For those of you that don’t know it, the European Tech Tour Association has been organising two or three day ‘tours’ for as long as I have been in venture capital. These can be either country or sector specific, and the best startups in a country/sector are selected to present to a group of predominantly VCs and corporates who are looking for a window into innovation, and to find some deals.
The Tech Tour last came to the UK in 2007 and I’m pleased that they are coming back this year. The UK Ireland TechTour 2010 will run from 27-29 April, and we will be one of the sponsors (although I guess we haven’t paid yet as I don’t see us on the website).
More importantly the selection process has begun and startups can apply here until February 15. It is a good way for startups to build profile in the European venture scene and to meet investors.
The 25-30 best companies will be selected by a group of experienced investors and professionals (and me).