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Alternative business models: open-source, crowd funding and tokenisation

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Alternative business models: open-source, crowd funding and tokenisation


Open-source has grown up from the gift of shareware to become a legitimate business model. Similarly, crowdfunding is no longer an exotic fund-raising mechanism for community-interest projects only. Tokenisation, cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have streaked across our horizon.

This session looks at these alternative business models and what they mean for technical and marketing decisions in product companies.

This meetup is co-presented by 2 members of the network:

Liam Crilly, Senior Director of Product Management at F5, wrote his first web app in 1993, and has enjoyed working with Internet software ever since. Having held various product management roles (mostly in Cambridge) Liam currently manages several open source projects including NGINX, the world’s most widely used web server.

Arthur Meadows has been in product management & marketing for 20 years. He was a founding member of, AI + ML + crypto-currency start-up at St John's Innovation Centre in 2017. He was responsible for raising $15m in Series A funding and led an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of $6m on a crowd-funding platform which sold out in 22 seconds with 2,000+ investors.

We'll start the Zoom a bit ahead of 7.30 for anyone who wants to join for pre-meeting chat. Feel free to BYOB!
Zoom Meeting ID: 647 9935 1342
0800 031 5717 UK freephone number (if you can't use computer audio)

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