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Start: Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 09:00

End: Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 17:00

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  • Geek'n Rolla

    2009 saw the launch of the highly successful Geek’n Rolla. More than 300 participants gathered in London for a full day of ‘speed’ presentations,  interactive discussions and TechCrunch Pitch. 2010 will see the return of Geek’n Rolla with the day dedicated to startups.


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    08.45 Registration

    09.30 Opening remarks
    Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe
    “How to Dive Bomb The European Tech Scene In 5 minutes Flat”

    09.35 Keynote & Discussion
    Tommy Ahlers, ex-ZYB now Vodafone
    “Exit: The How, When And Why Of Exiting Your Startup”
    Then joint discussion with Anil Hansjee, Head of Corporate Development – Google EMEA
    Chair: Mike Butcher

    09.55 Presentation
    Jason Trost, Smarkets
    “Nobody told me: practical startup advice”

    10.10 Presentation
    Pete Smith, Songkick
    “Hiring And Recruiting In Startups”

    10.25 Startup Launch Pitches
    Eileen Burbidge, Angel
    Irena Goldenberg, Highland Capital Partners
    Josh Bell, Dawn Capital
    Daniel Heaf, 4IP
    Inma Martinez, Stradbroke Advisors

    11.00 Morning coffee break

    11.30 Presentation
    Nigel Eccles,
    “Customer Development for startups”

    11.45 Investment Panel
    “Early stage investing right now”
    Stefan Glaenzer, Angel
    Sean Seton Rogers, PRO Founders
    Mattias Ljungman, Atomico Ventures

    Michael Jackson, Mangrove Capital
    Dharmash Mistry, Balderton Capital


    12.25 Startup Launch Pitches
    Paul Fisher, Advent Ventures
    Ari Wegter, LoveFilm Co-Founder
    Bindi Karia, Microsoft BizSpark
    Sean Seton-Rogers, PROFounders
    Lea Bajc, Northzone Ventures

    13.00 Lunch

    14.10 Keynote
    Ben Tompkins, Eden Ventures
    “How not to pitch a VC”

    14.25 Presentation

    “The disruptive opportunities for startups in mobile, and getting traction fast”

    Ewan MacLeod, editor of Mobile Industry Review

    14.40 Presentation
    Nick Bell, Quick.TV
    “How to manage PR when you’re a startup”

    14.55 Startup Launch Pitches
    Brent Hoberman, MyDeco & PROFounders
    Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
    Dominic Monkhouse, PEER 1 Hosting
    Stefan Glaenzer, Angel
    Elizabeth Varley, TechHub

    15.30 Afternoon coffee break

    16.00 Presentation
    Lukas Gadowski, Team Europe
    “How to extend you startup to Germany”

    16.15 Presentation
    Cedric Giorgi, Goojet
    “Launching your service into the French Market”

    16.30 Presentation
    Alicia Navarro, Co Founder, Skimlinks,
    “The trials of the US funding trail for European startups”

    16.45 Presentation & Discussion
    Morten Lund, Skye investor & serial entrereneur
    “Rebels With A Cause”
    Then joint discussion with Michael Birch, Founder, Bebo
    Chair: Mike Butcher

    17.15 Closing remarks

    17.20 End of conference

    19.30 After party, Central London venue


    Park Plaza Westminster Bridge - 200 Westminster Bridge Road,
    London SE1 7UT, 0844 415 6790
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    Startup demo tables:

    Includes demo table in conference networking/breakout area with wifi internet access and 2 delegate passes to GKNR and after party. Please choose the 'Startup demo table' ticket category above.

    £400 if booked by 10th April 2010

    £500 if booked after 10th April 2010


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    If you are a member of the press wanting to cover the event, please contact Rassami Hok Ljungberg on rassami (at)



    Editorial queries related to the programme and TechCrunch Pitch! at the event should be directed to Mike Butcher, .


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    To attend the event, tickets will be £130 (£95 for early bird tickets). Attendee identification will be checked at the door. Due to strong demand for tickets, we regret tickets are not transferable and not refundable. If you use your name to purchase multiple tickets, your guests must arrive with you to check in at the door. If you show up at the event without a valid ticket, TechCrunch Europe reserves the right to charge the full ticket price plus an administration fee to allow access to the event subject to availability. Why are we rather strict about this? Because TechCrunch Europe events are almost always sold-out and we like to protect the people who actually gone to the trouble of buying a ticket and following the instructions.








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