Our Digital Mouthpiece series of non-partisan meet-ups before the next election (7 May) will showcase how the UK’s start-ups are already offering compelling solutions to the problems that most worry today’s voters.
A fantastic line-up of speakers will be joining our inaugural event on what Fintech innovations the government should deploy to bring us as consumers tangible benefits.
Following this fireside chat, start-ups from Microsoft Ventures, TechStars, Wayra and other accelerators will showcase the digital products and services they're developing that help us survive to the end of the financial month.
Gerard Grech, Director, TechCity UK
Nick Jones, Head of Digital & CR, Visa Europe
Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments, Locke Lord
Adam Lent, Director, RSA's Action and Research Centre (keynote)
Mutaz Qubbaj, Co-Founder & CEO, Squirrel
Daniel Bruce & Ivo Weevers, Founders, HQ
Michael Rolph, Co-Founder, Yoyo
Deven Ghelani, Founder, Policy in Practice
David Puttergill, Investment Associate, Student Funder
Diana Paredes, CEO & Co-founder at Suade Labs
Chris Holloman, CEO and co-founder, Divido
When: Friday 20th March, 11am-1:30pm with a networking lunch to follow.
Where: Wayra, Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper St, WC1E
What is Digital Mouthpiece?
Wayra UK and Wayra UnLtd, our ground-breaking partnership with the Cabinet Office that remains the only corporate accelerator supported by the Social Incubation Fund, were created to do good while doing well.
With that in mind, we’re organizing a series of non-partisan meet-ups before the next election (7 May) that will showcase how the UK’s start-ups are already offering compelling solutions to the problems that most worry today’s voters.
Indeed, as Adam Lent, Director of the RSA Action and Research Centre has recently noted, there is currently no more politically important concept than creativity. Our aim is to demonstrate that calling upon the creative power of the UK’s entrepreneurs is one particularly effective means of addressing social issues including:
Immigration and race relations.
Income inequality / cost-of-living.
Support for the elderly.
We will hold these bimonthly, non-partisan events at Wayra’s recently refurbished London academy and live-stream it across Wayra TV to engage a wider audience. The format will include a combination of fireside chats, pitches and product demos. The audience will consist primarily of entrepreneurs, organizations related to each area of concern, media sponsors and any interested voter.