London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Newsletter Issue 06 Dec 2013

London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Newsletter Issue 06 Dec 2013

Dear LSR members,

We have had  an eventful and I dear say, a rather successful week.

Our Guru programme has now finished and the students graduated. We sent them off proud with a certificate in hand and new knowledge to be wisely used. My colleague and host of the sessions, Victoria, has shared her thought on the programme and on her behalf TechMeetups is thanking all participating students and Guru’s for their keen enthusiasm. You can read how she viewed it all here.

And there is also something little from me and how our first Startup/Developer SpeedMeetup ever went. We are extremely happy with the turnout and the results and I would like to assure you that we have already started planning the next event of its kind. You can read more on how the event went here.

We have one more event next week, before we wrap up the year and go off to Christmas celebrations and mince pie overdose – Manchester Tips & Tricks on getting your MVP done, 11th December. It is a bit far for the London crowd but if you have friends in Manchester, or you are going yourself up there next week make sure to check it out.

This is it from me this week.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Warm Regards,




20 Feb: TechMeetups presents #TechStartupJobs Fair London 2014 [ RSVP HERE ]



Looking back at our first Startup Guru Program

This week marked the end of our very first Guru Program sponsored by Pearson. Over the last 3 months people from all walks of life have joined together in a journey of education in the wonderful world of tech startups.

Helping Startups & Developers make those deeper connections – TechMeetups #SpeedMeetup

In the past one year TechMeetups continuously improved and developed new ways in which to help the members of the community of startups and developers meet and create long lasting relationships.

My Personal Hackathon 2 by @ShawnTechMeetup

Having done quite a bit last week my initial plan was to wait till the next weekend or for a slower day or free evening to continue and finish my Rails tutorial.

Edinburgh Tech Scene

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, has a population of just under half a million. It is Scotland’s second biggest city and the seventh biggest in Great Britain as a whole. The city’s economy is one of the strongest in the UK, second only to London.




Senior Software Developer @ HICX Solutions

It is a known fact that B2B / Enterprise Software today is lagging significantly behind today’s consumer facing cloud based solutions.

Lead Developer / CTO @ Plentific Ltd is a London based start-up that’s on a mission to enrich people’s lives through better property decisions.

Front-end Developer @ Plentific Ltd

Our goal is to bring technology-enabled services to the highly complex property and financial services ecosystems and become a household brand in the UK

Back End Developer Loveflutter @ Loveflutter Ltd is a new dating site making waves across the UK and US this Summer, we’re looking to strengthen our team ahead of our app release in early 2014.

Front End Developer @ Loveflutter Ltd

You’ve ideally 4+ years experience in a creative digital agency/environment; capable of delivering large and scalable websites and apps; can commit 16-20 hours per week in a flexible working role (remote working considered).

Senior Developer @ Plentific Ltd is a London based start-up that’s on a mission to enrich people’s lives through better property decisions.



[3D printing] Electrical / Mechanical/ Software engineer @  w0o0t Ltd

We are developing a new breed of 3D printers based on polymer jetting technology.


Graduate / Intern

Graduate Developer @ Nestoria

We are seeking an intelligent, motivated and forward thinking developer to work on the Nestoria property search engine, and to help us continue serving millions of house hunters in eight countries and six languages.

If you have a job you would like to promote post it at TechStartupJobs



3 tried and tested ways to hire great work-from-home employees for your startup – ventureburn

Startup Story: Why I Started Tumblr by David Karp (@DavidKrap) CEO and President of Tumblr (@tumblr) –  TechCrunch

How A Bad Hire Can Cripple Your Startup – business2community

Social Media Recruiting: New Trend in Job Search – AEG India

Great talk on how Drew Houston (@drewhouston) founder of @Dropbox met his Co-founder Arash Ferdowsi (@Arashf) – Entrepreneurship




If you have an idea please submit at TechIdeaHub


Fans Choir

Mobile football app that aims to make football more of a democracy then a dictatorship by finally letting a football fan’s voice be heard and amplified on their football club’s team selection, performance and tactics.




Rackspace provides Hybrid Cloud infrastructures powered by OpenStack®


Rightmove is the great British web success story. We launched in 2000 and rapidly became the number one destination for UK property search. The company floated in 2006 and is a firmly established member of the FTSE 250. Rightmove is now the biggest home-grown web brand in the UK – in January 2013 our traffic levels were only surpassed by the global brands Facebook, Google, YouTube, eBay and Amazon.

Judo Payments

Card payments for mobile apps.  We make it easy to add the building block of payments to your iOS and Android apps.  Our RESTful APIs and SDKs let you quickly and easily integrate card payments, sign up third parties to accept cards directly and control funds flow (beta) all from one simple API.  Whether you’re looking to increase m-commerce conversion or build your own mobile payments business, judo is your one stop solution.

Instant access to online talent

Special deal for TechMeetups members: Register today on Elance and receive $50 towards your first online hire to help you launch your business. Click here

Constant Contact

We’ll Help Your Small Businesses Succeed. Try Email Marketing Free. Create and grow customer relationships in this socially connected world


Paymill offers an innovative payment solution which enables online businesses and services to accept payments on their websites. The company is currently active in 34 countries across Europe and other regions. The developer-friendly API, the fast onboarding process (within 48 hours), its transparent pricing as well as the top-notch customer support make all the difference! Check it out

Kingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP is a London based and internationally recognised law firm with a specialist team advising technology companies on a range of legal issues


Radford has provided compensation market intelligence to the technology and life sciences industries.

Broadgate Consultants

Founded in 2008 to assist Financial Services organisations plan, manage and execute change; Broadgate Consultant’s reputation for pragmatic, experience led quality has helped us grow dramatically in a volatile economic environment.

Broadgate’s aim is to develop long-term, mutually rewarding relationships with our clients. We have consistently delivered for our existing clients and are looking to broaden this solid foundation.

Venner Shipley LLP

Venner Shipley – European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Lawyers



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