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We have received confirmations of all the talks for tomorrow evening. As promised our headline speaker will be Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi. In addition we are delighted to bring you:

Adil Abrar - Solving problems that matter
James Gill - Lessons learned from building a 6 year old startup
Rob Fitzpatrick - The bootstrap challenge
Jack Gavigan - Introduction to SEIS

As usual, we'll have tons of beer and pizza.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The Tor Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Open Rights Group (ORG) will be hosting a free and informal meetup in London on June 14: (shameless self-promotion, I know).

    May 28, 2012

  • Adam M.

    Fantastic turnout

    May 27, 2012

  • Andrey N.

    It was great.

    May 27, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    After Jack Gavigan's SEIS talk last night, I thought a Livesheets SEIS Calculator to work out how much an investor can claim back might be helpful:
    By my reckoning an investor with enough tax liability to offset would only stand to lose 13% of the value of the investment, and if they only got back what they put in would be getting 4.5 times what it cost them. A short blog entry about it here:

    May 26, 2012

  • Matthias G.

    Pretty cool.

    Putting the break between talks 3 and 4, instead of 4 and 5 might have worked out even better in managing people's attention/fatigue.

    May 26, 2012

  • Rob F.

    Brilliant selection of speakers

    May 26, 2012

  • Jonathan G.

    Another great event; thanks for organising it and the speakers for presenting.

    May 26, 2012

  • Milverton W.

    It was wonderful. Great list of speakers and Eben Upton of the Raspberry Pi Foundation was THE star turn. I left with a skip in my steps.

    May 26, 2012

  • Romilly C.

    Several interesting conversations. Excellent talks.

    May 26, 2012

  • Mark

    Great speakers

    May 26, 2012

  • Fotis R.

    great talks, comfortable space. I just wish you had pizza with wholemeal dough....dooh

    May 26, 2012

  • Nikhil

    Good Talks.. Nice Pizzas... And lovely people to meet... in All... a very good weekend start...

    May 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Inspirational and comforting to those going through the struggle of a startup. Wonderful to know that there are people in this world trying to achieve something good!

    May 26, 2012

  • Christina

    Great meetup. Entertaining speakers. And loved the free beer on a hot day!

    May 26, 2012

  • Nga

    Wowsome event! More London/Cambridge collab please. Hopefully I'll get some pizza next time as well...

    May 26, 2012

  • Jack W.

    I enjoyed it. Met some interesting people and had some lively discussions.

    May 26, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Ace talks; good chances to mingle; such enthusiasm

    May 26, 2012

  • Nick S.

    May 25, 2012

  • Douglas S.

    Anyone who wants free startup advice, find me during the break! (2nd row, near the projector). Or email [masked]

    May 25, 2012

  • Daniel S.

    I am running a hackathon, and would really appreciate some help with it - details here:

    May 24, 2012

  • Tom O.

    @Ankur If you're serious about running a Hackathon, find some way to track me down and ask about Wifi+Networking.

    May 24, 2012

  • Ankur A.

    I really want to go to that Digital Shoreditch hackathon, but the tickets are sold out. I'll have to have my own hackathon :P Will be happy to discuss ideas still.

    1 · May 24, 2012

  • Liz R.

    Anyone also going to the Digital Shoreditch hackathon this weekend? Want to bounce some ideas around over the HNLondon beer

    May 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to say... I prefer on Friday than Thursday (in this particular week and some weeks). It seems that only people who prefers Thursday speaks :-)

    May 24, 2012

  • Dmitri G.

    I appreciate all the comments. Thursday is always our preferred day, however we do have to work around the availability of the venue and this month Friday was our best option.

    May 21, 2012

  • Joost S.

    The MiniBar conflict is an issue for me too. I'd prefer a day other than Friday. Thursday perhaps.

    May 21, 2012

  • Simon B.

    I disagree, Fridays encourage more people with limited social lives to attend - also it clashes with MiniBar

    May 21, 2012

  • Michelle M.

    I think it's a good idea to have it on a Friday! Most people in this group work after hours/ at the weekend anyhow, right?

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    One question: why Friday?

    May 19, 2012

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