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.
So you enjoyed The Flagons Den Show. Pitch Practice has a cult following. But all of that just isn’t enough. We want more!
We are proud to present the next evolution of Flagons Den: The Classic.
On 1 November 2012 true early stage entrepreneurs will gather and pitch their ideas.
The group discussion helps to shape the idea further. Once everyone has pitched, the room chooses the idea they loved the most. To the winning person we give a developer and a product manager so a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) can be built.
At the following Flagons Den Show, the MVP is presented, along with lessons learned.
So many entrepreneurs have good ideas, but aren’t ‘investment ready’. How do they get ready? Well, they are usually left to their own devices. We don’t think that’s right, and want to help people get going.
We want Flagons Den to be the place where those who need help truly find it.
Helping early stage entrepreneurs with what’s next
For newbies, what happens at Flagons Den: Everyone in the room take turns to stand up, introduce who they are, what they do and if they had a crazy idea to pitch, what that would be. From there, conversation ensues based on anything that piques the interest of others in the room.
We keep the group size small enough to ensure the conversations are intimate and varied. Everyone leaves having been able to share ideas in a relaxed environment. That is what makes Flagons Den special: no pressure, just chatter.
Partners Labour of Love
Watch Mary the Midwife’s introductory video first: http://www.
Marie started life as a nurse and progressed into being a midwife. Somewhere along the line she felt she needed to know more to help others better. A few different roles, supplemented with an MBA, led to the creation of Partners Labour of Love.
Pregnancy, and especially post-natal care, is often the domain of women. But father figures are often stated as important in the life of a child. There is so little information to help make the ‘partner’ more informed and comfortable; I mean, really, have you seen those baby books.. they’re scary.
This app and all the information it endows is what Marie has given to couples throughout her career, in a scalable and fun format.
For other start-up founders, there is SO much to be learnt from Marie’s journey that I cannot possibly do it justice here. From creating a character to give the animations a human touch, to market research, legals and pitfalls with developers. Marie kindly shared her thoughts here and I encourage you all to have a good read: https://dl.dropbox.com/
Mon 15 Oct 2012
Thu 18 Oct 2012
London OpenCoffee weekly meetup (10am) @ UCL Roberts Building, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
London Web - Delivering web projects on time (7:30pm) @ Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, 97 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LB
Have a great week, one and all,