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At the top of the Centre Point building, there is a great venue called Paramount, where the TechCrunch Europa Awards were held last Friday. It's only their 2nd year. There I was thinking I was late arriving onto the scene, but obviously not at all. I arrived into a room with a great vibe, mostly full of guys, with a few pioneering women, working with UK/European Start Ups. The evening progressed quite quickly through to the awards. I've been working as a Mentor this year, and I noted several Seedcamp winners in the Europa nominations/winners, (Erply/Brainient/PatientKnowsBest/Codility/Seedcamp itself too), but also many new businesses I was unaware of from other Investment stables like White Bear Yard (Flattr). Pleased that a UK company won the Grand Prix (Moshi Monsters/Mind Candy), because there is so much talented competition from elsewhere in Europe, well displayed by SoundCloud who won the music award, amongst others. In my own specialist sphere, digital marketing, CognitiveMatch scooped the advertising/marketing tech award. There was even an award for best service to Start Up's, won by Bootlaw, an award that I would like to be nominated for sometime ahead. Mike Butcher, Editor of TechCrunch, shows great leadership in his promotion of the UK/European Start Up/Entrepreneurial sector. I missed out on the food, but made some great new contacts. I enjoyed reviewing it all online yesterday, studying the companies involved further. It's a great way of assessing what's going on, and having immersed myself in by attending, I feel that I am more involved. 21st Century Growth Ad Monsters adconion Agillic amazon AOL apps aQuantive BallouPR BBC Online behavioural science Bladerston Capital blog-ola Bloggers blogosphere Bootlaw Brainient Brandcast Media BSkyB Channel 4 Charlotte Street Hotel Ciklum City Am Claire Paterson COADEC Codility CognitiveMatch com comscore inc Comufy Cowboy Ventures customers David Cameron digital Digital London digital marketing digital revolution bubble Doubleclick e-commerce Eagle Eye Ebay Email Eric Schmidt Erply EU cookie legislation Eyewonder Facebook FaceBook FCC Figaro Flattr Forrester FT Games General Motors generator global economic crisis Google Google+ Group M Professor Hargreaves Hulu i-level IAB IBC IBM SmartCamp independent Innovation Warehouse InSkin Media Inspire Conference IP ITV kinetise Launch 48 location targeting technology Luca Media martin sorrell MashUP* Microsoft Mind Candy MoshiMonsters Multiple channels Naked Play Neo@Ogilvy Netflix Now For The Long Term Ogilvy online danger online sales Online T's & C's online video Oodle OpenX Orange Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations Parag Khanna PatientKnowsBest people Policy Exchange; smart cities ; GLA; Catapault; Bristol Futures; UK Broadband: Camden Council; Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis Postmates process Propel London Proximity London PWC recession revenue Rory Sutherland Seedcamp Shuttle Sky SkyPlus social marketing ROI social marketing systems social media Social networks Soundcloud Spotify Start Ups Stephen Shakespeare Stradbroke Advisors Sunday Times Tech Hub TechCity Techcrunch techcrunch Tess Alps The Europa awards ThinkBox Timesonline TV Genius Tweets Twitter Uber UCL; Sharing Economy; Love Home Swap; unknown unknowns;;; UK Trade & Industry Unanimis Unicorn Club User behaviour VAST web security Webinar White Bear Yard wordpress WPP Yieldex YouTube Zeebox Zonerider