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Paul Dowling

Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London, like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london.
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA. His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School, helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >
>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >
>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >
>> > Aniko
>> >
>> >
>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
>> > Small Business Newsletter: http://www.entelliz.co.uk/subscribe.html
>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk
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>> >
>> >
>> >
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Simone-4
Paul,

Thanks for the intervention.

My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?

reg. Simone

On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:

Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London, like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london.
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA. His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School, helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >
>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >
>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >
>> > Aniko
>> >
>> >
>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
>> > Small Business Newsletter: http://www.entelliz.co.uk/subscribe.html
>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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Simone,

 

By coincidence my partner Monika Geirszewska has just posted your event on Dreamstake.  I think she would be very interested in your question below.

 

I really don’t know whether women are working more collaboratively.  I would like to see more women working in this area.  Julie Meyer outshone all the men on a panel on Friday but this is not surprising.

 

Best,

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Simone
Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

 

Paul,

 

Thanks for the intervention.

 

My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?

 

reg. Simone

 

On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:



Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London, like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london.
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA. His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School, helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >
>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >
>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >
>> > Aniko
>> >
>> >
>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
>> > Small Business Newsletter: http://www.entelliz.co.uk/subscribe.html
>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk
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…..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….

 

BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better place for entrepreneurs.

 

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Simone
Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

 

Paul,

 

Thanks for the intervention.

 

My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?

 

reg. Simone

 

On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:



Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London, like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london.
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA. His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School, helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >
>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >
>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >
>> > Aniko
>> >
>> >
>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
>> > Small Business Newsletter: http://www.entelliz.co.uk/subscribe.html
>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk
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Hi Paul

Some kind of organised calendar :-)

On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who will pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is that how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about customers, I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.

Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr types, with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting space once a week :-)

I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding the business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...


Iqbal


From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

…..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….

 

BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better place for entrepreneurs.

 

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ] On Behalf Of Simone
Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

 

Paul,

 

Thanks for the intervention.

 

My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?

 

reg. Simone

 

On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:



Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london .
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
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>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
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>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
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Re: Events on 28th June

Alice
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Well, if we manage to set up these innovation banks on the high street
there's our interface between entrepreneurs and investors, right
there.

See my email on that Businessweek article to OC mailing list.

On 6/14/10, iqbalgandham <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Paul
>
> Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>
> On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who will
> pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is that
> how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about customers,
> I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
> benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>
> Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr types,
> with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
> use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
> space once a week :-)
>
> I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding the
> business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>
>
> Iqbal
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
> To: [hidden email]
> Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
> Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
> …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can
> be logistically achieved….
>
> BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is
> needed to make London
> a better place for entrepreneurs.
>
>
> Paul
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From:[hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ] On
> Behalf Of Simone
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056]
> Events on 28th June
>
> Paul,
>
> Thanks for the intervention.
>
> My question: I want your opinion! Are
> women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?
>
> reg. Simone
>
> On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>
>
> Irene, Dot
>
> We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and
> networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are
> counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and
> we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from
> about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.
> Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.
>
> Paul
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From:[hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ] On
> Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
> Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056]
> The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm
>
> Didn't say you
> were.
>
> I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's
> for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't
> location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
> would
> more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to
> attend
> Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>
> Unless your based outside London ,
> like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the
> time.
>
> Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and
> had
> to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
> conversation
> on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything
> else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular
> network
> of people who exist only within their scene.
> On 14 June 2010
> 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> Um.....I'm not
> part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
> their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
> preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
> territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
> which is West.
>
> Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
> East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
> direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>
> Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London
> so,
> logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
> Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>
> It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
> dispersed, piecemeal talks in London
> and this reflects the fragmented,
> dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>
> Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>
>
>
> On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London
> entrepreneurs. I'm
>> not London
> based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>> based.
>>
>> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
>> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
>> two different audiences.
>>
>> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC
> are
>> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
>> joined up to make another London
> centric networking do where people debate
>> the merits of east vs north london .
>>
>> Irene
>>
>> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>>
>> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>>
>>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>>
>>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking
> and the
>>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>>
>>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>>> angel network system in the UK
> because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>>
>>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring /
> code
>>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that
> they're
>>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>>
>>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>>
>>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>>> policy fronts:
>>>
>>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>>
>>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>>
>>>
>>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>>> will move this idea forward.
>>>
>>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some
> of
>>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and
> question
>>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and
> the
>>> > future of start-up funding.
>>> >
>>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>>> >
>>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and
> co-founder of
>>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first
> social
>>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in
> firms
>>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies
> and Nokia.
>>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M
> USD,
>>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>>> >
>>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial
> banking at
>>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup
> Packages.
>>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step”
> campaign
>>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new
> start-up
>>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>>> >
>>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners
> LLP,
>>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than
> £60m.
>>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both
> private
>>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA .
> His companies are in
>>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>>> > mobiles and games.
>>> >
>>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
> at the
>>> > London Business School ,
> helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial
> Services
>>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was
> previously a
>>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme
> “Entrepreneur of the
>>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC
> Search
>>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and
> co-founder of
>>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>>> >
>>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>>> >
>>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first
> floor function room)
>>> >                 26 John
> Adam Street
>>> >                 London
> WC2N 6HL
>>> >                 (2 min
> walk from Charing Cross
> station)
>>> >
>>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>>> >
>>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>>> >
>>> > Aniko
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
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>>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk
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Alice
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Also entrepreneurs and end-users.

On 6/14/10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Well, if we manage to set up these innovation banks on the high street
> there's our interface between entrepreneurs and investors, right
> there.
>
> See my email on that Businessweek article to OC mailing list.
>
> On 6/14/10, iqbalgandham <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi Paul
>>
>> Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>>
>> On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who
>> will
>> pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is
>> that
>> how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about
>> customers,
>> I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
>> benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>>
>> Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr
>> types,
>> with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
>> use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
>> space once a week :-)
>>
>> I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding
>> the
>> business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>>
>>
>> Iqbal
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
>> Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>>
>>
>> …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can
>> be logistically achieved….
>>
>> BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is
>> needed to make London
>> a better place for entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>> From:[hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ]
>> On
>> Behalf Of Simone
>> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056]
>> Events on 28th June
>>
>> Paul,
>>
>> Thanks for the intervention.
>>
>> My question: I want your opinion! Are
>> women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a
>> myth?
>>
>> reg. Simone
>>
>> On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>>
>>
>> Irene, Dot
>>
>> We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and
>> networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are
>> counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and
>> we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from
>> about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.
>> Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>> From:[hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ]
>> On
>> Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
>> Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
>> To: [hidden email]
>> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056]
>> The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm
>>
>> Didn't say you
>> were.
>>
>> I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that
>> it's
>> for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event
>> wasn't
>> location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
>> would
>> more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to
>> attend
>> Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>>
>> Unless your based outside London ,
>> like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the
>> time.
>>
>> Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and
>> had
>> to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
>> conversation
>> on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then
>> anything
>> else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular
>> network
>> of people who exist only within their scene.
>> On 14 June 2010
>> 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>> Um.....I'm not
>> part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
>> their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
>> preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
>> territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
>> which is West.
>>
>> Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
>> East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
>> direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>>
>> Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London
>> so,
>> logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
>> Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>>
>> It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
>> dispersed, piecemeal talks in London
>> and this reflects the fragmented,
>> dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>>
>> Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London
>> entrepreneurs. I'm
>>> not London
>> based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>>> based.
>>>
>>> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be
>>> more
>>> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and
>>> cater
>>> two different audiences.
>>>
>>> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC
>> are
>>> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if
>>> both
>>> joined up to make another London
>> centric networking do where people debate
>>> the merits of east vs north london .
>>>
>>> Irene
>>>
>>> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>>>
>>> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>>>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>>>
>>>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>>>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>>>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>>>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>>>
>>>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>>>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking
>> and the
>>>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>>>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>>>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>>>
>>>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>>>> angel network system in the UK
>> because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>>>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>>>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>>>
>>>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring /
>> code
>>>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that
>> they're
>>>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>>>
>>>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>>>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>>>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>>>
>>>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>>>> policy fronts:
>>>>
>>>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>>>
>>>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>>>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>>>> will move this idea forward.
>>>>
>>>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>>> > Hi,
>>>> >
>>>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some
>> of
>>>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and
>> question
>>>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and
>> the
>>>> > future of start-up funding.
>>>> >
>>>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>>>> >
>>>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and
>> co-founder of
>>>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>>>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first
>> social
>>>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in
>> firms
>>>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies
>> and Nokia.
>>>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M
>> USD,
>>>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>>>> >
>>>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial
>> banking at
>>>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup
>> Packages.
>>>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step”
>> campaign
>>>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new
>> start-up
>>>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>>>> >
>>>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners
>> LLP,
>>>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than
>> £60m.
>>>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both
>> private
>>>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA .
>> His companies are in
>>>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>>>> > mobiles and games.
>>>> >
>>>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
>> at the
>>>> > London Business School ,
>> helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>>>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial
>> Services
>>>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was
>> previously a
>>>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme
>> “Entrepreneur of the
>>>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC
>> Search
>>>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and
>> co-founder of
>>>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>>>> >
>>>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>>>> >
>>>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first
>> floor function room)
>>>> >                 26 John
>> Adam Street
>>>> >                 London
>> WC2N 6HL
>>>> >                 (2 min
>> walk from Charing Cross
>> station)
>>>> >
>>>> > Book now at
>>>> > http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>>>> >
>>>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>>>> >
>>>> > Aniko
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>>>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
>>>> > Small Business Newsletter: http://www.entelliz.co.uk/subscribe.html
>>>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk
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Hi Iqbal,

