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Smart Cities Meeting and Networking with Technology Experts. Technologists meeting to discuss technology innovation and strategies to expand Technology education and implementation in South Wales to a larger sector of the society and the business community. Community meetings linking businesses with local authorities, thus raising the standard of technology offerings and increase business collaboration across the region and beyond.
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SEW will:
– Showcase best initiatives promoted by regions to support entrepreneurs.

– Inform the local ecosystem about what already exists to help them now.

– Provide live consulting sessions on how to open a company, apply for a grant etc.

– Share among regional officers what other regions in Europe are doing and what can be leveraged locally.

– Connect investors and corporates to create stronger local ecosystems.

– Regional authorities will come to speak with you and make sure which current initiatives can benefit you and your startup

– Information sessions about Startup Europe projects and European Commission funds available for startups

– Office hours and workshops with regional representatives to guide entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs on topics in which they can help (i.e. how to incorporate a company, how to apply for a cohesion grant etc.)

– Great talks with local entrepreneurs and investors on how they smartly used the resources provided by the local authority to create or improve their businesses
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BUSINESS INVESTING INSIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Startup Grind Cardiff welcomes Per Stahl of Lucey Fund

Per is an investment specialist who heads up the portfolio structuring and strategy of Lucey Groups 100+ companies. He leads Lucey Group’s development of capital deployment capabilities to start-ups and structured later stage series A & B funding rounds.
Originally from Sweden, Per is educated in finance in the USA and holds a UK law degree and started his career in the Netherlands with ING Bank Financial Markets with the structured investment group of the bank. Building on his experience there, he sought to engage more directly with investments rather than trading instruments, and subsequently moved in to private equity. Per has since held senior positions within investment management, renewable energy trading, investment business development, technology start-ups as a non-executive and advisor to the board. He has deployed in excess of 2bn Euro equivalent in investments in his career and managed a 1bn Euro fund out of Ireland before joining Lucey Group.
Per is an accomplished competitive sailor and is most likely found in the Alps during the winter months with a pair of skis strapped to his feet.
Welcoming a senior Investment specialist with strong corporate strategy and management experience. Analytical and results-driven leader with a track record of building and managing profitable and well-regulated business units and asset portfolios. Strong academic experience and proven adaptability, having successfully transitioned between different private sector positions within investment management, private equity and venture capital. Excellent communication skills and ability to create and drive organisations toward success within fast-paced and demanding business environments.
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 350 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 110 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
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Our Interviewee Jason Dunlop, believes that data and technology can change lives. His work with data and systems is around how we develop and enable Cloud Technology in organisations. Jason believes he is one of the most advanced thinkers in the cloud API space focused on the use and communication of data. He also believes that this data approach increase profitability and overall value of an organisation.

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentoring, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
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Event Bookings are on http://bit.ly/2km6GGN

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentoring, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Our Speaker on 16th February 2017 is HELEN Elizabeth EVANS

With 27+ years business experience from corporate through to creating and running 4 businesses on her own including her expertise in fingerprint analysis, Helen helps you to create or re-design your business so it is fully aligned with who you fundamentally are, what fulfils you, what motivates you and keeps you motivated, what entrepreneurs are naturally good at and the REAL VALUE you provide. while also focusing you on the practicalities of business, which includes making money while also making the difference you want to make.

She believes that our businesses are the perfect vehicles for us to use to not only express our own unique purpose in the world, but also to make the difference we want to make. We can make our businesses as big or as small as we are comfortable with, planning them in such a way that if we do want to increase our income and expand the impact we are making we can do so with a fundamental vision and blueprint in place that makes that so much easier!

Event Bookings are on http://bit.ly/2km6GGN

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Our next event is on the 16th March 2017 with

ANTHONY LESOWIEC
Over 20 years’ experience transforming organisations and maximising their profits through innovation and development of disruptive technologies.

Expertise in accessing EU and UK government R&D grants, with my team we have accessed over £200M for businesses.

Idealisation of new product concepts, partnering with scientists & engineers to develop these products plus robust supply-chain companies to ensure rapid market penetration and commercialization.

Sectors I have covered includes: engineering, manufacturing, chemicals, coatings, renewable energy, environmental, healthcare devices, electronics, telecoms, sensors, automation, robotics, food and drink.

Dynamic, committed, and target driven individual with an outstanding and demonstrable record of achievement in international sales and business growth.

Motivated by challenges, making a difference and delighting clients.

Specialties:

Business development, accessing government grants, innovation strategy, R&D Tax Credits. Forging excellent client relationships and outstanding delivery. Strong leader, manager and coach.
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Free Pastries! Cardiff Inclusive Business Network Events South Wales UK International - Enterprise Network by Hero Business Club. Best of Wales & UK Biggest Business and SMEs.
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Free Pastries! Cardiff Inclusive Business Network Events South Wales UK International - Enterprise Network by Hero Business Club. Best of Wales & UK Biggest Business and SMEs.
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An IoT (Internet of Things) based workshop exploring how your Things can connect to the cloud and what you can do with the cloud when you are connected.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop to connect to a usb powered ESP8266 serial WIFI Witty cloud Development Board which can be programmed via the Arduino IDE. As we have a limited amount of these devices attendees are welcome to bring their own, it will be used IFTTT examples which anyone can build to connect devices in their homes etc.
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