Co-Founder Speed Dating & Pitching #15

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REGISTRATION:Just click here and chuck in your details in the short form. 
This ticket will give you access to all the keynote talks (including Brian Cox, Or Abel, etc.) as well a full access to the Future Decoded Tech Day expo. 
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The ORIGINAL and still the BEST co-founder speed dating & pitching event anywhere!....Only this time we are going to be doing it on a much bigger scale than usual with space for up to 500 people!!!!!

So if you are looking for co-founders or connections in general or if you want to pitch your idea/product/service/skills/etc. or if you just want to come and watch an entertaining, rapid fire event, then this is THE one to attend as your chances of finding what you are looking for have been dramatically improved.

The event will be taking place as part of Microsoft's "Future Decoded" Tech Day extravaganza and this is your personal invitation...

Imagine an event where the likes of Brian Cox and Or Arbel who created the notorious 'Yo' app inspire you with keynote sessions in the morning, followed by a series of tech tracks in the afternoon, with deep dives on subjects like big data, the latest tools and the cloud.
Well, imagine no more and pop Wednesday 12th November in your calendar and register to reserve yourself a goldenticket.

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Prizes, Prizes and more Prizes!!! 
So far, our super lovely sponsors have very generously donated some fab prizes including:

-> £1000 cash (Microsoft
-> £500 Cash (Softlayer
-> 4 x top of the line Nokia phones (Microsoft
-> 1 x £30,000 value ‘Catalyst Program’ (Softlayer) – this one is for Developers ONLY! 
-> £500 worth of legal advice (Waterfront Solicitors
-> 2 x UNLIMITED email sends for up to 10k subscribers for 12 months valued at £2400!! (Sign-Up.To)
-> And the pot is still growing...

The prizes will be awarded for the best pitches as voted by the audience using Makelight’s very cool Visual Voting app (which you can download here -> Andoid iOS) so make sure you put together something that will WOW them. If you make it entertaining and memorable as well as informative and clear, then you will be giving yourself the best chance of winning not only the prizes but also of getting the most attention afterwards during the networking. Feel free to get creative and even a bit whacky - props, dancers, comedy, magic, etc. are all very welcome and highly encouraged!!!

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REGISTRATION: 
Just click here and chuck in your details in the short form. 
This ticket will give you access to all the keynote talks (including Brian Cox, Or Abel, etc.) as well a full access to the Future Decoded Tech Day expo. 
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VENUE: 
Also, please make sure you note that we will be at the ExCel Exhibition Centre as opposed to our usual haunt at Google Campus. The directions to find us at ExCel are as follows:

1.  Exit DLR at Prince Regent 
2.  Enter east end of ExCel Centre 
3.  Head towards ICC Capital Hall & Auditorium 
4.  Level 0 (lobby) is where you will be greeted and receive your badges

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FORMAT: 
2.30pm - Registration and badge collection at Level 0 (lobby) 
3.00pm - Networking in Capital Hall off Level 0 lobby 
3.45pm - Auditorium doors open - Capital Suite Room 7/12 
4.00pm - Welcome from the organisers 
4.05pm - A word from our sponsors (MicrosoftWaterfront SolicitorsSoftlayer, Sign-Up.To
4.15pm - STRICTLY '30 second' speed pitching*

*Suggested breakdown for 30 second pitches (Remember: practice makes perfect!):

10s - Who you are.          1

10s - What you do/are working on. 
10s - Who/what you are looking for.

5.30pm - 'Dating' and socialising (in Capital Suite 7/12) 
6.30pm - Depart


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PS - If you would like to be one of the Guest Speakers, please email [masked] for more details and/or to apply.

PPS - If you would like to become one of our sponsors, please email [masked] for more details and/or a sponsorship pack.

NB - On the off chance that you might be confused by the title of the event, this is NOT a romantic event, it is purely for BUSINESS!! ....... although what happens afterwards, well, that's up to you! :)

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  • Oana

    Hi everyone, i m looking for some guidance on how to register some ideas and patent them, anyone know someone specialised in this? Or any advice would be great thx.

    November 21

    • Oana

      Thank you, i found an attorney who s going to guide me through the process :)

      1 · November 24

    • Chloe T.

      Great stuff! Glad to hear it. Good luck!

      1 · November 24

  • Paul

    I'm looking to onboard an angel investor with tech start up experience and/or a trusted reputable dev/cofounder (preferably with some ROR experience). Email Info (at) requisitemarketing (dot) org if you are interested.

    1 · November 21

  • Yaniv M.

    Hi all. I'm a growth hacker / digital marketeer. New in town, I'm looking for interesting project and strong products I can help grow. experienced with eCommerce, SaaS & fashion, I'm also co founded a successful startup before.

    5 · November 12

    • Yaniv M.

