We are a better place to meet entrepreneurs than LinkedIn or Twitter!

We like Real Business magazine (although we only really get the time to read the website these days). How chuffed were we today to discover that they had named us as number 3 in their list of,  ‘best places to meet entrepreneurs‘?

First a reality check. We are not entirely sure that we should rank 7 places higher than LinkedIn and 8 places above Twitter (two organisations that we could not exist without for different reasons) but it was very nice to be given some recognition and we really appreciate it. Thank you Kate Pritchard and Matthew Rock. You are very kind and we think you do a great job too.

It is nice that for whatever reason we get some recognition for what we are trying to do so I did want to take this opportunity of saying, ‘Thank you’ to my colleague Darren Harper who does such an excellent job in curating and delivering our events. We try hard to create value for people and are always open to ideas about what we can do to improve what we do.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners including BDO, Brown Rudnick, Calibre One, Deloitte, Farrer & Co, GJE, iMeta, Informatics Ventures, Intel Capital, Kleinwort Benson, Merrill Lynch, NESTA, Orrick and Taylor Wessing, for generous, appropriate and ongoing support. Thank you to all the investors that come to our events.

Mostly, we want to thank the entrepreneurs of the UK who take risks, work their backsides off, create wealth, employment and stuff we want to buy. You rock. Without you lot, everyone else wouldn’t have jobs. I hope they remember that.

We always will.