Our top London picks – January 2016

 In Candidate, Events

New year, new you. Dust off your rested, partied-out self and get back into work mode with these learning workshops & meet-ups.

app launch


Monday 11 Jan 2016  | 18:30 – 20:30

App Launch Stories

Join up for a fireside chat with 3 top app makers and to discuss all things related to their launch day. You will grill them on their pre/post launch marketing strategy, their app testing, how they went about getting PR and climbed the App Store charts. All to help you prepare for your launch on the Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Location: Central Working Whitechapel, 83 – 89 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ

Nearest train/tube: Whitechapel, Stepney Green

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Tuesday 12 Jan 2016  | 18:00 – 21:00

Innovate. Accelerate. Grow

Are you an IoT start-up with a promising product, looking for professional support to help commercialise your business? Perhaps you’ve recently graduated from an incubator or accelerator and are looking for a longer-term support programme? Then join us on 12th January at the IDEALondon Open Day, hosted by Cisco.

Location: IDEALondon – 69 Wilson Street, EC2A 2BB GB

Nearest train/tube: Old Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street

digital at work


Wednesday 13 Jan 2016  | 18:00 – 21:00

Bring your inner rebel to the Digital Talent @Work smart mob!

Digital transformation is leading organisational and social change, reshaping work and careers today. Unpredictability, inter-generational tensions, and new leadership styles come into play. At this event we will be unveiling the Digital Talent @Work archetypes – the who, what and where of digital change.

By joining the Digital Talent @Work smart mob you will get:
An exclusive opportunity to learn about the digital talent archetypes, camaraderie and empathy through joining a like-minded community, to meet, and to learn from each other.

Be the rebel. Change the way you work. Revolutionise your digital world.

Location: Zone, 12-13 Stable Street, N1C 4AB

Nearest train/tube: Kings Cross, St Pancras



Thursday 14 Jan 2016  | 09:30 – 12:30

Speak Like A Leader

Would you like to know Obama’s formula when it comes to captivating audiences? Would you like an immediate boost to your confidence as a speaker? Would you like to network in London’s Exclusive Groucho Club with like-minded professionals for a morning?

This is the place for you. You’ll discover tips you can easily adopt in order to win over your audiences’ hearts and minds. As a result, you’ll have more credibility and do better business.

Location: The Groucho Club, 45 Dean St, W1D 4QB

Nearest train/tube: Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

The Nest


Thursday 14 Jan – Friday 15 Jan 2016  | 09:00 – 22:00

The Nest

Welcome to The NEST – an inspiring, engaging and absolutely unmissable event all about how to successfully turn an idea into a thriving business.

We wanted to create an environment that genuinely helps entrepreneurs on their journey, and what better way than to get real face to face advice from those in the know. We believe that everyone has an ‘inner-entrepreneur’, and we are here to help you bring it out and into the forefront of your lives! It seems we are not alone, with more and more people starting their own companies, we want to ensure you receive the best advice from the start to give you the best chance to succeed.

Location: 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

Nearest train/tube: Holborn

TechPitch 4.5


Tuesday 19 Jan 2016  | 09:30 – 17:30

TechPitch 4.5: Pitch Workshops

Every start-up has a story to tell…

An essential part of establishing and growing any start-up is pitching your business plan to investors, journalists, VCs and potential partners.

2Pears, have now seen over 800 start-ups graduate from their pitch training workshops with UKTI, with more pitching at their events TechPitch 4.5 and Music TechPitch 4.5. Many of those start-ups have gone on to big and bright things and have been featured on the #4pt5 blog.

Location: Thomas Eggar LLP Offices, 14 New Street, EC2M 4HE

Nearest train/tube: Liverpool Street


Sales & Marketing

Wednesday 20 Jan 2016  | 18:30 – 21:30

Speakers Club – Speaking Delivery & Technique

Your first Speakers Club of the year will focus on speaking delivery & technique.

