Final Report on BVCA Digital Age - Manchester 2010

Jan 23, 2013 | Publisher: manojranaweera | Category: Technology |  

bvcadigital Final Report on BVCA Digital Age - Manchester 2010 Final Report on BVCA Digital Age - Manchester 2010 Trending Words #bvcadigital, rt, -, @stefanglaenzer, plans, science, genre, "business, sub, fiction", more, @stevelivingston:, panel, interesting, Event Participants RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 19:40 | matjohnson Great day with tech entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. Big thank you to @BVCA for holding #bvcadigital in Manchester 16-Sep-10 19:39 | ManojRanaweera Long but interesting day at #bvcadigital - now to generate the big ideas 16-Sep-10 18:19 | cleardigital RT @janemcconnell: was beyond maverick at the Lowry Hotel! Look out for transmedia stars @futureartists, MD Jenny Inchbald making waves today #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 18:12 | mplusmag RT @janemcconnell: cuppa at the Lowry with the everglam Claire @TheChook and creative director of soon-to-launch M+ magazine! #bvcadigital #futureartists 16-Sep-10 17:35 | futureartists cuppa at the Lowry with the everglam Claire @TheChook and creative director of soon-to-launch M+ magazine! #bvcadigital #futureartists 16-Sep-10 17:20 | janemcconnell was beyond maverick at the Lowry Hotel! Look out for transmedia stars @futureartists, MD Jenny Inchbald making waves today #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 17:18 | janemcconnell @dhebel love to have a chat. Are you outside or inside? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:41 | ManojRanaweera RT @seedcorn: follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:40 | dhebel Rick Michael 89.7% IRR bam! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:36 | scott_sage Jenny inchbald - female entrepreneur is around for cocktails MD @futureartists if you are at #bvcadigital 'green dress with spots' :) 16-Sep-10 16:26 | futureartists J. Patrick Michaels, Jr.: "The arrogance of the newspaper industry is beyond belief." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:25 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital DRINK!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX8_lPIQ33o&feature=related cocktail time..... 16-Sep-10 16:25 | futureartists # bvcadigital - perhaps it's my low base of knowledge but I leave the music forum none the wiser.... 16-Sep-10 16:18 | savvyplatforms RT @fidelitygrowth: follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:17 | NISW RT @fidelitygrowth: for more info about @fidelitygrowth make sure you speak to @dhebel who has just finished on the gaming panel #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:16 | Techcelerate Is ready for a drink at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:14 | scott_sage @promanchester by the way, are you still at #bvcadigital - love to have a chat? 16-Sep-10 16:10 | ManojRanaweera Anyone interested in #IPOs #TechIPO #listings #stockmarket http://bit.ly/buTTYU #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:09 | ManojRanaweera #bvcadigital signing off due to dead battery. Thank you @bvca for a great day in Manchester "Financing & Funding the Digital Age" 16-Sep-10 16:04 | Vosmek @edocr - @dhebel is around and likes cocktails :-) #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 16:00 | seedcorn for more info about @fidelitygrowth make sure you speak to @dhebel who has just finished on the gaming panel #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:56 | fidelitygrowth Mark Rock, Audioboo: "The rights system for music is so antiquated, it makes it difficult to monetise." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:56 | ghalfacree @seedcorn if u r at #bvcadigital love to have a chat over cocktails 16-Sep-10 15:54 | edocr RT @seedcorn: follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:54 | Techcelerate follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:53 | fidelitygrowth #bvcadigital was it @Vosmek moaning when VC panelist said "all good deals get funded" 16-Sep-10 15:53 | Vosmek Tom Bywater, founder of PowerAmp Music, sounds eerily like Moss from The IT Crowd. Really. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:52 | ghalfacree @Vosmek sharon, would not mind a chat during the cocktails to speak about women entrepreneurs in our community #techcelerate #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:52 | ManojRanaweera @roomsforreview left us a nice pressie on our stand http://ow.ly/i/3SkA #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:48 | VisionandMedia #bvcadigital Music panel starting (pst there r women in gaming and music, too) 16-Sep-10 15:47 | Vosmek RT @seedcorn: follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:45 | VisionandMedia Favor with a smackdown #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:41 | scott_sage RT @seedcorn: follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:40 | stevehignell RT @seedcorn: follow @fidelitygrowth for info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:40 | jasonhall RT @seedcorn: follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:40 | Vosmek "DRM for online games is crap. Just get your games out as wide as possible, as quick as possible" (Chris Shenfield) #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:38 | jasonhall follow @fidelitygrowth for more info on our £100m europe focused tech fund - typical investment size of £2m - £10m #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:37 | seedcorn Lovin the gaming forum: clever guys good humour great insights and exp #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:37 | simon_alexander RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital browser based games allow you to use PPC to market rather than apps on apple which is locked down so hard to find 16-Sep-10 15:36 | ABHewitt @ghalfacree Barry White says: "Can't get enough of your love, babe." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:36 | captainredmuff #bvcadigital 80/20 rule applies to gaming so 20% who buy the game then start purchasing virtual goods etc covering 80% who choose freemium 16-Sep-10 15:36 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital nice to hear that Chris Shenfield doesnt lose sleep over DRM for games he's trying to get out there into the public domain... 16-Sep-10 15:36 | jayacg #bvcadigital BREAKING NEWS PEEPS http://www.youview.com/ heard it @futureartists first 16-Sep-10 15:35 | futureartists #bvcadigital be sure to check out our website and google presence b4 you all go home, and sign up to our newsletter,carry on the banter 16-Sep-10 15:32 | futureartists Barry White says "it's very difficult to monetise (casual) games, because people expect them to be free." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:32 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital browser based games allow you to use PPC to market rather than apps on apple which is locked down so hard to find 16-Sep-10 15:32 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital a good simple game, does'nt need millions of investment, again a simple idea 'tetras' can go global in days! 16-Sep-10 15:28 | futureartists RT @seedcorn: RT @Vosmek: #bvcadigital Fidelity Growth Partners now investing $100m including in games. Correction - £100m not $100m 16-Sep-10 15:28 | jasonhall RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital Gaming industry will get more competitive and therefore more expensive as marketing costs will increase. Consider JVs 16-Sep-10 15:27 | stevehignell RT @jasonhall: RT @Vosmek: #bvcadigital Fidelity Growth Partners now investing $100m including in games. Correction - £100m not $100m 16-Sep-10 15:27 | seedcorn RT @ghalfacree: Chris Shenfield believes that it's not about age, and if kids have a good idea VCs should take notice. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:27 | futureartists #bvcadigital Gaming industry will get more competitive and therefore more expensive as marketing costs will increase. Consider JVs 16-Sep-10 15:26 | stevelivingston @nicholaslovell Congratulations! It's very good, yes. Morning especially. Notes here: http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 15:25 | jasonhall @nicholaslovell are you at #bvcadigital? Surprised you're not on this panel! 