TechCrunch Europe is an interesting gig. There are 27 members of the “European Union”, 48 geographical European countries and territories, and 51 participating countries in the Eurovision Song Contest (surely, the ultimate gold standard of a chaotic definition of Europe). But we love them all. You guys rock. We have hundreds of languages, no unified single market and centuries of war and conflict behind us. But luckily, tech is here to the rescue. Whether you are working on a Twitter client in Romania (hello Seesmic guys!) or a teenager in a bedroom in the tiny country of San Marino dreaming of building your own Foursquare, we are all united by our fascination with technology. Which is why we want to reflect you.
So we’d like your guest posts for TechCrunch Europe, written by people on the tech scene in Europe.
We won’t be running ‘trade-off’ style material as in ‘this is a thinly-veiled advert for my company hidden in what looks like a real article’. The post needs to have internal merit. Ideally we’re looking for hard core contributions to the tech and startup scene in Europe by entrepreneurs and investors. We’re particular interested in problems that need to be solved, trends, criticisms, commentary and, hell, even something funny.
We want posts by people who have something cool to say about startups here and in the wider European tech scene. It’s not much more complicated than that. I’m looking for posts which are well written, thought provoking or informative. Preferably all three. The posts will appear exclusively here on TechCrunch Europe (under “Guest Author”) and the writers will get picture bylines, a short bio (please make sure you are added as a Person on Crunchbase and a link back to their site.
Pitch us the idea for a post in one paragraph, and send to my Contributing Editor Steve O’Hear (steve[AT]ohear.net). [Please note: Your pitch/idea – and even the final article – may be refused and we won’t enter into long discussions about it. But don’t take it personally. Any copy will be sub-edited. Submissions need to be in English, in raw HTML, with relevant links and links to non-copyright pictures].
As a reminder, here’s a list of European countries (it’s a broad definition, and not just EU members) we’d like to hear from. Even if you are sitting in a so-called “forgotten” part of Europe in terms of tech, we’d still like to hear from you. Email us your article ideas.
Bosnia and Herzegovina