 

I am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision of affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the most tangible ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to launch a survey on this subject and will let OC know when it is out.

 

Best,

Paul

Dreamstake

www.dreamstake.net

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of iqbalgandham
Sent: 14 June 2010 22:44
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

 

Hi Paul

Some kind of organised calendar :-)

On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who will pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is that how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about customers, I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.

Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr types, with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting space once a week :-)

I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding the business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...


Iqbal

 


From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

…..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….

 

BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better place for entrepreneurs.

 

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ] On Behalf Of Simone
Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

 

Paul,

 

Thanks for the intervention.

 

My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?

 

reg. Simone

 

On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:

 

Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
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Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london .
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >
>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >
>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >
>> > Aniko
>> >
>> >
>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
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Thanks Paul, already had a good look at the site and what you do which sounds great. Like I said, because it said 'London Entrepreneurs', I took it as for people soley based in London and having been to some events that were London centered, it was quite obvious to really appreciate the resources, you had to be based in London.

Again, something which I think is 100% fair because you can't do it all! :-)

But appreciate the heads up.

Irene

On 14 June 2010 21:49, Paul Dowling <[hidden email]> wrote:

Irene, Dot

 

We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.  All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.  Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on www.dreamstake.net.

 

Paul

 


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June, 6.30pm

 

Didn't say you were.

I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.

Unless your based outside London, like I am, you wouldn't hear any Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.

Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an insular network of people who exist only within their scene.

On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
which is West.

Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.

Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).

It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.

Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.




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> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
> based.
>
> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
> two different audiences.
>
> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC are
> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
> the merits of east vs north london.
>
> Irene
>
> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>
> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>
>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>
>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>
>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>
>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>
>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>
>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> policy fronts:
>>
>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>
>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>
>>
>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> will move this idea forward.
>>
>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>
>>
>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >
>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >
>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >
>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >
>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA. His companies are in
>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> > mobiles and games.
>> >
>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>> > London Business School, helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >
>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >
>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >
>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >
>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >
>> > Aniko
>> >
>> >
>> > Follow me @anikozagon
>> > Join us: http://facebook.com/entelliz
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Re: Events on 28th June

Alice
In reply to this post by Paul Dowling
Here's a suggestion to solve any East-West-North-South-London-beyond
issues as well as having a moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
networking that would be cool.

Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one London to Liverpool /
Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE every weekend, so that those
of us in London and outside of London can board at convenient stops
and network / take part in workshops / project plan / showcase product
to potential end-users.

If not for free, then maybe subsidized by govt funds and some
combination of future strategic alliance / marketing with Virgin.

Why Virgin trains and not a coach? Well, more space and carriages and
more reliable WI-FI CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.

OK, so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to consider........

:*).



On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Iqbal,
>
>
>
> I am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision of
> affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the most tangible
> ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to launch a survey on this subject
> and will let OC know when it is out.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Paul
>
> Dreamstake
>
> www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On
> Behalf Of iqbalgandham
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:44
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
>
> Hi Paul
>
> Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>
> On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who will
> pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is that
> how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about customers,
> I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
> benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>
> Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr types,
> with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
> use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
> space once a week :-)
>
> I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding the
> business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>
>
> Iqbal
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
> To: [hidden email]
> Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
> Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
> …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….
>
>
>
> BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better
> place for entrepreneurs.
>
>
>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ]
> On Behalf Of Simone
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
>
> Paul,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the intervention.
>
>
>
> My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more
> collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?
>
>
>
> reg. Simone
>
>
>
> On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>
>
>
> Irene, Dot
>
>
>
> We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as
> possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.
> All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make
> money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.
> Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on
> www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/> .
>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ] On
> Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
> Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June,
> 6.30pm
>
>
>
> Didn't say you were.
>
> I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's
> for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't
> location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
> would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted
> to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>
> Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any
> Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.
>
> Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and
> had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
> conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding
> then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an
> insular network of people who exist only within their scene.
>
> On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
> their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
> preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
> territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
> which is West.
>
> Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
> East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
> direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>
> Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
> logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
> Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>
> It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
> dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
> dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>
> Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>
>
>
>
> On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
>> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>> based.
>>
>> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
>> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
>> two different audiences.
>>
>> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC
> are
>> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
>> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
>> the merits of east vs north london .
>>
>> Irene
>>
>> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>>
>> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>>
>>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>>
>>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>>
>>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>>
>>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>>
>>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>>
>>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>>> policy fronts:
>>>
>>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>>
>>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>>
>>>
>>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>>> will move this idea forward.
>>>
>>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>>> > future of start-up funding.
>>> >
>>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>>> >
>>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>>> >
>>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>>> >
>>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are in
>>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>>> > mobiles and games.
>>> >
>>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>>> >
>>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>>> >
>>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>>> >
>>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>>> >
>>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>>> >
>>> > Aniko
>>> >
>>> >
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Re: Events on 28th June

Irene Rukerebuka
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Haha, actually that's a pretty good idea that if you could get to RB-he'd prolly be up for it.

I remember meeting this girl at this networking even in London who came from Newcastle because the event was the only kind that touched on what she was working now....

And there's absolutely NO support here in Kent Paul unless you want to open an insurance company or a restaurant. Even one of the business link advisors told me in no uncertain terms 'Don't even bother going to any networking events in this area, go to London. It's the only place you'll meet anyone.'

He's right!

On 15 June 2010 08:27, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
Here's a suggestion to solve any East-West-North-South-London-beyond
issues as well as having a moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
networking that would be cool.

Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one London to Liverpool /
Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE every weekend, so that those
of us in London and outside of London can board at convenient stops
and network / take part in workshops / project plan / showcase product
to potential end-users.

