Designers: Essential Copyright Tools for Business

This wide ranging event is for designers of all disciplines of retail products. Featuring an IP lawyer and industry speakers from a variety of design disciplines, this event will provide advice, tips and inside knowledge to help you to develop your creative business.

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Date: 21 October 2009
Location: Tyneside Cinema, UK

Thinking Digital

Thinking Digital is an annual conference where the world's greatest thinkers and innovators gather to inspire, to entertain, and to discuss the latest ideas and technologies from across the globe.

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Date: 25 May 2010
Location: The Sage Gateshead, UK

Mobile May Fund Twitter

Twitter. 08 July. by Gustav H - Twitter investor has hinted at charging for mobile as the future of Twitter.

Joi Ito, an investor in microblogging site Twitter, has hinted that he sees the future of the site's profitability in charging for mobile use.

This has been added to by co-founder Biz Stone's announcement that Twitter will not start using ads this year and that immediate goals were to improve the search function and create a paid-for commercial account.

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Liverpool Software City International

Liverpool Software City International is designed to showcase the region’s dynamic technology sector. Now in its 3rd year, it attracts an international audience and is a unique opportunity for businesses and investors to make connections and explore ideas. Apply to pitch to Software City’s panel of entrepreneurs and investors.

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Date: 5 November 2009
Location: Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre, UK

Northern Startup 2.0: Tech Entrepreneur Series - Commercialisation - Users to Customers

How do you commercialize your product and achieve a competitive advantage?

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Date: 8 October 2009
Location: eOffice Manchester, UK

The Next Women: Darwinian Business: Survival of the Fittest (Entrepreneur)

We teamed up with Julie Meyer and her new ACE Fund, the female business Angels of Addidi, the angel investors from Angels Den, and other investors and industry experts for a Pitching session for Pitching entrepreneurs. Also, successful female business founders will deliver a keynote and there will be great networking.

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Date: 7 October 2009
Location: Sun Microsystems London Office, UK

Launch48 Weekend - 48 hours to launch a web app

Learn how to build a web app fast and effectively in a weekend fuelled by adrenaline, coding, business planning and anything else you need to do when starting your own project. One of the companies started at the first Launch48 went to Seedcamp Week. First 20 companies to use code L48M-5641-CW get 50% off both the conference and the weekend. Hurry!

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Date: 16 October 2009
Location: PayPal HQ, UK

Launch48 Conference

Learn how to build a web app fast and effectively. Kick start the weekend main event to rip all the benefits from this amazing initiative. One of the companies started at the first Launch48 went to Seedcamp Week only a few months after. First 20 companies to use code L48M-5641-CW get 50% off both the conference and the weekend. Hurry!

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Date: 16 October 2009
Location: PayPal HQ, UK

TechHub Launching in London

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A Mecca for talent and a lynch pin in the European tech scene, it may be, but the sky-high rents of London put many companies off. All that's about to change with the introduction of an innovative work space for tech start ups.

TechHub (@TechHub onTwitter) is the new project put together by Elizabeth Varley, who has been a feature on the London tech scene for a number of years. She's organised the London Twestival and has been developing the concept of a work space that's aimed at the needs of the tech community, and start ups in particular, for a while.

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Making a name in China – a practical guide to marketing and expanding your design business to China

Are you considering offering your services or launching a new product in China? This event will give you practical advice on steps you should take to make a name for your business in China.

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Date: 12 October 2009
Location: Chinese Arts Centre, UK

Bootlaw October - Negotiating Your Term Sheet

Following the success of our Bootlaw Academy day on 9 September, we are going to take the most popular element of that day, the termsheet negotiation exercise, and use it for the October Bootlaw session.

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Date: 28 October 2009
Location: Winston & Strawn, UK

140|The Twitter Conference L.A.

140 is the place where developers, business people, and enthusiasts converge to find innovative ways to tap into the Real-Time Web.

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Date: 22 September 2009
Location: Skirball Cultural Center, US

Digital Mission to LA & San Francisco Companies Announced

Digital MissionPRESS RELEASE: London, UK, Wednesday 23rd September 2009.

The UK digital industry will once again get a boost when enterprise and expertise connect in the Digital Mission to Los Angeles and San Francisco, from 11th - 16th October 2009.

Organised by Chinwag and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the five day mission provides the perfect vehicle to make business connections, discover the logistics of setting up shop, build international profile and understand the US digital market.

14 UK-based companies have been selected to take part and they are:

Further information and contact details for each company is available on the Digital Mission website:

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From Ideas to Assets: identifying and understanding intellectual property rights

Whether you are involved in advertising or architecture, art and crafts or fashion, film and television or performing arts, music or software, it is crucial that you understand what intellectual property (IP) is and how it affects you and your business.

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Date: 25 September 2009
Location: Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont St. Hexham , NE46 3LT, UK