MAGENTO STARTUP DEMO DAY, 9 September @ Skills Matter (Code Node)

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What is Startup Demo Day?

The London Magento Users Group has produced a special networking event to nurture new products & services into the Magento marketplace:

Five startups will demonstrate & pitch their products, Dragon’s Den-style with a panel of Magento store experts. Followed by an Expo for the entrepreneurs to get your feedback, plus drinks & nibbles at the best Magento networking event in the UK.

• When?: Wednesday, 9 September 2015. 7pm – 11pm

• Where?: Skills Matter at CodeNode , 10 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB (https://skillsmatter.com/locations/264-skills-matter-codenode#getthere)

• Registration: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7243-magento-startup-demo-day [Do not register at meetup.com; only the Skills Matter registrations will be counted.]

DEMO / PRESENTATIONS:

1. Cloudinary: High performance images and video
Cloudinary gives Magento cutting-edge image capabilities. It saves costs on image creation & manipulation, gets images to market faster, reduces bandwidth costs, and speeds up Magento pages drastically.

GRANT KEMP, Mobile and Omni-Channel Manager at Session Digital / Inviqa. Grant has worked for a multitude of app and web development agencies where he has created projects for some of the leading brands in Europe, including Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Peugeot and Nintendo. He also runs one of the largest hackathon communities in Europe as well as a popular blog on retail innovation, connectedwindow.com.

2. Shweep: Loyalty gaming
Shweep is an exciting new consumer service delivered at the point of purchase on multiple ecommerce sites, and integrates with Magento. It can double the retailer’s conversion by convincing the customer to complete the purchase, even when the item is available at a significant discount elsewhere.

Richard Upton, Founder and Chief Executive of No Gloss. Richard is a serial entrepreneur and has helped build some of the world’s fastest growing tech and retail brands over the past 20 years. As CEO and Founder of Shweep, his latest venture, he’s redefining the concept of loyalty marketing and tackling one of the biggest challenges in ecommerce today.

3. StoreGecko: Easy Product Creator
So Easy, So Quick, that it takes less than 60 seconds to create and publish a new Product to your Magento webshop. Whether you have 100 or 100,000 SKUs, you’ll never need your Tech Team to create a Product again.

Michael Mocatta: Founder of Neta Ventures, CCO and Co-Founder at StoreGecko. Michael has coached and mentored several start ups, taking them from Incorporation through to first rounds of funding and acceptance into UK or US based accelerators. He’s pitched to VCs and Angels on behalf of his clients, and has raised over $500k.

4. NearCollect: Click & collect delivery
NearCollect is solving the problem of missed parcel deliveries by allowing any Magento retailer to offer click & collect to their customers. Let shoppers have their parcels delivered to local businesses, to collect at a time that’s convenient to them.

Jack Finnegan: CEO of NearCollect. Jack has a background as a Business Analyst in retail, and has a BA in Management and a MSc in International Business. He has worked in logistics and ecommerce for Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser before launching NearCollect.

5. MageCloud: Cloud hosting and deployment
MageCloud was built to help store owners and Magento developers launch new Magento stores in less than 10 minutes by installing themes, extensions and deploying everything into the cloud hosting infrastructure.

Paul Ryazanov: CEO of MageCloud. Paul has been the founder and CEO for seed- and A-round startups, business owners, brands to help them start and success with ideas and products using my skill-set in business development, marketing and strategy, product development & management, internet marketing.

PANEL EXPERTS:

Ivan Mazour, Founder/CEO of Ometria

Ivan Mazour is a Russian-born, London-based serial entrepreneur, investor and author. He is the CEO and Founder of Ometria – a predictive analytics and marketing platform built specifically for retailers, letting them use data to increase revenues and provide an improved customer experience. Ometria is his seventh company, in a career spanning various industries from property to education.

Annabel Kilner, UK Country Manager at Made.com

As Made.com’s UK country manager, Annabel Kilner has helped boost turnover from £26.2m in 2013 to £42.7m last year and seen the company named the second fastest-growing tech business in the country.

Richard Orme, CTO at MetaPack

MetaPack is the leading global provider of delivery management solutions, looking after over 120 million customer delivery experiences per year. Richard is responsible for the strategy and technology behind the MetaPack SaaS product portfolio.