      Cheers, Gary. When is the android version due to be released?

      November 21

    • Gary M.

      Hi Yaniv. We just launched on iOS last month. Plan is to get it right on this platform first and then start to expand on to Android early 2015. Cheers

      November 21

  • Gary M.

    Hi everyone,

    Long story short we are looking for a developer to join our team for our new dating app - Double. You can see more info on www.joindouble.com. Unfortunately I never got the chance to picth at the event as I was showcasing the app next door at Apps World. If interested please contact me on [masked]

    Cheers

    Gary

    November 21

  • Leslie K.

    Hi all,
    I had a great time at the event and looking forward to the next one. I would be grateful if any programmer that is interested in joining an innovative and disruptive E- learning start up to contact me at: [masked].

    November 18

  • Sofi N.

    Hey guys,

    It was great meeting you all last week! Some really incredible pitches. Don't forget to check out www.cuppame.uk for a new, faster way to find freelancers & see their work!

    Sofi

    November 15

  • Julia K.

    It was an awesome event and great experience! If you have any recommendations for my idea of connecting skilled volunteers with NGOs or know coders / designers, please reach out to me! [masked]

    1 · November 14

    • Mohammad S.

      Hi Julia.: I am software engineer what you are looking for in specific. I have been coding for past 10 years with 7 years on mobile plat forms. Thanks

      November 15

  • Celine

    Great event! I'll be back for another go in December...any people looking for co-founding opps you can catch me at www.eat-live-sleep.com

    1 · November 14

  • Lionel M.

    Hi entrepreneurs!
    Should you need technical help for your project, either with the architecture or defining the tech stack, come and talk to us!
    We are 2 full stack developers, working only with startups, and we dedicate 10% of our time for tech mentorship. Free!

    Lionel & Michael
    [masked]

    3 · November 12

    • Lanre O.

      I trust you are well? it would be great to have a chat about the project I am working on and see if it is something you can advise on. Let me know the best way of contacting you. Regards

      November 13

    • Lionel M.

      Hi Lanre, Sure we'd be happy to learn more about your project, please shout me an email at [masked]. Best, Lionel & Michael

      November 14

  • Maria M.

    DEVELOPER CO-FOUNDER
    Hello, I am looking to meet the right person to became co-founders for 00-GMT STYLE a fashion company from high -end products to luxury e-commerce and personal shopper service. I can provide more details by email to: [masked]

    Ideally looking for someone to develop the website, mobile app and know how to work with affiliate programs, as I work on the marketing, content and product side, just need to partner with someone can be complementary in technical skills to this company and get SEED investment. Already have some crow-funding companies interested on us. Demo available but not all the features are live: http://www.00gmtstyle.com/

    Look forward to hearing from you!!
    Maria

    November 13

    • Mohammad S.

      I have sent you a private msg let me know thanks

      November 13

  • Ed B.

    Any social activists, angel investors, anyone interested in tech for social change who I don't get a chance to chat with at the event, my details... www.upvote.it @upvoteit @ed_barton [masked]

    Will be at the next event, so will see you all again soon

    Also on the look out for mobile devs (ideally cross platform, cordova or similar), get in touch!

    November 13

    • Mark T.

      We know Cordova very well. Usually Angular JS + Ionic framework is the recommended solution we do. Plenty of experience in the field and very competitive pricing... get in touch to discuss.
      [masked] or [masked]

      November 13

  • Mark T.

    Hi Guys,
    sorry I missed the event last night - we are at 110% capacity at the moment. We are the UX, Design and Technology experts. If anyone is interested in building a mobile or web product professionally we do have some good deals at the moment that won't cost the earth. Get in touch for a friendly consultation and a non obligation quote.
    [masked] or [masked]

    November 13

  • Gareth E.

    Any news on the twitter award? I think https://twitter.com/Velox_io/status/532611400099975168 is the best tweet, but then I would say that. ;)

    1 · November 13

    • Robert F.

      It's a good one, but there is some tough competition. Result will be announced on the weekend...so still time to enter and win a Nokia 1020 courtesy of @Microsoft.

      1 · November 13

  • Vincenzo

    I enjoyed it very much ! congrats for the voting system (even if as pitcher I thought it was fair not to vote). Good night from the zombie @ heavenote.com

    2 · November 12

  • Mohammad S.

    Hi All:
    It was quite Productive yesterday, this was my first meet up, I am looking for a business partner to work with on Commercial Enterprise app for the corporate sector, My Requirements are quite simple some one with contacts in the sector, I will Develop it my self on Both iOS and Android. Thanks

    November 13

    • Vincenzo

      Hey, what's your business about ?

      November 13

  • Vincenzo

    I am in capital hall, where exactly is it?

    November 12

    • Adam T.

      I hope you were well behaved you beast of a zombie man!

