Tue 13th May 2014
Tech, tweets & comedy for geeks
A host of technology, business and investor experts will gather in Belfast on June 12th for TechXplore, now in its second year. Led by Declan Lawn, BBC Panorama Presenter, the event includes locally based tech start-ups, national and international experts as well as acclaimed comedian, screen writer and twitter expert David Schneider.
The unique half-day event includes four sessions aimed at anyone working in digital technology, enterprise, marketing, communications and the public and voluntary sector. As well as showcasing three of Northern Ireland’s newest start-ups, TechXplore will include sessions on the next steps for anyone planning a start-up, provide legal advice and expertise on how you can safeguard your idea.
David Schneider and David Levin will lead their acclaimed Twitter workshop, the first time they’ve done so anywhere in Ireland. Together they set-up ThatLot, a leading London-based digital social media and tweet for BBC’s The Voice, The Apprentice and a host of other media and corporate organisations.
The event concludes with a session led by local tech entrepreneur and Go Prezzo CEO Aaron Taylor where participants will hear first hand on what large-scale investors look for.
Sponsored by CME Group and Belfast law firm Mills Selig, TechXplore aims to bring national and international expertise to Belfast to share experiences, learning, technology tips and training. The event is run in partnership between NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry and MW Advocate.
Carl Whyte, Partner at MW Advocate said: “This half-day event includes local people who’ve created their own start-ups, national and international experts on legal, business development and financial aspects of tech businesses as well as some of the UK’s funniest and most famous Tweeters. For anyone running a technology, communications or marketing business, or thinking of doing so, this event is unmissable.”
Louise Turley, Assistant Operations Director, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: “Even businesses and organisations who aren’t directly involved in making or selling a technology product need to ensure they have the right technology portal for their organisation. TechXplore is designed as a catch-all event, from those taking their first steps in the area to those in business who wish to address expertise gaps.”
The event takes place at E3 on 12th June from 8.30am and you ca register online at http://northernirelandchamber.com/event/techxplore-2014/