What we're about

https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/e/5/a/b/600_435658795.jpeg

A meetup group for the new breed of entrepreneur that believes there's more to life (and business) than making money.

We're all about startups that put people first and want to make a positive dent in the world. We believe that happiness is the ultimate measure of success, and it also is a business model in itself. Find out how to build your startup the happy way with our supportive community of likeminded people.

More about The Happy Startup School at www.thehappystartupschool.com (http://www.thehappystartupschool.com/)

We run monthly Ideas Cafes at our home in Brighton - PLATF9RM, see what we get up to here: https://vimeo.com/317132166 (https://vimeo.com/317132166)

Come to Summercamp in September in the UK, the annual celebration of our global community where 150 likeminded people come together to unplug, get inspired and make awesome sh*t happen www.happystartupsummer.camp (http://www.happystartupsummer.camp/)

Upcoming events (4)

Ideas Café - Make Work Wonderful

PLATF9RM

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead It's a morning of learning and connection, coffee and catching up, all about connecting likeminded entrepreneurs and experts, forging new friendships and sharing knowledge. Some people gain a new insight, some solve a problem, but everyone will leave feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Using the 'Lean Coffee' format everyone will participate in discussions that will make them feel inspired and connected. You’ll receive help and support and have the opportunity to lend your expertise and experience to help others. We will split into groups of 6 to 8 and each group will have a facilitator to guide them through the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. The purpose of Ideas Café is to connect entrepreneurs and experts, forge new friendships, share knowledge and most of all help you run your business with less effort. Our intention is for you to leave with new insights, solutions to problems and feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Business should be happy not hard! Who usually comes along? - budding startups - intrapreneurs - small business owners - one man bands - people with a passion for startups ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create. Topics regularly discussed are: - productivity hacks - mindset - how to find new customers - how to test an idea without having customers - how to sell without feeling icky - how to prioritise where you spend your time - pricing your services effectively - how to choose the right product features - growth & content marketing ...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with. Are you driven to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in out into the real world? Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene? Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world? If so, come and join us for a morning of co-learning and connection. Brought to you by Laurence and Carlos at The Happy Startup School

Ideas Café - October 2020

PLATF9RM

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead It's a morning of learning and connection, coffee and catching up, all about connecting likeminded entrepreneurs and experts, forging new friendships and sharing knowledge. Some people gain a new insight, some solve a problem, but everyone will leave feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Using the 'Lean Coffee' format everyone will participate in discussions that will make them feel inspired and connected. You’ll receive help and support and have the opportunity to lend your expertise and experience to help others. We will split into groups of 6 to 8 and each group will have a facilitator to guide them through the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. The purpose of Ideas Café is to connect entrepreneurs and experts, forge new friendships, share knowledge and most of all help you run your business with less effort. Our intention is for you to leave with new insights, solutions to problems and feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Business should be happy not hard! Who usually comes along? - budding startups - intrapreneurs - small business owners - one man bands - people with a passion for startups ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create. Topics regularly discussed are: - productivity hacks - mindset - how to find new customers - how to test an idea without having customers - how to sell without feeling icky - how to prioritise where you spend your time - pricing your services effectively - how to choose the right product features - growth & content marketing ...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with. Are you driven to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in out into the real world? Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene? Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world? If so, come and join us for a morning of co-learning and connection. Brought to you by Laurence and Carlos at The Happy Startup School

Ideas Café - November 2020

PLATF9RM

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead It's a morning of learning and connection, coffee and catching up, all about connecting likeminded entrepreneurs and experts, forging new friendships and sharing knowledge. Some people gain a new insight, some solve a problem, but everyone will leave feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Using the 'Lean Coffee' format everyone will participate in discussions that will make them feel inspired and connected. You’ll receive help and support and have the opportunity to lend your expertise and experience to help others. We will split into groups of 6 to 8 and each group will have a facilitator to guide them through the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. The purpose of Ideas Café is to connect entrepreneurs and experts, forge new friendships, share knowledge and most of all help you run your business with less effort. Our intention is for you to leave with new insights, solutions to problems and feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Business should be happy not hard! Who usually comes along? - budding startups - intrapreneurs - small business owners - one man bands - people with a passion for startups ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create. Topics regularly discussed are: - productivity hacks - mindset - how to find new customers - how to test an idea without having customers - how to sell without feeling icky - how to prioritise where you spend your time - pricing your services effectively - how to choose the right product features - growth & content marketing ...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with. Are you driven to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in out into the real world? Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene? Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world? If so, come and join us for a morning of co-learning and connection. Brought to you by Laurence and Carlos at The Happy Startup School

Ideas Café - December 2020

PLATF9RM

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead It's a morning of learning and connection, coffee and catching up, all about connecting likeminded entrepreneurs and experts, forging new friendships and sharing knowledge. Some people gain a new insight, some solve a problem, but everyone will leave feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Using the 'Lean Coffee' format everyone will participate in discussions that will make them feel inspired and connected. You’ll receive help and support and have the opportunity to lend your expertise and experience to help others. We will split into groups of 6 to 8 and each group will have a facilitator to guide them through the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. The purpose of Ideas Café is to connect entrepreneurs and experts, forge new friendships, share knowledge and most of all help you run your business with less effort. Our intention is for you to leave with new insights, solutions to problems and feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. Business should be happy not hard! Who usually comes along? - budding startups - intrapreneurs - small business owners - one man bands - people with a passion for startups ...and anyone who simply wants to learn, or create. Topics regularly discussed are: - productivity hacks - mindset - how to find new customers - how to test an idea without having customers - how to sell without feeling icky - how to prioritise where you spend your time - pricing your services effectively - how to choose the right product features - growth & content marketing ...but we welcome all sorts of startup, business and happiness related topics you might need help with. Are you driven to get a new project, product, app or service that you believe in out into the real world? Are you a skilled tech, design or marketing professional attracted to the energy of the startup scene? Or are you just super energised and excited to help someone bring their vision to the world? If so, come and join us for a morning of co-learning and connection. Brought to you by Laurence and Carlos at The Happy Startup School

Past events (137)

[ONLINE] Ideas Café - Reinventing your business

Online event

Photos (313)