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Along with organizers huddle, Eden sponsors the monthly DrinkTank events. Headquartered in London, DrinkTank is a free, high quality meet-up for members of the tech community, proven tech and web entrepreneurs and investors. A chance to meet, drink, chat, do deals and help solve each others' problems. There are no demos, no 'educational' talks and no hard sales. Just high quality attendees and a relaxed atmosphere. Apply online at www.drinktank.co.uk.
Eden is an investor in Seedcamp and is closely involved in the annual Seedcamp competitions. Seedcamp is a programme created to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by connecting next generation developers and entrepreneurs with over 400 mentors from a top-tier network of company builders, including seed investors, serial entrepreneurs, product experts, HR and PR specialists, marketers, lawyers, recruiters, journalists and venture capitalists.
Seedcamp acts as a micro seed fund to invest in startup companies, mainly through the flagship event Seedcamp Week which takes place in September every year. To make sure they are honing in on all the new startup talent, they also run mini Seedcamp programmes throughout several startup hubs around Europe from January-June. Following Seedcamp Week, the companies who receive investment stay in London for 3 months to grow and develop their company, building key and lasting business relationships along the way to help them sustain a viable business.
Eden has backed a number of Seedcamp winners including Zemanta, Basekit, Ubervu and LOOKK.
Eden Ventures sponsors Founders Meet-up in the South West. The South West Founders Meet-up has been launched to provide an informal network of support, advice and contacts for founders and prospective founders of tech businesses in the South West UK. Other meet-ups such as DrinkTank have proved very successful in London and other parts of the country. The aim is to enable founders to find co-founders, mentors, partners and investors, and to build a regional ecosystem for tech start-ups in the area.
The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Details of the venue and how to join the group can be found here: www.meetup.com/sw-founders
Eden Ventures are pleased to be involved with this initiative and will be there to talk about all things start-up as well as pay for the drinks on the night!
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