Creativity is a key driver of innovation! This is even more valid in a world where the internet is disrupting the way we work and play. But how do we introduce creativity into a tech community that is often left brain by nature?
Luckily London is a creative melting pot, with tech and arts industries working in close proximity. This makes it a fertile breeding for innovation. Look out as some amazing fashion, music, art and film platforms emerge from the London scene.
On the 19th of June we are holding another round of Startup Stories V. This event will blend technology with creative industries and explore their compatibility. Our invited speakers will present their stories and delve into combining both creative and tech worlds.
We want to showcase as many creative startups as possible, so we will give a chance to shine to 10-15 hottest creative startups in our exhibition in front of at least 200 expected experts and entrepreneurs!
5pm Startup Exhibition
6.30pm Introduction and Keynote
8.30pm Drinks and Networking
Ceci Joannou (BRAND+COMMERCIAL @ceci_joannou)
Ceci is a commercial strategist, writer and speaker, whose work centres on helping both emerging and established fashion companies and fashion tech start-ups address and overcome the challenges inherent in commercialising fashion, and implement effective solutions to improve bottom-line results.
Guy Armitage is the founder of http://www.zealous.co/, an online platform to unify the creative fields and catalyse collaboration. Swiss made, Guy graduated A.I. to join the London Stock Exchange. In 2006 Guy left finance for Egypt, co-founding BrightCreations, an I.T. contracting and consultancy firm which he grew to 30 employees, selling a majority stake December 2010 and returning to London to begin his creative journey through multiple roles in film, ultimately founding Zealous.
Dan Crow (Founder of http://www.blurb.co.uk and CTO of http://www.songkick.com)
Dan spent a decade in Silicon Valley working at Apple, leading engineering teams at three startups and co-founding successful startup Blurb. He spent the next five years at Google, working on search, ad products and Android. In 2010 he joined London live music startup Songkick as CTO.
Erika Brodnock (Founder and CEO of Karismakidz.co.uk)
Erika is one of the UK's leading experts on the subject of raising happy, successful children and will be sharing how the happiness, confidence and creativity she teaches children made her a better entrepreneur!
Nicola McClafferty (Founder and CEO of Covetique.com)
Nicola is the CEO and Co-founder of online start-up Covetique. Covetique is an online consignment retailer of pre-owned luxury fashion – think Net a Porter meets Ebay. The business was founded in February 2011 and in October 2012 received investment from online retailer ASOS.