Upcoming startup events, and a TechCrunch UK event/party

I figured I was over-due with a heads-up on upcoming events that are of note, so here’s a brief run-down below. If you want to “get into” the UK tech scene then you would be well advised to go to as many of these events as you can. (At least, that’s what I usually say to people who ask me such questions). Also check out the TCUK group on Upcoming for the regular fixtures and add your events to the feed if relevant (here’s why we do this).

PLEASE NOTE: TechCrunch UK will be running a “TechCrunchTalk” event on December 16th. Similar to the event we ran during Seedcamp week recently, we’ll be running some panels and startup pitches, as well as a networking party in the evening. If you are a startup and would like to pitch at the event then please contact editorial. Coverage of the event will appear on TechCrunch.com (which now has over a million daily readers) as well as TechCrunch UK. Startups pitches will be selected on an editorial basis only. If you are interested in hearing about sponsor packages, please contact our events and and sponsorship person Petra Johansson.

Secrets from Silicon Valley is a one-off fire-side chat with Sarah Lacy, author of “Once you’re lucky twice you’re good”. Well worth attending for an insider’s view of Silicon Valley.

• Ultra Light Start-Ups London London is a brand new event inspired by a US event of the same name.

• Mashup Demo is a pitch event for startups. You will only see pitches from startups who have paid £500 £200 (or £100 “for very early-stage startup”, thoguh that’s undefined) for a 5 min pitch. For what it’s worth, TechCrunch UK events will never run pay-to-pitch events and all startups are selected by TCUK editorial on merit only. Just so that’s clear.

Chinwag Live: MoSo Rising should be interesting on location based services.

• Future of Mobile – and get the TechCrunch discount with the code TECHC20

If you want to check out some of the more regular UK networking events, try DrinkTank (filtered guest list), MiniBar (developers/startups), Open Coffee (entrepreneurs/investors), Bootlaw (for startup legal advice), Northern Startup 2.0 (northern UK startups, OpenSoho (for media/tech in Soho, London), Silicon Stilettos (excellent new event for business women in tech), Geek Dinners (what it says) and Girl Geek Dinners (what it says), Mobile Mondays (mobile 2.0), Swedish Beers (mobile), London Hacker Meetup, Virtual World’s Salon, Mobile Geeks of London, London CloudCamp (cloud computing), Silicon West (South West London Startups), Facebook Developer Garage and all the other ones I’ve probably now forgotten and offended, sorry!