• SW Founders - April | The good the bad and the Ugly - Cookies HQ Startup Story

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. WE HAVE A NEW FORMAT and a new start time! The new format for SWF is an event in two parts. Firstly a brief talk or workshop session from a leading expert locally on something super useful to early-stage entrepreneurs. Secondly, we'll have our more traditional peer-to-peer networking! All members are welcome to attend either element or (ideally) both! Here are the timings of the new format: 6:00 Arrivals and networking 6.30 Content//speaker 6:50 Questions 7:00 Arrivals if you just want to attend the networking drinks 7:15 Tour of Framework for anyone who wants one 8:30 Close. This month we have: Cookies HQ Co-Founder Nic Alpi taking us through the journey of developing, creating and successfully running an agency. Hear about the Good, the bad and the sometimes ugly world of startups, tech and the local scene. Garner some advice, share your tales or raise some questions at this enlightening session. Cookies HQ creates web and mobile apps for businesses with purpose, their mission is to deliver unique products and build strong, lasting partnerships with our clients. CookiesHQ was founded by husband and wife team, Nic and Nathalie Alpi, in 2011. Nic started his first business when he was just 21 – so he understands the challenges our clients face every day. Since then, they’ve grown organically into a team of talented developers, organisers and creatives. Their studio is based right here in Bristol, UK, and they work with organisations all around the globe. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events.

  • South West Founders Meetup -March

    Framework

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. WE HAVE A NEW FORMAT! The new format for SWF is an event in two parts. Firstly a brief talk or workshop session from a leading expert locally on something super useful to early-stage entrepreneurs. Secondly, we'll have our more traditional peer-to-peer networking! All members are welcome to attend either element or (ideally) both! This month we have: Rick Chapman on "How to actually start a start-up? Practical steps to getting started..." For those of you who don't know Rick has nearly 30 years of experience working in high tech industries, predominantly semiconductors and software, including Marconi and STMicroelectronics. Since 2001, Rick has worked in several start-ups. He was a founding executive of SuperH Inc, Cobault Ltd, Spiral Gateway Ltd, and Reveal2me Ltd, covering microprocessor design, commercial software and consumer apps. Rick is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SETsquared Bristol and works with other organisations in Bristol & Bath supporting the high tech cluster. Don’t get him talking about cricket. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events.

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  • South West Founders Meetup - February

    Framework

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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  • South West Founders Meetup -Beat the January Blues!

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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  • South West Founders Meetup

    The Watershed

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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  • South West Founders Meetup

    The Watershed

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

  • South West Founders Meetup

    The Watershed

    South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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  • South West Founders Meetup - Welcome Back!

    The Watershed

    South West Founders is back from the summer! Join us at our first catch up since the holiday season and see what TechSPARK and everyone else is up to over what is shaping up to be an exciting Autumn in the region! We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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  • South West Founders Meetup

    The Watershed

    South West Founders is a monthly meet-up for people based in the South-West who have been, are, or want to be tech start-up founders and this is the last one for the summer! We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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  • South West Founders Meetup

    The Watershed

    South West Founders is a monthly meet-up for people based in the South-West who have been, are, or want to be tech start-up founders. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events. The format of the meet-up is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) CookiesHQ (https://cookieshq.co.uk/) OggaDoon (http://www.oggadoon.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) London Stock Exchange (http://www.londonstockexchange.com/home/homepage.htm)

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