London’s attempt to cement itself as the dominant startup hub in Europe is getting another small boost today, with the news that the third Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair will take place next month.
The event, which was started by a group of U.K. entrepreneurs who wanted to woo jobseekers away from corporate gigs in corporate life or finance, will make its next appearance on May 26 and 27 at the Truman Brewery in East London.
That’s right, two days: it’s larger than the one held last October, and now stretches across a whole weekend. It’s also been expanded so that design and product jobs are on offer, as well as engineering.
So far more than 100 startups are confirmed, trying to get what they believe will be around 3,000 attendees into more than 800 positions — not bad when you consider that it started out a year ago as a small event in a local pub, even if it’s only succeeded in filling a little over 150 jobs at the two events so far.