Tuesday, May 22, 2007

3 days 2 apply: Essential Web 2007 Europe’s top web innovators -Library House- London

Library House is seeking the fifteen most innovative businesses to present at the Essential Web conference this June. A panel of industry experts will select the very best companies to present to an audience of leading investors, business, and media players. If you would like your venture to be considered please nominate yourself by Friday 25th May

Date: 27th June 2007, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Location: BFI IMAX Cinema, Waterloo, London

Essential Web 2007 is a one-day showcase celebrating Europe’s web innovators.

Key themes

Mobilising the web: how do mobile web and internet web work? Is the technology up to scratch? Where are the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs?
Social, social, social: The explosion of vast social networks and the countervailing surge of micro-blogging
Monetising the web: Great idea. Now how do you make it make money?

Raw companies: pre-funded start up companies screened by Library House and a panel of experts to represent the newest, most innovative and exciting web ventures in Europe.
Hot companies: investor-backed ventures on a fast track to growth.
Star companies: mature web ventures - market leading or looking towards exit.
Plus: insight from experienced entrepreneurs, dealmakers and commentators.

As an entrepreneur behind a web venture you will qualify for a special rate of £95 (a £200 discount on the early bird price) to attend the event, and if your company is selected to present you will be refunded the £95*.

All entrepreneurs who qualify for this special rate have the option to:
Attend a special day's training at no extra cost
Access a database of venture-backed companies until 27 June at no extra cost

The audience will vote for the best presenting company of the day, who will receive a year’s access to Library House's VentureConnect events series (£4,950 value) and our VenturePedia database of competitive intelligence on top European venture backed companies (£4,950 value).

This programme will focus on successfully presenting to investors and addressing a large audience with impact. Please note that attendance is not a requirement for selection.

Agenda for training days
9.00am Arrival and coffee
9.30am Session 1 commences: Elevator Pitch
Company elevator pitches. Each delegate presents company elevator pitch. The whole group gives feedback. Facilitators give feedback.
10.30am Break into two groups for each facilitator to give additional coaching and advice on elevator pitch. Further rehearsals
11.30am Revised elevator pitches presented back to entire group
12.00pm Session 2 commences: Company presentation
Break into two groups for each delegate to give 10 slide/10 minute company presentation to respective group. Each group gives feedback.
1.00-1.45pm Break for lunch
1.45pm Facilitators score each presentation and give feedback to overall group
2.15pm Delegates breakout to work on improving company presentations Facilitators circulate amongst delegates and spend min 20 mins one one-to-one basis with each delegate during this period. Further rehearsals.
4.45pm Final company presentations in two groups with external opinion-former (ideally VC or corporate investor) in attendance.
5.45pm Review and close Once you have booked a ticket we will send dates and locations of these free training sessions.

Investor attendees to Library House events in the past few months have included:

3i, Acacia Capital Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Add Partners, Albany Venture Managers, Aloe Group, Amadeus Capital, AMF Ventures, Atlas Venture, ATOS Origin, Benchmark Capital, Bridges Community Ventures, BT Group, Cambridge Capital Group, Capricorn Venture Partners, Catapult Venture Managers, Celtic House Ventures, Chesham Holdings, CLS Holdings, Enterprise Ventures, E-Synergy, Esprit Capital Partners, Eden Ventures, ETV Capital, First ventures, Foresight Venture Partners, Foursome Investments, Impetus Partners, Intel Capital, Katalyst Ventures, Mitsui Capital, Quester, Scottish Equity Partners, Siemens Venture Capital, Sofinnova Partners, SRPE, TLcom Capital Partners, TTP Venture Managers, Zouk Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Wheb Ventures, YFM Group


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