“ Will be attending regularly ”
— Steve A. on Jan 12, 2017.
“ An interesting bunch of people ”
— Jasmine on Jan 5, 2017.
“ Mixed group, very open, very friendly, very welcoming ”
— Charlotte M. on Nov 17, 2016.
“ It was a good meeting with inspirational people ”
— Michael F. on Oct 7, 2016.
“ Filled with amazing characters! ”
— Graeme L. on Sep 29, 2016.
“ Great idea, good to attend regularly, but location difficult ”
— Geoff717 on Sep 8, 2016.
“ Awesome ”
— Kasif I. on Aug 25, 2016.
“ Very good concept :) ”
— aleX on Jul 24, 2016.
“ Well managed. Good job Saul. ”
— John B. on Apr 28, 2016.
“ Disastrous event advertised on Fintech Storm - Online Lending . The advertiser is on this group and I would be very careful at events where you have to pay as the speakers may not be informative and the events may be badly organised. I am expecting all the speakers advertised to turn up if I have paid in advance and that was not the case. ”
— amit on Mar 20, 2016.
“ great ”
— Ricardo B. on Jan 14, 2016.
“ Did not get to meet with anyone from the group because all the details were explained so badly, Could not organise a piss up in a brewery. Sorry. ”
— Stephen D. on Nov 5, 2015.
“ fist experience today but so far so good :-) ”
— marion on Oct 15, 2015.
“ I like it, people from all kinds of fields and professions. ”
— Yair Ya-Ya G. on Sep 18, 2015.
“ I enjoyed it and the relaxed part of it. ”
— Kelly L. on Sep 17, 2015.
“ appreciated ”
— Emeka U. on Jul 3, 2015.
“ superb! I'll go definately again! ”
— Albino V. on Jun 4, 2015.
“ good to meet several people there today ”
— peter s. on Mar 19, 2015.
“ Great so far! ”
— Hugh S. on Feb 19, 2015.
“ So diverse there's always something new and interesting ”
— Spokey W. on Feb 6, 2015.
“ I very much enjoyed my first meeting last week and met some amazingly talented people. Very interesting. Definitely going again. We introduced ourselves and everyone had a short slot. Venue was OK and my only recommendation would be to find another venue with more comfortable seating! ”
— Bianca T. on Feb 3, 2015.
“ The best group so far. Most members are talented, friendly and helpful. Thank you all I give this group 'all stars'. ”
— Debbie B. on Jan 14, 2015.
“ Some good connections who I'll stay in touch with. I'll come back to this meetup. ”
— Pedro G. on Dec 4, 2014.
“ Good idea for networking. I hope to build a new friendship, for me and my business. ”
— Serafino V. on Oct 25, 2014.
“ Disorganised. It is not bad when people actually get there, but organising the events, confirming location, etc. would make it even better. ”
— Roland H. on Oct 23, 2014.
“ Very well organised and managed. Format suited me a lot and it was super productive! ”
— Sophie T. on Aug 21, 2014.
“ this is an eclectic mix with so much diversity in culture, roles and reasons. Osmond De Silva has managed all the sessions I have attended so far. He does a good job in often challenging situations. Both he and Andy Leite have been incredibly helpful in formulating a pitch for early start up environmental education cool club. I would recommend anyone to come and connect ”
— Shirley A. on Aug 2, 2014.
“ Excellent ”
— mike w. on Jul 10, 2014.
“ OK,it could be better,a bit noisy, not well organised, the organizer was not present and i can say i collected a bit of info ,where to go for things and names of organization doing what. i will go again when i get time to do so. ”
— ade on May 30, 2014.
“ great ”
— Kelly F. on May 29, 2014.
“ Good ”
— Hoss on Jan 23, 2014.
“ A very friendly and effective morning. Thanks. ”
— Dil G. on Oct 31, 2013.
“ location was terrible, no organization what so ever, the event organizer was not even there, badly attended ”
— Milen I. on Oct 19, 2013.
“ Great experience! ”
— Rudy C. on Oct 10, 2013.
