A number of people have been putting in a lot of hard work trying to create a Silicon Valley style environment in London to foster entrepreneurialism and web2.0.
You are doing a good job guys and gals. Your work is important.
The catalyst for this post was the Techcrunch UK launch party on Thursday night last week (I was too tired on Friday and had promised to get the Microsoft post out…)
Great event. Really great. What I liked was the positive vibe in the room – Sam saying that we will all be millionaires kinda captured the spirit – things are really exciting at the moment. There was a good mix there too, entrepreneurs, VCs, and advisors.
Some names. These people stand out as publicly pushing things forward:
- Sam Sethi – founder of TechcrunchUK and all round good guy
- Robert Loch of Internet Peeps
- Simon Grice of Etribes and the mashup*
- Mike Butcher of mbites – now chief editor (or something) for TechcrunchUK – last seen walking backwards making contrived video footage at the party on Thursday