A couple of weeks ago one of our star members, a certain Kwesi Johnson from http://IMakeThatHappen.com, put out a call to the group looking for a CTO co-founder for his startup and offering equity rather than salary for the role. Nothing wrong with that and pretty much a founding reason for our group to exist. However, this sparked off a really interesting email debate on the pros and cons of equity vs. salary for co-founders.
Clearly there is a big demand for more knowledge and discussion on this hot topic and so we have decided to bring this to the real world and have organised a live public debating forum with key industry speakers leading various sides of the argument and where all attendees will get a chance to put their say and views across.
More details to follow...
Of course, we will have our usual networking afterwards with FREE food and drinks.
We look forward to seeing you there and having a good ol' ding dong verbal match over the whys and wherefores and pros and cons of this sometimes divisive debate.
Robert, Calypso and Joaquim
PS - If you have really strong views on this subject and want to be one of the main speakers, please email [masked] with a brief summary of what you would like to say and we will make sure you get heard. We may even add you to the main speakers list.