#HNLondon, January 2014

Public group

Central Foundation Boys School

Cowper Street · London

How to find us

Go through the big gate on Cowper St, inside courtyard head left and go in via the second set of steps on left

Location image of event venue


Welcome back to the first meetup of 2014. We are very excited to announce the speaker line-up for our next event.

18:30 - Beer, pizza and socialising
19:00 - Introductions by Andrea Hubert
19:15 - When the startup is you - Mario Gintili
19:35 - #shipping at Stripe - Greg Brockman
20:10 - Break
20:30 - the business of good - Matthias Metternich
20:50 - Indie: a tale of privacy, civil liberties, and a phone - Aral Balkan
21:45 - pub - http://www.thewindmillinthecity.com/

This year we are also organising a one week ski trip to Chamonix from 9th to 16th March. We are staying at a kick-ass catered chalet (http://www.mountain-highs.com/accommodation/christol/) with hottub and sauna. Places are still available if you want to join us. The chalet is £425, equipment hire, transport ski passes will cost about the same amount again. If you would like more info please email me at [masked]

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