“ The London Open Coffee Meetup is a great idea, unfortunately before elen is difficult for me unless I have another appointment in London that day. ”
— Lookman on Sep 11, 2013.
“ Met some charming and valuable contacts today and look forward to meeting more people next time. ”
— Martin R. on Aug 29, 2013.
“ The participants are great and very keen to connect. What I quite did not like is that the event organiser does not attend the event and it will be very helpful to make introductions with the right attendees as the profile is very broad ”
— Jose B. on Jul 25, 2013.
“ Fine ”
— Michael C. on Jun 27, 2013.
“ Good place to meet people, exchange ideas and get your feet wet. ”
— Cecile C. on Jun 27, 2013.
“ Great - I will definitely go again. ”
— Caroline B. on Jun 13, 2013.
“ A good bunch of people doing exciting things ”
— Doug M. on Jun 7, 2013.
“ Great, I will definitely go again. ”
— Allison W. on May 18, 2013.
“ very friendly ”
— Clive D. on May 16, 2013.
“ Loving it so far. ”
— Bisi on May 16, 2013.
“ Lovely informal relaxed business meetup. ”
— Kim D. on Apr 18, 2013.
“ Good variety of attendees ”
— Allan G. on Feb 21, 2013.
“ very interesting people, good networking event ”
— Jean O. on Jan 19, 2013.
“ good event to meet lots of interesting people. ”
— Vimal P. on Oct 4, 2012.
“ Just fine. For those who can't attend evening sessions, it is helpful that this Meetup takes place during the daytime. ”
— Diane on Aug 3, 2012.
“ It has a great potential and good momentum The best thing that people there actually talking to each other and trying to combine skills together ”
— Val D. on Jun 15, 2012.
“ Always great conversations. ”
— Aristos P. on Apr 6, 2012.
“ I've really enjoyed the discussions on the mailing list - it's clear that there are a lot of people in the group who are passionate about what they do and about getting their startups (or helping other people get their startups) off the ground. ”
— Julian A. on Mar 9, 2012.
“ Worth going again, for sure! ”
— Alex M. on Jan 27, 2012.
“ Overall, very good and worthwhile going to. Usually make at least one or two very good connections. ”
— Robert F. on Jan 27, 2012.
“ Good meetup - potentially great meetup but no organiser! A bit of facilitation / introduction would move this from 3 to 5 stars ”
— brianlmerritt on Jan 13, 2012.
“ Good, dynamic ”
— Laurent G. on Dec 30, 2011.
“ OK, was much better last year when turn outs were huge. Seems to be dying a slow death. ”
— Nadeem A. on Dec 2, 2011.
“ I must admit i haven't taken advantage of the physical meetings yet but the mailing list is a great resource for any entrepreneur. Great to listen to, contribute to, and get a few questions answered by a friendly audience. ”
— Ken S. on Oct 3, 2011.
“ If you are an entrepreneur or someone who works with entrepreneurs, you'll find this of interest, a good place to find like-minded people and get a dose of human contact if you work from home too much. For me in particular, if you are a second-stage entrepreneur I want to talk to you! ;-) ”
— Deborah H. on Sep 30, 2011.
“ I wholeheartedly believe that great ideas come from unexpected places...and the people starting new companies are loaded with ideas (some good, some great, some lousy, but that doesn't matter)...and entrepreneurs, as you'll find at this meetup, are eager to share their ideas with others. This meetup, like similar events/groups, are great to practice your pitch, check some assumptions, meet potential clients, business partners, staff and more. ”
— James on Sep 9, 2011.
“ A good initiative. ”
— Gary W. on Sep 2, 2011.
“ I like it, most of the time. ”
— Aisha on May 20, 2011.
“ Seems like an interesting group of driven people ”
— Gavin N. on Apr 8, 2011.
“ i highly recomend it to anyone thinking of starting a new or is currently running a business. ”
— john b. on Mar 31, 2011.
“ A great place to network... ”
— Alvin C. on Feb 11, 2011.
