2012 April

April 23, 2012

Launch48 is looking for a CEO

Do you want to have a big impact on lots of entrepreneurs globally?

Launch48 is looking for a CEO to drive the business forward and build on its successes. If you’re entrepreneurial, like working with lots of people, have experience managing a community and running events –  you may be what we’re looking for.

Launch48 is 4 years old and was started by Adil and Ian, two passionate entrepreneurs who wanted to help grass-root entrepreneurs to meet other people, mentors, and companies that could help them achieve their goals. Throughout the 4 years Launch48 has achieved a lot:

  • Over 1.700 attendees
  • Over 17 events
  • UK, Australia, Romania and Moldova events
  • Busy website and social media channels
  • A fantastic board made up of Resham Sohoni – CEO of Seedcamp, Hugh Chappel – investor and successful entrepreneur, and Julian Ranger – investor and successful Entrepreneur.

Adil and Ian have been running Launch48 in parallel with other ventures and it’s time Launch48 found someone to focus on it 110%, grow it, and make the most of the opportunities available to it. This is why we are looking for a CEO.

If you’d like to apply please review the CEO Role Description and apply before the 11th of May 2012.

April 19, 2012

Interviews from a range of entrepreneurs – Start Uploaded

Recently I was told Start Uploaded, the guys behind the recent Launch48 London event video, launched their website.

It’s got some great videos on it and is really well organised. Start Uploaded is hoping to capture great entrepreneurial stories, put them online as videos, and link viewers with suppliers the entrepreneurs recommend. It’s a great idea and gives viewers a chance to take the entrepreneurs advice and use their trusted sources.

They cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Insight – things entrepreneurs wished they knew
  • Space – where to you base your startup
  • Legal – the best legal advisors
  • Design – how to approach and manage design
  • Accounts – the best finance advisors
  • Technology – managing technology
  • Fundraising – how to raise cash
  • Misc – everything else!

Visit Start Uploaded if you’re after some entertaining videos covering a wide range of topics.

You can see all the videos they have uploaded from Launch48 on the Launch48 search results page.

Looking for a co-founder? New event launching

I heard of this great new event today being host at Google Campus next week. If you’re looking for a founder you may want to check it out:
Founders Fit helps you connect with highly talented and experienced designers, technologists and business people who are willing to embark on an entrepreneurial journey with you. We are running our first pilot at Google Campus.
Date: 25 April 2012, 6-9pm
Venue: Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX
Register and find out more: http://bit.ly/HWBQvO

April 13, 2012

Upcoming Conferences – Dibi, Bacon, On The Edge

It’s clearly conference time in the UK and that means lots of great events to attend. Here is a list of upcoming events that we hope Launch48 alumni are interested in. Where possible we have secured a special discount for Launch48 readers:

Dibi Conference – Newcastle – April 17th

Design It Build It (DIBI) conference educates developers and designers in a multi-stream conference held in central Newcastle. There are only a few £299.00 tickets left for this conference as it is on Tuesday next week, but if you’re fast you may get one. They have a long list of impressive tech and creative people involved.


Bacon – London – April 20-21st

Bacon is a conference by developers, for developers. Come along to be inspired, keep up to date with the latest tech and connect to world leaders in data science, web development and hardware. If you want to hear from some of the leading startups and meet with top hackers, Bacon is the event for you. Speakers include Hilary Mason (bit.ly), Zach Holman (GitHub) and Chris Haseman (Tumblr).

Use ‘LAUNCH48′ to get a £60 discount when you signup at http://devslovebacon.com

On The Edge – London – June 21st

A one-day marketing conference and networking event with a line-up from brands including News International, Red Bull, Barclays and Wunderman.

Quote Launch48′s special promotional code ‘L48100′ to get a £100 discount on your conference ticket http://ontheedgelive.co.uk

April 4, 2012

Exeter Launch48 Summary Video

Wow, recently Launch48 events have been a hot video topic, and Launch48 Exeter held in March was no exception. Ross Gill was on site and made an extremely high quality video summarising what Launch48 is and demonstrating what was achieved at Launch48 Exeter.

Are you thinking of coming to a Launch48 event? Don’t miss this fantastic video:

Launch48 Exeter! Summary video by Ross Gill from Inspire Conference – Launch48 on Vimeo.

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