Friday, July 9, 2010

London's TechHub launches today

TechHub is launching officially today, a project that will aim to bring all of the movers and shakers on the London technology scene together and have a central UK unit for startups to come along to in the South of England.

It's got heavyweights behind it already: partners include publishing company Pearson and venture capital legal advisory Orrick. Aaaand, the biggest gun of them all has just announced it's throwing its weight behind TechHub - Google's getting involved. Although we heard from a source in the know that this could, possibly, be an agreement to provide the coffee.

Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch Europe, is lending his support too. And why not? TechCrunch Europe has been backing start-ups from the beginning as well as putting on great events and TechHub aims to provide both affordable office space and a community to the scene. 

TechEye will be there tonight at the launch party, weighed down with a camera and probably dressed provocatively. We're looking forward to meeting everyone who's going to be involved from the beginning and wish it every bit of luck down the line.

It's located just off Old Street tube station on the city road, a quick walk from Liverpool Street and an even quicker walk to the pubs and bars of Whoreditch, er, Shoreditch just down the road. We're wondering if the rest of the technology scene is into mid-day Hoxton Square boozey picnics as much as we are.

While today's launch day, it'll be opening for business on Monday 12th July at:

TechHub

Ground Floor

76-80 City Rd

London

EC1Y 2BJ 


Source: http://www.techeye.net/business/londons-techhub-launches-today