Don’t miss the ‘Future of Web Apps Conference’ in London


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One of the most exciting events in the web industry lands at The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1 between the 3-5 October 2011

Aimed at web developers and entrepreneurs the conference brings together many ‘leading lights’ such as Dave McClure (500 Startups), Eric Wahlforss(Soundcloud), Chat Pytel(Thoughtbot), Dan Martell(Flowtown) and JoeStump(SimpleGeo)!

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Five minutes with Robin Klein, founder of the Accelerator Group and partner at Index Ventures


robin kleinWe are thrilled that this week’s ‘Five minutes with …’ interview is with Robin Klein, the entrepreneur who has invested in more than 60 early stage companies including Lovefilm, Wonga, Moo, Moshi Monsters, Zoopla, Graze, Skimlinks and Onefinestay! We caught up with Robin at the end of Seedcamp Week 2011 (www.seedcamp.com)  which culminates today, as the cream of the European and International start up scene, present to a packed room of investors and venture capitalists such as Amadeus, Wellington, Bloomberg Ventures, Doughty Hanson, Charlotte Street Capital and Index Ventures.

Let’s begin;

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‘Shoreditch Unbound’ Don’t miss the launch on 1st September!


At the cutting edge of keeping you aware of the latest events in the
area, how about the launch of ‘Shoreditch Unbound’ a limited edition
unique format book at Circus Square, Shoreditch on 1st September 2011!
The book provides a view of Shoreditch through the perspective of those
who occupy the area such as artists, visitors and residents. We understand

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Five minutes with Andrew Walker, co-founder and director of Thin Martian


Andrew WalkerThis weeks “Five minutes with….” interview is with Andrew Walker, Co-founder and Director of Thin Martian, the digital creative agency located close to the very heart of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in Cowper Street,EC2.

Although Andrew won the Bournemouth International Music Festival Classical Guitar competition aged 10, we felt there were some rather more pressing issues to focus upon!

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Five minutes with Jason Goodman, CEO of Shoreditch based Advertising agency Albion


Jason Goodman imageWe are delighted that this weeks “Five minutes with…” interview is with Jason Goodman CEO of Albion who are based at the Tea Building in Shoreditch.

So here we go…

As the LA Dodgers baseball team file for bankruptcy protection we start
with a soft pitch!

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Five minutes with Tom Appleton of Rocket Investments


Welcome to the inaugural Silicon Roundabout “Five minutes with…” a series of quick interviews with key business leaders in the Silicon Roundabout area.

Tom Appleton of Rocket InvestmentsThis weeks “Five Minutes” is with Tom Appleton of Rocket Investments an investment company focused on delivering mixed use commercial property in and around the Silicon Roundabout.  Tom is the co-founder of Rocket Investments and has been instrumental in the planning and development of Linen Court a 40,000 sq ft building just north of Old Street roundabout.

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Where is a good base for exploring the Silicon Roundabout hub?


As the Hoxton Hotel is put up for sale we thought we would share our thoughts on other great hotels in the Silicon Roundabout area.

So, neither exhaustive, nor laced with favouritism we pick the following hotels if you want to combine chic, stylish, hip and trendy with elegant and calm.

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The Hoxton Hotel goes on sale for £70m


Yes, The Hoxton is up for sale.

The Hoxton HotelSet up in September 2006, Sinclair Beecham, founder of Pret a Manger says, “With The Hoxton, we have demonstated that quality does not need to be expensive and can be highly profitable.Now is the appropriate time for the original investors, who had the vision to back this concept, to seek an exit and for new owners to take the hotel forward”.

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Government’s Technology Strategy Board launch £1m funding competition


Nothing like starting with some very interesting news!

At the inaugural Digital Shoreditch Festival last week the Government’s Technology Strategy Board announced a funding competition to invest £1m to support the growth of creative and digital businesses launching in the area known as ‘Silicon Roundabout‘.

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