Co-Founder Speed Dating & Pitching #4

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The ultimate, super-sexy co-founder speed dating & pitching event EVER!!!!!

Designed to help 'Biz Peeps' and 'Geeks' get married and create amazing babies!!! ;)

If you are looking for co-founders, connections in general, if you want to pitch your product/service/skills/etc. or if you just want some free food, drink and an entertaining, rapid fire event, then this is THE event to attend.


7.00pm - Welcome from the organisers

7.10pm - A word from our sponsors (WizEmail (, Develapps (, Elance (

7.15pm - Key Note 1: Peter McLachlan, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of Mobify (, will be speaking to us about "Going Global by Solving Your Own Problems".

One in four smartphone owners globally has visited a Mobify powered site, with sites such as GQ magazine and British Telecom using Mobify's technology to engage their mobile visitors. But when I started Mobify with my co-founders John Boxall and Igor Faletski, the core concept was all about solving problems we experienced daily: making catching the bus less painful. In this talk I'll cover our MVP and iteration process, how we pivoted to find our market, how we knew when we found the right fit, and how we built a global business without investment capital.

Peter McLachlan is co-founder and the chief product officer of Mobify, the open mobile platform that powers mobile experiences for SMEs and enterprises such as Starbucks, Bosch, Wired, Expedia and British Telecom. As CPO, he leads Mobify's product development team. Peter holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and is a proud PhD dropout.

Mobify Research & Development providing adaptive and responsive solutions for the world wide web. Mobify's open platform helps responsive websites solve their performance & image challenges. Mobify design suite makes any website responsive to any device: mobile, tablets and more. Enterprise & eCommerce clients such as Siemens, Bosch, Thermador, Ideeli and Beyond the Rack use Mobify products to serve their customers amazing web experiences in every way they choose to connect.

7.30pm - Key Note 2: Richard Setterwall, Founder of MyDogBuddy (, will be giving an overview about "The New Sharing Economy" and quickly speak about how you can identify your own opportunity within the space.

MyDogBuddy is a peer-to-peer online marketplace for dog services currently in UK. We connect dog owners with experienced and trusted dog lovers providing dog home boarding and other dog services. Richard, a passionate dog lover, holds a MSc in Engineering and Industrial Management and has worked as a Strategy Consultant at McKinsey, PwC Strategy and as CEO for .

7.45pm - STRICTLY '30 second' speed pitching*

*Suggested breakdown for 30 second pitches (Remember: practice makes perfect!):
10s - Who you are.
10s - What you do/are working on.
10s - Who/what you are looking for.

8.15pm - 'Dating' and socialising with FREE food and drinks

PS - If you would like to be one of the Key Note speakers, please email [masked] for more details and/or to apply.

PPS - If you would like to become one of our sponsors, please email [masked] for more details and/or a sponsorship pack.

NB - On the off chance that you might be confused by the title of the event, this is NOT a romantic event, it is purely for BUSINESS!! ....... although what happens afterwards, well, that's up to you! :)