If not for free, then maybe subsidized by govt funds and some
combination of future strategic alliance / marketing with Virgin.

Why Virgin trains and not a coach? Well, more space and carriages and
more reliable WI-FI CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.

OK, so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to consider........

:*).



On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi Iqbal,
>
>
>
> I am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision of
> affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the most tangible
> ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to launch a survey on this subject
> and will let OC know when it is out.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Paul
>
> Dreamstake
>
> www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On
> Behalf Of iqbalgandham
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:44
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
>
> Hi Paul
>
> Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>
> On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who will
> pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is that
> how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about customers,
> I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
> benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>
> Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr types,
> with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
> use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
> space once a week :-)
>
> I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding the
> business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>
>
> Iqbal
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
> Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
> …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….
>
>
>
> BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better
> place for entrepreneurs.
>
>
>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ]
> On Behalf Of Simone
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
>
> Paul,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the intervention.
>
>
>
> My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more
> collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?
>
>
>
> reg. Simone
>
>
>
> On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>
>
>
> Irene, Dot
>
>
>
> We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as
> possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.
> All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make
> money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.
> Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on
> www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/> .
>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ] On
> Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
> Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June,
> 6.30pm
>
>
>
> Didn't say you were.
>
> I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's
> for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't
> location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
> would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted
> to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>
> Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any
> Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.
>
> Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and
> had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
> conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding
> then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an
> insular network of people who exist only within their scene.
>
> On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
> their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
> preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
> territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
> which is West.
>
> Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
> East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
> direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>
> Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
> logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
> Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>
> It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
> dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
> dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>
> Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>
>
>
>
> On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
>> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>> based.
>>
>> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
>> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
>> two different audiences.
>>
>> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC
> are
>> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
>> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
>> the merits of east vs north london .
>>
>> Irene
>>
>> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>>
>> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>>
>>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>>
>>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>>
>>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>>
>>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>>
>>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>>
>>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>>> policy fronts:
>>>
>>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>>
>>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>>
>>>
>>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>>> will move this idea forward.
>>>
>>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>>> > future of start-up funding.
>>> >
>>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>>> >
>>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>>> >
>>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>>> >
>>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are in
>>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>>> > mobiles and games.
>>> >
>>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>>> >
>>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>>> >
>>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>>> >
>>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>>> >
>>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>>> >
>>> > Aniko
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Follow me @anikozagon
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>>> > Web: http://www.entelliz.co.uk <http://www.entelliz.co.uk/>
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>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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RE: Events on 28th June

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I second that, in regards to the fundamentals such as networking, business accommodation etc  doing business in Kent and even North Kent [Greater London] is particularly difficult.

 

 

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From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
Sent: 16 June 2010 11:24
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

 

Haha, actually that's a pretty good idea that if you could get to RB-he'd prolly be up for it.

I remember meeting this girl at this networking even in London who came from Newcastle because the event was the only kind that touched on what she was working now....

And there's absolutely NO support here in Kent Paul unless you want to open an insurance company or a restaurant. Even one of the business link advisors told me in no uncertain terms 'Don't even bother going to any networking events in this area, go to London. It's the only place you'll meet anyone.'

He's right!

On 15 June 2010 08:27, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

Here's a suggestion to solve any East-West-North-South-London-beyond
issues as well as having a moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
networking that would be cool.

Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one London to Liverpool /
Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE every weekend, so that those
of us in London and outside of London can board at convenient stops
and network / take part in workshops / project plan / showcase product
to potential end-users.

If not for free, then maybe subsidized by govt funds and some
combination of future strategic alliance / marketing with Virgin.

Why Virgin trains and not a coach? Well, more space and carriages and
more reliable WI-FI CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.

OK, so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to consider........

:*).




On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi Iqbal,
>
>
>
> I am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision of
> affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the most tangible
> ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to launch a survey on this subject
> and will let OC know when it is out.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Paul
>
> Dreamstake
>

> www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>

>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On

> Behalf Of iqbalgandham
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:44

> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
>
> Hi Paul
>
> Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>
> On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who will
> pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is that
> how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about customers,
> I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
> benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>
> Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr types,
> with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
> use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
> space once a week :-)
>
> I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding the
> business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>
>
> Iqbal
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>

> Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
> Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
> …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….
>
>
>
> BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better
> place for entrepreneurs.
>
>
>
>
>

> Paul
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto: [hidden email] ]

> On Behalf Of Simone
> Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13

> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>
>
>
> Paul,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the intervention.
>
>
>
> My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more
> collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?
>
>
>
> reg. Simone
>
>
>

> On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>
>
>
> Irene, Dot
>
>
>
> We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks as
> possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are counter-productive.
> All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to make
> money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.
> Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on

> www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/> .

>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
>   _____
>
> From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email] ] On
> Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
> Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th June,
> 6.30pm
>
>
>
> Didn't say you were.
>
> I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that it's
> for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event wasn't
> location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
> would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have wanted
> to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>
> Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any
> Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.
>
> Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London and
> had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
> conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial funding
> then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this breeds an
> insular network of people who exist only within their scene.
>
> On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
> their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
> preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
> territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
> which is West.
>
> Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
> East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
> direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>
> Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
> logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
> Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>
> It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
> dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
> dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>
> Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>
>
>
>
> On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs. I'm
>> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>> based.
>>
>> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be more
>> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and cater
>> two different audiences.
>>
>> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how GrowVC
> are
>> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if both
>> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people debate
>> the merits of east vs north london .
>>
>> Irene
>>
>> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>>
>> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>>>
>>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>>>
>>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>>>
>>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>>>
>>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>>>
>>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>>>
>>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>>> policy fronts:
>>>
>>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>>>
>>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>>>
>>>
>>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>>> will move this idea forward.
>>>
>>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and question
>>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and the
>>> > future of start-up funding.
>>> >
>>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>>> >
>>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first social
>>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and Nokia.
>>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M USD,
>>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>>> >
>>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking at
>>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step” campaign
>>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>>> >
>>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both private
>>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are in
>>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>>> > mobiles and games.
>>> >
>>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the
>>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and sell
>>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of the
>>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder of
>>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>>> >
>>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>>> >
>>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>>> >
>>> > Book now at http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>>> >
>>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>>> >
>>> > Aniko
>>> >
>>> >
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Re: Events on 28th June

Alice
In reply to this post by Paul Dowling
We're branding it............THE START-UP SHUTTLE.

It's a good fit with RB's own entrepreneurial legacies and who knows?
Someone on that start-up shuttle could become a success on the scale
of a Facebook and then their whole team would have money
to.........afford a Virgin Space voyage!!!

Maybe that's the pitch to Sir RB:

(1.) Positive brand associations for Virgin --- bright spark dotcom
entrepeneurs fast-tracking on Virgin trains.

(2.) Connecting communities, consumers, business and products.

(3.) Entrepreneurs reaching for the stars who'll become potential
future voyagers on Virgin Space tours.


Ok, this works so now.............how to get to Sir RB........Is
anyone within 2 degrees of separation from him? LOL.




