TACKLING TECHBBQ – A START-UP SUMMIT, WELL DONE.

by Kaleidoscope
31st July 2018

Heroic startups and scaleups meet with leading tech talents and innovators. Inspirational speakers engage with innovative minds and visionary corporates talk to prominent investors.

You’ve never been to a BBQ quite like TechBBQ – And that’s why the event is always a highlight in Invest Liverpool’s busy calendar.

The annual conference started off as a casual BBQ for tech entrepreneurs. It is now one of the world’s largest and most important tech startup events. This year it will take place between the 24 and 25 September in it’s host city of Copenhagen.

Read on for more about TechBBQ, how we will be covering it and why businesses and investors should make sure they connect with us during the event.

WHAT IS TECHBBQ?

Picturing a load of tech men and women chowing down on burgers in the Copenhagen sun? TechBBQ is so much more. The event is designed by Denmark’s start-up community to link entrepreneurs with the world, providing them with insight, opportunities and networks to help them grow.

Themes covered include 3D Printing, AI, CleanTech, EdTech, FinTech, Games, Life Sciences and MedTech. Nearly all of which are sectors where the Liverpool City Region has real, international strength.

WHAT HAPPENS?

TechBBQ is all about bringing people together in the 5000 m2 Øksnehallen exhibition space, to explore opportunities. The popular conference element gives a stage to leading global voices in innovation and tech. The event also hosts start-up services including workshops and speed dating and connects businesses with investors through ‘business angels’.

WHO ARE THE DELEGATES?

Attracting more than 4,000 attendees, including 1,500 start-ups, 250+ investors and 150+ corporate organisations, TechBBQ is an event that outgrows itself, year on year. It has a strong reputation for making genuine, lasting business connections through brokered activity alongside the usual networking events.

TechBBQ 2017

WHY DO WE ATTEND?

The Liverpool City Region has the talent, connections, industries, infrastructure and support that can take a tech startup and turn it into a global success. Invest Liverpool go to the event to make as many connections as possible, telling people why the Liverpool City Region is an excellent choice to start or expand their business.

WHO’S SPEAKING?

Captains of industry from global tech giants, Heads of technology from fast-growing ‘unicorns’, founders of fortune 500s and industry 4.0 CEOs collide, give talks, share advice and comment on where the industry is heading at TechBBQ. Many speakers are still to be announced but you can read more about the confirmed speakers here. 

WHY MEET US?  

We’ve assembled a real ‘Ocean’s 11’ style line-up of experts to cover this event. Due to the sheer scale of TechBBQ we’re deploying a team of six Liverpool City Region investment professionals to maximise our efforts, offer a range of expertise and connect with as many businesses and investors as possible.

Delegates can reach us to request meetings through the forthcoming TechBBQ app, where they can discover how Liverpool City Region’s creative & digital, life science, MedTech and FinTech sectors can help their business to achieve new levels of success and expansion, enabling them to scale-up, access finance, secure talent and attract new clients.

Our TechBBQ A-team consists of:

John Leake

John Leake
Business Development Manager, Sci-Tech Daresbury
LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Andy Rose
Sector Manager (Life Sciences and Health)
at Liverpool City Region LEP and Innovation Agency
LinkedIn. 

 

 

Ben Lavell

Ben Lavell
Economic Development Lead at Wirral Borough Council
LinkedIn.
Twitter: @BenLavell 

 

 

Mike King

Mike King
Investment Manager (Energy, Environment & Maritime)
LinkedIn.
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Gavin Quinn
Business Development Manager-
Inward Investment, Key Sectors and Development (Sefton)
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Thomas Alsop

Thomas Alsop
Investment Officer
Email: [email protected]

 

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Business events happen all the time, all over the world, covering almost every industry and sector. As Invest Liverpool we need to be strategic, selective and sure that any attendance at any event will deliver leads, generate awareness and, perhaps most critically of all, attract the businesses that the Liverpool City Region is designed to help the most.

TechBBQ and its lively mix of talented businesses and savvy investors was made for Liverpool City Region. Our expert team will be on hand to show delegates how the region can satisfy even the most insatiable tech business’s hunger for growth. We can’t wait to attend TechBBQ 2018 and really get stuck-in.

Visit www.techbbq.dk

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Speak to an expert

Tom Alsop
Tom Alsop
Investment Officer

For enquiries contact:
[email protected]

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