What we're about

Do you want to disrupt the world with your idea?

Have you founded a business?

Are you a natural innovator?

This group is for the Founders and Innovators of London.

For those who want to learn, grow and build relationships with likeminded people.

We have monthly events plus a whole host of other exciting things planned.

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Top 10 innovator traits according to Forbes;

1. Being innovative means doing things differently or doing things that have never been done before. An innovator is someone who has embraced this idea and creates environments in which employees are given the tools and resources to challenge the status quo, push boundaries and achieve growth.

2. Innovators are authentic leaders committed to creating dynamic, highly productive and values-based organizations that hire people who are passionate about their work; give them opportunities to grow; make them feel valued and respected; and give them clarity about their roles and responsibilities.

3. Innovators understand innovation never happens in a vacuum. They value, build and sustain active, vibrant networks of people, assets and organizations. Instead of viewing collaboration as a challenge, they see it as an opportunity to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

4. Innovators are committed to diversity and understand it takes many different points of view to fully grasp the complexity of economic, technological and other challenges.

5. Innovators have let go of the high-control, low-trust model of leadership and lead by directing from the center of their organizations. They empower employees to be creative and develop the skills they need to move to the next level in their careers.

6. Innovators are not taking shortcuts and are not afraid of going after more complex solutions, even if it means taking higher risks.

7. Innovators understand innovation is not a one-time thing and that start-up companies as well as those that are several generations old have to continuously reach above and beyond what they have done before to stay competitive. This requires innovators to be effective change managers who know how to navigate through resistance to their ideas.

8. Innovators are not afraid to break with the norm and push past conventional wisdom that causes people to think in a box. They are aware customers don’t always know what they want.

9. Innovators understand paying too much attention to traditional business metrics can inhibit companies from making breakthroughs. At the same time, however, their business success speaks for itself.

10. Innovators contribute new, unconventional ideas of their own.

Upcoming events (3)

Founders Networking Social

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First Wednesday of every month we have a relaxed, causal networking event. Likeminded founders coming together to help grow each other’s businesses, contacts and maybe even practice a pitch or two! Sometimes the best ideas are brewed over a glass of wine or pint of beer. This is why we run both causal socials (First Wednesday of every month) and a speaker style event. The socials are free to come along to and you’re welcome to bring guests (get them to join this meet-up if possible!)

The Founders Summer Party

Swingers City

£50.00

It is the return of the annual summer party for founders, entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants. This year, we are doing things differently. Rather than just the bog standard bar where we stand around and chat. This year it will be taking place at Swingers - a crazy golf with a difference. Swingers is brought to you by the Institute of Competitive Socialising, a group of like minded individuals who believe that life is better when it includes an element of competition - and that competition is best enjoyed with friends.. Swingers City is based on a 1920's golf-club set in the bucolic English countryside. Step into the secret world of their old-school clubhouse, rolling greens, lush foliage and unparalleled hospitality. We have a great deal presented to us and it means you can network, catch up and have a drink with some food PLUS see who is the best person at the athletic sport that is crazy golf. The price is £50 per head for which you get the following; - A round of crazy golf and specific tee off time - £25 worth of drinks - Street food to the value of £12pp - Caddy service - Reserved area for 90 minutes I need to know numbers and confirmed people ASAP so if you can make it then buy your ticket PRONTO!

Founders Networking Social

Location visible to members

First Wednesday of every month we have a relaxed, causal networking event. Likeminded founders coming together to help grow each other’s businesses, contacts and maybe even practice a pitch or two! Sometimes the best ideas are brewed over a glass of wine or pint of beer. This is why we run both causal socials (First Wednesday of every month) and a speaker style event. The socials are free to come along to and you’re welcome to bring guests (get them to join this meet-up if possible!)

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