On 6/16/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Haha, actually that's a pretty good idea that if you could get to RB-he'd
> prolly be up for it.
>
> I remember meeting this girl at this networking even in London who came from
> Newcastle because the event was the only kind that touched on what she was
> working now....
>
> And there's absolutely NO support here in Kent Paul unless you want to open
> an insurance company or a restaurant. Even one of the business link advisors
> told me in no uncertain terms 'Don't even bother going to any networking
> events in this area, go to London. It's the only place you'll meet anyone.'
>
> He's right!
>
> On 15 June 2010 08:27, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Here's a suggestion to solve any East-West-North-South-London-beyond
>> issues as well as having a moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
>> networking that would be cool.
>>
>> Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one London to Liverpool /
>> Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE every weekend, so that those
>> of us in London and outside of London can board at convenient stops
>> and network / take part in workshops / project plan / showcase product
>> to potential end-users.
>>
>> If not for free, then maybe subsidized by govt funds and some
>> combination of future strategic alliance / marketing with Virgin.
>>
>> Why Virgin trains and not a coach? Well, more space and carriages and
>> more reliable WI-FI CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.
>>
>> OK, so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to
>> consider........
>>
>> :*).
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi Iqbal,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision of
>> > affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the most tangible
>> > ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to launch a survey on this
>> subject
>> > and will let OC know when it is out.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Best,
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> > Dreamstake
>> >
>> > www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]]
>> On
>> > Behalf Of iqbalgandham
>> > Sent: 14 June 2010 22:44
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi Paul
>> >
>> > Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>> >
>> > On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who
>> will
>> > pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is
>> that
>> > how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about
>> customers,
>> > I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
>> > benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>> >
>> > Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr
>> types,
>> > with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
>> > use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
>> > space once a week :-)
>> >
>> > I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding
>> the
>> > business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>> >
>> >
>> > Iqbal
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
>> > Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>> >
>> > …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better
>> > place for entrepreneurs.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: [hidden email] [mailto:
>> > [hidden email]]
>> > On Behalf Of Simone
>> > Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Paul,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks for the intervention.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more
>> > collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > reg. Simone
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Irene, Dot
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks
>> as
>> > possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are
>> > counter-productive.
>> > All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to
>> > make
>> > money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.
>> > Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on
>> > www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/> .
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]]
>> > On
>> > Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
>> > Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th
>> June,
>> > 6.30pm
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Didn't say you were.
>> >
>> > I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that
>> it's
>> > for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event
>> wasn't
>> > location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
>> > would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have
>> wanted
>> > to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>> >
>> > Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any
>> > Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.
>> >
>> > Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London
>> > and
>> > had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
>> > conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial
>> > funding
>> > then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this
>> > breeds
>> an
>> > insular network of people who exist only within their scene.
>> >
>> > On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >
>> > Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
>> > their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
>> > preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
>> > territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
>> > which is West.
>> >
>> > Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
>> > East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
>> > direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>> >
>> > Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
>> > logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
>> > Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>> >
>> > It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
>> > dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
>> > dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>> >
>> > Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs.
>> I'm
>> >> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>> >> based.
>> >>
>> >> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be
>> more
>> >> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and
>> cater
>> >> two different audiences.
>> >>
>> >> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how
>> >> GrowVC
>> > are
>> >> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if
>> both
>> >> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people
>> debate
>> >> the merits of east vs north london .
>> >>
>> >> Irene
>> >>
>> >> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>> >>
>> >> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> >>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>> >>>
>> >>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> >>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> >>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> >>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>> >>>
>> >>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> >>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> >>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> >>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> >>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>> >>>
>> >>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> >>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> >>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> >>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>> >>>
>> >>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> >>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> >>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>> >>>
>> >>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> >>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> >>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>> >>>
>> >>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> >>> policy fronts:
>> >>>
>> >>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>> >>>
>> >>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> >>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> >>> will move this idea forward.
>> >>>
>> >>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >>> > Hi,
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> >>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and
>> >>> > question
>> >>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and
>> >>> > the
>> >>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> >>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> >>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first
>> >>> > social
>> >>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> >>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and
>> >>> > Nokia.
>> >>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M
>> >>> > USD,
>> >>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking
>> at
>> >>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> >>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step”
>> campaign
>> >>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> >>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> >>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> >>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both
>> private
>> >>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are
>> in
>> >>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> >>> > mobiles and games.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at
>> the
>> >>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and
>> >>> > sell
>> >>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> >>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> >>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of
>> >>> > the
>> >>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> >>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder
>> of
>> >>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Book now at
>> http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Aniko
>> >>> >
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Re: Events on 28th June

Hardeep Rai
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I used to work at the same company with this guy - Stephen Attenborough, in my Gartmore days ! :-)
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 16/06/2010 16:17:06 GMT Daylight Time, [hidden email] writes:
We're branding it............THE START-UP SHUTTLE.

It's a good fit with RB's own entrepreneurial legacies and who knows?
Someone on that start-up shuttle could become a success on the scale
of a Facebook and then their whole team would have money
to.........afford a Virgin Space voyage!!!

Maybe that's the pitch to Sir RB:

(1.) Positive brand associations for Virgin --- bright spark dotcom
entrepeneurs fast-tracking on Virgin trains.

(2.) Connecting communities, consumers, business and products.

(3.) Entrepreneurs reaching for the stars who'll become potential
future voyagers on Virgin Space tours.


Ok, this works so now.............how to get to Sir RB........Is
anyone within 2 degrees of separation from him? LOL.




