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10/05/2013

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Flagons Den is serendipity for start-ups

A social for London’s technology entrepreneurs.

Our Classic pitch practice is a light-hearted social framed around sharing ideas and discussing them in an intimate group of your peers.

We make sure everyone gets a chance to introduce themselves and their ideas. After all, how else are you supposed to get serendipity?

Flagons Den is serendipity for start-ups

A social for London’s technology entrepreneurs.

Our Classic pitch practice is a light-hearted social framed around sharing ideas and discussing them in an intimate group of your peers.

We make sure everyone gets a chance to introduce themselves and their ideas. After all, how else are you supposed to get serendipity?

Flagons Den is serendipity for start-ups

A social for London’s technology entrepreneurs.

Our Classic pitch practice is a light-hearted social framed around sharing ideas and discussing them in an intimate group of your peers.

We make sure everyone gets a chance to introduce themselves and their ideas. After all, how else are you supposed to get serendipity?

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Flagons Den – The food &…

We’re back! Flagons Den will be serving up a healthy balance of informal insight and discussion with established entrepreneurs in the food and drink industry.

Event Details

When:

Friday, May 10, 2013

6:30 PM

to

Where:

Campus London

4-5 BONHILL STREET LONDON EC2A 4BX, London(map)

We are still finalising up the line up but as soon as we get confirmation we will let you know. In the mean time keep the date free, RSPV and get your questions ready!

In true Flagons Den fashion, entry is free but all attendees must arrive with two ideas at the tip of their tongue:

a) their start-up idea and;

b) their crazy idea (be as innovative as possible to encourage discussion).

The event will take place at Google Campus cafe. When you enter just let the receptionist know that you’re here for Flagons Den and then join us downstairs for a great evening.

We look forward to seeing you soon, have a good week!

Rishi Chowdhury | Ishita Mehta  | George Johnston

 

19 Nov 2012

I discovered HAML last week. It has changed my life. Screw writing HTML (or ERB). HAML is the future! http://haml.info/

The journey of discovery continued when I stumbled across Microsoft Research videos on auctions: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=175377
I accept pity in the form of emails, texts and ‘there-there’ pats on the back.
We are running a live (not-for-real-money) Wigwamm auction tonight at 7pm. If you want to take part, say and I’ll send you the URL.

12 Nov 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups

“Windsurfing over lunch”
That’s what Daniel Maxwell, founder of Livesheets is doing. He’s a London-based founder who is exploring Silicon Valley. I won’t add any more for fear of being inflammatory.
And on a more serious note, am I the only one who thinks of this when they hear London Ajax User Group? http://bit.ly/VN0d9p

I have a bone to pick with London entrepreneurs. The secret sauce of any market (and especially Silicon Valley) is confidence and trust. And entrepreneurship is about people and deal-making; translation = collaboration.
So why the hell does every f**ker in London try to build their own fiefdom? Talk to those in the same space as you. You’re ALL likely to fail, so give yourself a chance to not fail by COLLABORATING.
Sorry for shouting, but someone needs to speak up, and that someone should be ALL OF YOU. My good friend Chris Ellis calls this Coopetition…
On a side note, I need high resolution photos of properties for the next prototype of Wigwamm. I’ll pay you for your photos, so please help: http://www.wigwamm.co.uk/post/35336530154/20-for-photos-of-property

5 Nov 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups

Dear Flagons,
It’s fireworks night!!! Coat, gloves, scarf, sparklers and burns cream… :)
My wife to me: “It’s OK Baby, I’ll light this one, you go and light that big one that keeps falling over…”

No nudity this week, I promise.
But there was serious aggression contained in the #bigcrazyideas on Thursday’s Flagons Den. A few snippets:

Turn left, Tony: Cyclist killing game to promote the awful plight of cyclists on London’s roads
Boy Racer: using GPS and road data to beat average times while driving
[No name as yet]: A networking platform that allows start-up community members to switch jobs for one day – please take a few moments for this survey: http://www.kiddroma.in/survey/pitch_survey.html 

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29 Oct 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups

Dear Flagons,
I don’t know whether it is a common entrepreneurial trait, but I often find myself bored and needing to entertain myself. But just entertaining myself is boring, so naturally group stuff is always more exciting…

What am I angling at? We should reprise the London Nude Tech Calendar: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gallery/2009/nov/18/nude-london-tech-calendar#/?picture=355758073&index=9

On a more sane note, don’t forget to tweet out your big idea for The Flagons Den Classic. We will pick the best ideas based on retweets and ambition. *use the format below*

22 Oct 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups

Dear Flagons,

Aren’t you bored already? Sitting in front of your screen, ‘checking e-mail’? Why not get out of the building, meet people who want to help you on your entrepreneurial journey and maybe even be introduced to future co-founders…

Good luck, because you won’t find any of that in this email.

Well, The Flagons Den Classic on Thursday 1 November might help, what with us giving you a developer and product manager to help you build a Minimal Viable Product to test your idea out….

Want to come, just tweet out your ‘big idea’ in the following format. We’ll pick the best ideas based on retweets and ambition.

Tweet text: .@flagonsden #MVP [your idea] http://london.flagonsden.com/events/80598442


We’re keeping the venue a secret, so the only way in is to tweet your idea.

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15 Oct 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups

Dear Flagons,

Thank you to all who attended The Flagons Den Show last Thursday.

Ian Hogarth bestowed stories of travelling the world in search of partners for Songkick; Chris Wild taught us about time travel (I kid you not) and brought along the beautiful goggles from his beautiful web experience, Retronaut.com; and the mystery guest was successful Dragons Den contestant Dupsy Abiola.

Obviously, we’re looking to make the next Flagons Den Show even more impressive. read more

9 Oct 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups 

Dear Flagons,

Stuff you need to read from the last week


Jason Goldberg, Founder of Fab that acquired the very well respected Llustre, shares some of his learnings from start-up life: http://betashop.com/post/32913573235/90-things-ive-learned-from-founding-4-technology
Alliott Cole, a VC with Octopus Ventures, who I find a incredibly visible and approachable person (notable because he works in a field that doesn’t portray those values often), presented a short introduction to start-up funding. Slides here: http://alliott.co/2012/10/07/130/
London New Finance authored/commissioned a market intelligence report on The FinTech Strategic Space. If you’re interested in Finance and Technology, then read the report here

1 Oct 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups

Dear Flagons,

Appropriate start-up media consumption from the last hour


Most of you are either hiring, looking for a co-founder or wanting to be hired yourself. So coincidental that #job was trending on twitter and near the top of Hacker News is this conversation on who is hiring: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4596375

A lot of people have approached me about jobs in start-ups. While not a sponsor of Flagons Den, I find it incumbent to recommend http://workinstartups.com


The Flagons Den Show - note change of dateThursday 11 October - Be there, although we haven’t fixed where there is yet…

Ian Hogarth and Chris Wild of Songkick and The Retronaut feature alongside a mystery guest.

24 Sep 2012

Flagons Den: serendipity for start-ups
Dear Flagons,
Best start-up media consumption from the last week
While the current government treat the symptoms of our economy not having confidence, intelligent TV people are creating parodies that make the masses think. If you haven’t seen The Thick of It and/or The Revolution Will Be Televised (featuring Dale Maily, who looks suspiciously styled as Milo Yiannopoulos)… well, you have no excuse now to view them both.
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It has been an eventful month so far: Techies riding from Paris to London for Charity (you can still donate) and Bearded men fusing together art and technology.
If those weren’t enough, just about every Product Manager will be converging on The Mermaid Centre for Mind The Product.