“ Have been twice and enjoyed it on both occasions. Will definitely go back. ”
— Geoff J. on Oct 29, 2010.
“ good ”
— Nick K. on Oct 8, 2010.
“ Enough critical mass to be a useful hour or two every few weeks. ”
— Thomas J. J. on Oct 1, 2010.
“ A great opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and investors. ”
— Jonathan G. on Sep 3, 2010.
“ Really good to meet new people who are serious about what they do on a very informal basis. The time of day and lack of structure to this meetup is its biggest strength. I'll be back :) ”
— Dave W. on Aug 6, 2010.
“ Meet young entrepreneurs ”
— * Dan Dunleavy * on Jul 16, 2010.
“ good to help network and of course meet others of like minds ”
— Ventres C. on Jun 10, 2010.
“ Growth is about talent, and networking is about finding talent. It's that simple. ”
— Amir G. on Feb 18, 2010.
“ Because they'll be missing out otherwise.. ”
— Dimitar S. on Jan 21, 2010.
“ High value for entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneur ”
— Mark R. on Nov 26, 2009.
“ maybe the group needs to be revamped freshened up ”
— Syd on Nov 19, 2009.
“ - looking to get into the online space in the UK - looking to network with startups looking for guidence - looking to network with random techies ”
— Oren on Oct 29, 2009.
“ exchange start-up ideas and help each other with potential solutions ”
— Yiting on Aug 20, 2009.
“ networking with others ”
— Paul on Aug 20, 2009.
“ 1. Continued refinement of the pitch and proposition amongst like-minded brothers and sisters. Practice makes perfect... 2. Inspiration from hearing others' stories and thinking. Shoulders of giants... 3. Building networks in otherwise impossible to access channels - e.g. VC, BA, PE etc etc ”
— Hubert on Jul 16, 2009.
“ meet interesting, open and friendly people that genuinely have great advice and experiences to share. ”
— John R. on Mar 6, 2009.
“ Lots of great discussions, insight from people who have been in the startup game for a while! ”
— Stephen B. on Feb 19, 2009.
“ A good place to find out what is going on locally in the tech and VC sector. ”
— John C. on Feb 10, 2009.
“ If you have an ideaor want to invest in an idea this is a good place to hear peoples experiences, pitches and thoughts first hand, quite a young group but lots of divergent areas being discussed. ”
— David E A. on Jan 9, 2009.
“ Friendly environment to share and discuss new ideas ”
— Jignesh on Jan 8, 2009.
“ Great opportunity to socialize and share your thoughts, find clients, work, partners etc. ”
— Lev K. on Dec 4, 2008.
“ To meet entrepreneurs, maybe an angel, an advisor or someone looking for a job but all interested in making something happen and willing to share thoughts ”
— Roger S. on Nov 12, 2008.
“ If you're looking for inspiration, to share ideas and generally meet like minded people in the world of the web. I highly recommend it. ”
— kamran on Nov 6, 2008.
“ Great opportunity to meet fellow entrepeneurs, share some ideas and build the network! ”
— Boris on Oct 23, 2008.
“ Catch up with like minded people in the same situation. ”
— Marc B. on Oct 9, 2008.
“ Great please to meet, share ideas and experiences ”
— Steve on Sep 26, 2008.
“ A great forum to share ideas, solve problems, meet intelligent people and for me hunt for new ventures. ”
— Mark H. on Sep 19, 2008.
“ There are alot of people with Web 2.0 projects planned or underway and each person you meet is a good bouncing board to test out how well your idea stands up to criticism. There are also a great many businesses servicing Internet projects touting for business so it's a good place to find various services. It's also a good place to discuss the latest technologies. Not sure it's the place to find funding? Perhaps? ”
— David N. on Sep 12, 2008.
“ Have been meaning to attend the OpenCoffee Meetup for months, have heard good things from many people, including... Håkon Haugnes & Geir Rasmussen from the Global Name Registry, Nic Brisbourne at DFJ Esprit, Robert Loch from Internet People and a few others. I got to the event quite late, but still managed to meet a great bunch of young and experienced entrepreneurs at various stages in their tech startups or ventures. Two notable individuals were Matt brooke-Smith who is developing a range of very innovative iPhone apps and Nick Donnelly at Netshops. Will definitely be attending the next OpenCoffee Meetup and arriving a lot earlier! ”
— Justin C. on Aug 21, 2008.
