For this our second event we're moving to Google Campus (get us!).
We've taken on board comments from the first event and here's the revised format:
[masked]pm Networking/drinks[masked]pm Introductions[masked]pm 3 startup pitches (10 mins presentation, 10 mins expert feedback, 5 mins audience)[masked]pm Networking/close
Beers and pizza supplied by our generous sponsors Spook Studio (http://www.spookstudio.com) and Milestone Planner (http://www.milestoneplanner.com). (If you're interested in sponsoring a future event let me know ([masked])).
Which equates to... less pitches, more time for chitter chatter, less hunger pains and a stricter control over the timings (I'll bring my whistle...).
25 mins for each startup to cover presentation, feedback and questions seems about right based how things panned out over the first event. We'd rather have less pitches and more quality problem-solving.
On our UX panel this time:
Davide Casali, better known as Folletto, is a user experience designer and startup advisor with a hybrid background in design, psychology and technology. During his 11+ years of professional experience he has designed consumer and enterprise services for more than 2 million people in different markets worldwide. He has a few active projects in the mobile space: Baker a framework to publish in HTML5 on iOS and WideNoise, a environmental crowdsourced monitoring app now choosen as part of a European consortium.
Karl Saynor is a user experience entrepreneur. He works with companies who require senior-level UX support, filling skill gaps and providing strategic help and advice to the company. He's helped some of the world's largest brands establish and improve their online offerings. He now works most with funded internet startups: He likes helping fellow web entrepreneurs transform an idea or vision into a detailed product strategy, definition and user experience. His work is often used to support early stage and Series A funding rounds.
Laurence McCahill is a digital product designer and co-founder of Spook Studio with more than 10 years experience. His approach to design is geared towards early stage startups – he loves designing technology to help solve real world problems and helping entrepreneurs to realise their vision. He's a strong advocate of lean UX and writes a popular blog (http://www.welovelean.com/) on lean. His clients include the Department of Health, Glaxo SmithKline, London 2012 and many tech startups around the globe. He is founder of UX Café, Lightbulb to Launch and Personapp (http://personapp.spookstudio.com/), a tool for creating quick user personas.
Hope to see you there. If you have any questions just shout.
Digital Product Designer / Co-founder Spook Studio