16-Sep-10 15:23 | jasonhall @vosmek are you still at #bvcadigital? Keepbeing advised that we should talk, are you around for drinks after? 16-Sep-10 15:22 | savvyplatforms Davor Hebel asks "do you want me on your board telling you what to do?" seems a problamatic perspective, no? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:22 | Vosmek RT @Vosmek: #bvcadigital Fidelity Growth Partners now investing $100m including in games. 16-Sep-10 15:20 | jasonhall #bvcadigital Future of mobiles is in the browser rather than apps per #chrisshenfield Attitude reflected in China market 16-Sep-10 15:20 | stevelivingston If you're at #bvcadigital and you're with a company you think people should know about, find me! I'll hang around the doors after the talks. 16-Sep-10 15:18 | ghalfacree RT @ghalfacree: Chris Shenfield believes that it's not about age, and if kids have a good idea VCs should take notice. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:17 | Vosmek Chris Shenfield believes that it's not about age, and if kids have a good idea VCs should take notice. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:15 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital chris shenfeld seeks to improve the fundraising process b/w entrepreneurs and Investors' 16-Sep-10 15:13 | Vosmek #bvcadigital Fidelity Growth Partners now investing $100m including in games. 16-Sep-10 15:10 | Vosmek Live, in-game fantasy-football http://picklive.com . Nice. In-game event based betting. Wonder if they do a cricket version? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:09 | jasonhall @thetimmorgan from@picklivefootie = awesomeness. Pitching at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:09 | scott_sage RT @jasonhall: Games panel next up at #bvcadigital. Hoping for balance to Paul Kanaerack's earlier questionable comments about UK game devs #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:09 | Vosmek #bvcadigital Now you're talking! The gaming panel... Bring it! 16-Sep-10 15:06 | Vosmek Games panel next up at #bvcadigital. Hoping for balance to Paul Kanaerack's earlier questionable comments about UK game devs #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 15:03 | jasonhall RT @Picklivefootie: Just as @thetimmorgan takes the stage at #bvcadigital we'll be making an announcement about a new game. Keep your eyes peeled about 4:30 ish 16-Sep-10 14:48 | SimonPilkington Just as @thetimmorgan takes the stage at #bvcadigital we'll be making an announcement about a new game. Keep your eyes peeled about 4:30 ish 16-Sep-10 14:47 | Picklivefootie #bvcadigital I take it back. I thought most of your VC money would be spent on marketing your idea. But it actually goes to your lawyer! 16-Sep-10 14:43 | jayacg #bvcadigital IP is central to creative industries but in the age of the copying machine that is the internet, if you play there get burnt? 16-Sep-10 14:43 | futureartists RT @jasonhall: @jayacg No business case for public sector owning IP? How about BBC/BBC Worldwide? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:41 | futureartists Interested in our research project after hearing @promanchesterCE speak at #bvcadigital? Find out more (cont) http://tl.gd/62lagc 16-Sep-10 14:28 | promanchester #bvcadigital I must confess: post lunch + jetlag + panel of lawyers = drowsy me 16-Sep-10 14:26 | Vosmek RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 14:25 | jeffreypriebe RT @stevelivingston: RT @jayacg: #bvcadigital ideas are much like kids then. You pay to keep them for 20 yrs & then if you're lucky they pay off your mortgage... 16-Sep-10 14:25 | Vosmek RT @jayacg: #bvcadigital ideas are much like kids then. You pay to keep them for 20 yrs & then if you're lucky they pay off your mortgage... 16-Sep-10 14:24 | stevelivingston RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital Watching Andrew Baker/Rights.tv talking very clearly about protecting your IP. If only we'd met him in 2001... 16-Sep-10 14:22 | VisionandMedia RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital Watching Andrew Baker Rights.tv talking very clearly about protecting your IP. If only we'd met him in 2001... 16-Sep-10 14:21 | stevelivingston @jayacg No business case for public sector owning IP? How about BBC/BBC Worldwide? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:21 | jasonhall #bvcadigital ideas are much like kids then. You pay to keep them for 20 years and then if you're lucky they pay off your mortgage... 16-Sep-10 14:20 | jayacg RT @jasonhall: Excellent point : make sure your contractual framework ensures your company - (as opposed to your employees) - owns your ideas #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:20 | overthewire RT @chrismcdonald84: StickyWorld - online project review and exhibition platform - use promo code BVCA2010 for extended 3 months free trial.#bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:19 | SliderStudio #bvcadigital Watching Andrew Baker from Rights.tv talking very clearly about protecting your IP. If only we'd met him in 2001... 16-Sep-10 14:19 | overthewire RT @jasonhall: To stay in control of your content, be the best provider of it. It's about service, not product http://bit.ly/cvVXoj #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:17 | nick_appleyard Excellent point : make sure your contractual framework ensures your company - (as opposed to your employees) - owns your ideas #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:16 | jasonhall #bvcadigital owning IP and doing something with them are 2 different things. Is there a business case for the public sector owning IP? Nope. 16-Sep-10 14:16 | jayacg I'm thinking there especially of archive content and orphaned works #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:13 | jasonhall RT @VisionandMedia: #bvcadigital next up is the IP strand powered by the lovely @visionandmedia legal & biz affairs forum to support creative co's! 16-Sep-10 14:12 | BVCA We've got a panel of IP lawyers now. Shame there's nothing to throw. (Kidding, I'm kidding) #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:10 | ghalfacree Is there an algorithm for measuring extra rev from hard-fought rights battles-v-legal fees/lost rev to piracy during the fight? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:10 | jasonhall RT @roomsforreview: #BVCAdigital conference attendees: sign up for digital collaboration tool www.stickyworld.com and use the code BVCA2010 for free access 16-Sep-10 14:09 | SliderStudio #bvcadigital want to learn about IP issues watch this doc, we will be screening it soon in MCR http://ripremix.com/ #disney stole ideas 2! 16-Sep-10 14:08 | futureartists RT @roomsforreview: #BVCAdigital conference attendees: sign up for digital collaboration tool www.stickyworld.com and use the code BVCA2010 for free access 16-Sep-10 14:08 | designshifter @jasonhall is copyright dead watch this FANTASTIC doc http://ripremix.com/ #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:07 | futureartists #BVCAdigital conference attendees: sign up for digital collaboration tool www.stickyworld.com and use the code BVCA2010 for free access 16-Sep-10 14:07 | roomsforreview @MikeLeHan we didn't support with finance but helped mrs peppercorn source production locations in the NW #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:07 | VisionandMedia The "is IP/copyright dead?" panel. 100% lawyers. Nice namecheck for @tomwatson, but would be more fun if he was on the panel #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:05 | jasonhall @VisionandMedia good luck, IP - remix culture anyone , did disney remix fairy stories, #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:05 | futureartists #bvcadigital time for an ad break - press release news anyone, samey soundbite don't work on social media, thus new media,thus audience go ? 16-Sep-10 14:04 | futureartists #bvcadigital next up is the IP strand powered by the lovely @visionandmedia legal & biz affairs forum to support creative co's! 16-Sep-10 14:04 | VisionandMedia RT @ABHewitt: #bvcadigital go @wireduk not giving the BBC an easy time! 16-Sep-10 14:02 | futureartists Jane Weedon- "BBC online don't get too many UK startups wanting to work with us, more from abroad" #bvcadigital - sticky contracts perhaps 16-Sep-10 14:02 | futureartists #bvcadigital David rowan wired uk editor fantastic chair!!! 