Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

Jobs, jobs, and more jobs pt4

"Yet another way the Sun Startup Essentials program can help our startups (and the economy) is to provide current opportunities to our large readership & member-base. We are not trying to be recruitment agents, nor will we get involved in any part of that process, but we have a great platform to assist startups. "

Following on from the last three startup job postings here are some more hot off the press!

Subscribe to the startup program and follow me @scoobeesnac or subscribe to our blog post summaries using the textfield to the right-side of the blog, to hear more.

Monday Nov 30, 2009

Jobs, jobs, and more jobs pt3

Following on from the last two startup job postings here are some more hot off the press!

  • Rummble is hiring Javascript/CSS/XHTML engineers and developers Click
  • Rummble is also looking for Java experts Click
  • Simon May is looking for website designers/coders to partner in his new startup (contact me @scoobeesnac )
  • Wishpot UK is looking for a community manager Click
  • Abiquo is also hiring for a variety of roles Click

Tuesday Nov 10, 2009

Jobs, jobs, and more jobs (no,not Steve)

In this economic environment larger companies are cutting back to become lean and agile, but startups are looking for investment and to grow.  Yet another way the Sun Startup Essentials program can help our startups (and the economy) is to provide current opportunities to our large readership & member-base.

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Monday Oct 05, 2009

Startup Events Calendar is also mobile!

As additional service to the startup community we decided a while ago to share the details of conference events & meetups that we were aware-of, and thought valuable.  We did this by adding a widget on our blog, you can see the calendar on the right side.

Our worldwide team collaborates to enter the information into a public Google calendar that you can access either through a web browser or using GoogleSync to go mobile.  If you have a Nokia S60 platform, Blackberry, Win or iPhone you can get synchronised with the Sun Startup Essentials calendars and see upcoming events live on your mobile device's calendar.

Get started in subscribing to the calendar by clicking the "+ Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the widget then take a look at

Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

UK: Campus Open Day for Startups!

Sun Startup Essentials  - Campus Open Day

We invite you to join us at our UK headquarters on the 3rd of September as we open our doors for an insight into Sun's operations, the staff, as well as see the environment including our exciting technologies and eco-datacentre (with some refreshments & networking time thrown in of course ;-) )

Set in the Surrey/Hampshire border, a short distance from London and off the M3 motorway, the award winning campus consists of three buildings, "SPARC house", "Solaris House", & "Java House", interconnected by glass passages.  Many of the European-level activities are conducted on site, and it is home to many, if not all the organizations that make up Sun, including the services, sales, and software teams.  Onsite facilities include a restaurant, gym, a shop, massage/therapy rooms, hairdressers, coffee shops, and much, much more!

The agenda kicks off at 12.30pm:

- Arrive for a Welcome Briefing
- Lunch (courtesy of Sun Startup Essentials)
- Tour of the campus
- Tour of the datacentre (restricted numbers)
- Drinks reception

We hope you can join us!

Contact: or Twitter @scoobeesnac if you are interested and we will send you further information.


The campus is located here: Google Map There is a direct train to London and a free shuttle service to/from the station.

Startup Essentials is a free program that offers services, support and many opportunities to drive your business forward, and is open to individuals or companies that are less than 150 people, and less than 6 years in operation.  see

Monday Jun 22, 2009

Reminder:Webinar for startups on Project Darkstar - THE OpenSource multiplayer server software

Free Darkstar Webinar on Wednesday, June 24th, 8:00am PDT / 4:00pm GMT.

Reserve your seat here:Project Darkstar

P.S. Cannot make the live event? Sign up anyway and we'll send you a link to the replay after the event.

Monday Jun 15, 2009

London Wed 17th June;JavaEE 6+Glassfish v3 sneak peak AND OpenSolaris PARTY!

Java EE 6 Sneak Peek with GlassFish V3

... followed by the OpenSolaris 2009.06 Launch party in the evening ...

OpenSolaris User Group

Thursday Apr 30, 2009

MySQL Conference videos & slides now available!

The 7th annual MySQL Conference & Expo, co-presented by Sun Microsystems, MySQL and O'Reilly Media, April 20-23, 2009 in Santa Clara, CA, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, brought over 2,000 open source and database enthusiasts together to harness the power of MySQL and celebrate the huge MySQL ecosystem.

The largest gathering of MySQL developers, users, and DBAs worldwide, the event reflects MySQL's wide-ranging appeal and capabilities.  Through expert instruction, hands-on tutorials, and readily available MySQL developers, users at all levels gain the knowledge they need to rapidly build solid applications with MySQL that scale with the enterprise.

You may find videos and speaker slides here:

Tuesday Mar 31, 2009

Zilok - Guest post from a Sun Startup Essentials member

A startup that helps EVERYONE make money

Zilok – Rent anything online

Zilok is an online peer-to-peer rental marketplace where people can rent anything to or from anyone.

DIY tools, sewing machines, cameras, computers, sports equipment, lawn mowers, game consoles, party furniture, handbags, evening dresses, bicycles, costumes, projectors, push-chairs, holiday cottages, camping tents… you can rent it all online.[Read More]

Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

Legal advice for startup businesses

Jemima Kiss from the Guardian puts your web startup questions to a legal expert in this week's Tech Weekly. Also, the latest news, and an Elevator Pitch from

Monday Jan 19, 2009

Giving away eco-friendly, credit-crunch-busting servers!

Probably the number one question I get asked when out and about representing the StartUp Essentials program is, "Would Sun give me a free server?"

Whether this is said 'tongue-in-cheek' or not, I'm happy to say that it does blogged by Jonathan Schwartz.

In December 2008 Seedcamp along with Sun Microsystems and Orange hosted a competition for startups at LeWeb Paris.  30 startups from around the world were shortlisted and given 7 minutes each to present their solution and company plan, and then judged on various criteria.

LeWeb StartUp competition winners

[Image by Nikan_gr ]

Congratualations to the winners, 

1- Viewdle 

2- Webnode 

3- Zoover 

who each receive one of Sun's technologically advanced severs, as well as having time on the main-stage to showcase their offering. The announcement can be found here.

It's exciting to support and follow the success of the startups in the StartUp Essentials program, which is free and without commitment.

You may also have noticed we added subscription options on the blog, register your interest, stay tuned, and come chat with us at the startup events, we have more to offer and give away!  


Connecting the Startup Essentials community with all the events, information and resources required for them to grow and scale.


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