The place to be: building startups with integrity
Oliver Anderson-Cox
Founder
Ping Culture
Our thoughts:
Ollie is entering the crowded market of London tourism. It's competitive, but Ping Culture knows that nothing worthwhile comes easily. We'll hear about how their app recommends the right places for the right people, and learn that the right USP can get you noticed. Ping Culture values quality over quantity: does their approach work?
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Connecting communities, simply and silently
Susan Kabani
Founder
Ugenie
"We're on a mission to bring courses, content and communities together."
Our thoughts:
Susan is the confident visionary behind this smart community membership platform, and her team are ready to get hands-on, to offer customers a personalised solution.
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A website-design tutorial, sealed with a KISS
Alfie Brown
Co-founder
Rocket Site Designs
"I love ideas. A startup that doesn't have any ideas, that's the problem."
Our thoughts:
Alfie is the creative brains behind this forward-thinking agency, that's on a mission to offer a collaborative approach to website design and development.
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Can you handle the truth?
Kyle Probert
Founder
Transparent Talent
"No-one else in recruitment had selected the domain 'transparent'!"
Our thoughts:
Kyle is ready to quash all negative views of recruiters and show how a 'black and white' approach works best, every single time.
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Lost in translation: The human connection
Robert and Mariona Bolohan
Co-founders
Lotuly
"We're working hard to enable everyone to understand each other."
Our thoughts:
Bootstrapping their growth, managing over 500 global freelancers, controlling their clients' entire reputations, and trying to be sustainable and personable - that's an awful amount of pressure to handle!
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Tinder for Business: Swipe Right to Succeed
Firat Gökselli
Co-founder
Co.finder
"Creating a startup is easy, creating value is hard."
Our thoughts:
Firat is the vivacious Hungarian marketeer with a proven plan to make it accessible and super easy to find your ideal co-founder.
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Giving ancient networking a brand revamp
Giuseppe Milazzo
Founder
Contapp
"I haven't spent a penny on marketing!"
Our thoughts:
Giuseppe's mastered the art of brand exposure, and is capitalising on a gap in the networking market. Business cards are a dying breed and the events space is changing, and he's the guy who has a bold solution!
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A solo founder's battle against loneliness
Leah Zabari
Founder
Checkmates App
"For a long time people are sheltered in their school and you just keep going."
Our thoughts:
Leah's got something that a lot of young entrepreneurs don't: brains, passion and heart. And she'll need big helpings of all three if she can succeed in creating a supportive community to eradicate global loneliness.
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Life-changing moments can change lives forever
Lucie Halley
Founder
EYO
"I always wanted to be a fashioner designer in NYC!"
Our thoughts:
Her first-hand experiences are the backbone to revolutionising a £350 billion industry, saving our planet and inspiring her followers.
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The secret sauce to selling success
Oliver Rodwell and Priyen Logeswaren
Co-founders
reread
"Our algorithms have learnt the secrets to making a blockbuster novel."
Our thoughts:
It's pretty clear that this tight-knit team are switched on and ready to take the world by storm. They've done their research, they understand the process, and they confess "we have a lot of fun together!".
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There's power in numbers
Jamie Wykes-Hobday
Co-founder
FITFCK
"Up to 83% of gym-goers want to be in a fitness couple, which is astonishing!"
Our thoughts:
One thing's for certain: this is 'not just a dating app'. He's got plans to create a full-scale lifestyle destination for fitness fanatics across the globe.
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When people just get it!
Claudia Gwinnutt
Founder
Circla
"A lot of the infrastructure that was needed from my original idea started to appear!"
Our thoughts:
Claudia's success story certainly didn't happen overnight and it's been a long journey filled with testing and learning.
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Who's up for a musical masterclass?
Eddie Ephraim
Co-founder
Melodee
"I think everyone has their own journey, with me I think co-founders was essential"
Our thoughts:
If there's one thing we love, it's coming across a founder who understands the challenge facing them, looks at it directly in the face, and finds a way to overcome it.
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Connect & conquer, virtually speaking
Nikki Bell
Co-founder
Fundraising Everywhere
"It was only supposed to be a once-a-year gig!"
Our thoughts:
Nikki and co-founder Simon Scriver have first-hand experience about the highs and lows of fundraising and what was needed to make virtual events an all-round better experience.
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Do you believe in Unicorns?
Sarah Scourfield
Co-founder
Unicorn Orange
"I don't know how much you know about Amazon as a company, but customer experience is the number one thing"
Our thoughts:
Sarah is a great founder who has proven that a pivot can really work when faced with difficulty.
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