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Maker Connections

1 June 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Growing Your Business – Stories of Acceleration, Incubation & Startup Support  

‘Maker Connections’ is a free event in which to network with other makers, hardware entrepreneurs/enthusiasts, designers,  manufacturers, and product development experts and digital startups.

This months theme is ‘Stories of Acceleration and Incubation’, where​ we’ll​ be exploring the merits of various programmes available to startups and entrepreneurs​!

6.00pm
Networking, refreshments

6.30pm – Welcome and announcement from Mat Hunter, MD of the Central Research Laboratory

6.35pm
‘Incubation and Acceleration, the National Picture’ Jonathan Bone, Quantitative Researcher from NESTA shares  insights into national trends from their recent report.

7:00pm 
Founder​s​ panel​ – The ​User Perspective
Kniterate (HAX Accelerator)
Alex FleetwoodSensible Object ‘Beasts of Balance’ (Royal College of Art)
Helen Steer from Do-It Kits (Central Research Laboratory).
Jérémie Charlet Trackener (StartupbootcampIOT)

7:30pm
 Accelerator Panel​ – The Providers View
Cansu Deniz Bayrak, Chief Operating Officer of Startupbootcamp IoT
Mat Hunter, Managing Director Central Research Laboratory
Dan Ballin, Ideas Crucible / Techstars (Previously BT Accelerator) 
Anthea Greco, Head of Partnerships at Wayra 

8.00pm – Networking, beer & pizza

Venue

Central Research Laboratory
252 Blyth Road
Hayes, GB
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