London’s tech scene has emerged quickly thanks in part to the presence of international internet giants, some early startup successes, and a growing venture capital community. The Startup Zone will showcase some of London’s most promising startups.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
GigaOM, a global technology media company, is seeking early-stage cloud and big data startups to participate in the Startup Zone at its second-annual Structure:Europe conference. Startups that have launched in the past two years and raised less than US $3 million in funding are eligible to apply. To be held September 18-19 in London, Structure:Europe is an extension of GigaOM’s flagship conference series on cloud computing and big data.
The Structure team will review submissions and choose 24 companies to attend Structure:Europe, showcase their companies at demo tables, and attend a private event with GigaOM founder Om Malik and senior writers Barb Darrow and Katie Fehrenbacher. The judges will then select 10 finalists to go head-to-head in the LaunchPad startup competition. LaunchPad finalists will present their pitches on the conference main stage and a winner will be selected by the Structure:Europe audience. The closing date for entries is July 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PDT (July 20, 2013 at 6:59 a.m. GMT). Selected startups will be notified July 24, 2013 and announced publicly soon after.
“London’s tech scene has emerged quickly thanks in part to the presence of international internet giants, some early startup successes, and a growing venture capital community,” said Katie Fehrenbacher, senior writer for GigaOM. “The Startup Zone will showcase some of London’s most promising startups and maybe even give us a glimpse of Europe’s next billion dollar company.”
More than 60 cloud computing executives and technologists who are setting the bar for cloud and big data standards worldwide will take the stage at Structure:Europe, including:
- Tim Bell, CERN
- Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson
- Maryline Lengert, European Space Agency
- Nnamdi Orakwue, Dell
- Barak Regev, Google Enterprise
- Margaret Dawson, HP
- David Fullager, Netflix
- Brad Garlinghouse, YouSendIt
- Bernino Lind, CloudSigma
- Tony Lucas, Flexiant
See the full list of speakers here.
Event attendees will receive a complimentary GigaOM Research Sector RoadMap™ report and will have access to exclusive mapping sessions led by GigaOM Research analysts. Discounted earlybird tickets are available through 19 July. Follow @GigaOM on Twitter (#structureeurope) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced.
Some of the most influential companies in cloud computing have already lined up to sponsor Structure:Europe, including Aspera, CloudBees, Data Direct Networks, GreenQloud, HGST, Nuage Networks, Rackspace and SoftLayer. Sponsorships are expected to sell out early. Contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or +1 415 235 0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
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