Thursday 24th May, 2012
9:50am to 10:30am
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
CEO, Trampoline Systems
Charles Armstrong is an entrepreneur and thinker involved in social computing, informal networks and democratic innovation, speaking frequently at symposia and private gatherings around the world.
Charles graduated in Social & Political Science from St. John's College, Cambridge and was subsequently mentored by the great sociologist Lord Young of Dartington.
Charles is a Board Member of the Fondacja TechSoup and a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. He continues an active involvement in photo-ethnography, the study of baroque keyboard music and performances of electro-acoustic music.
I caught the startup bug in my teens and never recovered.
In '03 I founded eCourier.co.uk, the online courier company with the purple vans in after a bad experience with my local courier firm. I served as eCourier’s CEO from inception, overseeing the company’s growth to team of 250+.
I left eCourier in '08 to start working on Shutl, a web-service that connects retailers with same-day courier firms enabling immediate & convenient delivery of online and in-store purchases.
Shutl was named UK's best VC backed business at 2010 Startups Awards and won the Guardian's Breakthrough Technology Award in 2011. The service currently operates across 75% UK, retail partners include: Argos, Maplin, Oasis, Karen Millen, Warehouse, Coast & Laithwaites Wine.
Away from couriers I occasionally help other early-stage start-ups. I am also a trustee of FoundationStone, a charitable trust that makes seed donations to start-up charities.
George is currently the Head of Product for HAILO – the Black Cab App. HAILO is one of London’s fastest growing startups, alread
Successful serial entrepreneur and experienced CEO, with over 10 years' experience running marketing technology companies.
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