On 6/16/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Haha, actually that's a pretty good idea that if you could get to RB-he'd
> prolly be up for it.
>
> I remember meeting this girl at this networking even in London who came from
> Newcastle because the event was the only kind that touched on what she was
> working now....
>
> And there's absolutely NO support here in Kent Paul unless you want to open
> an insurance company or a restaurant. Even one of the business link advisors
> told me in no uncertain terms 'Don't even bother going to any networking
> events in this area, go to London. It's the only place you'll meet anyone.'
>
> He's right!
>
> On 15 June 2010 08:27, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Here's a suggestion to solve any East-West-North-South-London-beyond
>> issues as well as having a moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
>> networking that would be cool.
>>
>> Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one London to Liverpool /
>> Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE every weekend, so that those
>> of us in London and outside of London can board at convenient stops
>> and network / take part in workshops / project plan / showcase product
>> to potential end-users.
>>
>> If not for free, then maybe subsidized by govt funds and some
>> combination of future strategic alliance / marketing with Virgin.
>>
>> Why Virgin trains and not a coach? Well, more space and carriages and
>> more reliable WI-FI CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.
>>
>> OK, so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to
>> consider........
>>
>> :*).
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > Hi Iqbal,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision of
>> > affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the most tangible
>> > ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to launch a survey on this
>> subject
>> > and will let OC know when it is out.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Best,
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> > Dreamstake
>> >
>> > www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]]
>> On
>> > Behalf Of iqbalgandham
>> > Sent: 14 June 2010 22:44
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi Paul
>> >
>> > Some kind of organised calendar :-)
>> >
>> > On a serious note: We need to engage with end users, or customers who
>> will
>> > pay for this, and events seem to lack this. We are a little OD'ed (is
>> that
>> > how you spell that) on funding, and money etc, but nothing about
>> customers,
>> > I mean we 'geeks' need to engage with our paying customer, they may just
>> > benefit from getting to see demo's of all the cool tech in London first.
>> >
>> > Aside from that meeting rooms, i.e 4-5 people types, ad hoc, 1-3 hr
>> types,
>> > with a whiteboard, no membership, no nothing, pay for 3 hrs, come in and
>> > use, get a FTSE 100 company to 'adopt' a startup and offer them meeting
>> > space once a week :-)
>> >
>> > I could go on, but more events about building a business, than funding
>> the
>> > business, funding is one component, there are lots of others...
>> >
>> >
>> > Iqbal
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: Paul Dowling <[hidden email]>
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Sent: Mon, 14 June, 2010 22:37:37
>> > Subject: RE: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>> >
>> > …..I am up for mashing up too….if it can be logistically achieved….
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > BTW  I am looking for opinions on what is needed to make London a better
>> > place for entrepreneurs.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: [hidden email] [mailto:
>> > [hidden email]]
>> > On Behalf Of Simone
>> > Sent: 14 June 2010 22:13
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Paul,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks for the intervention.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > My question: I want your opinion! Are women indeed working more
>> > collaboratively? http://nxtw.mn/y Or is it a myth?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > reg. Simone
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 14 Jun 2010, at 21:49, Paul Dowling wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Irene, Dot
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We are all about supporting as many entrepreneurial events and networks
>> as
>> > possible. Any attempts to create ‘walled gardens’ are
>> > counter-productive.
>> > All our events have been totally free of charge and we don’t seek to
>> > make
>> > money from them.  We currently have interest from about 90 people.
>> > Hopefully some people will get to both events.  Ours is on
>> > www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/> .
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >   _____
>> >
>> > From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]]
>> > On
>> > Behalf Of Irene Rukerebuka
>> > Sent: 14 June 2010 21:24
>> > To: [hidden email]
>> > Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] The Future of Startup Funding – 28th
>> June,
>> > 6.30pm
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Didn't say you were.
>> >
>> > I just said that Dreamstake specifically says in the press release that
>> it's
>> > for 'London Entrepreneurs'. Which is fair enough but the other event
>> wasn't
>> > location based, so if both events-like you suggested-were to mash up, it
>> > would more likely be full of London entrepreneurs, who fairly, have
>> wanted
>> > to attend Dreamstake because it is targetted at them.
>> >
>> > Unless your based outside London , like I am, you wouldn't hear any
>> > Londonism's but I do and get it all the time.
>> >
>> > Interestingly enough, a mate of mine moved from South to North London
>> > and
>> > had to start over with a new batch of contacts....but that is another
>> > conversation on its own which is probably due more to territorial
>> > funding
>> > then anything else-you get x, y but you have to live here-and this
>> > breeds
>> an
>> > insular network of people who exist only within their scene.
>> >
>> > On 14 June 2010 19:10, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >
>> > Um.....I'm not part of the Dreamstake team (that's Paul Dowling) so
>> > their choice of a Clerkenwell venue is no reflection on my postcode or
>> > preferences re East vs. North; I'm not even aware of any debates about
>> > territorial loyalties. If anything, my work bases have been in Mayfair
>> > which is West.
>> >
>> > Regardless, I'll go to events whether they're
>> > East-West-North-South-somewhere off Mars because it's not the
>> > direction that has value, it's the people and content at the event.
>> >
>> > Aniko's event like the Dreamstake event is also in London so,
>> > logistically, it would be possible for people to migrate over to
>> > Clerkenwell (it's about 15 minutes by metro).
>> >
>> > It's just an observation that there are all these fragmented,
>> > dispersed, piecemeal talks in London and this reflects the fragmented,
>> > dispersed and piecemeal pools of finance.
>> >
>> > Anyway, go to whichever event fits your needs.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 6/14/10, Irene Rukerebuka <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >> Dot, the Dreamstake event is a networking do for London entrepreneurs.
>> I'm
>> >> not London based and I'm sure many people on this thread are not London
>> >> based.
>> >>
>> >> Aniko's event isn't based on your postcode, so I personally would be
>> more
>> >> likely to go to that...plus both events are completely different and
>> cater
>> >> two different audiences.
>> >>
>> >> Personally, I'm keen on this event esp to find out more about how
>> >> GrowVC
>> > are
>> >> doing with their crowdfunding business model and wouldn't be keen if
>> both
>> >> joined up to make another London centric networking do where people
>> debate
>> >> the merits of east vs north london .
>> >>
>> >> Irene
>> >>
>> >> P.S not anti-london, some of my best friends are Londoners! :-)
>> >>
>> >> On 14 June 2010 18:11, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Unfortunately, this clashes with the Dreamstake event which has more
>> >>> attendees at the moment which is more valuable for networking.
>> >>>
>> >>> Why don't you all come along to the Dreamstake event and then everyone
>> >>> can network and discuss with VCs and entrepreneurs alike the
>> >>> possibility of persuading the retail banks to create a start-up
>> >>> investment product that's structured like an ISA / bond.
>> >>>
>> >>> The banks should be open to the idea since there are reviews underway
>> >>> to separate "risky" investment banking from retail banking and the
>> >>> retail / asset mgmt arms will be seeking alternative revenue
>> >>> opportunities now that they won't also benefit from the investment
>> >>> banking revenues as part of the wholesale bank structure.
>> >>>
>> >>> It may also prove to be a more efficient complement to the existing
>> >>> angel network system in the UK because the retail banks / asset mgrs
>> >>> can then handle all the FSA licensing and advisory issues and
>> >>> administration costs for investors interested in start-ups.
>> >>>
>> >>> The thing about all these "learn how to pitch / speed mentoring / code
>> >>> up a pre-alpha prototype in 48 hours / etc" events is that they're
>> >>> great but it's still a challenge if........
>> >>>
>> >>> Financing is a labyrinth of tiny, piecemeal and irregular pools of
>> >>> cash --- especially at seed-stage either from angels or these
>> >>> incubator-types which are requesting up to 30% of your companies.
>> >>>
>> >>> Plus the government may be interested since it will help them on 2
>> >>> policy fronts:
>> >>>
>> >>> (1.) Getting banks lending again.
>> >>>
>> >>> (2.) Investing in entrepreneurs.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> By the way, instead of being @ the Next Women event on 16 June I'll be
>> >>> @ Bank of America/Merrill Lynch trying to collect business cards that
>> >>> will move this idea forward.
>> >>>
>> >>> BoA has a huge retail bank network in case anyone's wondering.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On 6/14/10, aniko <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >>> > Hi,
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Our next FastTrack event offers a unique opportunity to meet some of
>> >>> > best experts from across the startup funding communities and
>> >>> > question
>> >>> > them about current financing opportunities for new businesses and
>> >>> > the
>> >>> > future of start-up funding.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Our confirmed panellists so far are:
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Jouko Ahvenainen -  Jouko is a serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of
>> >>> > Grow VC, the first global peer-to-peer micro-funding service for
>> >>> > startups. Prior to that, he co-founded Xtract, the world first
>> >>> > social
>> >>> > network analytics company and held various senior positions in firms
>> >>> > including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Powerwave Technologies and
>> >>> > Nokia.
>> >>> > Jouko has been involved in several VC deals from 150k USD to 15M
>> >>> > USD,
>> >>> > and himself is a co-founder or seed investor in six companies.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Katerina Marangos - Katerina is area manager for commercial banking
>> at
>> >>> > Barclays Bank, where she is in charge of Business Startup Packages.
>> >>> > Barclays Bank has recently launched the “Take One Small Step”
>> campaign
>> >>> > that offers a grand total of £500,000 to the ten best new start-up
>> >>> > ideas, helping them to implement their business ideas.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Andy Tait - Andy is an Associate Partner at Pembridge Partners LLP,
>> >>> > and was so far instrumental in fundraisings totaling more than £60m.
>> >>> > He has co-founded and served on the boards of a number of both
>> private
>> >>> > and publicly listed companies in the UK and USA . His companies are
>> in
>> >>> > entertainment media and information technology sectors, including
>> >>> > mobiles and games.
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Keith Willey - Keith is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at
>> the
>> >>> > London Business School , helping entrepreneurs to build, buy and
>> >>> > sell
>> >>> > ventures. He works with Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services
>> >>> > Practice and the Young President's Organisation and was previously a
>> >>> > judge on Ernst & Young’s international programme “Entrepreneur of
>> >>> > the
>> >>> > Year. He is a Non-Executive Director of Abacus Partners, a VC Search
>> >>> > Fund focused on the IT sector, and Vitesse Media Ltd and co-founder
>> of
>> >>> > Myles & Co. Consultants Ltd
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Date & time:   6.30pm, 28th June 2010
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Venue:         Theodore Bullfrog Pub (first floor function room)
>> >>> >                 26 John Adam Street
>> >>> >                 London WC2N 6HL
>> >>> >                 (2 min walk from Charing Cross station)
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Book now at
>> http://www.meetup.com/startup-fasttrack/calendar/12899303/
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Aniko
>> >>> >
>> >>> >
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In that case, Hardeep, you're our point person for contract negotiation :*).