16-Sep-10 14:02 | savvyplatforms Great session > RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital "Buy some TV guides today and seal them for future sale on ebay as valuable relics" 16-Sep-10 14:02 | jasonhall @savvyplatforms #bvcadigital we had a meeting with the #bbc they did'nt understand us? bbc cross platform dept been around 2 years only! 16-Sep-10 14:01 | futureartists #bvcadigital 15m web enabled TVs by 2015 in the UK... So says the BBC 16-Sep-10 14:01 | TonyTickle RT @jasonhall: Umm. Do you think someone should tell Romen what happened with Channel M? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 14:00 | futureartists #bvcadigital "Buy some TV guides today and seal them for future sale on ebay as valuable relics" 16-Sep-10 14:00 | stevelivingston @stevelivingston privacy is a goldmine for brands - bit torrent a cool advert or maybe good branded entertainment #bvcadigital we have! 16-Sep-10 13:58 | futureartists #bvcadigital BBC growth areas moving up to Manchester - TV platforms and mobile within BBC Futures 16-Sep-10 13:57 | stevelivingston RT @jayacg: #bvcadigital @iRowan things really haven't moved on since c&binet on copyright have they? We need more focus on the new business models! 16-Sep-10 13:57 | stevehignell RT @roomsforreview: StickyWorld - online project review and exhibition platform - come and meet the team for demo! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:57 | designshifter #bvcadigital Are Salford and Manchester businesses going to have a bigger bite of the cake of the BBC when the move? 16-Sep-10 13:57 | TonyTickle #bvcadigital @iRowan things really haven't moved on since c&binet on copyright have they? We need more focus on the new business models! 16-Sep-10 13:57 | jayacg #bvcadigital Creators tried to lock down content so piracy stepped in. If content owners open it up they could make much more money 16-Sep-10 13:50 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital BBC rights issue is a challenge, they have 3 million hours of archive...many originators are dead 16-Sep-10 13:50 | TonyTickle #bvcadigital p2p, piracy.... people will pay for value. Maybe not the content, but the value associated with that content. 16-Sep-10 13:50 | jayacg RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital Less than 67p of BBC licence payees monthly fee goes toward BBC online services 16-Sep-10 13:48 | ABHewitt @jobsworth Safe journey - thanks for joining us at #bvcadigital age 16-Sep-10 13:48 | BVCA #bvcadigital make that Jane Weedon. 16-Sep-10 13:46 | overthewire To stay in control of your content, be the best provider of it. It's about service, not product http://bit.ly/cvVXoj #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:46 | jasonhall #bvcadigital Jane Weedin, BBC "bundling a bunch of channels for a monthly fee is a bit like what the music industry did with albums" 16-Sep-10 13:46 | overthewire #bvcadigital Your friends are your tagcloud and your recommendation engine. If you watch a lot of Dave you're in trouble. 16-Sep-10 13:44 | overthewire RT @savvyplatforms: #bvcadigital Jane Weedon BBC FM&tT "the iplayer is only 67.5p per month of your £145 licence fee" (not the content though??) 16-Sep-10 13:41 | gilliandonovan RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital BBC find that UK startups are less forthcoming with ideas and opps than overseas counterparts 16-Sep-10 13:40 | Vosmek I'd like to see Rowen head to head with @jasontrost #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:39 | scott_sage RT @roomsforreview: StickyWorld - online project review and exhibition platform - come and meet the team for demo! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:39 | SliderStudio StickyWorld - online project review and exhibition platform - come and meet the team for demo! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:38 | roomsforreview At the #bvcadigital event with @roomsforreview. As ever, these innovative techy types are just lovely. LOVELY. 16-Sep-10 13:38 | thisbigcity #bvcadigital End of the 30 second TV ad spot? Not yet but advertisers need to be educated with new ideas e.g. #clikthrough 16-Sep-10 13:37 | stevelivingston RT @jasonhall: Umm. Do you think someone should tell Romen what happened with Channel M? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:36 | overthewire #bvcadigital go @wireduk not giving the BBC an easy time! 16-Sep-10 13:33 | ABHewitt Umm. Do you think someone should tell Romen what happened with Channel M? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:32 | jasonhall “@fredwilson: There are two venture capital industries http://bit.ly/aGpQV2” #BVCAdigital 16-Sep-10 13:31 | overthewire Quote Jane Weedon“@stevelivingston: #bvcadigital BBC find that UK startups are less forthcoming with ideas &opps than overseas counterparts” 16-Sep-10 13:31 | savvyplatforms #bvcadigital Jane Weedon- "BBC online don't get too many UK startups wanting to work with us, more from abroad"- reputational issue? 16-Sep-10 13:30 | edfrench #bvcadigital BBC find that UK startups are less forthcoming with ideas and opps than overseas counterparts 16-Sep-10 13:30 | stevelivingston RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 13:29 | harscoat #bvcadigital Jane Weedon BBC FM&tT "the iplayer is only 67.5p per month of your £145 licence fee" (not the content though??) 16-Sep-10 13:28 | savvyplatforms Wow RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital Less than 67p of BBC licence payees monthly fee goes toward BBC online services 16-Sep-10 13:28 | scott_sage I love the iplayer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:27 | scott_sage #bvcadigital interesting clickable video from Clikthrough - sounds like what #Coull were/are doing. Wonder if they know each other? 16-Sep-10 13:27 | jayacg #bvcadigital Less than 67p of BBC licence payees monthly fee goes toward BBC online services 16-Sep-10 13:26 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital David Rowan: explain it please but do not make it too technical.... It's digital of course its technical duh! 16-Sep-10 13:24 | TonyTickle Puzzled that no one has mentioned markets outside USA and western Europe. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:23 | steely_glint I didn't come here to watch Canadian TV #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:19 | markrock #bvcadigital these intros are starting to get out of control! 16-Sep-10 13:19 | scott_sage Polished off lunch and looking for a little pud? The little tarts with strawberries on them are knock out #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 13:18 | thetimmorgan Gosh, lots of old friends at #bvcadigital lunch. 16-Sep-10 13:15 | steely_glint Stealing some juice from a handy wall socket. If I'm getting a free lunch, my 'phone should too. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:57 | ghalfacree RT @futureartists: #bvcadigital take a look at some of the things we work on http://just-do-it.org.uk/ see the trailer here and visit our website. 16-Sep-10 12:54 | stevehignell RT @puddledigital: RT @futureartists: keynotes of all the morning sessions here morning sessions at #bvcadigital here : http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 12:53 | futureartists #bvcadigital take a look at some of the things we work on http://just-do-it.org.uk/ see the trailer here and visit our website. 16-Sep-10 12:53 | futureartists RT @futureartists: keynotes of all the morning sessions here morning sessions at #bvcadigital here : http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 12:50 | stevenburles RT @futureartists: keynotes of all the morning sessions here morning sessions at #bvcadigital here : http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 12:50 | puddledigital keynotes of all the morning sessions here morning sessions at #bvcadigital here : http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 12:45 | futureartists Good stuff re current VC climate: RT@jasonhall Shared Evernotes from all morning sessions at #bvcadigital here : http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 12:43 | suzybelle #bvcadigital sell to google or build your own, thats the choice between a closed web and an open web, think free, and you will rise up. 16-Sep-10 12:29 | futureartists #bvcadigital regarding investment we are looking for 15k for a transmedia project , and if you like football, you will love it! 16-Sep-10 12:27 | futureartists RT @jasonhall: Are we raising "an entire generation of entrepreneurs building dipshit companies and hoping to sell to Google for $25m"? