OpenCoffee Club London – Lets get some web 2.0 people together shall we?

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If you’re an entrepreneur and involved in the whole Web 2.0 thingamajig, then you may be interested in something Saul Klein has started.

From the horses mouth:

This is an attempt to establish recognized, open and regular meeting places where entrepreneurs can meet with investors (and anyone else who fancies coming along) in a totally informal setting.

Thanks Saul ;-) Seeya then.

From humble beginnings, new office space in Putney Bridge

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About 18 months ago I left formal employment with my mind set on developing a web app. Along the way I’ve done more client work, picked up some great clients, done some cool work, and moved a little closer to the web app ideal. Life sure does throw you curveballs, and one of the many lessons thus far is that it’s important how you react to things, and to keep persisting, rather than to hide away in a corner or to stop trying. We’ve come a long way since the little Argos desk at the end of my bed, the dining room and the dining room with 4 of us in it freezing our arses off!

Today, I’m working with 4 other people full time, and another 7 people part time in freelancer / contract capacities, and we’re doing some great Web 2.0 work. Moving into the office for me is the start of Chapter 5 of our little endevour, and probably is the best state of mind I’ve been in for the last 2 years, despite the usual business / startup worries that most people who have done it will be familiar with.

Working at home sure does give you cabin fever, and so today, two weeks after moving into our office space officially, we’re looking more and more like an office, and most importantly, a place where we can be creative and do great work.

Let the games begin… ;-)

PS – if you need some space to work, or just Wifi for the day, please do get in touch.

More good news, Future of Web Apps roundup, web 2.0 community office space

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It’s been an interesting few weeks recently, and the last few days at the Future of Web Apps conference here in London have been pretty encouraging and although the time off work hasn’t ben cool, it’s been worth taking the time.

So on that note, I’ve got some great news regards the conference we’re trying to put together for Africans, in South Africa, later on this year. I’ve also got my own take on the Future of Web Apps conference coming soon – I’m sure loads of peeps are already debating it, but there are some folks who couldn’t make it that have asked me to post something for them, so I’m gonna asap.

Additionally, I made a sneaky announcement at the conference today – we’re going to be offering desk space at our office in Putney to the Web 2.0 community. My aim is to build a work environment where creative and brilliant people can thrive off each other (don’t get me wrong, I work hard and am not looking to find people to goof around with, but I do love being around people who I can relate to – so I figure there must be other people like that too). So far so good – we’ve had about 10 requests for desk space so far.

Related to the above community type stuff, and now that it’s getting a bit warmer in Londres, it’s time to get the Geek BBQ’s going again. Stay tuned on that ;-)

Cool – it’s late, and I need to get some shuteye.

If you’re into Mobile

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You might be interested in this…:

The next Chinwag Live event: Mobile Metamorphosis.

http://live.chinwag.com/mobilemetamorphosis

It’s the second in the series of informal Q&A sessions that we’re planning throughout 2007 to lift the lid on the key issues affecting the digital media industries.

The format is very ‘Chinwag’ – a big comfy room under a pub, some great speakers, no long presentations, lots of Q&A, plenty of audience involvement, some drinks and a few snacks.

Mobile business models are starting to shift, and with them the mobile value chain. On Monday 26th February Mobile Metamorphosis asks how will these changes grow the mobile market and who will benefit? Will 2007 be the tipping point? In turn, as the mobile landscape is re-shaped, mobile, web and traditional media are well-placed to tap into new business prospects for content owners, brands, advertisers and services in this space.

We’ve got a great line up of speakers on the night from O2, Admob, Fathom Partners, Blyk and Mobile Entertainment.

Our first event booked up 4 weeks in advance, so for more info and booking details (there’s a hefty early bird discount that expires 11th Feb), check out:

http://live.chinwag.com/mobilemetamorphosis

If you’d like to chat about future events, or have any questions, give me a shout.

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Inaria: Brand Design Consultants – News

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_ inaria: Brand Design Consultants – News

Welcome! Well, after months of thinking about it, weeks of creating it and several days of checking and testing, we are delighted to launch the ‘news’ section of our website. Regular visitors can get the latest news on Inaria, the work we’ve been doing and projects we’ve won along with bite size gems of shared knowledge and interesting experiences. Enjoy!

I’ve done some work for Inaria recently, so it’s cool to see them finally have a place to show off the great work they do! ;-) They call it a news section, but it’s really a blog ;-)