startup

Chris Nuttall

The debutantes of the tech start-up world emerged to make their pitches in September at Demo Fall 2010 in Silicon Valley and TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

After looking in earlier posts at Bump.com and other startups presenting, this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section takes a view on some of the gadgets that could be heading your way from these shows and their chances of success. 

Tim Bradshaw

A who’s who of European technology entrepreneurs will be providing guidance and mentoring to a new generation of start-ups at this year’s Seedcamp. Founded by Saul Klein of Index Ventures and run by Reshma Sohoni, formerly of 3i and Softbank Capital, Seedcamp aims to build and support a community of European tech entrepreneurs, culminating in its main event in London this September.

The best-known entrepreneurs on this year’s advisor list are Niklas Zennstrom, founder of Skype, the internet telephony service, and more recently Joost, a web video provider; and Brent Hoberman of travel site Lastminute.com and, latterly, Mydeco, an online furniture retailer.