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:25 | futureartists RT @willstrauss: RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital I think Media city will succeed but it's no coral reef for smaller fish. Leases are not SMS (sic) friendly. 16-Sep-10 12:24 | futureartists RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital I think Media city will succeed but it's no coral reef for smaller fish. Leases are not SMS (sic) friendly. 16-Sep-10 12:23 | willstrauss #bvcadigital as we talk future changes , head of #ukfc john woodward steps down as CEO , these times are a changing #film 16-Sep-10 12:23 | futureartists Wondering what to eat at #bvcadigital? Try the chicken and pepper on a stick. Theyre little but theres a real kick to em 16-Sep-10 12:23 | thetimmorgan Very busy networking and lunch session at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:22 | promanchester RT @markrock: Sean Seton-Rogers firing both guns at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:19 | BVCA RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital I think Media city will succeed but it's no coral reef for smaller fish and that will slow MC.25 yr leases are not SMS friendly 16-Sep-10 12:14 | adew Shared Evernotes from all morning sessions at #bvcadigital here : http://bit.ly/9XdZYh 16-Sep-10 12:13 | jasonhall Splendid keynote from @setonrog #bvcadigital and now lunch is served 16-Sep-10 12:11 | thetimmorgan RT @jasonhall: Are we raising "an entire generation of entrepreneurs building dipshit companies and hoping to sell to Google for $25m"? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:09 | overthewire #bvcadigital 'we have an entire generation building dipshit companies hoping to sell to google' great quote about UK problem” 16-Sep-10 12:09 | ABHewitt Are we raising "an entire generation of entrepreneurs building dipshit companies and hoping to sell to Google for $25m"? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:09 | jasonhall #bvcadigital Other things causing shift in market: fragile relationsip b/w VCs and their LPs. Not exactly warm relations just now. 16-Sep-10 12:09 | Vosmek RT @hkanji: Notes from the BVCA conference. http://www.evernote.com/pub/jhswm/bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:07 | haroonharry WhiteBearYard mentioned by @setonrog @StefanGlaenzer we need similar in #Manchester - let's talk on 23rd @eileentso #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:07 | ManojRanaweera #bvcadigital Too much cash invested in startups misaligns the valuation of early stage cos, too much equity given up + too much to spend 16-Sep-10 12:07 | stevelivingston RT @jayacg: #bvcadigital lovely concept::the VC 3.0. Are VCs really finding it hard to throw vast sums of cash at start-ups who only want a little? 16-Sep-10 12:07 | futureartists #bvcadigital my def: super angel invests own money in excess of £1m per co and does follow on. VC invests LP money. 16-Sep-10 12:06 | Vosmek #bvcadigital its dinner time! say hi to jenny inchbald (green spotted dress and hippy smile!) and check out our web presence 'google us' 16-Sep-10 12:05 | futureartists #bvcadigital lovely concept::the VC 3.0. Are VCs really finding it hard to throw vast sums of cash at start-ups who only want a little? 16-Sep-10 12:05 | jayacg Notes from the BVCA conference. http://www.evernote.com/pub/jhswm/bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:03 | hkanji #bvcadigital Lean startup companies need less capital to prove the business model. What does this mean for the traditional VC model? 16-Sep-10 12:03 | stevelivingston RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital Innovation is risky and scares investors... who knew. 16-Sep-10 12:01 | hkanji @stevelivingston jenny inchbald is in the room today with claire o'connell from the chook, spotted green dress hola! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:00 | futureartists @stevelivingston sean is on @setonrog #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 12:00 | ManojRanaweera RT @pjozefak Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:59 | lindenvc RT @pjozefak Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:59 | hrcolors #bvcadigital I must correct the keynote: sequoia capital invested in Oracle (they did not fully grow w/o VC) 16-Sep-10 11:59 | Vosmek #bvcadigital First round of cash normally raised from "friends, family and fools" - Sean Seton-Rogers 16-Sep-10 11:57 | stevelivingston RT @ghalfacree: Shaun Fensom: "What's interesting is the covergence between technical creativity and creative creativity." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:56 | hkanji Watching fellow Texas @setonrog presenting at #bvcadigital in Manchester 16-Sep-10 11:55 | scott_sage More in from the front line at #bvcadigital age conference - http://bambuser.com/v/1022888 16-Sep-10 11:54 | BVCA RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 11:54 | hkanji RT @Vosmek: #bvcadigital really well done: question all assumptions including the need for VC in the digital space. Interesting and thought provoking. 16-Sep-10 11:52 | BVCA Profounders invest in eurovision countries :-) #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:51 | steely_glint @overthewire future artists, myebook, fatsoma , thechook all rising media stars and not on the panel! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:51 | futureartists Sean Seton-Rogers firing both guns at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:49 | markrock RT @Techcelerate: @setonrog thanks for the name drop! good of you to continue engage with us - you made the BBQ rocks last night #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:49 | ManojRanaweera Sean Seton-Rogers keynote #bvcadigital lost American in London roaming thru Manchester. 16-Sep-10 11:49 | Vosmek @setonrog thanks for the name drop! good of you to continue engage with us - you made the BBQ rocks last night #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:48 | Techcelerate #bvcadigital creativity comes from MISTAKES and you need to be able to fail first before you can grow, will #mediacity allow this? 16-Sep-10 11:48 | futureartists #bvcadigital #mediacity communities build cities, money and power does not make the man. creativity comes from MISTAKES 16-Sep-10 11:47 | futureartists David Rowan has recovered well, will get out of Manchester alive tonight, was looking dodgy at one point #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:46 | sfrater @futureartists ...and, of course, Apple, Google and Microsoft all started life in a garage #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:46 | jasonhall @Vosmek its actually about building an ecosystem - hubs helps but should not be constrained by concrete #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:45 | ManojRanaweera RT @jayacg: #bvcadigital many innovation hubs in the UK - Manc, Bristol, London. Should we still be seeking the next silicon valley in a physical space? 16-Sep-10 11:44 | Vosmek if you want to know who are the tech companies from north west, tune to www.techcelerate.org #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:44 | ManojRanaweera RT @futureartists: #bvcadigital women do it cheaper and youth is leading the way in digital businesses why are most people here middle aged men? 16-Sep-10 11:44 | Vosmek #bvcadigital Manchester companies that are going to be stars... 16-Sep-10 11:44 | overthewire RT @jasonhall: "Our challenge is not bringing people in, but talent retention".Excellent point #bvcadigital >note AXM comment re poss influx 16-Sep-10 11:43 | stevelivingston @savvyplatforms Not at all. Sounds like very interesting stuff. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:43 | delineo RT @ghalfacree: John Ashcroft made an interesting comment about a Londoner's wife "having a social group." What, she can't be the breadwinner?! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:43 | Vosmek RT @overthewire: #bvcadigital I think Media city will succeed but it's no coral reef for smaller fish and that will slow MC.25 yr leases are not SMS friendly 16-Sep-10 11:42 | GemmaSeaton RT @Vosmek #bvcadigital but the female led ones take only £7k according to panel. Fascinating why are women so capital efficient? 