Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Confirmed Speaker - ELIZABETH VARLEY

GET OVER IT! is pleased to announce Elizabeth Varley of Techhub London as a confirmed speaker for the symposium.

Elizabeth Varley is a CEO of Techhub, a space for tech start-up companies based in London near Silicon Roundabout, Shoreditch.

“Elizabeth is a communicator and entrepreneur with a background in editorial, content and events. In 2001 she set up Online Content UK as an organisation for online content professionals running an industry-focused community and regular events. OCUK quickly became a commercial editorial and content agency working with clients as diverse as Amazon, PricewaterhouseCoopers and AKQA.
In addition to TechHub, Elizabeth recently worked with small business advice site on marketing and engagement, and is working with germination to produce the SHINE unconference for social entrepreneurs in May 2010.”

Elizabeth is also heading this years Twestival in London, a Twitter Festival that uses “social media for social good”. Twitter communities use social media to organize an events day to fundraise for various charities.
 “Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. Over 200 international cities from Buenos Aires to Bangalore, Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong to Honolulu have participated in Twestival.”

So what is Techhub?

“TechHub is the physical hub for the technology start-up community. It's launching first in London in the Shoreditch/Old St area and will consist of desk spaces, co-working space, meeting rooms and an event space… While it will be a place for tech entrepreneurs to touch down, work, plug their laptops in and use the fast wifi, what really differentiates it is the mostly product-oriented tech community.”

Elizabeth Varley will be speaking on the 12th May at the GET OVER IT! symposium, Manchester.

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