Today Jon (Inuda) and I ran our first OpenCoffee Sussex at the Sussex Innovation Centre.
The aim of our OpenCoffee is to get the start-ups in the Innovation Centre talking to people in Brighton and vice versa. Matt Weston runs the excellent Business Bricks (Upcoming listings) every Friday in town (at the RedRoaster or Mad Hatter) so we knew that the idea works – and our first event was a grand success and will be repeated next Thursday.
I remember 13 people – 5 were SInC companies, 5 were Brighton companies who knew little about SInC, 3 were academics from the University. Some of the companies:
- ShowMeDo (me)
- Inuda (Jon and Anna)
- Sensible Development (Alan)
- PANalytical (Trisha)
- Hobo Internet (Danny)
- LaunchPad (Paul)
- ioLab (Linc)
along with Ribot, Jerome, Peter, Joh, Matt.