The Kernel has partnered with a new London technology conference that promises a polished alternative to existing offerings with high-quality speakers and a fine organisational pedigree.
As you may have gathered if you’ve been party to their extensive email marketing (guys: show, don’t tell), those clever boys behind the Dublin Web Summit and f.ounders are bringing the show to London.
So bold are Paddy, Dave and Daire’s aspirations for this new conference that they’ve even talked Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch Europe, into shuttering the always fun, if riotously mismanaged, GeeknRolla. Mike will instead oversee start-up content for the new London Web Summit.
The Kernel is pleased to announce today that it is partnering with the Summit to bring coverage of the event to our readers and notice of the few remaining ‘early bird’ tickets.
London Web Summit represents a graduation for the London scene from the scrappy start-up events of yesteryear into more corporate-focused and established offerings. Start-ups who wish to attend would be well advised to apply for one of the pitching slots, as the Summit is more expensive than GeeknRolla used to be.
Speakers more familiar to the start-up set include London favourite Alex Hoye, Seedcamp supremo Reshma Sohoni, Morten Lund (always good value) and Shervin Pishevar from Menlo Ventures.
We understand further names are to be added to the list of speakers and panellists over the coming weeks and we’ll be keeping a close eye on this new entry into the London start-up calendar, reporting without fear or favour from the event itself.
See you there.