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London Startups 2014 Launch - Hold the date

  • Feb 20, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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We're back. London Startups, the eclectic bunch of fools who think they can change the world, starts the year with a bang. 

On Thursday February 20th, we learn from the wonderful:

• Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, and Techlocate (an inward investment consultancy which was sold to Tenon PLC). Jones is also co-founder of StartUp Britain, the national campaign to encourage more people to start a business and support existing businesses to grow.

• Manu Marchal, VP of Acunu (business insight software) and organiser of the “Big Data” MeetUp group; he regularly speaks on the topic of how businesses can use data to improve their offering. 

Together, we'll open the floor to a discussion about two key areas:

1. Data: how your business can use data to improve and adapt for the year ahead 

• what is data?

• why is it important?

• how should you use it?

• examples in practice - Q&A

2. Failure: how you can learn from mistakes and move your business forward - how to learn from failure

• why failure is good for business

• examples - Q&A

Our usual open networking will take place afterwards, where you'll have the opportunity to meet a diverse range of startups, developers, investors and more.

It's going to be a fantastic event, which has been helped to be put together by Sage UK; I use their online accounting software Sage One - so big thank you to the team there.

• 6:45pm – Arrival & refreshments

• 7:10pm – Introduction by me :)

• 7:15pm – Using data to drive business growth, with Emmanuel Marchal (+ Q&A)

• 7: 40pm – Making this your year of business opportunity, with Emma Jones (+ Q&A)

• 8:05pm – Wrap up and thanks 

• 8:10pm – Networking & refreshments/food

• 9pm – Event ends


VCCP, Greencoat House, Francis Street, London, SW1P 1DH

RSVP to be in the loop, and I look forward to seeing you - friends and new - then.

- Tom (@tomchurch)

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  • Harry W.

    Hi everyone. If you are a successful business owner who would like to share your start-up story with the group, please get in contact. We have booked a venue in Mayfair on Wednesday, 8th April 7pm - 9pm. You will be given 15 minutes on the microphone. Two minutes to advertise your business, ten minutes to tell your story and three minutes to answer questions. Please message me if you're interested.

    March 25

  • Carl T.

    Hi everyone... A quick plug from a fellow entrepreneur! I may have met a few of you at the BusinessFuture #Bigdata event.

    My tech startup 'miPic' launched in Jan and we have been selected in the top 5 UK innovation startups to pitch to Richard Branson at his home next month. We would really appreciate your support to get to the final and meet Mr Virgin himself.
    The public vote for the final 3 closes at 12pm.
    Please vote for miPic and hope to see you at the next meetup! Thank you

    miPic Pitch -
    Vote here -

    April 23, 2014

  • caroline k.

    Extremely useful. Well done Emma and Emmanuel and of course Tom.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Marius

    I absolutely loved it! Great event, great speakers, great people! Looking forward to attend next Meetup!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Zoltan

    very good event with very good people and speakers

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Nino

    Highly enjoyable and extremely well organised.
    Thanks a lot!

    2 · February 21, 2014

  • Bilsay

    It was very useful, organised and full of creative/productive people. Enjoyed it a lot. Thanks!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Kamila H.

    Well done Tom ;)

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • rachel F.

    What a great event! Great speakers, great venue, well organized and great food! Looking forward to the next one.

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • Elena G.


    February 20, 2014

  • Jay D. M.

    Hi Tom,

    I learned of this MeetUp just this morning. Any chance that a spot has opened up? I am a trained, b2b, solution selling professional looking to expand my network within the London startup community.

    February 20, 2014

  • Ravi L.

    waiting for a spot ... if you guys let me in I'll bring beer !

    2 · February 12, 2014

    • Ricardo

      Theres a spot!

      February 19, 2014

    • Tom C.

      Thanks Ricardo :)

      February 19, 2014

  • Steve A.

    Hi all, I'm a copywriter/SEO working with startups, agencies and SMEs on all aspects of digital content. Hoping for a space at the meetup but if not, feel free to visit me at to find out more.

    February 18, 2014

  • Bart C.

    Queuing for a spot!

    February 11, 2014

  • waseem a.

    Waseem founder.of online sports startup focused in middle east market. Looking to start development team happy to connect with IT pros

    February 1, 2014

  • JingJing c.

    Financing information for start up

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Peter mark W.

    As a location, the Wine Tunn, Cannon St opposite St Paul's Cathedral is good. But the balcony area is a bit tough without amplification owing to background noise. Back meeting room would be much better, book it early someone!

    January 16, 2014

    • Tom C.

      Thanks Peter, that is where we have held many London Startup events in the past, but as you say the amplification isn't great so looking for something better this time. Have you ever been to The Hospital Club?

      January 17, 2014

  • Hila P.

    I am very much interested in doing the 2014 Motivational and inspirational speaking to help small Businesses.
    I am mentored by a well known international Business Consultant and CEO of a Multi-dollar Australian Group

    1 · January 16, 2014

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