The World's First Attitudinal Hackathon
Friday, 8th March from 9:00am - 10:00pm &
Saturday, 9th March from 11:00am - 5:30pm
Hosted by General Assembly and Inspire For Tech
Self-celebration? Get-rich-or-die-trying? Fail fast! And sing it from the rooftops. These are the mantras of an entrepreneurial mindset, echoing across startup communities since the Californian gold rush.
The world's first attitundinal hackathon is about embracing change, taking chances and living to learn from both success and failure. Throw caution to the wind. Check risk-averse natures at the door. These are the days to let your hair down and get down with it.
Friday, 8th March
- 9:00am - Breakfast with IDEO's Tom Hulme: "Passion is the New Pivot"
- 11:00 - Founder Story #1 - Taking Chances, Making Changes
- 12:30 - Lunch
- 2:00 - Adventures in Sustainable Failure with Rob Fitzpatrick
- 3:30 - Nailing Your Pitch: a Worskhop with Annette Kramer
- 5:00 - Empowering New Ideas with the Squared Alumni Network with Nathan Miller
- 6:00 - Introduction to The Sandbox Network with William McQuillan
- 7:00pm - Challenge Pitch: Dinner & Wine (Separate Event) RSVP HERE
Saturday, 9th March
- 11:00am - Morning Meditation Workshop with Peter Giblin
- 12:00 - Morning Yoga with Courtney Boyd Myers (Please bring your own mat!)
- 1:30 - Lunch
- 2:30 - "Creating Health - Success in All Areas" with Barbara Mariposa
- 4:00 - "Learn to Sing Your Pitch" with Bianca Praetorius
- 5:30 - Fireside Chat: "Persistence and Passion" with Joshua March
- 6:30 - Off-site Happy Hour
Tom Hulme: As the Design Director at IDEO in London, he uses the innovation and design process to develop new business opportunities. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Tom has first-hand experience in building successful enterprises and, as a result, a very thorough understanding of business. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was listed in WIRED UK’s top 100 “digital power brokers”.
Annette Kramer is a Pitch Doctor in London who helps executives start conversations clients and investors want to continue. She started her career in theatre, and taught at Brown University for 5 years before transitioning to corporate America.
Dr. Barbara Mariposa is an experienced medical doctor, acupuncturist, mindfulness coach and educator. Her other attributes include performing in the cabaret tent at Glastonbury, re-thinking our approach to health, and a talent for explaining the inexplicable. Her workshops and seminars are fun, experiential, based on scientific evidence and down to earth.
Bianca Praetorius helps Start Up Entrepreneurs to improve their Pitch- performance and to enjoy their physical storytelling skills. She is a Berlin based trained Actress, a playwright for theatre and a happy Sandboxer.
Joshua March is the founder and CEO of Conversocial, a venture backed SaaS company with offices in London and New York. Conversocial's social customer service software is used by companies including Groupon, Hertz, Tesco, Net A Porter, Waitrose, M&S and more to help them manage the fast growing flow of customer service enquiries they are receiving on Facebook and Twitter. Previously Joshua co-founded iPlatform, the UK’s leading social app development company (and the first official Facebook Preferred Developer Consultants in the UK), which was acquired by Betapond in September 2012.
Rob Fitzpatrick is a tech entrepreneur based in London. He has successfully bankrupted 3 companies, is a YCombinator alum, has built products used globally by brands like MTV & Sony and has raised funding in the US & UK. He writes about early stage startup strategy, provides startup support, and is starting up his next company.
Wear comfortable clothes and bring an open mind! *Also, if you plan on doing yoga with us, please bring your own mat!
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InspireForTech is a monthly meetup that aims to inspire and motivate tech entrepreneurs. Interesting, inspiring and knowledgeable people such as seasoned entrepreneurs, adventurers, industry experts and key influencers are invited to conduct hands-on workshops or speak about a relevant subject. The main event is always followed by a networking drinks reception at the venue or a more casual gathering at a local bar or pub.
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