2011 February

February 28, 2011

Inspire Conference Announced

Launch48 is running their biggest conference ever in London early June. The event, called The Inspire Conference, will cover the latest business trends and ideas in technology, creativity, entrepreneurship, and society.

Some of the speakers attending the event:

  • Alex Breuer / Design Editor – The Times
  • Ann Cotton / Founder – Camfed
  • Anthony Browne / Policy Director for London Mayor
  • Aza Raskin / Ex Head of UX – Mozilla Labs
  • Conrad Wolfram / CEO – Wolfram Research
  • Erik Hersman / Co-Founder – Ushahidi
  • Michael Birch / Founder – Bebo, Profounders
  • Parag Khanna / Best Selling Author – Second World
  • Rajesh Sawhney / President – Reliance BIG Entertainment
  • Rory Sutherland / Vice Chairman – Ogilvy
  • Roshaneh Zafar / Founder – Kashf Foundation
  • Stephan Shakespeare / CEO & Co-Founder – YouGov
  • Tom Chatfield / Author, Game Theorist

Attendees will meet:

  • Entrepreneurs and startups
  • Corporate decision makers and senior managers
  • Investors including VCs and Angels
  • Designers and developers

You can book your tickets now via http://theinspireconference.com

February 27, 2011

Launchpad Status Update

Launch48 has been running our accelleration program for the last 4 months and so far the program has been going very well.

The 4 businesses we have been working with are:

  • 42voices - a crowd-sourced voice over marketplace
  • Bluefields - a team-based social network for football
  • HipSnip - a mobile app for finding and verifying buying decisions with your network
  • MinuteBase - a project management system based around meeting minutes

We are nearly at our demo day which is planned for March the 24th.  We are looking forward to seeing the wider communities response to the businesses.

February 26, 2011

Want to host a Launch48 event?

Launch48 is currently planning our 2013 calendar and we are keen to speak with people who would like to work with Launch48 to hold Launch48 events in their university, city, town, or country.

If you would like to discuss a Launch48 event near you please contact us.

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