January Tech Wednesday write-up

It’s a new year and we have a jam-packed calendar of Tech Wednesday events lined up which are bound to tickle your taste buds!

Held once a month as an opportunity for the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) community to get together and mingle with other techies from across the region, January’s event proved to be popular with campus members and prospective e4f Incubator tenants alike. With a turnout of over 80 people, attendees were invited to enjoy an exciting evening of beers, pizza and networking, followed by an hour of presentations in our state-of-the-art conference room.

This month’s presentations were delivered by Steve Heyes, Technical Director at Studio Bonito; Murray Schofield, Technology Lead at Halo Electronics and our very own Matt Dredger, Founder of Borroclub.

Matt Dredger, founder of Borroclub, kicked off proceedings by discussing the unique marketplace that Borroclub works within and how others can get involved. With questions and answers from the audience, Matt explained the ethos behind his business plan and introduced the audience to the notion of the sharing economy – a concept which continues to see his business go from strength-to-strength.

Steve Heyes was next up with a personal insight into his business journey and the difficulties he stumbled upon on his way. In an attempt to improve his company, Steve went on a self-confessed journey to find a tool that would solve all his problems – one which he soon discovered didn’t exist! Providing a frank and honest account of the strains of running your own company, attendees were able to hear some of the processes that Steve incorporated on his business journey to success. The key to any process? For Steve it’s ‘context, investigation and collaboration’.

Attendees were then invited to view Murray Schofield’s presentation of the latest Halo Electronic product: The Halo Flash. Giving your phone a ‘super power’ which allows you capture truly stunning images, the product is currently at prototype stage and Tech Wednesday attendees were the first people to see it in action – the lucky lot! With an opportunity to sign-up to a limited number of early product testers after the presentation, our guests were able to, not only hear from a tech entrepreneur, but also to see the product well and truly in action.

The next Tech Wednesday is at 5.30pm on Wednesday 17th February 2016. For more information on the agenda and to register, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/tech-wednesday/

If you would like to present, contact Naomi Watts, e4f Programme Assistant: naomiw@innovationbham.com

The Halo Electronics flash in action

The Halo Electronics flash in action

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