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Events connecting the East London entrepreneurial community in Poplar, Canning Town, Canary Wharf!

Anyone that has a startup or small business, is looking to start one, or looking to work for one should join this group :)

Upcoming events (3)

Fireside Chat with Safia Qureshi, founder of Cupclub

Launch22 Poplar

Launch22 invites Safia Qureshi, founder of CupClub down to our Poplar workspace for an intimate talk and Q&A about her business journey. Running Order: 6:30pm - Doors open & Networking 6:45pm - Hosted Q&A with Safia Qureshi, followed by questions from the audience 7:30pm - Networking About Safia Qureshi: Safia Qureshi is an award-winning Architect, innovation designer and educator. For over three years, she worked as Lead Architect, at the architecture practice Sheppard Robson. As well as working on residential and mixed-use projects, she designed, coordinated and delivered large-scale commercial developments worth over £290 million. CupClub was born of Safia’s interest in technology and design and how their intersection can boost the circular economy. She is passionate about empowering other founders, designers and technologists (women in particular) to think circular. About CupClub: Environmental causes are amongst people’s highest priorities – and it’s no wonder. Over 14 million disposable cups are being used in the UK on a daily basis, with a measly 1% being successfully recycled. At this rate, our oceans will be filled with more plastic than fish by 2050 - and we believe there’s no day like today to make a change. Introducing CupClub™: a returnable packaging service designed to hold both hot and cold drinks. CupClub™ offers a tailored end-to-end service helping to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. Not only does CupClub™ make it easy to do the right thing, but the product itself is a level up from disposable cups. Designed to be user-friendly, CupClub™ cups keep their contents hotter for longer. And of course, every part of the process is ecologically mindful. All of CupClub™’s products produce half the carbon footprint of single-use disposable cups over a typical lifecycle. Every time we pick up the used units, we schedule a drop-off of fresh cups at the same time – each trip is coordinated to be as eco-friendly as possible. Even the process of washing the cups is optimised to ensure the minimum amount of water is used to clean the maximum amount of units. CupClub™ partners with catering companies, facilities management, retailers and brands to serve across in-house cafes, canteens, restaurants, coffee/tea points, self-serve stations and drinks vending machines. CupClub™ works with businesses to make drinks-on-the-go more sustainable, working together towards the ultimate goal of zero-waste.

Build Your Brand for Business Growth with Sapna Pieroux

Launch22 Poplar


Launch22 Poplar presents an interactive branding workshop hosted by Sapna Pieroux, award winning brand consultant and mentor. Running Order: 6:30pm - Doors open & Networking 6:45pm - Talk by Sapna Pieroux 7:15pm - Networking and Q&A 8pm - Home time What is brand and why does building your brand matter? In this fun and interactive workshop, you will learn about - The difference between your brand and your personal brand - The three classic problems our entrepreneur clients face that prevent them from reaching their goals. - The #1 big mistake that so many entrepreneurs make when they are building their business. - The three key pillars you need to build a solid foundation for your business. - The psychology behind why first impressions matter This will empower you to: - Build a strong brand that supports your vision and communicates clearly with your target audience. - Get known, liked and trusted in your industry. - Have the confidence to go for the business you want. - Build a loyal and connected customer base. Whether you are starting a new business or have been going several years, you will look at your business differently after this workshop. Our presenter is Sapna Pieroux, founder of InnerVisions ID, entrepreneur, speaker and author of 'Let's Get Visible!' (out late 2019) With clients in the UK, Europe, America and Australia, InnerVisions ID builds brands for entrepreneurs all over the world.

PR for Startups

Launch22 Poplar

Launch22 invites you down to an evening with Lucy Werner, to talk all things PR for startups. Running order on the night: 6:30pm - Doors open & Networking 6:45pm - Talk by Lucy Werner 7:15pm - Networking and Q&A 8pm - Home time About Lucy Werner Lucy Werner is a PR expert and founder of The Wern, a specialist communications consultancy and training hub for startups, entrepreneurs and independent brands. She has worked with top emerging business talent such as Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, The Marshmallowist and Vinyl Me, Please. She also consults for innovation, marketing and other public relations agencies on their go-to market strategies, raising CEO profiles and developing thought leadership. Lucy uses her own profile to demonstrate how other small businesses can do their own publicity and is a regular on the PR speaker circuit for Huckletree, General Assembly, Mothers Meetings and Work.Life. She has written a 10-day e-learning course for Highbrow on “How to get press for your business” and was recently awarded finalist in “Growth Business Enabler” from Startups.co.uk.

Past events (4)

Pitch Night POPLAR

Launch22 Poplar

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