So the word is out — School of Everything has been picked as one of the top 20 start-ups in Europe for Seedcamp — an intensive week of mentoring and coaching by some of the world’s best entrepreneurs and internet experts. Five of the 20 companies will be awarded â‚¬50,000 at the end of the week.
The full list was announced last night on the FT site and there’s a piece in the paper today which gives more background on Seedcamp and what it’s trying to achieve.
I’m looking forward to it. I have a feeling it’s going to be great fun.
I popped along to see the winning entries of World Press Photo 07 yesterday in London’s Royal Festival Hall. In a world where I feel surrounded by grainy long lens shots of celebs getting in and out of cars, it reminds you of the power of real news photography. Some of the images in the exhibition completely blew my mind. Well worth a visit if you’re in town.
Poet geniuses Luke Wright and Joel Stickly have a new website called whowritesthiscrap.com. Think of it as a campaign to rid the world of bad writing crossed with a brilliant comedy show. One to watch. It will make you shudder and giggle in equal measure.
Nice to know that the Second Chance Tuesday folks think the School of Everything is exciting enough to be worth a mention. They put us in their write-up of companies who came along to the last event (which was excellent by the way — Michael Birch of Bebo is a very, very good speaker). From the 400 or so people who came along, here’s their list:
“AOL, Betfair, Carbon Heroes, Cominded, eBay, Firebox, Figleaves, Freshminds, Google, Joost, Lovefilm, MOO, Moreover Technologies, PayPal, The School of Everything, SpoyIt, WeeWorld, Yahoo!”
Oh, and sign up for the announcement about our launch. I’m not saying when it’s going to be but things are getting exciting at Everything HQ.
Solana has a funny story about getting into a lift and hearing her own voice announce the next floor.
I once did the voice-over for a Polish pig farmer in a BBC World documentary. Not a lot of people know that.
I’ve written before about how complicated things are going to get as climate change becomes a much more mainstream issue. Adrian Hon has a good piece looking at a paper about the carbon emissions from various foods grown in the UK and New Zealand.