MiniBarLabs CodeMaker Course

MiniBarLabs ‘CodeMaker’ one-day coding course for anyone who needs to understand the digital world better

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Date: 6 March 2013
Location: Mother London, UK

TechPitch 4.5

TechPitch 4.5 brings together tech startups, investors and entrepreneurs for an evening of business idea pitching by startups and productive feedback from experts. Eight tech startups will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five minute Q&A by a panel of judges.

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Date: 6 February 2013
Location: Pinsent Mason's auditorium, UK

Last Chance To Apply For Seedcamp London 2013!


There is one week left to apply for the Seedcamp London event hosted on the 30th and 31st of January. This event is the perfect way to start the new year for startups by applying to join the Seedcamp family you will gain the support and connections to take your company to the next level. Applications close at 11:59pm on the 8th January.

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Gamification: Is it a trend or a buzzword

Gamification is radically changing how companies do business online....

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Date: 24 January 2013
Location: Campus London, 4-5 BONHILL STREET LONDON EC2A 4BX, London, UK

The Making it Mobile Awards 2012: Finalists Announced


A couple of weeks ago, we posted about the Making it Mobile Awards -  and having received a record number of entries, The BLN have announced the 15 finalists due to present this week on the 28th November.

With some fantastic entries, it's been a tough competition and to quote one of the judges, Nick Lansley, Head of R&D at Tesco:

“Goodness, you know how to make life difficult! I had a challenge even choosing a top 20 (with many others 'bubbling under') and it has been a formidable job narrowing my votes down... Every company who entered this competition should know that they really have created some incredibly innovative mobile products & services, and I wish them every success. British innovation in mobile rocks!”

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Making it Mobile 2012, London, 28th November

One day that brings decision makers from enterprise together with new mobile technology businesses. Meet with the doers, collaborate on plans for 2013, highlight the best new ideas in mobile, go away with valuableactions and the contacts to make them happen.

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Date: 28 November 2012
Location: Congress Centre, UK

JUMP VIP Party @ The 40/40 Club

Join us at the once in a year JUMP VIP Party! The JUMP VIP Party will be hosted at the 40/40 club, the all-American sports bar and lounge owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z. Turn up, buy drinks, talk, network and meet interesting digital folks, speakers, sponsors and attendees of JUMP.

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Date: 30 January 2013
Location: The 40/40 Club, US


Join 40 international experts and 750 of the brightest senior online and offline marketers in the business for a one-day conference dedicated to affecting the change that will bring more intelligent, more effective and more joined up marketing.

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Date: 30 January 2013
Location: The Metropolitan Pavillon, US

Meet Korea’s Top Tech Startups: Google’s Global K-Startup Winners Hit London 5-9th Nov

South Korea: the most connected country on the planet. 100Mbps broadband is the norm (N.B. UK government, that is super-fast). The economy is growing at 6.1% and local industry giant Samsung has a combined turnover is larger than Apple, Google & Microsoft combined.

That infrastructure would make any startup’s mouth water. Just imagine the possibilities? Luckily, we don’t have to, Chinwag is delighted to welcome the winners of Google for Entrepreneur’s Global K-Startup program to London. The group are coming to London 5-9th Nov and we’re chuffed to be working with Google to show them the best of the city.

And there's two opportunities to meet, greet, network and find out more about the companies and the digital market in South Korea.

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The UK's Top Youth Brands According to 18-24s

youth 100

A list of the top brands that 18-24s love has been revealed by The Beans Group. The results are the output of a month-long research project, The Youth 100. We asked young people to reveal their sentiment towards brands across industries ranging from technology, fashion and entertainment to retail, travel, finance and more.

Over 1,000 18-24s gave their views. We used an online survey to measure sentiment, and followed it up with focus groups.

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From AKQA to We Are Social: Shortlist for the 27th BIMA Awards Announced

BIMA Awards

The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) have announced the shortlist for the 2012 BIMA Awards, hailing it as the most diverse agency spread in recent years.

Finalists for the 27th annual awards included Heinz for Get Well Soup, Skype for Say it with Skype, the Kaiser Chiefs bespoke album creation experience, BBC Sport’s website relaunch, Nike Academy, Pottermore, M&S for Pass the Parcel, and Microsoft for Brandon Generator.

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The Guardian Mobile Business Summit 2012

Top Speakers already confirmed include: Dr Federico Casalegno - Director of the Mobile Experience Laboratory MIT Alina Vandenbreghe, Head of mobile and gaming, Pearson Simon Stanford, Vice president, UK & Ireland telecommunications and networks division, Samsung Andreas Gal, Director of research, Mozilla

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Date: 19 November 2012
Location: The Grange, St Pauls, UK

White Bull 2012, Pathways to Exit

Join us in Barcelona on October 1-3 for the Europe's Premier Gathering for Tech Entrepreneurs and Global Investors. Registration information on

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Date: 1 October 2012
Location: Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, ES

Social Media Marketing, Measurement & Monetization Roundtable

Part of the Digital Cream Chicago roundtables, this participatory, attendee-driven discussion will focus on the various facets of developing and implementing a successful social strategy.

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Date: 24 October 2012
Location: The Metropolitan Club Willis Tower, US

Integrated Digital Marketing Roundtable

Part of the Digital Cream Chicago roundtables, this participatory, attendee-driven discussion will focus on the strategies and techniques needed to move various marketing channels into a truly integrated, streamlined marketing campaign.

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Date: 24 October 2012
Location: The Metropolitan Club Willis Tower, US