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  • 1. Digital Shoreditch, 35 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, UK, E2 8AA. Tel: 020 7749 3742Registered for England and Wales. Company No: 7201448. VAT No: GB798524079. www.digitalshoreditch.com
  • 2. Our MissionDigital Shoreditch is the festival celebrating the outstanding creative, technical and entrepreneurialtalent of East London and Tech City. The festival will run from May 21st to June 1st 2012 and will behighlighting the thriving digital and tech talent from Clerkenwell to Stratford, Old Street to BethnalGreen and Dalston to the City and beyond.Our collective ambition for 2012 is to deliver London’s greatest digital and creative tech festivalever. Our vision is to be as significant as South By South West within four years and be recognised asone of the world’s premier events for showcasing the most talented companies and individualswithin the digital and creative technologies sectors.Last YearDigital Shoreditch’s inaugural festival in 2011 attracted contributions from 179 companies, whereover 2,000 people attended 50 events in the first week of May. Key contributors and sponsorsincluded:The 2011 Festival showcased over 50 events, here is just a selection: The Summit brought Interactive workshops together the key brains, where young people creatives and visionaries learned to create mobile behind the vibrant Digital apps that can change their Shoreditch economy. world Digital Shoreditch, 35 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, UK, E2 8AA. Tel: 020 7749 3742 Registered for England and Wales. Company No: 7201448. VAT No: GB798524079. www.digitalshoreditch.com
  • 3. The Family Day provided SCAMP Conference - the an opportunity for local eclectic creative creatives, companies and conference looked at how studies to exhibit digital is influencing outstanding digital creative industries and interactives, installations vice-versa. and artworks. ‘What does digital mean ‘Hacking Advertising’ for me?’ discussed the discussed how brands changing nature of could break the 4th wall of promotion in a digital advertising and redefine world. the media landscape. ‘Lost Treasures’ mobile 3D Avatar Experience – experience, discovering the public got to play with mobile campaigns, apps Inition’s cutting-edge 3D and culture, and WLM technology. phone museum.Last years Festival Guide may be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/DSguide2011This YearWe are planning to showcase 500 companies and individuals for a phenomenal celebration of ourcollective talent and capabilities, and aiming for attendance by tens of thousands of people in 2012.The 14-day programme for 2012 will include talks, educational workshops, open studios,exhibitions, family days, awards and parties that will engage, inspire and celebrate the cream of thedigital cropThe programme is designed to explore and represent a wide spectrum of industry areas, and willattract executives working in areas such as advertising, branding, broadcasting, production, film,mobile, gaming, web, and graphics, to facilitate B2B interaction and share best practice. The eventalso provides a forum for media financiers, politicians, Arts institutes, the press and the public,making it the ideal platform to display leadership, attract new business, gain further brandexposure and recognition, and engage with other pioneering creative developers. Digital Shoreditch, 35 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, UK, E2 8AA. Tel: 020 7749 3742 Registered for England and Wales. Company No: 7201448. VAT No: GB798524079. www.digitalshoreditch.com
  • 4. We will also be announcing the winners of the Race For Apps Contest - http://raceforapps.comRace for Apps is a competition to crowd-source mobile apps from the digital community for visitors,businesses and journalists, coming into the local area during the 2012 games.Founding Partners 2012Our founding partners for 2012 are local companies and organisations including Unruly, SportsInteractive, Taylor Wessing, Hackney Council, PlayGen, Vitamin T, Blick Rothenberg, and QueenMary, University of London.Focus Days Day Day’s Focus Day Day’s Focus Inspiring young people to Mentoring & coaching sessions to INSPIRE GROWTH discover... help businesses grow. Universities & Research - Emerging technology, Big Data and ACADEMIC Post 18 students, post- NEXT TECH Mobile. grads. Recruitment. Job fair and Branding, Marketing, Advertising WORK portfolio /CV review, BRANDS and Social. freelancer and new talent. A day of unexpected CREATE consequences! 80% PLAY Games and Gamification Female led creative Funding and Startup CAPITAL SUMMIT The best of Digital Shoreditch businesses. Game Jam & Data Hackathon. Public Exhibition (over PUBLIC JAM (over weekend of 26th and 27th weekend) May) Digital Shoreditch, 35 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, UK, E2 8AA. Tel: 020 7749 3742 Registered for England and Wales. Company No: 7201448. VAT No: GB798524079. www.digitalshoreditch.com
  • 5. The Source The Source is the first ever tangible directory that has been lovingly put together by Digital Shoreditch. This easily accessible guide highlights our thriving creative and technical scene and supports growth by ensuring that businesses can be found and connected. The Source spans the immense diversity across a wide range of industries that include advertising, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment, financial and legal services, education, IT and Web development and a whole lot more. Vol. 1 of The Source is available here: http://bit.ly/DSsource1008 Companies and GrowingOur emphasis is on nurturing an extensive and exciting community. We host monthly meetups, runcompetitions and awards in collaboration with the Technology Strategy Board and other partners,workshops, and news updates. Facilitating an enormous spectrum of individuals and companies toconnect and exchange ideas, generate greater openness, and provide opportunities for innovatorsfrom all walks of life to contribute to a flourishing creative society. Digital Shoreditch will be the UK’s largest digital event celebrating creative, tech and start-up talent. Digital Shoreditch, 35 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, UK, E2 8AA. Tel: 020 7749 3742 Registered for England and Wales. Company No: 7201448. VAT No: GB798524079. www.digitalshoreditch.com