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Long time collaborator of OpenBusiness Hannah Upritchard has just launched her own e-commerce start up of sorts. At you can find beautiful, quirky, happy jewellery all hand crafted by her.

And since christmas is approaching check out ‘Your Own Continue reading »

MiniBar July

5 startups, one accelerator and Amazon Web Services in this iteration of MiniBar.

Oxygen Accelerator – Simon Jenner – Jody Orsborn

Ikonami – Kubair Shirazee

Amazon Web Services – Ianni Vamvadelis

Hybrids are Beautiful – Jon Marks

CircleMe – Giuseppe d’Antonio

Sticksports – Paul Collins

Sponsor: Ikonami, Oxygen Accelerator

IP Basics with Wiggin LLP

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting our penultimate event in the Online Business Essential Clinics series way up high in the Wiggin LLP offices off Tottenham Court Road. Law firms do tend to have access to some very scenic backdrops of the city!

Wiggin LLP is a boutique firm of Continue reading »

Fundraising and Investment Strategies with Tom Allason

This Thursday past we had the pleasure of listening to the sage (don’t let that youthful exterior fool you) advice of one of London’s most successful fundraisers and logisticians, Tom Allason. Tom is founder and CEO of Shutl, a web service that connects retailers with local same-day courier companies, enabling the rapid delivery Continue reading »

MiniBar Special with Qualcomm

This MiniBar was organized in partnership with Qualcomm to present their VC activities, bring some companies they have invested in to tell us about Qprize.

The QPrize 2012 venture investment competition’s aim is to identify and fund the industry’s most promising, early-stage technology companies across Eastern Continue reading »

Software Development Management with George Berkowski of Hailo

At last Thursday’s ICT KTN clinic our topic was Software Development Management. Our presenter for the event was George Berkowski, Head of Product at Hailo – one of London’s most successful start-ups in the last few years who provide an app that connects the user to a network of London’s black Continue reading »

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Conferences & Workshops

CodeMaker v0.1 – A One Day Course in Coding and Web Tech

CodeMaker v0.1 – A One Day Course in Coding and Web Tech


We are launching the ‘CodeMaker‘ one day course at Mother London. The day is designed to enable a deeper understanding of how digital Continue reading »

Tech Business MiniMBA Autumn/Winter 2012

Tech Business MiniMBA A practical workshop series for web companies and entrepreneurs

Building on the success of Continue reading »

Tavolone – 30th May

The OpenBusiness Crew is appearing with friends as Tavolone on Wednesday 30th for an amazing Italian Continue reading »

ICT KTN Online Business Essential Clinics New Series for Spring 2012

The Online Business Essential Clinics A practical workshop series for web companies and entrepreneurs


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Tavolone Menu

Tavolone Menu

Sammi, chef at Meraz Cafe and our guest chef for the night, has finalised the menu for our second Tavolone this Tuesday! Have Continue reading »

Tavolone with Sammi from Meraz Cafe

Tavolone with Sammi from Meraz Cafe


Last month MiniBar and OpenBusiness launched a monthly dining experience called Tavolone. Frank Hannon was our guest chef, cooking Mediterranean style food. Sammi of Meraz Continue reading »

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