Thirst Thursday: Digital Drinks and Networking

Thirst Thursday is a networking evening for anyone working in digital Britain. Come and join us for a few drinks and meet your peers.

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Date: 14 October 2010
Location: 24 London, UK

B2B Marketing Awards 2010

The B2B Marketing Awards are the only event dedicated to showcasing excellence in B2B marketing. The glittering night at the HAC in London will be hosted by a high-profile entertainer. celebrate and network with 700 of your industry peers and enjoy unlimited wine and beer.

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Date: 25 November 2010
Location: The Honourable Artillery Company, UK

Digital Mission to NYC '10 - Companies

Digital Mission to New York 2010Congratulations to the companies selected for this year's legendary Digital Mission to New York 2010.

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How a 2 Minute Video Could Win Your Business £100,000

The most expensive webcam of all times? by Jakob Montrasio

You'll need to be quick (deadline this Thu 16th Sept), but a new competition from the Technology Strategy Board's (TSB) new £600k Launchpad competition gives the chance for small business to move their best ideas from the drawing board into the real-world.

The judges are after "disruptive solutions for energy, digital, healthcare, & sustainability problems" that can be addressed in three month projects - the full background is outlined on the TSB website.

They're looking to see what you'll do with £25k and for the lucky few that are invited to put forward a written submission and pitch at Innovate 10: Connecting for Growth on 12th October in London, with the opportunity to run their project over six months with £100k funding.

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Launch48 Showcase

Launch48 Showcase is a new event designed to highlight the talent in startups. We provide a platform for teams to demo their products in a relaxed and fun environment.

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Date: 2 September 2010
Location: PayPal Offices, UK

Do Your Bit, Vote for the Brits in the SXSW 2011 Panelpicker

SXSW 2010 Interactive Programme by Sam Michel

There's just a couple of days left to add your support to the Brits who have submitted panels for the massive digital shindig and Digital Mission destination that is South by South West Interactive 2011.

The Panelpicker lists all of the 2,410 submissions to the conference section of the event with audience votes comprising 30% of the decision-making progress, so those votes are crucial.

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BIMA Awards Deadline Extended

BIMA Awards 2009

It's 25 years since the first BIMA Awards and this year's shindig promises to be a bustling affair with over 1,000 digital types getting together on November 25th. We're delighted to be working with BIMA as a media partner on this year's awards.

There's still a chance to enter the awards, the deadline has been extended by a few days to 24th August (next Tue), so you'll need to get your skates on.

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Help Build Megalist of British Panels Submitted to SXSW

SXSW 2010 Interactive Programme by Sam Michel

Can it really be that time of year already? The PanelPicker for South by South West Interactive (SXSW), the annual mass-gathering of digital types in Austin, Texas is open for votes and we're building a list of all the panels submitted from the UK.

The lengthy journey to Austin hasn't deterred an increasing numbers of Brits from making the trek, with initiatives like the Digital Mission to SXSW organised by Chinwag, which involved nearly 100 companies this year mixing with over 14,000 delegates from the US and beyond.

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Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 Final

Finale of Vodafone Mobile Clicks - worlds largest mobile startup competition: 100.000 euros for the winner - 50.000 euros for the runner-up

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Date: 24 September 2010
Location: Westergasfabriek, NL

Win Stand Space at Mobile World Congress 2011

Japanese DoCoMo phones by James Nash (aka Cirrus)

It's like a never-ending stream of free stuff round here at the moment. First the Hubbub competition, next up Shell LiveWIRE for young entrepreneurs and now the chance for a mobile SME to score some high-profile stand space at Mobile World Congress.

The Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DCKTN) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are running a competition for lucky UK-based SMEs with an innovative new mobile or wireless solution or product to showcase their wares.

The UKTI stand will be located on the Avenida at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona from 14 - 17 Feb 2011 and offers amazing chance to target more than 60,000 key industry decision makers that are expected to attend.

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GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011

For four days, this beautiful Mediterranean city will once again be the place for mobile leaders to gather, collaborate, conduct business and experience VISION IN ACTION.

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Date: 14 February 2011
Location: Palau De Congressos De Catalunya, ES

£10,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur Competition Opens

Shell LiveWIRE Awards

Is there a competition season? If not, maybe we've identified a trend here. Next up on the award trail is the Shell LiveWIRE awards which is now open for entries, and the £10,000 up for grabs is not to be sniffed at.

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The Hunt for Europe's Best Mobile Startup

Arm Player Controls

€150,000 is up for grabs in the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition running across the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. The contest is open to any start-up with a great idea for a mobile site, service or application.

Each entry will be judged on five criteria: originality, creativity and innovation; technical and operational feasibility; economic and financial viability; value to end-users; and finally, on the quality of the management team.

The judging will take place over three rounds, the first of which is being coordinated by the organiser's of Mobile Monday London, who will put together a shortlist, from which a winner will be invited to represent their country in a live final at the PICNIC Festival in Holland on September 24th, 2010.

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£5m Metadata R&D Competition Round-up & Reference

PFI Metadata Competition

The Partnering for Innovation (Metadata) events drew the cream of the UK's Metadatarists, which if not a proper word, should be.

The competition itself opens on 13th September so there's still plenty of time to put find a partner and put in an application. During the events in Birmingham and London, delegates took place in an Ideas Marketplace, outlining their concepts, companies, partners wanted and provide a handy way to find potential collaborators.

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NMA Effectiveness Awards 2010

The new media age Effectiveness Awards night is one of the biggest social events in the interactive media industry calendar.

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Date: 24 June 2010
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, UK