*Ticket costs will go towards drinks & nibbles on the night.
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 Ales, ExtendedRelative & HappiJar:
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.
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.
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!
It's set to be an inspiring evening, make sure you join us!
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