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Colette Ballou on hiring a PR Agency!


Colette Ballou is the founder of Ballou PR. With a client roster that includes Eventbrite, Seatwave and Shopping.com she is well placed to give us the inside track about what to think about before hiring a PR agency. It’s heartbreaking …

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Silicon Roundabout: is it all about location, location, location?


In February 2012 David Rowan, editor of Wired magazine wrote a piece ‘How Significant is Silicon Roundabout’. The title raises some interesting questions! A few months ago at a conference it was suggested to us that to believe Silicon Roundabout …

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The ‘Silicon Milkroundabout’ brand is heading to Cambridge!


In this months GQ Magazine supplement Stephen Bayley in his piece ‘RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN’ says “Very few things are certain about creativity, but a fixed point in any definition is a commitment to disruption. Plus an appetite …

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Silicon Milkroundabout is back and bigger than ever!


The ‘ecosystem’ that is Silicon Roundabout continues to thrive at a healthy pace as what is generally a narrow geographical cluster continues to attract a plethora of both entrepreneurs and startups on an almost daily basis. The challenge and general …

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Three more entrepreneurs explain how ‘Regret minimisation’ helped them start their business


In the second part of our  ‘Regret minimisation’ blog we caught up with CEO’S Johnathan Agnès of Foodity, Tom Allason of Shutl and Tom Adeyoola of Metail. In the 1990′s Jeff Bezos hesitated before starting Amazon after a respected colleague …

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How a ‘Regret minimisation framework’ may have inadvertently started three great businesses


We are always looking for a fresh and different perspective from Silicon Roundabout’s genuine game changers and disruptors. This week we caught up with six leading  entrepreneurs and asked them the same question. You may be surprised! In the 1990’s …

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Five minutes with…… Jason Trost, CEO of Clerkenwell based Smarkets


Having teamed up with Hunter Morris, Jason Trost launched, betting exchange platform Smarkets in London, in 2010. Quickly picked up by The Wall Street Journal as one of Europe’s 10 young companies to watch and the subject of much press …

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Five minutes with……Jonathan Chippindale, CEO of Holition


Silicon Roundabout based Holition were formed as a venture start up and use cutting edge 3D digital solutions for point of sale marketing and create augmented reality apps for use in store, on mobile and online. Visited by Nick Clegg …

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Silicon Roundabout’s ‘Ask the Expert’ panel is complete!


When we sat down to draw up our shortlist of ‘influencers’ for our ‘Ask The Expert’ panel we were very mindful of the key themes for 2012 and particularly the ‘Social Graph’. The importance of drawing upon first hand experience …

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Change does not mean the end of ‘charm’ – Our favourite coffee stops!


Its very easy to get carried along with the weekly chatter about the ‘commercialisation’ of ‘Silicon Roundabout’. Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Shoreditch and Hoxton continue to witness an influx of the creative, determined and visionary but that really doesn’t mean that the …

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