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Peer-to-peer learning for tech business leaders

Running a technology company can seem a challenging and solitary place as you build, lead and grow the business.

Threads is a different kind of learning resource. Exclusively for founders and senior managers of companies creating technology, IP or products, it's an informal facilitated roundtable discussion that draws on collective learning and experience. Think of it as a constructive group hack of the challenges faced at a business, staff and personal level.

By attending, you can explore specific issues that may seem unique to your own approach, business or domain, but which are often shared by others. People usually take away at least two improvements to reflect on and implement.

We meet 18:30-20:30 on the first Wednesday of the month to unpack and explore a nominated topic.

Threads isn't a networking event or a talk, and you won't be pitched by service providers. 

We look forward to you joining the discussion soon.

With thanks,

Andrew, Peter and Rory



How to get involved:

Come along in person - please rsvp via the Upcoming MeetUps page.

Alternatively, if you can't attend, you can always explore a topic futher via the Discussions page, where you'll find a fuller list of take-away thoughts and the facility to talk with the organisers or with other active group members.

We welcome all input as we shape and grow Threads. Please tell us what you'd like to see via this two minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Threadsfee.... Or simply email: hello@threadssouthwest.org.

And, please do help spread the word about this unique resource.

When:

The first Wednesday of each month, meeting at 18:30, with a duration of two hours. Refreshments are provided.

Where:

Ashfords, Tower Wharf, Cheese Lane, Bristol, BS2 0JJ: http://www.ashfords.co.uk/bristol/. Parking is available at The Galleries Car Park, and at NCP in Broadmead. Bike racks are available outside.


The people behind Threads:

Peter Cain is a Consultant at Anamosys,

the growth and change management consultancy for technology businesses. He is also start-up Mentor at The Growth Hub, Business Mentor at Welsh ICE, and Coach at Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme. Peter has held CTO and Director of Engineering positions at local companies such as Cabot Communications, Dyson, Scyron and G4S Technology.

peter.cain@anamosys.co.uk | 07949 029686 | @Anamosys

Rory Suggett is a Partner of Ashfords LLP, his expertise is in advising emerging companies and investors predominantly working in the latest technologies. He advises on a wide range of equity fundraising transactions from seed through to large syndicated growth transactions and private equity buyouts. His work commonly includes US and European cross-over financing transactions, restructures, share exchanges and exits.

r.suggett@ashfords.co.uk | 0117 321 8067

Andrew Gifford is Founder of techfolk, an independent technology R&D and IT recruitment agency, primarily supporting the ecosystem of forward-thinking employers in the South West. He is in his eleventh year of helping bring together the right people for effective technology teams, and has spent seven years personally working inside technology companies.

andrew@techfolk.co.uk | 0117 318 2447 | @we_are_techfolk

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