechStartupJobs READING & VIEWING How payment startup LevelUp is taking a page from Starbucks GIGAOM High Performing Boards in Early Stage Biotech Forbes

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INTERVIEW WITH VC JEFF CLAVIER: THE DANGERS OF LEAN STARTUP, BIG PITCHING MISTAKES, AND MORE TIPS techcocktail IBM takes `smarter cities concept to Rio de Janeiro - economictimes Hub ad agency nurtures startups bostonherald UX Expert, 23, Almost Refused Entry To Ireland To Hire People. Names Flanagan. - TC Whattalk on the phone? crainsnewyork B2B Startup Marketing: Blog Your Way to Leads - B2B Testing Marketing Strategy For A Small enterprise Startup - brooksvillemuralsoc Silicon Valleys hottest social network isnt Facebook: Its Pinterest - insidebayarea Angel investors in Oklahoma work together for improved results - Newsok Two MU Start-up Ventures Get Investment From University of Missouri System - infozine User review start-up Yelp valued at $US1.3 billion in IPO startupsmart Transitioning to Lean Startup at MESH01 jeffwhelpley SURPRISE: Corporate Drones Can Innovate, Too - sfgate NY Ad Agencies Looking at Tech Startups - nyconvergenc

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