@Techhub : Silicon Roundabout Wednesday 29 September, 2010
Just a couple of months ago TechHub exploded all over the London start-up scene. The brainchild of our friends, top aussie connector and entrepreneur Elizabeth Varley and TechCrunch Europe Editor and all-round cool guy Mike Butcher, TechHub provides a space to work, awesome events and serves, as its name suggests, as a Hub for the London and European Tech movers and shakers.
Founding sponsors Google and Pearson have both already held events in the space; bringing the great and the good of the international tech scene to the cool industrial space, and in August, the ever-youthful and brilliant Joshua March hosted the London Facebook Developer Garage event; amazing apps, a top guest list and the ubiquitous beer and pizza made it a great night.
We dropped in to visit and just knew we had to be here. We are one of the first “permanent deskers” in the shared space and lots of our advisors and well-wishers drop by to see what’s going on. Whilst TechHub still have some deskspaces unfilled we can make use of the free space – this is us working on the product evolution. It’s not all on screen!
We heard the other day that Twitter were looking for 200,000 square feet in Silicon Valley; we’re not quite at that stage, during our beta phase, this suits us great! We now have the buildabrand mini-hub.
London is proving to be the centre of technology for Europe; there are visitors from across the continent daily. This is our advisor Paul “Bebo” Birch working through some of the future build plans with Cheeky Dave. Techhub is a very exciting place to be right now.
PS: As a opening treat, TechHub awarded 6 lucky start-ups free memberships. All they had to do was make a video of why they needed TechHub. We thought we should share the brilliant winners and their videos:
Chris Steiner of Siondo @ChrisSteiner
For getting a tuk-tuk driver in India in on the act
Basheera Khan of Playnice.ly @Bash
For intimating that TechHub Members will take over the world