16-Sep-10 11:42 | Treeberries #bvcadigital women do it cheaper and youth is leading the way in digital businesses why are most people here middle aged men? 16-Sep-10 11:42 | futureartists Sorry for #bvcadigital tweets if ur not here: it's only today.... 16-Sep-10 11:42 | savvyplatforms @futureartists Exactly! World of Goo (and now Indie Games Fund) was created by two guys in a coffee shop http://bit.ly/dBIJZi #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:42 | jasonhall #bvcadigital many innovation hubs in the UK - Manc, Bristol, London. Should we still be seeking the next silicon valley in a physical space? 16-Sep-10 11:41 | jayacg #bvcadigital Fred Mendelsohn AXM VC - " I didn't think the BBC was for entrepreneurs" 16-Sep-10 11:40 | savvyplatforms John Ashcroft made an interesting comment about a Londoner's wife "having a social group." What, she can't be the breadwinner?! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:40 | ghalfacree RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital 11,000 NW startups costing an average of £10,000 in startup capital. Can we build and support these? without VC funding? 16-Sep-10 11:40 | futureartists #bvcadigital 'could the elephant in the room be, media city?' the overheads for an office space in web 3.0 ... social and mobile r the key! 16-Sep-10 11:40 | futureartists "Our challenge is not bringing people in, but talent retention". Excellent point #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:39 | jasonhall There's a lot of Media City bashing going on in this panel. Poor Newman. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:39 | ghalfacree @jasonhall #bvcadigital why start up at media city, start at islington mill or sharp project or starbucks all you need is wi-fi 16-Sep-10 11:38 | futureartists #bvcadigital Will the 21st century see the end of our conception of the Firm in view of increased collaboration, outsourcing and co-working? 16-Sep-10 11:38 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital but the female led ones take only £7k according to panel. Interesting 16-Sep-10 11:38 | Vosmek Agreed! @irowan not giving anyone an easy ride. RT @katiemaymanc: Think @wireduk is doing a sterling job moderating at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:37 | jasonhall RT @katiemaymanc: Think @wireduk is doing a sterling job moderating at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:37 | futureartists RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital 11,000 NW startups costing an average of £10,000 in startup capital. Can we build and support these? without VC funding? 16-Sep-10 11:37 | Vosmek #bvcadigital once again, I am contrarian. I am not a fan of venture debt as the panel seems to be. 16-Sep-10 11:36 | Vosmek Think @wireduk is doing a sterling job moderating at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:35 | katiemaymanc How do costs of start-up in Media City (etc) chime with earlier panel comments about not over-expanding cost base too quickly? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:35 | jasonhall Interesting debate pub vs priv funding at #bvcadigital we use our resources for co's & people to develop, create opps & also access priv £ 16-Sep-10 11:34 | VisionandMedia @savvyplatforms Drop in during the break at #techcelerate stand - can help #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:33 | ManojRanaweera #bvcadigital 11,000 NW startups costing an average of £10,000 in startup capital. Can we build and support these? without VC funding? 16-Sep-10 11:33 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital "forget about living off the public sector for the next twenty years". Not sure that was even an option before for digital... 16-Sep-10 11:33 | jayacg #bvcadigital really well done: question all assumptions including the need for VC in the digital space. Interesting and thought provoking. 16-Sep-10 11:33 | Vosmek RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital Back off public sector financial support. There's nothing left. It's now about collaboration and co-working between businesses 16-Sep-10 11:32 | futureartists #bvcadigital as compared to other conferences that have a woman panel that clears out the room 16-Sep-10 11:30 | Vosmek #bvcadigital I think Media city will succeed but it's no coral reef for smaller fish and that will slow MC.25 yr leases are not SMS friendly 16-Sep-10 11:30 | overthewire RT @stevelivingston :#bvcadigital Financial education, advice, mentoring and co-working is what SMEs need to surviv... http://bit.ly/90Hv5U 16-Sep-10 11:30 | freefinanceinfo #bvcadigital Back off public sector financial support. There's nothing left. It's now about collaboration and co-working between businesses 16-Sep-10 11:30 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital gender questions and conversations are being thoughtfully articulated w/in business realities. Smart 16-Sep-10 11:30 | Vosmek Anyone at #bvcadigital got an iPhone charger? Used 80% battery in 4 hours!!! 16-Sep-10 11:30 | savvyplatforms Shaun Fenson citing industrial revolution as comparison to scale of change now. #bvcadigital mancs lead the way then too. 16-Sep-10 11:28 | steely_glint Paul Newman didn't look happy when Sean Fensom questioned whether Media City would succeed. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:28 | ghalfacree SharpProject Susan Woodward v MediaCity Paul Newman: Jeremy Springer style bun fight will begin in...? Go on Make my day #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:27 | savvyplatforms RT @jasonhall: Kanaerack: "Games co's should be better in UK. We always go to US". How about Playfish? Mind Candy? Codeys? Jagex? Rare? etc #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:26 | ABHewitt #bvcadigital Are we moving from "intellectual property" to "intellectual platform" through increased co-working and sharing? 16-Sep-10 11:26 | stevelivingston RT @jasonhall: Should we erect buildings and force innovation and entrepreneurialism into a postcode? Or seek it out where it already exists? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:26 | futureartists RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital when approaching VCs, present your startup as a "strategic opportunity" rather than a request for cash 16-Sep-10 11:25 | ABHewitt #bvcadigital Financial education, advice, mentoring and co-working is what SMEs need to survive - how can we make this work better? 16-Sep-10 11:25 | stevelivingston RT @steely_glint: Ah, AXM fund shows their face in Manchester at last ! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:24 | overthewire Should we erect buildings and force innovation and entrepreneurialism into a postcode? Or seek it out where it already exists? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:24 | jasonhall RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 11:24 | ABHewitt #bvcadigital 'who are the leaders in this, who are you looking to?' pause. 'we are looking to manchester' 16-Sep-10 11:23 | futureartists #bvcadigital hubs of entrepreneurs clustered together - 121 princess street in 1996 was ahead of it's time 16-Sep-10 11:22 | robertosimi RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital when approaching VCs, present your startup as a "strategic opportunity" rather than a request for cash 16-Sep-10 11:22 | steely_glint Ah, AXM fund shows their face in Manchester at last ! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:17 | steely_glint Who thinks #FredMendelsohn is the most sought after individual here today? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:16 | Techcelerate RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 11:15 | papadimitriou Shaun Fensom: "What's interesting is the covergence between technical creativity and creative creativity." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:15 | ghalfacree Next panel should be interesting. Massive investment in physical infrastructure seems at odds with how this sector works to me #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:14 | jasonhall #ManchesterDigital and #ProManchester both have 300 members each. Interesting stats #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:13 | Techcelerate RT @bjonathan: RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 11:10 | charli_polo amazing to see everyone piling on the digital ladder #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:10 | ManojRanaweera RT @jayacg: #bvcadigital interesting viewpoint from Sharon Vosmek on importance of women. We control 80% of a household budget. Girly apps ftw lol 16-Sep-10 11:07 | futureartists #bvcadigital interesting thought. Is the investment scene in the South West as developed as in the North West for digital media? 