TechCrunch Roundtable & Meetup In Warsaw, March 19

TechCrunch is hosting a Roundtable and Meetup in Warsaw on Thursday March 19, 3pm-6.30pm. “TechCrunchTalk Central & Eastern Europe” will feature an afternoon of panel discussions and some evening networking with CEE startups and the investment community. The event will be live video streamed. Please grab a ticket here. Read on for details:

The TechCrunchTalk event – put on by TechCrunch UK & Europe – is aimed at bringing together the Web/mobile startups and the VC community. It will be the day after the Mini Seedcamp event for startups.

TechCrunchTalk CEE will feature two quick-fire panel discussions with the hottest entrepreneurs and investors selected for their leading views on the market, with topics focused around the following themes:

• Central and Eastern Europe is a hotbed of tech talent, but how best does it capitalise on this?

• What will help CEE countries create the next Internet giants of the future?

• What do startups need the VC community to do better?

• What are investors looking for? What are the hot trends?

Why Warsaw? In the past 15 years Central and Eastern European countries have experienced dynamic growth in the last few years. EU accession significantly lowered risk profiles which has led to the inflow of foreign capital and now entrepreneurship, producing new technology companies and, in turn new, hunting grounds for VCs. Poland is the largest country in the region and an emerging hub for CEE startups.

Please contact our event organiser Petra Johansson on petra [at] for any enquiries about demo tables or sponsor packages. Press enquiries for press passes to rassami [at]

The event will be followed by product pitches from three to five companies (products or startups that actually launch at the event will receive extra consideration, but it is not a requirement). If you have a startup ready to launch then and would like to give a demo, send a brief pitch to TechCrunch UK & Europe Editor Mike Butcher.

And I’m happy to report we’re also getting some help from our friends at Warsaw-based New Europe Events, who’s TMT.Ventures’09 Warsaw conference is happening on March 5, at the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Poland.

More Upcoming TechCrunch UK & Europe Events

21st April
Topic: A day-long event for UK & other European startups. More details to follow
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27th May – Nordic and the Baltic states event for startups and VCs
Topic: Connecting Northern Europe – Where are the strong and weak links?
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10th June – More details to follow
Topic: How does Berlin and Germany become a key node for European Tech?
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9th July – TechCrunch Summer-Party
Topic: Party!
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Past TechCrunchTalks:

19th February – “Mobile 2.0″ event alongside Mobile World Congress
Topic: The future for Mobile 2.0 startups.
Archive here

25th February
Topic: Building the Tech scene in France, scaling across Europe and the world. Please check at TechCrunch UK for the video archive shortly.