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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Newsletter 23 November 2012

London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Newsletter 23 November 2012

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London Silicon RoundaboutWeekly Newsletter
ISSUE 23 November 2012
 Dear LSR Member,Hope you have had a lovely week. I am still stuffed from all the turkey and cranberry sauce Iate yesterday(it's an American thing...gotta love Thanksgiving!) Since Halloween andThanksgiving have now passed, that can only mean one thing; the holidays are right aroundthe corner! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or just enjoy the bankholidays, join us for our annual Xmas Party!Cheers, Opa, L'chiam, Ole', you know it will be a good time!As the London Community and Events manager for Techmeetups, it is my job to providemembers with events. After my recent promotion to "Fun Manager," I am now responsiblefor ensuring that our events are actually really fun. Expect a snow machine, hot cocoa bar(aswell as wine and beer,) a visit from Santa himself, fun photo ops, great catered food, hotmulled wine, great raffle prizes, and an ugly Christmas jumper competition at this year'sXmas Party. We have partnered withCommunity Linksto help assist them in collecting toys for children that without our help, probably wouldn't have anything to open on Christmasmorning. We ask that you please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to our efforts. We willbe hosting a company/group competition: the group that brings the most toys will havetheir organisation announced and promoted by us, as well as win a prize! So start collectingat your offices or meetups now :)Since public transport is far from glamourous, and we don't want anyone drink driving afterour Xmas Party, Techmeetups are delighted to announce that we have partnered withUBER, to get all of you £20 OFF your journey to our Christmas party when you sign up withthe promo code: TMUXMASWith this code, you can look like a big dog and not even have to pay the price for it!Uber is the on-demand, luxury car service that is transforming personal transportationacross the globe and recently launched in London. They have a fleet of amazing cars at thepush of a button - Mercedes S Classes, Audi A8s, BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJs - it all worksexactly like having your own private driver. The San Francisco-based start-up now services20 cities, just one app working in any of them: London | Paris | Sydney | Amsterdam | SanFrancisco | NYC | Los Angeles | Washington DC | Boston | Seattle | Chicago | Minneapolis |San diego | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Dallas | Atlanta | Denver | Toronto | Vancouver Ridesare billed directly to your credit card on file, so there's no need to carry cash or have yourcard on hand. Plus, your receipt is automatically emailed to you at the end of your ride. Allyou need to do is: 1. Download the Uber Technologies app on your iPhone or androiddevice. If you have a blackberry, visit m.uber.com via your web browser 2. Sign up and enter the promo code:
to receive your
£20 OFF
, it will automatically deduct from yourfirst journey with Uber and show on your emailed receipt. This is for first time riders only. 2.
London Silicon RoundaboutWeekly Newsletter
Request & Ride: Select or type in your pick up location and press 'Request pick up now'. Yourdriver will arrive within minutes! For more information on Uber,email SupportLondon@uber.comOur Show Me The Money Masterclass is right around the corner!
Like the famous words spoken by Tom Cruise in the film Jerry Maguire, “Show methe money!” is a phrase we are all too familiar with. Ever
yone wants to know how to make aprofit, where the money will come from, and how much they can gain.Statistics reveal that 90% of startups close down in the 1st year alone due to the lack of funding. This triggers a constant battle to stay afloat and generate income for oneself. Withadvancement of the net and various public & private initiatives, there are actually quite afew ways Startups can raise that crucial funding to get off the ground. TechMeetups isbringing you a workshop to cover various ways that you as a Startup can raise thatimportant seed funding to get your business off the ground.Experts and pioneers in startup finance will be joining us to help you understand which
investment options are best for your business, whatever stage you’re at.
We are lookingvery forward to our superb list of speakers including: Andrew Lockley, HowardWeintrob, David Myerson, Aristos Peters, Adam Baker and Stefano Tresca. Unless you havea money tree blooming in your garden, you literally can't afford to miss out on thismasterclass!Cool Stuff I like:Because everyone likes to feel like Bond from time to time, beware of gifting this topyromaniacs! Perfect gift to all your trek-loving friends.****Funny video of the week.**** That's all for now y'all, Kait

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