16-Sep-10 11:07 | jayacg RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital when approaching VCs, present your startup as a "strategic opportunity" rather than a request for cash 16-Sep-10 11:06 | futureartists #bvcadigital when approaching VCs, present your startup as a "strategic opportunity" rather than a request for cash 16-Sep-10 11:04 | stevelivingston At the #bvcadigital event for the day. Looking forward to some Celtic inspiration from @thetimmorgan 16-Sep-10 11:04 | jasontrost Kanaerack: "Games co's should be better in UK. We always go to US". How about Playfish? Mind Candy? Codeys? Jagex? Rare? etc #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 11:03 | jasonhall RT @edfrench: #bvcadigital VC panel opportunity picks for UK businesses: Ad-based, networking, gaming, biotech 16-Sep-10 11:01 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital VC panel opportunity picks for UK businesses: Ad-based, networking, gaming, biotech 16-Sep-10 11:00 | edfrench #bvcadigital interesting viewpoint from Sharon Vosmek on importance of women. We control 80% of a household budget. Girly apps ftw lol 16-Sep-10 10:59 | jayacg Technical/audio delivery of #bvcadigital event leaving a bit to be desired. I'd be banging heads at lunchtime. 16-Sep-10 10:57 | sfrater RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:55 | Coconutsurfing RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:55 | benoitfallenius Umm. Venue tech support? Again? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:55 | jasonhall RT @futureartists: #bvcadigital speakers notes from last 3 panels http://www.evernote.com/pub/jhswm/bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:55 | BVCA Julie Meyer certainly knows her soundbites: Ariadne Capital is "the anti-VC VC." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:53 | ghalfacree RT @ghalfacree: This could be handy for the entrepreneurs - a bunch of VCs explain what they're looking for. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:53 | BVCA RT @loveod: RT @futureartists: "Business plans are a sub genre of sci-fi" #bvcadigital would love to have seen george lucas's plan for lucasfilm! 16-Sep-10 10:53 | futureartists RT @markstrefford: Good to listen to Julie Meyer, @nicbrisbourne at @bvca #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:52 | BVCA RT @scott_sage: @nicbrisbourne 'busy building global companies from the uk and europe through the DFJ network' at @bvca #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:52 | BVCA RT @futureartists: "Business plans are a sub genre of sci-fi" #bvcadigital would love to have seen george lucas's plan for lucasfilm! 16-Sep-10 10:52 | loveod RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital gaming and virtual worlds is a hot spot for Sharon Vosmek #astia 16-Sep-10 10:52 | Vosmek RT @ghalfacree: Julie Meyer: "We (VCs) aren't looking for disruptive technologies. Skype was the last ... of that wave." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:52 | futureartists RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital World of Warcraft provides examples of engagement and connections. How can this be modeled by the entrepreneurial ecosystem? 16-Sep-10 10:51 | Vosmek RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:51 | MAJACKS0N #bvcadigital very interesting stuff coming out from the panelists (investors).on mega-trends. They all want a digital tsunami :-) 16-Sep-10 10:51 | jayacg RT @stevelivingston: RT @Vosmek: #bvcadigital loved doing the panel on hotspots in innovation > great insights around gaming, thanks 16-Sep-10 10:51 | Vosmek Invest in services that are needed to fuel the so called trends we wonder - or is there only interest in the bigger picture? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:50 | vcommunications RT @Vosmek: #bvcadigital loved doing the panel on hotspots in innovation > great insights around gaming, thanks 16-Sep-10 10:49 | stevelivingston Davor is on the gaming panel at the #bvcadigital event in Manchester this afternoon @fidelitygrowth @dhebel 16-Sep-10 10:48 | seedcorn #bvcadigital everything is moving toward capital lite. Opps in sectors which appear out of synch with this megatrend 16-Sep-10 10:46 | stevelivingston @nicbrisbourne 'busy building global companies from the uk and europe through the DFJ network' at @bvca #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:45 | scott_sage Julie Meyer: the next megatrend is "the move to capital-light IT, capital-light financing." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:45 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital loved doing the panel on hotspots in innovation 16-Sep-10 10:44 | Vosmek Look for mega-trends - Nic Brisbourne #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:44 | mgeorgeson RT @futureartists: #bvcadigital speakers notes from last 3 panels http://www.evernote.com/pub/jhswm/bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:43 | Vosmek Nic Brisbourne says the big the for VCs is spotting the next "megatrend." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:43 | ghalfacree Good to listen to Julie Meyer, @nicbrisbourne at @bvca #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:42 | markstrefford RT @ghalfacree: Julie Meyer: "We (VCs) aren't looking for disruptive technologies. Skype was the last ... of that wave." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:41 | Vosmek Julie Meyer isn't looking for disruptive tech, but better business models that help existing Markets adjust #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:40 | steely_glint RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital Next game changers are the organizers of the economics for the next wave. Ecosystem economics #juliemeyer 16-Sep-10 10:40 | scott_sage RT @romm1: RT @bjonathan: RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:39 | scott_sage #bvcadigital Next game changers are the organizers of the economics for the next wave. Ecosystem economics #juliemeyer 16-Sep-10 10:38 | stevelivingston @jasonhall thanks for #bvcadigital notes, very interesting. 16-Sep-10 10:38 | Zhiz0id Julie Meyer: "We (VCs) aren't looking for disruptive technologies. Skype was the last ... of that wave." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:37 | ghalfacree Here for the @bvca #bvcadigital conference for the day (@ The Lowry Hotel w/ 5 others) http://4sq.com/5d1XGv 16-Sep-10 10:36 | RichardHudson RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:36 | pawell #bvcadigital Innovation is risky and scares investors... who knew. 16-Sep-10 10:34 | overthewire Very interesting crowd at #bvcadigital lots of old friends from the manc tech scene and many VCs 16-Sep-10 10:34 | steely_glint RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:32 | Spouwny RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:31 | mobblox "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" #bvcadigital would love to have seen george lucas's plan for lucasfilm! 16-Sep-10 10:30 | futureartists This could be handy for the entrepreneurs - a bunch of VCs explain what they're looking for. