next Startup Meetup – thu 21st May

Next startup-meetup in Bournemouth town is thu 21st May 10-12 @goodfoodcafe #supmup – business and technology builders come on down!

What do people think on the competition idea?


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a startup contest?

Last weeks startup meetup was very interesting,we discussed the idea of having some form of startup contest – see Mark Ng’s write up on the contest idea here

In a rough summary:

Incubator idea – full time commitment / funded / fixed end date to contest (3 months?) / launch day where ideas/teams are founded

part time contest – part time teams / sponsored / fixed end date / launch day where teams can find missing members

or some combo of the two, perhaps a launch day where teams could pitch to be in the incubator and then a free for all for any other p/t teams who wanted to compete for the main prize… whatever that was.

Personally, I’m split on the idea… I totally see the commitment side that Mark argues for.. I also think a p/t contest has merits.

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Startup meetup has moved

We’re hosting the next startup-meetup here at Alex’s Good Food Cafe, 10-12 on Thursday march 19th.

I’m working hard… and should… (if all comes together) be alpha releasing/demoing one of our projects on Thursday! (orig launch was scheduled for 26th March)

We’re keeping the kind of drop in format, if you have a pitch you’d like to practice… or perhaps like to bounce some ideas off others please come along!

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just like buses

I was thinking last night, about how much the Bournemouth web/creative/geek scene (for want of a better phrase) is accelerating at the moment.

Within the last year (and please comment to correct/update me) Bournemouth has gained:


Dorset Digital


Bar Camp Bournemouth


There’s also more arts focussed groups like, Bomo Creatives (which have been around a bit longer) and other business networking places.

Do we need all of these?

They fulfill slightly different niches but would Bournemouth as an area benefit from all the organisers coming together for the common good? I think it would.

Your thoughts please.

UPDATE: and BUNIX – thanks to @darkphnx

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new office new number

We’re almost settled in our new home at Alex’s Creative Space, quick note to say a few things…

1) March 10th 5-9pm is our open evening office launch – please come down for delicious snacks and a nose around our office – we’ll also have a prize draw on the night.

2) Our phone number is (finally) sorted: 0845 5272 492 please update your records

3) Startup-meetup is moving… the date and time remains the same (3rd Thurs from 10am-12) – in case you hadn’t already guessed where its going… Alex’s Good Food Cafe (ie upstairs!)

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