PONY Express runs monthly Speakers Club nights, a beginners Series, a One-Day Intensive and a 12-month programme. If you have a bigger vision for yourself or running your own business already then come along and learn how to take your speaking & confidence to the next level.

Location: Timberyard Soho, 4 Noel Street, W1F 8GB

Nearest train/tube: Tottenham Court Road



Thursday 21 Jan 2016  | 14:00 – 18:00

How to attract the right investors

You have decided to launch or grow your business – and now you need investment. But where do you start? And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business? In this half-day workshop we’ll explore how to secure investment through crowdfunding, angel investors or venture capital. We’ll help you make a decision about the right options for your business and give you a simple step-by-step approach for attracting investment for each option.

Location: British Library BIPC, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB

Nearest train/tube: Kings Cross, St Pancras International



Thursday 21 Jan 2016  | 19:00 – 22:00

The Future of IoT Networks

Whether it’s using your watch to track your fitness regime on your phone or whether it is using your tablet to control the heating of your home, The Internet of Things is shaping the way we live and is helping us stay connected to things we need most.

The future is bright for these technologies and is made possible with cutting edge hardware.

Join us at Hardware Pioneers to hear directly from some of leading faces of the IoT industry and learn about where we are heading next.

Location: Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, EC1Y 1AX

Nearest train/tube: Old Street



Tuesday 26 Jan 2016  | 12:00 – 13:30

Do well by doing good

A huge body of evidence shows that increasingly, people want to make more of a difference with their lives – through their careers and the products they buy. Evidence also shows that businesses must respond to survive and thrive in the future.

For start-ups, who need to impress customers and get the most out of employees on limited budget – it’s a must have. In this class, you’ll learn the secrets of how to of find, live and engage others in your organisation’s social purpose.

Location: 68 Hanbury Street,E1 5JL 

Nearest train/tube: Shoreditch High Street, Aldgate East



Wednesday 27 Jan 2016  | 09:00 – 17:00

UK Angel Investment Forum

Each year the UK Business Angels Association annual winter event attracts over 300 angels and early stage investment players, focusing on key topics and trends that face the industry today.

This year’s forum will be centered on the future of angel investing, in particular discussing the seismic changes observed in the angel and early stage finance landscape within the UK. Topics will include the rise of equity crowd-funding as an investment source and the changing demography of angel investors, together with how new technologies are constantly penetrating the angel ecosystem, as more and more angels invest into the next generation of technology.

Location: 250 Bishopsgate, London E1 6AA

Nearest train/tube: Liverpool Street



Wednesday 27 Jan 2016  | 18:00 – 21:30

The Future of Fintech

London is right in the middle of the buzz around fintech, establishing itself as one of the world’s leading hubs, with local firms attracting sizeable investments. Join us at Rise London, in East London, on January 27th 2016 for an evening of lively discussion and insights with keynotes from leading companies in this fast-moving sector, as well as rapid-fire pitches from some of the start-ups looking to disrupt finance further.

The evening is rounded off by networking drinks with senior executives from major tech companies, hot start-ups, advisory firms, consultants and investors, as well as some of the best pizza in town.

Location: Rise London (formerly The London Escalator) E1 4TT

Nearest train/tube: Whitechapel, Stepney Green



Thursday 28 Jan 2016  | 18:00 – 21:00

Startup Grind London Hosts Jean Oelwang

Jean is a nomad with a love of adventure and a strong belief that business (and individuals) can be a force for good in the world. She is proud to lead a team of brilliant people who are passionate about how we reinvent how we live and work in the world.

Where else would you get the chance to be a part of changing the world for the better with 50,000 great entrepreneurial people, 80 businesses in over 15 industries and a crazy man with a beard who never accepts the unacceptable? 

We will sit down for a fireside chat with Jean to reflect on the Virgin Unite story and how it helps make this world a better place.

Location: WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore Street EC2Y 5EJ

Nearest train/tube: Moorgate

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