Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 on Thursday 24th May in Digital Shoreditch Big Top Capital

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  • Keynote - A Vulture is for life, not just for Christmas

    by Simon Acland

    Keynote Speaker

    At 9:30am to 9:50am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • CEO Panel

    by Charles Armstrong, Tom Allason, George Berkowski and Scott Button

    Charles Armstrong (Trampoline Systems), Tom Allason (Shutl), Scott Wilson (Unruly Media), Jay Bregman (Hailo) - each to give a 5 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of questions

    At 9:50am to 10:30am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Starting-Up the Copenhagen Way

    by Christian Lanng

    It’s a story of one man with a simple belief - business software is broken and needs fixing. Christian Lanng, CEO of Tradeshift, will tell you how he took this simple idea and turned it into a successful startup story. Two years on and Tradeshift is approaching 100,000 customers in over 190 countries. It has been valued at $136m and has received $30m in funding. A trained sociologist, Christian will explain how he cultivated a unique working environment in Copenhagen and motivated a team to do something incredible. And it’s more than just Ideas Paint on the walls. Attendees can hear tips and tricks from someone that has been there and done it and the challenges the company is now facing as it expands significantly across several continents. He’ll also reveal how the Tradeshift “Mum and Dad” keep the close knit team together...

    Questions answered :
    - What can you learn from the way the Danes do business? - How do you change your perspective on startup habits? - How does your national identity fit in with becoming a growing global business?

    At 10:30am to 10:33am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • PixelPin "Pictures replace Passwords"

    by Brian Taylor

    If you have ever had problems in remembering your password you will know how annoying it can be. PixelPin is an innovative new approach to mobile and web security using pictures instead of alphanumeric passwords. Questions answered : Rather than type in a password you select points (passpoints) on a personal picture. The PixelPin approach makes remembering a lot easier, it's more secure than using a PIN or an alphanumeric password, and eliminates phishing. There are real advantages when you are on a mobile or tablet device that does not have a keyboard. It's a lot quicker and does not suffer from the auto-correct problems you can find on these devices.

    At 10:33am to 10:36am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Phoster - Pitch

    by Vaughn Blake

    Phoster is a new social shopping application that utilizes game mechanics to bridge online and offline shopping experiences.

    At 10:36am to 10:38am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Hackney Hear: using audio on location

    by Francesca Panetta

    What can new smartphone technologies do for listening on the move? Hear about a world's first in audio on the move right here in Hackney from some of the makers of Hackney Hear. Triggering audio via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London Fields through the stories of residents, local celebrities and archive, along with new commissions from award-winning artists in the area.

    Questions answered :
    What is Hackney Hear? What does it mean for the future of audio on the move? And how can smartphones help content providers and technologists come up with new creative ways of telling stories through sound?

    At 11:10am to 11:13am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Taking the pulse of investment in the UK Digital Media space

    by Damian Ryan

    Mediaventura conducted a survey of close to 1000 institutional investors (VC's, Family Offices, Private investors) to take the pulse of the market in terms of key trends for investment the UK digital media sector. Mediaventura would like to share this feedback with business owners and entrepreneurs keen to grow their business and take the right steps towards a capital raise and becoming investment ready.

    Questions answered :
    What are the hot areas investors are looking at? Where is the money? How do you value a business in the digital media sector? How does the UK compare with other global markets? Key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for investment? What are the top tips for becoming investment ready? What are the pros and cons of selling my business? What deal structures exist and how do I know what's right for my business?

    At 11:13am to 11:16am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • First Steps to Funding

    by Dominic Fiore

    Executive summaries, pushing investor buttons, funding sources, Monetization

    Questions answered : What are the key components to an executive summary?, How do I make the transition from Business Plan to IM? What does an investor want to see? How much should I give away? What are my funding options?

    At 11:16am to 11:19am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Introducing Robot Corp

    by Michael Veitch

    Michael Veitch will be introducing, Robot a new digital product and business development company based out of London.

    Coming in at the pre seed stage, Robot, concept, refine, prepare and produce digital businesses and platforms with entrepreneurs and companies.

    Taking ideas and building digital products.

    At 11:19am to 11:24am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Introlabs - pitch

    by Anthony Erwin

    INTRO is a business networking app and matching platform that connects you to the people you're looking for nearby.

    At 11:24am to 11:27am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Audience participation in entertainment in the digital age

    by Julian Mccrea

    How audiences could take part in entertainment in the future A demonstration of how audiences can take part in live entertainment.

    At 11:27am to 11:30am, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Funding Panel

    by Scott Sage, Anil Hansjee, Jenny Tooth and Jason Ball

    Jason Ball (Qualcomm Ventures), Scott Sage (DFJ Esprit), Anil Hansjee - each to give a 5 minute presentation followed by 25 minutes of questions

    At 11:40am to 12:20pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table top: Financing alternatives: options available and actions to be taken

    by Blick Rothenberg and Milan Pandya

    Discussion of the funding options available to a company and the key commercial and
    financial steps which should be taken to maximise funding opportunities.

    Milan has considerable experience in supporting both UK and international companies
    throughout their business lifecycle from start-up, through the growth phase and finally on
    exit. Milan advises many technology companies on commercial, financial and tax
    matters and is experienced at supporting companies through mergers, acquisitions
    and disposals.

    At 1:45pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table top: Making your company more attractive to investors

    by Toby Ryland and Blick Rothenberg

    This session will help you to understand how the tax reliefs for investors offered by the
    Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)
    can make an investment in your company more attractive. Also, how to avoid the common
    pitfalls and understand what operating as an EIS/SEIS company means for your business.