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:29 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital lots of investors, lots of entrepreneurs, lunch could turn ugly 16-Sep-10 10:29 | TonyTickle #bvcadigital (@ The Lowry Hotel w/ @tonytickle @simon_alexander) http://4sq.com/5d1XGv 16-Sep-10 10:29 | iainbe RT @bjonathan: RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:28 | romm1 RT @stevenburles: What are investors looking for? http://ow.ly/i/3RXf #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:28 | futureartists “@fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital"” Nice definition :) 16-Sep-10 10:27 | gfiorelli1 What are investors looking for? http://ow.ly/i/3RXf #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:27 | stevenburles What are investors looking for? http://ow.ly/i/3RXf #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:27 | puddledigital RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:25 | jeroenjeremy RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:24 | luebue RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:24 | mr94 RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:23 | dfsramos RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:23 | vd Davor is on the gaming panel at the #bvcadigital event in Manchester this afternoon @fidelitygrowth 16-Sep-10 10:22 | seedcorn RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:21 | Rodrigo RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:20 | bernhardth RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:18 | bjonathan #bvcadigital speakers notes from last 3 panels http://www.evernote.com/pub/jhswm/bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:17 | futureartists RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:17 | hexapode #bvcadigital convergence thinking is required now, multiskilled talent, working across everything! can this be manageable? we think so. 16-Sep-10 10:16 | futureartists RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:16 | ccossio Notes from 3rd session : "where are the hotspots?" now on shared Evernote http://bit.ly/9XdZYh #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:15 | jasonhall RT @fdestin: "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:14 | futureartists RT @ghalfacree: Jason Trost: "I'm all for recessions. Recessions are good for small businesses." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:14 | stevenburles RT @ghalfacree: Jason Trost: "I'm all for recessions. Recessions are good for small businesses." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:14 | puddledigital RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:14 | robynscott "@pjozefak: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" by @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital" 16-Sep-10 10:11 | fdestin @mgeorgeson following you on #bvcadigital , future artists jenny inchbald is in the room today, looking fwd to your tweets! 16-Sep-10 10:11 | futureartists At #bvcadigital very interesting panels. Looking forward to the gaming section thus afternoon. 16-Sep-10 10:08 | stevenburles At #bvcadigital very interesting panels. Looking forward to the gaming section thus afternoon. 16-Sep-10 10:08 | puddledigital @pjozefak following your tweets from #bvcadigital jenny inchbald of future artists is in the room, say hi, and see our world first..... 16-Sep-10 10:04 | futureartists Really like what Sharon Vosmek has to say at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:03 | mgeorgeson #bvcadigital worlds first film distributed via manchester #myebook by salfords future artists, thoughts? http://www.futureartists.co.uk 16-Sep-10 10:02 | futureartists RT @pjozefak: Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:02 | psanner #bvcadigital how do you make sense of this changing world? Learn to speak entrepreneur @sharonvosmek 16-Sep-10 10:02 | TonyTickle #bvcadigital feeds here http://bambuser.com/v/1022625 16-Sep-10 10:01 | BVCA Charles Grimsdale: "(Apple's) App Store is a train crash in a lot of ways" - clearly never used the Android App Market! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:01 | ghalfacree RT @manojranaweera: #TechIPO on 21st www.techcelerate.org/sep10-2 #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:01 | VisionandMedia "Does growth of closed apps mean open web is dead?" (@irowan). Interesting. But Google Chrome app store may shift things again #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 10:01 | jasonhall #bvcadigital Charles Grimsdale- soundbiter of the day award, another good one "The itunes AppStore is a trainwreck" 16-Sep-10 10:00 | edfrench RT @stevelivingston: RT @edfrench: #bvcadigital That was a great panel:"making it happen" - well done > agreed 16-Sep-10 09:58 | BVCA @vcommunications future artists started up in a reccesion and we are growing.. fast! #BVCADIGITAL 16-Sep-10 09:57 | futureartists RT @NancyDykins: #bvcadigital Sherry Coutu foresees we will lean on our trusted friends via social networks for advice, research and recc'ations in future. 16-Sep-10 09:55 | futureartists #bvcadigital linear tv broadcasting is ripe for reform and will be blown out over the next 10 years. On demand will rule. (we think 3 years 16-Sep-10 09:55 | futureartists Love this quote from Stefan: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction" @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:54 | pjozefak RT @simon_alexander: We'll still have linear broadcast for eg sports but there will be a massive layer of social and metadata over it #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:54 | TonyTickle #bvcadigital C.Grimsdale Eden Ventures "linear TV is dead". Maybe- but TV's in living rooms are here to stay. http://bit.ly/aTGmLw 16-Sep-10 09:54 | edfrench Charles Grimsdale predicts the death of broadcast media in favour of on-demand solutions. Within ten years, no less. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:51 | ghalfacree We'll still have linear broadcast for eg sports but there will be a massive layer of social and metadata over it #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:51 | simon_alexander #bvcadigital linear tv broadcasting is ripe for reform and will be blown out over the next 10 years. On demand will rule. 16-Sep-10 09:50 | stevelivingston Excellent points from @Vosmek in this panel - I think an interview might be in order (hint, hint). #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:50 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital Sherry Coutu foresees we will lean on our trusted friends via social networks for advice, research and recc'ations in future. 16-Sep-10 09:47 | NancyDykins #bvcadigital focus on clearly defining your customer and the benefit that they will derive rather than how sexy the technology is 16-Sep-10 09:47 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital Interesting that virtual worlds is featuring a lot in this panel 16-Sep-10 09:38 | TonyTickle #bvcadigital World of Warcraft provides examples of engagement and connections. How can this be modeled by the entrepreneurial ecosystem? 16-Sep-10 09:32 | stevelivingston Great to look round and see so many NW creative/dig companies here at #bvcadigital innovation hotspots panel already v interesting 16-Sep-10 09:31 | VisionandMedia #bvcadigital SME enterprise software, music and semantic web / organizing data are hot spots for #charlesgrimsdale #edenventures 16-Sep-10 09:29 | stevelivingston RT @jasonhall: Shared public Evernotes from #bvcadigital http://bit.ly/9XdZYh . Will update throughout the day ( as long as battery lasts) 16-Sep-10 09:26 | simon_alexander RT @edfrench: #bvcadigital That was a great panel:"making it happen" - well done > agreed 16-Sep-10 09:25 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital gaming and virtual worlds is a hot spot for Sharon Vosmek #astia 16-Sep-10 09:22 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital That was a great panel:"making it happen" - well done @bvca 16-Sep-10 09:20 | edfrench @jasontrost on talking to vc's 'it's hard to say I'm awesome' #bvcadigital haha 16-Sep-10 09:20 | scott_sage @stevelivingston we need to add ur chap to http://bit.ly/buTTYU #TechIPO is there a link to a profile? I can build it now #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:19 | ManojRanaweera Shared public Evernotes from #bvcadigital here: http://bit.ly/9XdZYh . Will update throughout the day (or as long as my battery lasts) 16-Sep-10 09:18 | jasonhall #bvcadigital Making it Happen Panel: Hire great people, focus on solving a known need and be passionate in execution 16-Sep-10 09:18 | stevelivingston RT @edfrench: #bvcadigital John Taysom- "I can trace most of my portolio problems to hiring a key wrong person"- absolutely! 16-Sep-10 09:17 | overthewire @ManojRanaweera I agree with John, build a real business, but do still build one that's worth someone buying eventually! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:16 | edfrench RT @JasonTrost: "I'm all for recessions. Recessions are good for small businesses" #bvcadigital #caniliveinyourworld 16-Sep-10 09:16 | vcommunications RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital Lots of entrepreneurs have great ideas but execution focuses the mind 16-Sep-10 09:16 | savvyplatforms Don't build a business to sell. Build it to last #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:16 | mgeorgeson RT @jasonhall: "Don't build a business to sell". (ie. great exits are bought, not sold) #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:15 | overthewire #bvcadigital John Taysom- "I can trace most of my portolio problems to hiring a key wrong person"- absolutely! 