Last Thursday the Talentedge team descended upon London TechDay, home to 200+ start ups as well as 7,500+ angel investors, VC’s, reporters, corporates, early adopters, students, and job seekers. Throughout the day we spoke to numerous startups, asking what they had learnt on their journeys & what advice they would share with other startups; here are their top tips:
You can view each individual response from our Live @ TechDay series on our Youtube channel.
“Focus on the team & the culture” – Andrine & Joe from Edited
EDITED is a market analytics tool used by fashion retailers to get the right product, at the right price, at the right time. We’ve mentioned before that startups should hire for culture and Andrine & Joe agreed!
“Build a solid team that can fight with you and are dedicated to your brand” – Marvyn Halfon, Founder & CEO of Folio
Folio is a seriously cool automated saving app that offers a simple & effective banking experience. Maryn knew the importance of having a team he could eat pizza with after a long night at the office.
“Start earlier then you think you need to especially with staffing & fundraising” – Mark Holmes, Founder & CEO of Waymark Tech
Waymark Tech uses machine learning to accelerate the identification & analysis of regulatory requirements. Mark Holmes advised fellow startups to get a head-start on the things they need to do.
“Think about how your workspace can increase your productivity & help you thrive” – Kailee Lane, Creative Lead at Realys
Realys disrupts traditional models to provide step-change design, project and portfolio solutions for the built environment, so it makes perfect sense that Kailee’s advice focuses on making the most of your workspace.
“Always remember the core reason why you started up in the first place” – Oliver Rees, Co-founder of Hook
Hook allows you to verify your emails at a glance. Oli’s passion for his app shone through, so he advised everyone to remember what got them passionate to begin with.
“The future of machine learning is the intersection between machine learning & ops” – Alex Housley, Founder & CEO of Seldon
Seldon helps enterprises quickly deploy real-time machine learning recommendations and predictions. Alex shared his insight on where the future of machine learning lies.
“Be creative with your marketing and also very analytical” Rhea Papanicolaou-Frangista, Co-founder of Prettly
Prettly delivers manicures, pedicures, hair & makeup services straight to your door. Rhea knew the importance of balancing the creativity of a successful marketing campaign with the behind the scenes analysis.
“Don’t beat yourself up over the small things, there’s always tomorrow” – Will Brocklebank, Founder & CEO of Shepherd
Shepherd offers smart monitoring & reporting on the equipment that keeps your business running. Will knew that setting up a startup is tough, so it’s important to let the small things go.
“Do your IP assignments before you get started” – Anthony Rose, Founder & CEO of Seedlegals
SeedLegals is the one-stop destination for taking care of all the legals you’ll need to build, run and fund your company, so Anthony was the perfect man to offer more technical startup advice.
“Brand consistency is key” – Lara Pizzato, Head ofMarketing at of The Sandpit
The Sandpit is a business builder for startups focused on B2B marketing technology. Lara knew the importance of making sure your brand delivers a consistent message.
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