This Week in Startups - London Meetup Group
TWiSTldn is a quarterly meetup for entrepreneurs in London, in affiliation with This Week In, and their flagship show This Week in Startups, hosted by internet entrepreneur and industry commentator Jason Calacanis.
The show is watched by more than 100,000 people per week., all around the world.
The event format is pretty unique, it's faced paced and always good fun.
We have 6 startups per event, who do a 3 minute pitch to the local meetup audience of peers, investors and other techie types. There's a 5 minute Q&A to really cut through the idea and get to the nitty gritty.
The audience then votes based on 2 criteria - The Pitch and The Idea.
The winners are decided by the studio and are invited to attend the Launch Conference, held in February-March time in San Francisco. I've been the last two years, once with TWiSTldn companies and once with my own company - it was excellent and I highly recommend it.
As a founder of the concept, I've also advised other cities who have joined the global community of meetups, including Seoul, Cape Town, Berlin, Paris, Hamburg, Santiago, Stockholm, Tokyo, Male and others.