Tech City recruitment event Silicon Milkroundabout launches as stand-alone start-up

Recruitment event started by staff-hungry entrepreneurs incorporates as a business due to rising demand

Silicon Milkroundabout, the recruitment event designed to match ambitious Tech City start-ups with talent, has become a business in its own right.

Co-founders Pete Smith and Ian Hogarth started the company as an event in 2011 from an East London pub as a means to find talent for their start-up, concert database Songkick.

After showcasing 900 jobs to 2,500 potential employees at the most recent event, the pair have decided Silicon Milkroundabout has a bigger role to play as a stand-alone start-up.

Planned for May 2013, the first official event will host talks and discussion from prestigious tech start-ups including Moshi Monsters firm Mind Candy, social network Badoo and skill gaming site King.com, and will look to match software engineers, product managers and designers to jobs.

Co-founder Pete Smith commented: “We still feel like we are just channelling that energy but it is so much stronger now, and deserves to be properly looked after.

“With the tech eco-system going from strength to strength the time is right for us to launch Silicon Milkroundabout as a start-up in its own right.”

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