Round 5: Commons Platform | Eola | Just Wears

Round 5: Commons Platform | Eola | Just Wears

Round five of Rip It Up and Disruptive.live hosted by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith. This live event features Sophie Varlow from Commons Platform, Callum Hemsley from Eola, and Yang Liu from Just Wears. Each entrepreneur has five minutes to tell us about their start-up and explain how they are ‘ripping it up and starting again’. Watch here and vote for your favourite.

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Round 4: Saberr | Novastone | TRIM-IT

Round 4: Saberr | Novastone | TRIM-IT

Round four of Rip It Up and Disruptive.live hosted by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith. This live event features Alistair Shepherd from Saberr, Douglas Orr from Novastone, and Darren Tenkorang from TRIM-IT. Each entrepreneur has five minutes to tell us about their start-up and explain how they are ‘ripping it up and starting again’. Watch here and vote for your favourite.

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Round 3: Vida | Deployed | Able

Round 3: Vida | Deployed | Able

Round three of Rip It Up and Disruptive.live hosted by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith. This live event features Device Wood from Vida, Emma Rees from Deployed, and Alexandra Wright from Able. Each entrepreneur has five minutes to tell us about their start-up and explain how they are ‘ripping it up and starting again’. Watch here and vote for your favourite.

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Round 2: Veero | Unfold UK | Trellyz

Round 2: Veero | Unfold UK | Trellyz

Round two of Rip It Up and Disruptive.live hosted by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith. This live event features Barry Whyte from Veero, Luciana Carvalho Se from Unfold Inclusion, and Shelley Taylor from Trellyz. Each entrepreneur has five minutes to pitch their business idea and explain how they are ‘ripping it up and starting again’. Watch here and vote for your favourite startup.

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Round 1: CitizenMe | AnyGood? | Peeple

Round 1: CitizenMe | AnyGood? | Peeple

Round one of Rip It Up and Disruptive.live hosted by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith. This live event features StJohn Deakins from Citizen Me, Juliet Eccleston from AnyGood?, and Julia Cordray from People. Each entrepreneur has five minutes to pitch their business idea and explain how they are ‘ripping it up and starting again’. Watch here and vote for your favourite startup.

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Nic Oliver: people.io

Nic Oliver: people.io

What did he speak about? How companies want data and how people wantneed control. There are now 6,500 companies that exist with the sole purpose of hoovering up your data. From using free WiFi zones to accessing other websites through your Facebook account, everything we do online is tracked. In the wake of the recent data scandal, it was revealed that Facebook had 1,200 pages of data in 57 categories on one individual alone. Tinder has 800 pages of data on some users. In an age where Snapchat can take a biometric mesh over your face to identify sex, age and religion, and Google can access information through microphones, how can people control what they share with businesses? 

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Barry Whyte: Veero

Barry Whyte: Veero

What did he speak about? The future of virtual reality and how Barry plans to launch the first VR cinema in London later this year. He started by asking for a show of hands: How many people in the audience have experienced VR?Lots of hands in the air. How many people own a VR headset?Only a few people, probably gamers. How many people plan on buying a VR headset? I’ll leave you to guess the answer. Needless to say, if VR is going to be the future, then we need to think about context and how people integrate technology into their lives. One of the barriers to adoption is that wearing a headset is not sociable. But what about creating a shared VR experience in a cinema? 

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Juliet Eccleston: AnyGood?

Juliet Eccleston: AnyGood?

What did she speak about? The recruitment industry. After being involved in the launch of Egg in 1998, Juliet found herself in a company culture where ideas were truly valued, suggestions were taken on, and the expectation was to challenge the norm. She shared the high points of her journey from delivering large-scale change for one of the original UK internet banks through to founding AnyGood?, a disruptive startup that aims to increase diversity within organisations and bring trust back to the recruitment process.

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Lucy Cassidy: Virtual Fracture Clinic

Lucy Cassidy: Virtual Fracture Clinic

What did she speak about? The NHS and what happens when you fracture a bone. In times of cutbacks, it’s more difficult than ever to innovate within the NHS or invest in new technology. In 2016-2017, trauma and orthopaedics was the number one treatment with the highest number of attendances at 7,779,904. The NHS needs to reshape care delivery and harness technology. Lucy was an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and is now a Digital Transformation Consultant leading this change. 

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Victor Trokoudes: Plum

Victor Trokoudes: Plum

What did he speak about? How a chatbot can save you money. Victor co-founded Plum with Alex Michael after realising that they didn’t have substantial savings or a way of putting money aside for the future. Based on Richard Thaler’s prize-winning economics on the power of ‘nudge’, the team created a Facebook Messenger chatbot that securely connects to your bank account and uses AI to automatically begin saving you money. 

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