Happy startups at the Hub #2: Let's co-create ideas and make an impact

*Ticket costs will go towards drinks & nibbles on the night.

Hello all,

we're still buzzing after an amazing summercamp last week. Keep an eye on our blog for a follow up. But for now you'll have to do with some pics of the day and slides from the talks. 

Our next event will be on 23rd October, at the Hub Westminster

For this event, we're taking a slightly different format than previous meetups, theming the night around crowdsourcing tips on how we can take our businesses to the next level.

Inspired by the format at the stupendous LOPO, we'll see 3 budding entrepreneurs pitch their projects to the audience for help and feedback. Everyone will be given the chance to write down advice for the startup pitching so that at the end of the night, the pitcher will leave with lots of ideas on what they can do next. We've seen this work firsthand at LOPO and think it will be a useful, fun format for our next meetup.

Those participating will make valuable connections, work in groups to brainstorm ideas and hopefully see the value in sharing and co-creating ideas – strength in numbers. We're also hoping that the startups that do pitch will return next time to share their progress. Your input could have real impact!

We’re delighted to have three startups all at different stages, pitching for your help on the night Indie AlesExtendedRelative & HappiJar:

Indie Ales

charlie

Founder of Indie Ales, Charlie, came along to one of our very first happy startup meetups earlier in the year. He was passionate about one day becoming his own boss, having several ideas to decide upon as his first entrepreneurial venture. Charlie saw importance in entrepreneurs starting something they’re truly passionate about, so he’s in the process of setting up a business around his love for craft beer. Indie Ales aims to build a community of people that share the same love for great beer. People that believe life’s too short to drink bad beer. Indie Ales’ mission is to educate and connect beer lovers by first organising a variety of different events across London, to help people discover superior beers and give a leg up to the smaller breweries. Charlie will be presenting Indie Ales for ideas on how he can scale up the business more long term, as well as generate ideas around the short term event organisation.

ExtendedRelative

max

We met Max, the founder ofExtendedRelative at one of our lightbulb to launch events at the Dream Factory, here in Brighton. Max has recently moved to Brighton from Silicon Valley, and since spending lots of time working with startups in the states, he’s keen to push forward his own idea. ExtendedRelative is an online social network where people from the same local community support each other in a spirit of trusted exchange and service. Max is focusing on building the network towards working class parents. He’ll be presenting his startup for advice on nailing the right value proposition.

HappiJar

happijar

Glen, the brains behindHappiJar, will be presenting his startup for advice on the next steps with funding. HappiJar is an app to help us be more grateful for the little things in life, and share them with our close friends and family. HappiJar is currently a third of the way through development and taking up a large amount of time from Glen’s current job. He’ll be looking for ideas around either doing another Kickstarter campaign or pitching for investment.

By the end of the night we’ll have hopefully collaboratively come up with ideas to help these startups take their businesses forward. With your help, we could make a big impact for the businesses and maybe even get ideas for your own. Come along for ideas, networking & fun. It’s set to be a great evening!

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  • Charlie _.

    Hi all, thanks for the feedback on Indie Ales. Some great stuff on the sheets and really positive responses! It would be lovely to see you at one of my future events! After speaking to The Hub, we are doing a 'speed beer tasting' event on Friday 22nd November. Pop in to try some tasty beers! http://indieales.eventbrite.com

    I'd love it if you could help share my startup with your friends on Facebook and Twitter?! I'll keep you updated with all our events and fun beery information :) https://www.facebook.com/drinkbetterbeeruk?ref=hl
    @indieales

    October 27, 2013

  • Glen C.

    Hey guys! Thanks for listening to my presentation :) had some great feedback and will be acting upon it immediately.

    If you want to be involved in the beta testing then please subscribe to my newsletter on www.happijar.com and mention Happy Startup School. See you
    Soon!

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • Glen C.

      Just checking in. So far no takers for our beta testing app for the end of November.... Just sign up for our newsletter and mention the Happy Startup School!!

      October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fiona/Laurence. Sorry, but there is another meetup at exactly the same time that I really want to go to - Bizoogo Cofounders Wanted. So, I want to pull out of any formal/specific pitching role for myself at your meetup.

    October 21, 2013

    • Glen C.

      Does this mean I can have a longer presentation and question time? :)

      October 22, 2013

    • Fiona D.

      We've found a replacement already, but there'll be a bit of time at the end to network and get more feedback though :)

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Glen C.

    Can't wait to tell you all about HappiJar. We've come a long way in 10 months and the next 12 months work may well be effected by what you have to say. Exciting!

    October 22, 2013

  • Alice

    Unfortunately not this time. Have a happy evening.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is one of two events at the same time. The other one is a cofounders meeting, so I am going to focus on going to that. I hope to drop in later.

    October 20, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Sorry guys, I can't make it this time!

    October 18, 2013

  • Jason W.

    Love this idea guys! Wish I could be there for it.

    1 · October 10, 2013

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