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Tips 4 Startups – Free Event!


MktgFuel, a new and innovative startup founded by former Google employee and European Head of Marketing for Eventbrite , Marion Gamel, is holding a Free Event “Tips 4 Startups” bringing together  industry veterans from Google, Yahoo, Cisco and Moo, that have launched their own companies.

The speakers will discuss aspects of startups that are often overlooked or not correctly prioritized in the life of a startup, that can make a massive difference between mediocrity and greatness.

Marion Gamel, founder of MktGFuel, will discuss the importance of sound marketing and position in the digital world. MktGFuel as a CMO-on-Demand service, allows startups to tap into a pool of experienced marketing professionals at the early stage, to guide their marketing strategies, without necessarily having a full time Marketing specialist.

Robert Swerling, joint CEO of  The Up Group, and former Head of Commerce Partnerships EMEA at Google will discuss the importance of attracting exceptional talent, and avoiding common pitfalls startups may , and Sophie Clifford, founder of Temple Employment Law will discuss Employment laws inline with Swerling.

Karima Noren, who left after 8 years at Google to focus on startups founding K Legal,  a boutique legal practice providing personal, pragmatic advice to technology companies, notably around the value and protection of Data. Nigel Jones , former Legal Council AltaVista and Google’s former European Legal Council member of the Executive Management Group, who founded NVJ Legal, will discuss fast growth companies and the challenges of expanding in Europe, and the different commercial, intellectual property challenges between the two markets.

Kate Leto, former Product Lead at Yahoo! and former Head of Product at Moo, Director at Libertie House will discuss the 3 phases of product management to take any start-up from concept to launch, and  Pontus Noren, founder of Cloudreach, will discuss the journey of his company, almost doubling every year, growing to £30 million revenue, 150+ employees within 6 years.

Beer will be served including ample opportunities for networking and Q&A throughout the session. The Event will be held at WeWork offices near Blackfriars. (Location and details upon registration).

Register for the by clicking the below image.





LISA Alum Kazu Shiraiso to Play at LSE

The LSE Information Systems Group has talented alumni in all walks of life.

LISA Alumnus Kazu Shiraiso (MSc’ 98) will be performing for one night only a violin recital tat Shaw Library at 7pm tomorrow November 21st, 2014 with music by Janacek, Mozart, Lili Boulanger and Cesar Franck.

£8/£4 concession –  Tickets via or at the door.


Gender Intelligence – The Science of Communication

Following the success of their first Live Online event in November 2013, everywomanNetwork will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a live online streamed event – again in partnership with Sky.

This event will be themed around gender intelligence and will feature video, comedy, thought leadership and well known faces of both sexes, including Kelly Hoppen MBE and Simon Fanshawe OBE. Both women and men are invited to attend what will be a fun, energetic and thought provoking event.

Just a few reasons to watch:

  • Gain a deeper understanding on how to communicate more effectively and celebrate how diversity of thought can be a catalyst for even greater success
  • Participate in the light hearted debate and gain insight into the science of communication – a fantastic balance of comedy and theory

Watch this event live at your desk, or why not incorporate it into your company’s International Women’s Day Celebrations? You can also watch the video after the event if you don’t have time on the day.

This event will take place on Thursday 6 March from 12:00-13:30pm GMT and will be shown live online – meaning you can watch it from your desk, or at home. You can register your place now.

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Following the success of the first ever

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 – Take a Step Forward


The annual Global Entrepreneurship Week is already next week! This year’s theme, “Taking a Step Forward”, is all about how one can take a big step forward in their plans for business success. A step forward may mean different things for different people. Someone may be interested in finding out more about career opportunities in enterprise and someone might be ready to set up their own business.

Last year over 7.5 million people in more than 125 countries attended 40,000 GEW events . Here in the UK 279,500 people attended 3200 events around the country!

Whatever, ‘a step forward’ means for you, I would recommend at least having a glance at the events lined up as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Herding Cats: Understanding How To Manage Open Source Projects


Where: BCS London, The Davidson Building,

5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA [Map]

When:  Tuesday, 10th September 2013 at 18:00 (for 18:30 start)

Cost:    Free to attend, but registration is essential

Managing Open Source projects may sometimes be uncontrollable and chaotic. Richard Hughes, who has over 10 years of experience developing open source software, will explain how the source code is managed, the role of “maintainer” and the personality traits good maintainers just have to have.

Richard is the maintainer of PackageKit, colord, and UPower and also a contributer to many other projects and opensource standards.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.


Free training courses in London arranged by the BCS Quality SG



The BCS Quality Specialist Group has arranged a free two full-day course, 28-29 August on Quality Architecture Engineering Tools, and a one full-day free course on Friday 30 August on Quality Communication: Practical ‘Planguage’ tools.

Both free courses, by Tom Gilb Hon FBCS are at BCS, Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, London. These are open to all, BCS or non-BCS members, but preference is given for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors.

Applications for places on each of these courses are to be sent directly to SoheirGhallab ( Please specify:

1. Why interested

2. Employment status

3. Which course