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London Startup Weekend Announces Guest Speakers

On Friday evening, Charlie Osmond, CEO of Fresh Networks the London based social media marketing agency will kick start the weekend with insights on trends and possibly talk about wining £5 million pounds in the Times / HBOS London Entrepreneur competition

IBM have launched their Global Startup Programme to help green the planet and Kevin Farrar, UK manager will be discussing how new businesses can be more eco friendly as part of the IBM programme.

Alicia Navarro, CEO of Skimlinks is one of only a few female CEOs and Entrepreneurs and she will be the final guest speaker on Sunday night. Skimlinks has won several awards in 2009 including the NMAs best new business for its affiliate marketing programme.

Startup Weekend is the place to come for anyone with a new idea that they want to see brought to life. Over the weekend teams work together to take the ideas and create real new ventures. Anyone with an idea or interest in being an entrepreneur is welcome. People with a background in developing for web or mobile, design skills, marketing experience or entrepreneurial talents are welcome. Its expected the event will attract about 100 people from London and surrounding cities.

Damien Saunders, Organiser said London Startup will be an experience for everyone that comes along and this is not the only Startup Weekend event in London this year, there are also plans for similar weekends around the UK.

Startup Weekend is a great experience for everyone that comes along, the best thing about the weekend is what you take away from – this includes practical stuff like building your network or learning more about setting up a business.
You choose to work as a team and at the end on the Sunday night, teams present their business model, working prototype or maybe its a video – each team has a chance to win one of the many prizes.

The event is open to anyone interested in the local entrepreneurial community, and it puts them in a setting where anything is possible. Teams have even started to generate revenue during the 54hr event, and others have gone on to direct angel and VC investment. None of this takes into account the amazing networking, ongoing professional relationships, and amazing experience that happen at every event.

Tickets are still available at £50.00 & £35 for concessions. Tickets can be brought at http://londonstartupweekendjune2010.eventbrite.com

About London Startup Weekend
London Startup 2010 is the 3rd event in the UK. In 2009, Enterprise UK recognised Startup Weekend for promoting entrepreneurship. With so much interest in the Startup Weekend, there are plans for more events throughout the rest of the year.

About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Startup Weekends motto: Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action. In conjunction with local facilitators around the world, Startup Weekend is run by three guys out of Seattle, WA. Together, we are our own community of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to help other entrepreneurs and facilitate innovation. In the past 2 years, 280+ startups have started mostly across the US, 9,000+ entrepreneurs have been inspired.

PRESS & MEDIA CONTACT
Damien Saunders Organiser
Phone: +447919110638
Email: Damien@startupweekend.org

Requests for interviews and press enquiries to
Web: http://London.startupweekend.org
Email: London@startupweekend.org
Twitter: twitter.com/startuplondon

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