“ great mix of people. ”
— Nick D. on Aug 7, 2008.
“ good way to meet contacts in a friendly environment ”
— Danny R. on Jul 24, 2008.
“ Great place to meet other entrepreneurs, business people, and random visitors from a variety of industries and backgrounds. ”
— James K. on Jul 20, 2008.
“ Share ideas, projects, meet interesting people for collaboration on projects. ”
— Daniel R. on Jul 17, 2008.
“ A good balance of developers, entrepreneurs and business people so ideal for anyone looking to test out that first pitch and get an unbiased and helpful critique. It's also hard to beat all-you-can-drink caffeinated beverages for £2.50 when your on a start-up budget ;) ”
— Eleanor M. on Jul 10, 2008.
“ I feel there is a good match between startups, ideas and variety of businesses. Certainly if you provide services there are opportunities it's not full of tech. It's a very sociable and friendly group who are very confident and outgoing. If I don't attend I feel a little sorrowful. ”
— mark n h. on Jul 10, 2008.
“ Unfortunately, it's not as thriving as it used to be a few months ago ”
— Evgeny S. on Jun 19, 2008.
“ If you are active in any kind of start-up, particularly an online start-up, this is a good place to connect with like-minded people and make possibly useful connections. It's easy to access and if you don't like it you can easily bail out! ”
— Alex M. on Apr 24, 2008.
“ insightful, face to face network, a wide diversification of on-line ventures ”
— scott on Apr 3, 2008.
“ Good. ”
— Omar M. on Jan 31, 2008.
“ Would like to attend to meet others ”
— Sonal A. on Jan 10, 2008.
“ I really enjoyed this particular Meetup Group as it put me in touch with a lot of new and interesting people. ”
— james d. on Sep 28, 2007.
“ Good to meet such a varied and switched-on group. ”
— Gus P. on Sep 13, 2007.
“ A good balance of entrepreneurs, investors and marketing folks. There was a good turnout of women entrepreneurs too. ”
— Denis M. on Jul 26, 2007.
“ Went well for a first Meetup. I'll definitely attend again. ”
— Craig B. on Jul 19, 2007.
“ Great to find this in London. ”
— Carl R. on Jun 21, 2007.
“ Excellent group, will definitely come again ”
— Ryan N. on Jun 11, 2007.
“ As my first visit, seemed good. I'll get there earlier next time! ”
— Andrew J S. on May 10, 2007.
“ It is good to know where to meet people with similar interests. However, i felt most people that I talked to already have their business up and running and I felt they looked puzzled at my idea, even more because I am still research about it. I felt an expectation in the air that It was not interesting yet because I had nothing to show. Nothing up and running yet. No cards to give, no web site. I felt that for them I was wasting their time. Nevertheless, it touch me it is important to develop a better catch introduction of my idea so it can be interpreted in a better away as well. Also with the majority of attendents being man, and my idea being in the lingerie/self-steem courses - maybe ladies clothes for man - they did not have a clue how to exchange ideas in this area and felt lost in speaking to me. On the other hand, Saul's idea for me to start with a blog sounded very usefull and it is something I will be looking at. ”
— Be on Mar 16, 2007.
“ After going to the last meet up I am delighted to say that it was the single most important social/networking/enjoyable business event I have been to since entering the exciting (and stressful) world that is 'the Internet Start-up'. I think one feature which could work is allowing all the attendees to post a small blurb about their company and allow others to vote on ideas they want to hear more about. The idea(s) with the most votes get a 5 minute slot in the middle of the event to present to everyone in attendance or just those that are interested. Lets just hope ”
— Anthony E. on Mar 12, 2007.
“ No one turned up and certainly no organisation. ”
— Chris P. on Mar 13, 2008.