Thursday, January 23, 2014

Inspiring Entrepreneurs - Internet Icons - 25 February

Tuesday 25 February 5.45-9pm at Electric Works, Digital Campus, Sheffield, S1 2BJ

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Get ahead of the competition using the power of the web.
Internet Icons brings together a panel of some ofthe most successful internet and tech entrepreneurs, all with an amazing insight into what makes the difference between a one-hit wonder and a real online success.

The panel discussion will be streamed live from the British Library in London, after you have heard from local entrepreneur Andy Mayer of Yoomee in Sheffield.

Plus you can put your questions to all speakers and network with other local business owners.

Local Speaker - Andy Mayer, CEO of Yoomee
Andy Mayer is the head of Yoomee, an innovative, fast-paced digital agency that builds digital platforms and services for social change. They work with non-profits and social entrepreneurs across the world - to connect people together around a common cause, to inspire and motivate, and ultimately to persuade them to do something positive they wouldn't normally do.
They work with the principles of Lean Startup to ensure they develop as little as possible before getting feedback to make sure their services meet a real need.
Via live webcast:
  • Nick Robertson OBE - co-founder and CEO of ASOS - Nick started his career in 1987 with the advertising agency Young and Rubicam and in 1991 moved to Carat, the UK’s largest media planning and buying agency. In 1995 he co-founded Entertainment Marketing, a small marketing services business and in 2000 he co- founded, a pure pay online fashion and beauty retailer.
  • Kathryn Parsons - founder and CEO of Decoded - Kathryn Parsons founded Decoded in January 2011, teaching Code in a Day and pioneering a global zeitgeist around code education.  Recently nominated as one of the top 5 most innovative companies in the UK, Decoded launched Data in a Day in 2013, demystifying big data for business and Code Ed, empowering teachers in the classroom.
  • Nick Jenkins - founder of - In 1999 Nick started, the personalised greeting card retailer. The business took five years and four rounds of fundraising before it made a profit but four years later it had over four million customers and had become a household name. The business was sold to Photobox for £120million in July 2011.
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