    Toby specialises in corporate tax, particularly transactional work covering restructuring,
    mergers and acquisitions, property transactions and transfer pricing. Given the nature
    of Blick Rothenberg’s client base, much of this work involves cross border issues. Toby
    also works with inward investment agencies in the tech sector and has extensive
    experience of helping technology businesses set-up in the UK.

    In addition to tax advisory work, Toby oversees a portfolio of corporation tax compliance
    clients concentrating on those with complex tax affairs and overseas connections.

    At 1:45pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table Tops - session 1

    by Jason Ball, Obi Orgnot, Francesca Panetta, Bill Mayon-White, Rose Lewis, Anil Hansjee, Christian Lanng, Dominic Fiore and Brian Taylor

    Obi Orgnot - OrgNot Ltd.
    Christian Lang - Tradeshift
    Brian Taylor - PixelPin
    Francesca Panetta - Hackney Hear
    Damian Ryan - Mediaventura
    Dominic Fiore - Fitzgerald and Law
    Anil Hansjee - Q&A with Anil Hansjee, ex Google M&A, now Angel investor and Advisor
    Jason Ball - Qualcomm
    Rose Lewise - Pembridge Partners Ltd

    At 1:45pm to 2:15pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table Tops: Taylor Wessing

    by Sian Skelton, Simon Walker, TW TechCity, Christopher Jeffery and Ann Casey

    • Legal documents for seed investment.
    • Share issues to be considered when setting up a company and setting up share option plans.
    • IP basics - what every start-up needs to know (and every investor will expect).
    • Privacy issues for on-line start-ups - what needs to be done in the early days?

    At 1:45pm to 2:15pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table Top: Can European VCs Ever Make Money?

    At 2:15pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table top: Present.me – bringing online presentations to life

    by Charlie Simpson

    We believe online presentations are broken. Psychological studies show that the combination of content and a human face is key to keeping an audience engaged. We launched Present.me to solve exactly this problem. Present.me allows anyone to create online presentations that feature synchronised slides and video side-by-side, playable on-demand. Whether it’s pitching for new business, updating your team, setting assignments for students or applying for a job, Present.me allows you to record and share your ideas in a whole new way. This session will reveal why Present.me’s combination of video and content is the perfect way to create online, on-demand presentations that engage and resonate.

    Questions answered :
    What is the story behind Present.me? What issues does Present.me solve? How does Present.me work? What is the Present.me business model?

    At 2:15pm to 2:45pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • London Stock Exchange Presentation

    by Marcus Stuttard

    Access to capital: An introduction to AIM and the public markets

    At 3:20pm to 3:40pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Crowd Funding

    by Jeff Lynn

    Crowdfunding can be a highly effective way for new businesses to raise their first seed capital. It changes the way startups raise funds by leveraging popular social media to attract mass audiences of financiers, speeding up funding stages and reducing transaction costs - all unseen in traditional funding today. But do you know the different types of crowdfunding and which might be most useful for your business--or even as a way for you to invest a bit?

    Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn will walk attendees through the benefits of the different types of crowdfunding and will answer questions about raising and investing capital online.

    At 3:40pm to 4:00pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Making best use of your Information Assets

    by Bill Mayon-White

    Calling Creatives and Business Owners:

    Do justice to yourself!
    Take care of your team!

    Identifying, retaining and capitalising on your Intellectual Assets (IA).

    For creatives, designers, artists and business owners in SMEs and micro
    businesses.

    Presenter: Bill Mayon-White, Contromex Business Services Limited and
    London School of Economics.

    All of us face a range of dilemmas and challenges over the management and control
    of our Intellectual Assets (IA) and our Intellectual Property (IP) sooner or later.
    Sadly, most of us delay dealing with these challenges only to find out that we have
    lost out, big time, further down the road.

    This brief overview will examine some of the challenges of IA and IP identification
    and management.

    Coverage will include:

    1. An introduction the “Co-petition Dilemma” – How can I partner with other
    businesses without losing control of my IP?

    2. Working with a typology of for Information Assets: Human, Relational and
    Structural Capital.

    3. Benchmarking your IA management against other firms, and “best of breed”.

    4. The session will also touch on Copyright, Brands, Trademarks and Patents,
    and some does and don’ts around the use of Creative Commons, Open
    Source and digital copyright.

    Whether you are a start up or a “mature” business we know you will have some
    questions on “How should I best manage my Intellectual Assets?”

    So come along and join us for Digital Shoreditch 2012.

    At 4:15pm to 4:30pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Fund Raising for your digital start-up in these interesting times

    by Rose Lewis

    An interactive session on raising investment for start-ups

    Questions answered :
    What is a typical funding journey How to choose the right type of investors and how best to approach them What needs to be place to ensure you close a deal.

    At 4:30pm to 4:45pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • We Make Stories; investing in digital storytelling

    by Alex Clarke

    We Make Stories. Penguin has been investing in creative talent for over 75 years. We love storytellers and know that a story can be told in many, many ways. We're looking for interesting, innovative storytellers to partner with, who would like to work together to create something new, magical, profitable and which perhaps exists beyond just words on a page.

    At 4:45pm to 4:55pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Announce Winner of company presentations

    At 5:15pm to 6:00pm, Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Table top: Financing alternatives: options available and actions to be taken

    Discussion of the funding options available to a company and the key commercial and
    financial steps which should be taken to maximise funding opportunities.

    Milan has considerable experience in supporting both UK and international companies
    throughout their business lifecycle from start-up, through the growth phase and finally on
    exit. Milan advises many technology companies on commercial, financial and tax
    matters and is experienced at supporting companies through mergers, acquisitions
    and disposals.

    On Thursday 24th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top