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The RSA gives us a stage

Jul 7, 2016

We were invited to talk about Upstarter at the RSA recently, thanks to Mark Hall and Antigoni Boulougari. Their Engage Events are really interesting gatherings of people interested in making change, and very worth being a part of. Upstarter at the RSA from Upstarter Incubator on Vimeo.

EMpath

EMpath

Jul 4, 2016

I got a chance to catch up with Rosie Poebright from Splash n Ripple recently – we worked together last year whilst she was a REACT Almuni scheme, and now has evolved her definitive approach to extraordinary experiences, and approach she calls Empath. Gill: So Rosie, what is Empath? Rosie: Empath is an audio augmented […]

6 Weeks to Pop Up goes down the Roman

6 Weeks to Pop Up goes down the Roman

Apr 26, 2016

The final session of our 6 weeks to pop up was to take the ideas to market. With the support of Roman Road Trust, we got a stall on Roman Road Yard Market – a new market focussing on local produce, vintage and craft.   So, the idea is that each of our new business […]

Caring and Sharing at FutureEverything

Caring and Sharing at FutureEverything

Apr 13, 2016

Thanks Futureverything for inviting us to be on the panel Care & Share Economy. Such a great group of people : Mike Ridell and volunteer credits, and Clare Tomkinson from Timebank UK, with Chew Lin Kay. The Panel, moderated by Daniel Hirschmann from Hirsch & Mann and a co-founder of Technology Will Save Us explored the […]

6 Weeks at Machines Room and special offer

6 Weeks at Machines Room and special offer

Feb 1, 2016

    What’s it all about? You know that moment when you have an idea for a business, but you’re not sure it’ll work, well, this 6-week of evening workshops is for you. It does a range of things. It gets you to explore new possible ideas of what you might make a business from, […]

Rooms with amazing views

Rooms with amazing views

Nov 16, 2015

     We have been working with four and now six companies from the Pervasive Media Studio, through the REACT alumni scheme. This last weekend, REACT put together a kind of biennale for immersive media, and showcased many of the projects that have come through the schemes and labs over the years. Some real highlights were […]

Bringing the experts in

Bringing the experts in

Oct 22, 2015

We brought the group of companies we have been working with for REACT in Bristol to the deep heart of Hackney Wick, to bring them into a different kind of creative work environment. Hub 67 provided us with a great space for a days work on really thinking about moving your business on. What was […]

6 Weeks at Blackhorse Workshop

6 Weeks at Blackhorse Workshop

Sep 6, 2015

We’re bringing a new programme to Blackhorse Workshop this autumn. Its a new kind of new startup programme  for six Wednesday evenings starting 30th September. The aim is to help people in East London to get new ideas off the ground quickly and test them out on real people, shaping the new business by what […]

Here’s to the quiet ones

Here’s to the quiet ones

Aug 14, 2015

Last week we had a business modelling workshop with the REACT alumni group in  Bristol. Naturally, it’s a variation on the Business Model canvas, but taking the business is a small system flows at this early stage is really revealing.  Something that kept coming up again and again, like one of those voice-over conclusions of a TV […]

Pittsburgh to London, spaces to experiment

Pittsburgh to London, spaces to experiment

Jul 29, 2015

Upstarter gained its initial concrete form in Pittsburgh whilst we were working at Carnegie Mellon School of Design and Architecture in Pittsburgh. Whilst we have made lots of huge developments since being in London, the way things are done here is tangibly different.   In London, we find that people are so occupied with earning […]

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