Ok so we also need a fun viral video that will catch Sir RB's
attention and imagination. Something that'll get more hits than those
Chinese guys singing Backstreet Boys or SuBo.

I'm proposing 60 sec mash-up video of Virgin air balloon floating over
countryside with lightbulb super-imposed onto the balloon (any Adobe
Effects experts out there who can help?).   Then we see Steve
Kennedy's JETrocket propelled Virgin train speeding past the balloon.
we dived through a window to see Iqbal leading a product  workshop
with attendant audience.

We move through the train and see carriages hosting different aspects
of start-up entrepreneurialism (ie, Launch48 in 15 secs) with some of
us making use of Virgin wi-fi and broadband dongles.

We cut to outside shots and do a speeded up time lapse of key
landmarks from London Eye to Angel of the North (to show our
entrepreneurial connectivity is country-wide).

Then we're back on the train shaking hands with VCs and also being
reported on Bloomberg as the "next $ billion dotcom"!

Finally, an outside shot of our start-up shuttle morphing into a
.....Virgin Galatic space shuttle.

Tagline: Virgin.... fast-tracking entrepreneurs to success...

Ah and the music should be........Blur's "WOO HOO!"

[There may need to be some copyright clearance for some of this
content, but maybe William Robbins can advise us on fair use
principles of this mash-up which is not an advert but actually a pitch
to Sir RB to create our start-up shuttle, :*).]


Writing this whilst in a break of tech talk at an investment bank.
IPad very useful!
On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Hardeep Rai <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
>
>
>
> I used to work at the same company with this guy - Stephen
> Attenborough, in my Gartmore days ! :-)
>
> http://www.independent.co.uk/student/magazines/interview-stephen-attenborough-commercial-director-of-virgin-galactic-451030.html
>
>
>
>
> In a message dated 16/06/2010 16:17:06 GMT Daylight Time,
> [hidden email] writes:
> We're
>   branding it............THE START-UP SHUTTLE.
>
> It's a good fit with RB's
>   own entrepreneurial legacies and who knows?
> Someone on that start-up
>   shuttle could become a success on the scale
> of a Facebook and then their
>   whole team would have money
> to.........afford a Virgin Space
>   voyage!!!
>
> Maybe that's the pitch to Sir RB:
>
> (1.) Positive brand
>   associations for Virgin --- bright spark dotcom
> entrepeneurs fast-tracking
>   on Virgin trains.
>
> (2.) Connecting communities, consumers, business and
>   products.
>
> (3.) Entrepreneurs reaching for the stars who'll become
>   potential
> future voyagers on Virgin Space tours.
>
>
> Ok, this works
>   so now.............how to get to Sir RB........Is
> anyone within 2 degrees
>   of separation from him? LOL.
>
>
>
>
> On 6/16/10, Irene Rukerebuka
>   <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Haha, actually that's a
>   pretty good idea that if you could get to RB-he'd
>> prolly be up for
>   it.
>>
>> I remember meeting this girl at this networking even in
>   London who came from
>> Newcastle because the event was the only kind
>   that touched on what she was
>> working now....
>>
>> And
>   there's absolutely NO support here in Kent Paul unless you want to
>   open
>> an insurance company or a restaurant. Even one of the business
>   link advisors
>> told me in no uncertain terms 'Don't even bother going
>   to any networking
>> events in this area, go to London. It's the only
>   place you'll meet anyone.'
>>
>> He's right!
>>
>> On 15
>   June 2010 08:27, Dot Alice <[hidden email]>
>   wrote:
>>
>>> Here's a suggestion to solve any
>   East-West-North-South-London-beyond
>>> issues as well as having a
>   moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
>>> networking that would be
>   cool.
>>>
>>> Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one
>   London to Liverpool /
>>> Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE
>   every weekend, so that those
>>> of us in London and outside of London
>   can board at convenient stops
>>> and network / take part in workshops
>   / project plan / showcase product
>>> to potential
>   end-users.
>>>
>>> If not for free, then maybe subsidized by
>   govt funds and some
>>> combination of future strategic alliance /
>   marketing with Virgin.
>>>
>>> Why Virgin trains and not a
>   coach? Well, more space and carriages and
>>> more reliable WI-FI
>   CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.
>>>
>>> OK,
>   so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to
>>>
>   consider........
>>>
>>>
>   :*).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling
>   <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > Hi
>   Iqbal,
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > I
>   am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision
>   of
>>> > affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the
>   most tangible
>>> > ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to
>   launch a survey on this
>>> subject
>>> > and will let OC
>   know when it is out.
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>   >
>>> > Best,
>>> >
>>> > Paul
>>>
>   >
>>> > Dreamstake
>>> >
>>> >
>   www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>
>>>
>   >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>   _____
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Re: Events on 28th June

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On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 03:17:22PM -0400, Dot Alice wrote:

[snip]
> I'm proposing 60 sec mash-up video of Virgin air balloon floating over
> countryside with lightbulb super-imposed onto the balloon (any Adobe
> Effects experts out there who can help?).   Then we see Steve
> Kennedy's JETrocket propelled Virgin train speeding past the balloon.
> we dived through a window to see Iqbal leading a product  workshop
> with attendant audience.

It wasn't my original idea (it's patented) but happy to take credit in
this instance :)

> We move through the train and see carriages hosting different aspects
> of start-up entrepreneurialism (ie, Launch48 in 15 secs) with some of
> us making use of Virgin wi-fi and broadband dongles.

Is this the few remaining passengers that are alive and not being peeled
of the walls/windows/etc?

> We cut to outside shots and do a speeded up time lapse of key
> landmarks from London Eye to Angel of the North (to show our
> entrepreneurial connectivity is country-wide).

Of course at the speeds the train will be moving at, speeding it up will
mean instantaneous cuts between Lonfon and t' north.

> Then we're back on the train shaking hands with VCs and also being
> reported on Bloomberg as the "next $ billion dotcom"!

Back on the train shaking the severed hands of those who got sucked
through the open windows or cracks in the door frames etc.

> Finally, an outside shot of our start-up shuttle morphing into a
> .....Virgin Galatic space shuttle.

Going 'thank the lord we managed to get off the ground and the
cumbersome issues of g-forces and tracks etc.'

> Tagline: Virgin.... fast-tracking entrepreneurs to success...
> Ah and the music should be........Blur's "WOO HOO!"
> [There may need to be some copyright clearance for some of this
> content, but maybe William Robbins can advise us on fair use
> principles of this mash-up which is not an advert but actually a pitch
> to Sir RB to create our start-up shuttle, :*).]

Or killing the failures ...


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Haha, Steve, are you saying the movies aren't real?!

Everyone survives when this happens:

* Millennium Falcon goes into light speed (Hans Solo's hair and hands
stay intact, :*));

* Warp speed, beam ups and asteroid collisions on the Enterprise;

* James Bond, John Maclean and Lara Croft looking cool every single
time they dive through windows;

* Dr Who, assorted Anime and Warner Bros characters being A-OK when
they get sucked through time portals;

AND

* Every single business character Tom Cruise has ever played
succeeding through failures (think "Show me the money!" MacGuire).


Ok, so since Sir RB uses entertainment familiar faces to promote
Virgin Airways, our pitch video needs to be entertaining.

Ah and glamorous --- does anyone have Dita Von Teese on speed dial? LOL.

