Since May 2013, we’ve partnered with our friends at Ignite in Newcastle, England, to run an event for startups, developers, tech watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors every month called Startup Beers. Recently, the Ignite team partnered with UKTI to run an accelerator programme in the newly opened Campus North. The 3-month-long Sirius programme was open to anyone who had gained their degree outside of the UK and wanted to accelerate their idea within the confines of the UK tech scene. After being asked to mentor on the programme, I was extremely interested in one company in particular – SunEos, two French entrepreneurs with a plan to bring cashless payments into the world of events using NFC technology. With a background in
I’m leaving behind the humble hills of Boulder this Wednesday, and heading to the BIG Apple for Internet Week!
While I’ll be enjoying many of the festivities involved in this enormous gathering of technophiles, I’m most excited about SendGrid’s third API Hackday, which we are hosting on Thursday, along with Aviary and SimpleGeo.
We’ve sponsored and organized two API Hackdays over the last several months, having covered SF and Chicago so far. Given the success of the first two events, our inaugural NYC showing is sure to be awesome! If you’d like to learn more about API Hackday and the companies involved, check out our home page. Also, see our event on the official Internet Week website and/or sign up here today!