      November 13

    • Vincenzo

      Ejej a gentleman is always a gentleman, death or alive :)

      1 · November 13

  • Mohammad S.

    Some one can guide me on location i m in excel any mobile number i could call and seek help .thanks

    November 12

    • Mohammad S.

      Thanks i am in here

      November 12

    • Adam T.

      Thanks Mohammad. Sorry about the lack of signposting at this event. Glad you found the room and hope you enjoyed the event!

      November 13

  • Claude S.

    I won't be able to make it along this time, but here's my 30s pitch from the last one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kLJQGpxn3U

    I founded http://portfora.com as a platform for the fashion industry (expanding wider next year). Fully-featured and well-received so far, I'm looking for more people interested in being involved (front-end, UI/UX, LAMP, growth hacking, biz dev, tech writers)

    1 · November 12

    • Claude S.

      Looking for interested and passionate people first and foremost, details can be discussed later

      November 12

    • Adam T.

      Hey Claude. Sorry you didn't make this one, hopefully see you at the next event!

      November 13

  • Jaana T.

    Nice work, 30s pitches are hard to deliver to enjoyable to watch. We done, everyone!

    November 12

    • Adam T.

      30s is an incredibly small amount of time, but with a little practice, there are mega results. Thanks for coming Jaana

      November 13

  • Art

    As expected - super useful event. Thanks Rob and the team. I've presented EasyMeet.Me and I've met one person tackling the same problem. I've described that problem in details here: https://medium.com/@artemij/easymeet-me-235b68b18064 - would love to hear more feedback about it.

    1 · November 12

    • Adam T.

      Cheers for coming along mate. A daytime event is always a tough one as startups and contractors are usually busy in the day. Good to see you met someone tackling the same problem

      November 13

  • Alison B.

    Many thanks once again to the fantastic D&E/HHH Team! All of us from Waterfront really enjoyed yesterday's event :)

    Congratulations to the winners of the best pitch prizes - we look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Even if you didn't win, you can still get 20% of your first Waterfront Solicitors invoice, so do get in touch if you have any legal questions.

    Hope to see you all again soon!
    Alison
    http://www.waterfrontsolicitors.com

    November 13

    • Adam T.

      Hey Alison! Your pitches were awesome but was a little sad I didn't get to squirt at a solicitor. Maybe next time you guys won't get so lucky. The 20% deal is great for our members.

      1 · November 13

  • Mohammad S.

    I am excel cany find it

    November 12

  • Tom O.

    Hi Folks, I'm from Frame (www.checkframe.com), a daily feed of cool products. We're on our second funding round and looking for people to join the gang. See you later! Tom.

    November 12

  • Vincenzo

    Hi everybody, I'm the mind behind heavenote.com, the very important site to be used before passing away.

    I look forward meeting people who live on the border of the comfort zone. See you in a bit !

    November 12

  • Peter J.

    Sorry not to be making this tonight, hopefully next time. And for those who wanted to know...

    I'm organising personal meetups over lunch or dinner with investors and advisors.

    And I can also put more advanced pitchers in front of some experienced investors for serious investment sums.

    To find out more and register interest, please follow this link:

    http://goo.gl/forms/400zLVNZFQ

    Thanks, and have fun today!

    November 12

    • Vincenzo

      Sorry Peter, in the form you don't even ask startup's name nor what it does. Don't you receive too many generic forms !?

      1 · November 12

    • Peter J.

      Hi Vincenzo. Nice feedback, thanks. It's an early stage process, so can use some fine tuning. Obviously here people can also look at my Meetup profile, and I would of course ask for more detail subsequently anyway, since most startups have an element of uniqueness about them, once you put UX on top of the business idea.

      November 12

  • Josh F.

    Cant make this one after all but would love to hear from any fashion loving web developers interested in working with us at Fashion Technology company Prrrfect Fit.
    Our website is http://www.prrrfectfit.com/ which showcases our Size Recognition Technology.
    Everything is written in C# and .NET...
    Check it out and feel free to get in touch, [masked] is my email Have a good evening, hope it all goes well
    JFB

    November 12

  • Konrad S.

    Hello chaps,

    I'm actually going to make it to this one... Nothing to do with all the tantalizing prizes that Rob's offering - I promise!

    If you somehow miss my award-winning pitch later; I run a team of word-slinging cowboys who go by the name of The Creative Copywriter.

    In a nutshell; we can turbocharge your business (whatever it may be) by using the superior power of the written word.

    Taglines, website copy, print copy, video scripts, sales emails, direct mail, billboard ads, content marketing (blogging) etc - we're darn good at all of this. So come and find the dude in the hat (me), if you understand how important good copy is for the success of your business.

    In the meantime, here's our site: http://www.creative-copywriter.net/

    Love you,

    Konrad x

    November 12

  • Vincenzo

    So Rob, how many people signed up already amongst all platforms?