On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Steve Kennedy <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 03:17:22PM -0400, Dot Alice wrote:
>
> [snip]
>> I'm proposing 60 sec mash-up video of Virgin air balloon floating over
>> countryside with lightbulb super-imposed onto the balloon (any Adobe
>> Effects experts out there who can help?).   Then we see Steve
>> Kennedy's JETrocket propelled Virgin train speeding past the balloon.
>> we dived through a window to see Iqbal leading a product  workshop
>> with attendant audience.
>
> It wasn't my original idea (it's patented) but happy to take credit in
> this instance :)
>
>> We move through the train and see carriages hosting different aspects
>> of start-up entrepreneurialism (ie, Launch48 in 15 secs) with some of
>> us making use of Virgin wi-fi and broadband dongles.
>
> Is this the few remaining passengers that are alive and not being peeled
> of the walls/windows/etc?
>
>> We cut to outside shots and do a speeded up time lapse of key
>> landmarks from London Eye to Angel of the North (to show our
>> entrepreneurial connectivity is country-wide).
>
> Of course at the speeds the train will be moving at, speeding it up will
> mean instantaneous cuts between Lonfon and t' north.
>
>> Then we're back on the train shaking hands with VCs and also being
>> reported on Bloomberg as the "next $ billion dotcom"!
>
> Back on the train shaking the severed hands of those who got sucked
> through the open windows or cracks in the door frames etc.
>
>> Finally, an outside shot of our start-up shuttle morphing into a
>> .....Virgin Galatic space shuttle.
>
> Going 'thank the lord we managed to get off the ground and the
> cumbersome issues of g-forces and tracks etc.'
>
>> Tagline: Virgin.... fast-tracking entrepreneurs to success...
>> Ah and the music should be........Blur's "WOO HOO!"
>> [There may need to be some copyright clearance for some of this
>> content, but maybe William Robbins can advise us on fair use
>> principles of this mash-up which is not an advert but actually a pitch
>> to Sir RB to create our start-up shuttle, :*).]
>
> Or killing the failures ...
>
>
> Steve
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Humor and imagination aside, we do need to "think out the box" about
how to practically connect entrepreneurs and end-users across the
country and not only have small satellite events.

This is why our weekend START-UP SHUTTLE would be a good option. it
could link these satellites and facilitate the cross-pollination of
talents as well as understanding ACTUAL users.

Our start-up shuttle doesn't need to be weekly, it could be monthly /
quarterly --- just something regular that gets dotcom entrepreneur in
the same place to do deals, swap notes, participate in workshops,
engage with end-users.

The way networking gets done now is ok (although office-based meetings
are obviously more stationary than trains, :*)), but the start-up
shuttle would take entrepreneurs "on the road" (ok, tracks) on a
regular basis.


On Thursday, June 17, 2010, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Haha, Steve, are you saying the movies aren't real?!
>
> Everyone survives when this happens:
>
> * Millennium Falcon goes into light speed (Hans Solo's hair and hands
> stay intact, :*));
>
> * Warp speed, beam ups and asteroid collisions on the Enterprise;
>
> * James Bond, John Maclean and Lara Croft looking cool every single
> time they dive through windows;
>
> * Dr Who, assorted Anime and Warner Bros characters being A-OK when
> they get sucked through time portals;
>
> AND
>
> * Every single business character Tom Cruise has ever played
> succeeding through failures (think "Show me the money!" MacGuire).
>
>
> Ok, so since Sir RB uses entertainment familiar faces to promote
> Virgin Airways, our pitch video needs to be entertaining.
>
> Ah and glamorous --- does anyone have Dita Von Teese on speed dial? LOL.
>
> On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Steve Kennedy <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 03:17:22PM -0400, Dot Alice wrote:
>>
>> [snip]
>>> I'm proposing 60 sec mash-up video of Virgin air balloon floating over
>>> countryside with lightbulb super-imposed onto the balloon (any Adobe
>>> Effects experts out there who can help?).   Then we see Steve
>>> Kennedy's JETrocket propelled Virgin train speeding past the balloon.
>>> we dived through a window to see Iqbal leading a product  workshop
>>> with attendant audience.
>>
>> It wasn't my original idea (it's patented) but happy to take credit in
>> this instance :)
>>
>>> We move through the train and see carriages hosting different aspects
>>> of start-up entrepreneurialism (ie, Launch48 in 15 secs) with some of
>>> us making use of Virgin wi-fi and broadband dongles.
>>
>> Is this the few remaining passengers that are alive and not being peeled
>> of the walls/windows/etc?
>>
>>> We cut to outside shots and do a speeded up time lapse of key
>>> landmarks from London Eye to Angel of the North (to show our
>>> entrepreneurial connectivity is country-wide).
>>
>> Of course at the speeds the train will be moving at, speeding it up will
>> mean instantaneous cuts between Lonfon and t' north.
>>
>>> Then we're back on the train shaking hands with VCs and also being
>>> reported on Bloomberg as the "next $ billion dotcom"!
>>
>> Back on the train shaking the severed hands of those who got sucked
>> through the open windows or cracks in the door frames etc.
>>
>>> Finally, an outside shot of our start-up shuttle morphing into a
>>> .....Virgin Galatic space shuttle.
>>
>> Going 'thank the lord we managed to get off the ground and the
>> cumbersome issues of g-forces and tracks etc.'
>>
>>> Tagline: Virgin.... fast-tracking entrepreneurs to success...
>>> Ah and the music should be........Blur's "WOO HOO!"
>>> [There may need to be some copyright clearance for some of this
>>> content, but maybe William Robbins can advise us on fair use
>>> principles of this mash-up which is not an advert but actually a pitch
>>> to Sir RB to create our start-up shuttle, :*).]
>>
>> Or killing the failures ...
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
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There is no problem entrepreneurs getting together.  I could go to something every evening.  The real problem is getting entrepreneurs to work together in a supportive environment. This is something we intend tackling very shortly.  We are launching an on-line survey over the weekend to ask what entrepreneurs need. Our 28 June event is also part of this initiative.

Paul Dowling
CEO and founder
www.dreamstake.net
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Humor and imagination aside, we do need to "think out the box" about
how to practically connect entrepreneurs and end-users across the
country and not only have small satellite events.

This is why our weekend START-UP SHUTTLE would be a good option. it
could link these satellites and facilitate the cross-pollination of
talents as well as understanding ACTUAL users.

Our start-up shuttle doesn't need to be weekly, it could be monthly /
quarterly --- just something regular that gets dotcom entrepreneur in
the same place to do deals, swap notes, participate in workshops,
engage with end-users.

The way networking gets done now is ok (although office-based meetings
are obviously more stationary than trains, :*)), but the start-up
shuttle would take entrepreneurs "on the road" (ok, tracks) on a
regular basis.


