Eric Ries, The Lean Startup comes to London, January 16th 2012 – Our new supporters.

We are delighted to announce some partners and supporters for our January 16th CEO Tales: Eric Ries, The Lean Startup in London.

We started with the intention of running a small(ish) event for Eric but it soon became clear that lots of people want to hear Eric speak. That isn’t too surprising – Eric  is a great speaker with a great idea. We really want to thank our partners who in supporting this talk, have made it possible for us to share Eric’s talk with a much bigger audience of people. Without them, we would have had to stop selling tickets now. You can still register to come

If you are interested in raising your profile in the entrepreneurial/developer/investor ecosystem and might consider supporting this talk, please get in touch. We would be happy to talk.

Gold Partner

Eric Ries and The Lean Startup is brought to you in association with Tech City.

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Tech City is home to technology, digital and creative companies. From the original Silicon Roundabout, an entrepreneurial cluster has grown up around Shoreditch and Old Street in East London, extending to reach the Olympic Park in Stratford. It offers opportunities for innovative businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, from UK, Europe and beyond.

Silver Partners

Brown Rudnick

Brown Rudnick represents clients from around the world in complex business transactions and high-stakes litigation. With relentless focus on our clients’ objectives, we assist with business-focused solutions that address today’s ever-changing, ever-demanding competitive marketplace.  Our VC and Emerging Technologies Group represents both investors and technology companies at all stages of development. Because we advise clients on both sides of the table, we can provide a valuable comprehensive perspective.  We represent many leading technology VC investors in financing transactions in the US, the UK and across Europe.  Over the course of a decade, we have closed hundreds of deals, totaling billions of dollars.

DFJ Esprit

At DFJ Esprit we believe good venture capital begins with good judgment and good relationships. Our partners help entrepreneurs make their companies successful. In today’s world the best businesses have global ambitions from day one. The best venture funds have the networks to support those ambitions. DFJ Esprit is a member of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Global Network, the largest venture network in the world with 140 investment professionals and over 600 portfolio companies. We’re entrepreneurs ourselves and are proud to have built our firm to its current size. We back winning companies and do everything we can to help them achieve and exceed their ambitions.

Fidelity Growth Partners Europe

Fidelity Growth Partners Europe is a venture and growth capital investor which backs technology entrepreneurs with aspiration for greatness. By combining a collaborative approach with a global network and a 40-year history of venture investing, FGPE helps companies accelerate their growth and become winners in their field. A strong track record in Europe includes investments in market leaders such as Newbay, Wahanda, Seatwave, InnoGames and Curam Software.  Fidelity growth funds manage about $1 billion globally and in 2010 FGPE raised a GBP100 million fund dedicated to backing fast-growing European technology companies.

Microsoft BizSpark

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Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.


Springboard is a mentorship-led accelerator program for startups. We provide seed capital, office space and – most importantly – that magical ingredient of “smart-community” with mentors and other entrepreneurs. Springboard comes in the shape of an intensive 13 week programme originally based at the inspirational ideaSpace, part of Cambridge University’s state-of-the-art Hauser Forum and is now in London from early 2012. The entry deadline for the 2012 London programme is 29th January 2012.

Media Partners

The Next Women is the first award-winning online Women’s Business Magazine and Networking Forum, with a focus on startups and growing businesses, led, founded or invested in by women. It brings news on business, events, funding and tech from a female angle and interviews and profiles Female Internet Heroes, making them notable and quotable. The NextWomen has the vision to become the international Female ‘Business Week’, both online on the i-pad and in print, while connecting women-led companies with each other, investors and experts.The NextWomen run Pitching & Funding events – Dragon’s Den workshops for women-led companies – Kitchen Dinners for leading entrepreneurs and other high profile networking events.