    November 11

  • Latestsale.com L.

    I heard the pitches were going to be 90 seconds instead of 30 seconds as it is a special event, is that true??

    November 10

    • Robert F.

      Nice try but you'll have to do better than that to slide one past Adam. :-)

      November 11

    • Vincenzo

      Vamos Michelle, you can do it !

      November 11

  • BRIAN S.

    W`ould it be okay to attend and be a spectator

    I` currently have no business yet

    November 11

    • Latestsale.com L.

      HI Rob, hopefully you'll be spreading out these prizes.......Have spent the past few days moving things around so I can attend tomorrow. See you there!

      November 11

    • Robert F.

      Yes we are. Just sent out a group email stating how prizes will be allocated.

      November 11

  • Mark W.

    Cannot make this event, will be at appsworld all day. have fun!

    November 7

    • Oana

      Haha not sure. Maybe? :)

      November 11

    • Oana

      Thx for the link tho :)

      November 11

  • Rory C.

    Last minute commitment means that I can't make it tomorrow but I am still keen to meet and chat with any developers in London, so here is a little info: I am looking for an experienced App developer to co-found a service in the Amateur sports marketplace. There is a significant gap in the market for this service and it has the potential to be a global success.

    I have a wide range of skills and I need a clued-up developer to complement them. My experience is principally in legal services having worked with both entrepreneurs just starting up and private equity houses investing in new ventures. These skills are backed up by my sales and marketing experience that I have gained through setting up a childrenswear e-commerce brand. My role has been to drive sales through the online platform and raise brand awareness.

    Developers: if the sports marketplace is an area you would be interested in working in let's go for a coffee.

    November 11

    • Mohammad S.

      Hi Rory what Platform you think you would be targeting, I have been developing on both iOS and Android for the past 7 years.

      November 11

  • Seth G.

    Carerfy.com Uber for Carers and connecting families with trusted carers will be attending tomorrow. Currently have a MVP but looking for a cofounder looking to help change the world.

    November 11

    • Adam T.

      Nice one Seth - Don't forget there's some incredible prizes being dished out, so get your best war face on.

      2 · November 11

  • Alexander S.

    Hey fellow Developers and Entrepreneurs,

    Does anyone know if there are companies that employ Product Managers remotely?

    I have been working on full product life cycles for SaaS, E-commerce and Mobile Products for the past 4 years. Now looking for a remote job opportunity.
    I BTW was awarded for the best pitch at one of the previously held Speed Dating and Pitching events ;)

    Any information in this regard will be of great help to me.

    Thanks,
    Alex

    sashakaryan(at)gmail.com
    @sashakaryan

    November 10

  • Mo N.

    Looks very interesting :)

    November 6

  • Kirsty B.

    Wow this looks incredible- I've been to the event once before at Google Campus, but it looks like you guys are massively expanding :) I'll definitely be there.

    If anyone is determined to ace this and looking for help perfecting a killer pitch... I'm offering 5 entrepreneurs free, personalised, development sessions in November and December in exchange for feedback and a testimonial. It can be hard to stand out, but it's totally possible and is the make or break of your credibility, as well as of your startup's success. :)

    Email me: [masked] for more info or find me on LinkedIn. uk.linkedin.com/in/kirstyburton/

    2 · October 31

    • Robert F.

      Well worth getting your pitches perfected for this one as the prize pot is getting really BIG for this one. We already have a bunch of top of the line Nokia phones courtesy of Microsoft as well as some CASH (so far £1000 and rising and yes, that's real money in your hand on the day!) plus LOADS more!!!

      1 · October 31

    • Kirsty B.

      Wow incredible Robert- tons of motivation if we didn't need it already! Can we compete again if we have already won before? :) [I know the answer! :p]

      November 4

  • glenmurphy

    Who Is Glen Murphy?...From London..'
    Based In Italy,Traveled To Over 30 Countries ,Lived In Six..
    When In London I Love To Meet Like Minded People!.

    I have always seen myself as a free spirit a non-conformist someone who wanted to map out my own journey and Destination and now as a Digital on-line Entrepreneur I Live The Laptop Life-Style!..Previously i had bricks and mortar type businesses with No Flexibility now i work with the Best On-line Digital Mentorship Programme Available with Great Mentors and now have the Choice to Work from Any Where! We are all on a journey so make sure you surround Yourself with inspirational people where you can get Value and give Value. My Mission is to take the right path with the right people and guide as many people to follow their Passion and Reach the destination of their Dreams!
    http://glen-murphy.com/
    ....get your free video series on how to become a Digital Entrepreneur And Live Your Life By Design!..

    1 · October 24

    • Peter J.

      Look forward to meeting you Glen!

      October 26

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