September is suddenly here, and I, for one, have been looking forward in my diary to see what key events are taking place that I should attend – and The Future of Web Apps Expo, in London, October 8-10, certainly looks like a must.
The line-up of speakers includes Jason Calcanis, Kevin Rose, Kathy Sierra, Tim Bray, Blaine Cook and David Recordon, and FOWA Expo is a great opportunity to see what’s new, and what’s going to be next in the web. Our friends from Diggnation, who presented their show live from the Next Web Conference 2008 in Amsterdam back in April will also be presenting a live Diggnation show from FOWA – always an event to look forward to.
UK Startups: Win a stand at FOWA ’08 with Sun
As I was checking out this show’s details today, I got a tweet from Stewart Townsend of Sun Microsystems – he’s just announced a competition for UK startups to win an exhibition package worth £2500 with a stand in the Expo Space – Start Up Community, a delegate pass, an expo pass and a listing on the FOWA site. Nice.
Even if you’re not a winner in the competition, the Sun Startup Essentials programme has some really nice features, such as technical support, special discounts on Sun hardware, PR opportunities, invitations to special networking events, special offers, and introductions to VCs/Angel Funds. The eleigibility is fairly flexible too – if you’re a UK business trading for less than six years, and have fewer than 150 employees – you’re a startup. Given all this comes at no cost, it’s certainly worth taking a closer look.
All you need to do to have the chance to win the free FOWA Expo Stand & Delegate Package (sorry, eleigible only if you are a UK startup) is to join the Sun Startup Essential Programme (and use the tracking code FOWA08) and do it soon – the draw for this great prize will take place on the 22nd of September, with the winner announced the very next day – and of course, we’ll keep you informed here at The Next Web as to who the lucky winner is.
Giving away a free stand and delegate places for an important event like FOMA08 is a great way to support cash-strapped startups who are hungry for exposure in the UK – well done, Sun.