As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve joined the advisory board for Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, the annual event founded by Sherry Coutu and Reid Hoffman. We’re just a week out from the kick off on November 9th so things are getting pretty exciting – if hectic!

Events lined up include:

  • The Appathon, a 54 hour(!) hack weekend at various locations across the UK, including London, Sheffield, Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Manchester – 9-11 Nov
  • Silicon Vally Comes to Kensington Palace, our serial entrepreneurs dinner – 14 Nov
  • Silicon Valley comes to Parliament, with our Entrepreneurial Impact Discussion – 15 Nov
  • Schools visits by our SV guests, at several schools in Cambridge & London – 15 and 16 Nov
  • CEO workshops in London (at BBC Worldwide on 15 Nov) and Cambridge (at the Judge School on 16 Nov)
  • The Jobs Fair & Company Showcase in Cambridge – 16 Nov
  • Two exciting public debates on the respective futures of Education and Health Care in Cambridge – 15 and 16 November

Of course that’s just some of the headlines, so be sure to take a look at the full schedule on the SVC2UK website.

We’re especially pleased that Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts will be delivering a keynote at our Serial Entrepreneurs’ Dinner at Kensington Palace on November the 14th. And we’ve announced the launch of SV2U for the 14th and 15th, a worldwide event through which different cities around the world are simultaneously hosting their own enterprise event in collaboration with SVC2UK. So far Vilnius and Lisbon are signed up, and you can read all about the initiative here.

We’ll be doing what we can here at TH to tweet whatever events we’re at so be sure to check out the official twitter feed at @svc2uk and of course our own feeds at out at @turnipshire and @simonphopkins.

Once the dust has settled I’ll report back on how it all went!