16-Sep-10 09:15 | edfrench never seen a company built to sell works - says #JohnTaysom - so why do VCs focus on this more at investment? @EdFrench #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:15 | ManojRanaweera RT @scott_sage: @jasontrost advice to founders 'spend your time hiring the best team' #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:14 | vcommunications "Don't build a business to sell". (ie. great exits are bought, not sold) #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:14 | jasonhall @jasontrost advice to founders 'spend your time hiring the best team' #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:13 | scott_sage RT @ghalfacree: @JasonTrost: "I'm all for recessions. Recessions are good for small businesses" #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:11 | nickwsmith RT @ghalfacree: @jasontrost "I'm all for recessions. Recessions are good for small businesses." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:11 | scott_sage #bvcadigital Ask VC's early: Where are you in your fund cycle. How many investments are you looking to make?... She... http://is.gd/fd5sG 16-Sep-10 09:10 | Catsfoot RT @stevelivingston: #bvcadigital There is no perfect entrepreneur. Build the team around them - Stefan Glaenzer 16-Sep-10 09:09 | ashwinkk Jason Trost: "I'm all for recessions. Recessions are good for small businesses." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:09 | ghalfacree Wish I was at #bvcadigital but Alex Connock looks like he'll be blogging it for Grant Thornton's business leaders blog http://bit.ly/bs5Rua 16-Sep-10 09:09 | fionacullinan #bvcadigital Recessions are good for starting businesses - except raising finance! 16-Sep-10 09:09 | stevelivingston RT @ghalfacree: Charles Grimsdale, VC: those looking for investment should ask VCs where in their cycle they are and how many investments made. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:09 | BVCA Nice to see 2 #StevePurdham representing the north in the panel - come on northerners #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:08 | ManojRanaweera RT @BVCA: More on live feed #bvcadigital http://bambuser.com/v/1022586 16-Sep-10 09:08 | scott_sage Interesting view on whether vc's tell you everything @bvca #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:08 | markstrefford #bvcadigital Lots of entrepreneurs have great ideas but execution focuses the mind 16-Sep-10 09:07 | stevelivingston @TonyTickle @VisionandMedia can u give bit of promotion to #TechIPO on 21st pl? www.techcelerate.org/sep10-2 thanks in advance #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:07 | ManojRanaweera More on live feed #bvcadigital http://bambuser.com/v/1022586 16-Sep-10 09:07 | BVCA Charles Grimsdale, VC: those looking for investment should ask VCs where in their cycle they are and how many investments made. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:06 | ghalfacree #bvcadigital Must ask VCs upfront where they are in the fund cycle, how many investments they've made and whether you fit the criteria 16-Sep-10 09:06 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital Ask VC's early: Where are you in your fund cycle. How many investments are you looking to make? 16-Sep-10 09:06 | overthewire #bvcadigital Jason Trust wants more honesty and transparency from VC investors. VC's never say no which can give false hope! 16-Sep-10 09:05 | NancyDykins #bvcadigital More honest dialogue needed early doors as entrepreneurs sometimes feel strung along by VCs 16-Sep-10 09:05 | stevelivingston #bvcadigital great view from head of voice form BT that you should structure the tasks for your company using gaming components + techniques 16-Sep-10 09:04 | ABHewitt @eileentso spoke to him and exchanged cards quickly! #success #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:04 | ManojRanaweera #bvcadigital Investment or speculation? 16-Sep-10 09:04 | overthewire Jason Trost, co-founder of Smarkets, calls for more honesty from VCs to entrepreneurs. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:03 | ghalfacree @jasontrost 'need more dialogue between vc's and founders' #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:03 | scott_sage @jasontrost love what you are saying #bvcadigital honesty among VCs - any response @EdFrench (not picking on u by the way!) 16-Sep-10 09:03 | ManojRanaweera RT @savvyplatforms: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction": @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:03 | Radiuscreatives #bvcadigital Entrepreneurs often forget to check the objectives of VCs which will be mandated and available to read. Saves time for all. 16-Sep-10 09:01 | stevelivingston RT @steely_glint: #bvcadigital "business plans are just a sub genre of science fiction" 16-Sep-10 09:01 | caelyxsec RT @savvyplatforms: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction": @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 09:00 | edfrench #bvcadigital Of course the entrepreneurs in the room who don't feel VC's understand their business may not be funded! 16-Sep-10 08:59 | edfrench #bvcadigital Find an investor or VC partner who really understands your business and your market. 16-Sep-10 08:58 | stevelivingston RT @savvyplatforms: "Business plans are a sub genre of science fiction": @stefanglaenzer #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:57 | christydena Panel introductions re startups #bvcadigital - LIVE at http://bambuser.com/v/1022555 16-Sep-10 08:57 | BVCA #bvcadigital HAPPY- entrepreneurs in the room trust VC's,SAD- they don't feel VC's understand their business. hmm..... @bvca 16-Sep-10 08:56 | edfrench #bvcadigital Working effectively with VCs is about building relationships with those who "get it" 16-Sep-10 08:56 | stevelivingston Straw poll for entrepreneurs (1) : Do you trust VC's? (2) Do you trust them to understand your tech/product/service? #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:56 | jasonhall Steve Purdham states the obvious rule of investment - "it's all about the people." #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:55 | ghalfacree Slight technical problems with John Taysom's mic in the panel. #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:51 | ghalfacree @bvca #bvcadigital from @visionandmedia (@ The Lowry Hotel w/ 3 others) http://4sq.com/5d1XGv 16-Sep-10 08:49 | simon_alexander RT @steely_glint: #bvcadigital "business plans are just a sub genre of science fiction" < more like Fantasy than Sci Fi :D 16-Sep-10 08:48 | freecloud RT @vcommunications: Indeed. Business Plans are another genre of Science Fiction #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:48 | overthewire New panel with @smarkets @jasontrost, Eden ventures, and we7 at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:48 | scott_sage Staring at countless screens of tweet deck at #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:46 | scott_sage @irowan and @stefanglaenzer sharing love for Flattr (micropayment svc launched by founders of Pirate Bay) http://bit.ly/cKvhK0 #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:45 | jasonhall Stefan Glaenzer not a fan of the 'spray and pray' investment model #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:45 | katiemaymanc Indeed. Business Plans are another genre of Science Fiction #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:44 | vcommunications #bvcadigital startups get more coverage than large companies in Scandanavia. Need to follow this 16-Sep-10 08:44 | stevelivingston @tim_dempsey are u here at #bvcadigital - love to find out more 16-Sep-10 08:44 | ManojRanaweera RT @ghalfacree: "Let's face it - business plans are just a sub-genre of science fiction" Excellent! #bvcadigital 16-Sep-10 08:44 | Vosmek #bvcadigital "business plans ar

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Help companies with digital and business transformation via process optimisation and system design, especially in the areas of bringing everything together for increased productivity and revenue growth.

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