On Thursday, June 17, 2010, Dot Alice <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Haha, Steve, are you saying the movies aren't real?!
>
> Everyone survives when this happens:
>
> * Millennium Falcon goes into light speed (Hans Solo's hair and hands
> stay intact, :*));
>
> * Warp speed, beam ups and asteroid collisions on the Enterprise;
>
> * James Bond, John Maclean and Lara Croft looking cool every single
> time they dive through windows;
>
> * Dr Who, assorted Anime and Warner Bros characters being A-OK when
> they get sucked through time portals;
>
> AND
>
> * Every single business character Tom Cruise has ever played
> succeeding through failures (think "Show me the money!" MacGuire).
>
>
> Ok, so since Sir RB uses entertainment familiar faces to promote
> Virgin Airways, our pitch video needs to be entertaining.
>
> Ah and glamorous --- does anyone have Dita Von Teese on speed dial? LOL.
>
> On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Steve Kennedy <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 03:17:22PM -0400, Dot Alice wrote:
>>
>> [snip]
>>> I'm proposing 60 sec mash-up video of Virgin air balloon floating over
>>> countryside with lightbulb super-imposed onto the balloon (any Adobe
>>> Effects experts out there who can help?).   Then we see Steve
>>> Kennedy's JETrocket propelled Virgin train speeding past the balloon.
>>> we dived through a window to see Iqbal leading a product  workshop
>>> with attendant audience.
>>
>> It wasn't my original idea (it's patented) but happy to take credit in
>> this instance :)
>>
>>> We move through the train and see carriages hosting different aspects
>>> of start-up entrepreneurialism (ie, Launch48 in 15 secs) with some of
>>> us making use of Virgin wi-fi and broadband dongles.
>>
>> Is this the few remaining passengers that are alive and not being peeled
>> of the walls/windows/etc?
>>
>>> We cut to outside shots and do a speeded up time lapse of key
>>> landmarks from London Eye to Angel of the North (to show our
>>> entrepreneurial connectivity is country-wide).
>>
>> Of course at the speeds the train will be moving at, speeding it up will
>> mean instantaneous cuts between Lonfon and t' north.
>>
>>> Then we're back on the train shaking hands with VCs and also being
>>> reported on Bloomberg as the "next $ billion dotcom"!
>>
>> Back on the train shaking the severed hands of those who got sucked
>> through the open windows or cracks in the door frames etc.
>>
>>> Finally, an outside shot of our start-up shuttle morphing into a
>>> .....Virgin Galatic space shuttle.
>>
>> Going 'thank the lord we managed to get off the ground and the
>> cumbersome issues of g-forces and tracks etc.'
>>
>>> Tagline: Virgin.... fast-tracking entrepreneurs to success...
>>> Ah and the music should be........Blur's "WOO HOO!"
>>> [There may need to be some copyright clearance for some of this
>>> content, but maybe William Robbins can advise us on fair use
>>> principles of this mash-up which is not an advert but actually a pitch
>>> to Sir RB to create our start-up shuttle, :*).]
>>
>> Or killing the failures ...
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
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Re: Events on 28th June

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I've been gifted a Virgin Balloon ride recently

I'm more than happy to shoot POV from 'inside the Basket' and cutaways of the countryside

Love the idea of creating a viral with the sole intention of getting the attention of RB

R


From: Dot Alice <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Sent: Wed, 16 June, 2010 20:17:16
Subject: Re: [entrepreneur-1056] Events on 28th June

In that case, Hardeep, you're our point person for contract negotiation :*).

Ok so we also need a fun viral video that will catch Sir RB's
attention and imagination. Something that'll get more hits than those
Chinese guys singing Backstreet Boys or SuBo.

I'm proposing 60 sec mash-up video of Virgin air balloon floating over
countryside with lightbulb super-imposed onto the balloon (any Adobe
Effects experts out there who can help?).  Then we see Steve
Kennedy's JETrocket propelled Virgin train speeding past the balloon.
we dived through a window to see Iqbal leading a product  workshop
with attendant audience.

We move through the train and see carriages hosting different aspects
of start-up entrepreneurialism (ie, Launch48 in 15 secs) with some of
us making use of Virgin wi-fi and broadband dongles.

We cut to outside shots and do a speeded up time lapse of key
landmarks from London Eye to Angel of the North (to show our
entrepreneurial connectivity is country-wide).

Then we're back on the train shaking hands with VCs and also being
reported on Bloomberg as the "next $ billion dotcom"!

Finally, an outside shot of our start-up shuttle morphing into a
.....Virgin Galatic space shuttle.

Tagline: Virgin.... fast-tracking entrepreneurs to success...

Ah and the music should be........Blur's "WOO HOO!"

[There may need to be some copyright clearance for some of this
content, but maybe William Robbins can advise us on fair use
principles of this mash-up which is not an advert but actually a pitch
to Sir RB to create our start-up shuttle, :*).]


Writing this whilst in a break of tech talk at an investment bank.
IPad very useful!
On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Hardeep Rai <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
>
>
>
> I used to work at the same company with this guy - Stephen
> Attenborough, in my Gartmore days ! :-)
>
> http://www.independent.co.uk/student/magazines/interview-stephen-attenborough-commercial-director-of-virgin-galactic-451030.html
>
>
>
>
> In a message dated 16/06/2010 16:17:06 GMT Daylight Time,
> [hidden email] writes:
> We're
>  branding it............THE START-UP SHUTTLE.
>
> It's a good fit with RB's
>  own entrepreneurial legacies and who knows?
> Someone on that start-up
>  shuttle could become a success on the scale
> of a Facebook and then their
>  whole team would have money
> to.........afford a Virgin Space
>  voyage!!!
>
> Maybe that's the pitch to Sir RB:
>
> (1.) Positive brand
>  associations for Virgin --- bright spark dotcom
> entrepeneurs fast-tracking
>  on Virgin trains.
>
> (2.) Connecting communities, consumers, business and
>  products.
>
> (3.) Entrepreneurs reaching for the stars who'll become
>  potential
> future voyagers on Virgin Space tours.
>
>
> Ok, this works
>  so now.............how to get to Sir RB........Is
> anyone within 2 degrees
>  of separation from him? LOL.
>
>
>
>
> On 6/16/10, Irene Rukerebuka
>  <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Haha, actually that's a
>  pretty good idea that if you could get to RB-he'd
>> prolly be up for
>  it.
>>
>> I remember meeting this girl at this networking even in
>  London who came from
>> Newcastle because the event was the only kind
>  that touched on what she was
>> working now....
>>
>> And
>  there's absolutely NO support here in Kent Paul unless you want to
>  open
>> an insurance company or a restaurant. Even one of the business
>  link advisors
>> told me in no uncertain terms 'Don't even bother going
>  to any networking
>> events in this area, go to London. It's the only
>  place you'll meet anyone.'
>>
>> He's right!
>>
>> On 15
>  June 2010 08:27, Dot Alice <[hidden email]>
>  wrote:
>>
>>> Here's a suggestion to solve any
>  East-West-North-South-London-beyond
>>> issues as well as having a
>  moving mobile space for entrepreneurial
>>> networking that would be
>  cool.
>>>
>>> Let's ask Sir Richard Branson to donate one
>  London to Liverpool /
>>> Manchester / Glasgow train to OC FOR FREE
>  every weekend, so that those
>>> of us in London and outside of London
>  can board at convenient stops
>>> and network / take part in workshops
>  / project plan / showcase product
>>> to potential
>  end-users.
>>>
>>> If not for free, then maybe subsidized by
>  govt funds and some
>>> combination of future strategic alliance /
>  marketing with Virgin.
>>>
>>> Why Virgin trains and not a
>  coach? Well, more space and carriages and
>>> more reliable WI-FI
>  CONNECTIVITY! Plus no traffic jams on the roads.
>>>
>>> OK,
>  so that's something for Saul Klein and other lead OC'ers to
>>>
>  consider........
>>>
>>>
>  :*).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/15/10, Paul Dowling
>  <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > Hi
>  Iqbal,
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > I
>  am glad you mentioned the meeting thing.  I think the provision
>  of
>>> > affordable workspace including meeting rooms is one of the
>  most tangible
>>> > ways to help entrepreneurs.  I am about to
>  launch a survey on this
>>> subject
>>> > and will let OC
>  know when it is out.
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>  >
>>> > Best,
>>> >
>>> > Paul
>>>
>  >
>>> > Dreamstake
>>> >
>>> >
www.dreamstake.net <http://www.dreamstake.net/>

>>>
>  >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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>  Of iqbalgandham
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