Join us for a refreshed and relaunched Nott Tuesday event with talks from David Chan from CyLon Accelerator and Bal Bansal from Coca-Cola.
Nott Tuesday is a community of people building and growing the startups and tech businesses of Nottingham.
Each month we come together to hear stimulating speakers give talks on the challenges of starting and running a technology business, practical guidance on operating a business and exploring future technologies for new opportunities.
Most of all Nott Tuesday is an opportunity for business people and aspiring entrepreneurs to come together, meet like-minded people, share knowledge and grow.
Everyone is welcome and there are no tickets required. Just turn up - it's free!
We will have the team from Shutter Socks filming the event this month! Don't worry if you'd rather not be on camera, just let us know when you arrive and we'll sort it out.
FROM IDEA TO STARTUP
by David Chan
Thinking of doing a tech startup? There's a lot of information out there on the internet with advice on how to go about doing this. But there's also a lot of important information missing about the realities of doing a startup. In this talk, David will talk about his own experience of founding startups and provide you with some real life advice about what creating a startup really entails.
David is the Entrepreneur in Residence at CyLon Accelerator in London and also has his own cybersecurity startup Aroclave. He did his first startup while still an undergraduate at Imperial College and has founded/worked in tech startups in the UK and Silicon Valley doing CRM, eCommerce and Cybersecurity. David also spends time going to meetups like Nott Tuesday and universities to seek out, encourage and advise potential founders and startups.
HOW TO PITCH TO A CORPORATE
by Bal Bansal
Bal and his team have a lot of people pitching to them at Coca-Cola, and he's seen many people pitching to Venture Capitalists, but what's the best way to do this, and how do you grab the attention of a big company or investor, and keep that relationship going?
Bal is an Award Winning, Lean, Innovation & Digital leader who has vast experience in Continuous Improvement & Disruptive Innovation.
In his current role Bal and his team work closely with the business units at Coca-Cola European Partners, in understanding the current state and then developing new ideas & concepts that can help exceed targets and objectives. This is achieved by using Lean Start-up principles.
As a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt, he holds extensive knowledge and experience in delivering Improvement Projects and Programmes of work using Lean and Six Sigma principles in Europe, Asia and North America.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola Enterprises, he worked at GlaxoSmithKline (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt), Parker Hannifin (European Lean Leader, Chomerics Division) and Kodak Ltd. (Graduate Programme, Project Manager).