This article was originally posted on the Tech North website.
It’s crazy to think that Founders’ Network has been up and running for just over two months now. We’ve already had some amazing successes including the launch of our Founders’ Breakfasts and several engaging webinars. Not ones to rest on our laurels, November sees the launch of our Entrepreneur in Residence programme.
Every fortnight you’ll have the opportunity to ask one of Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) any questions you have on their areas of expertise. We have EiRs with knowledge on building multi-million pound businesses, harnessing your digital marketing strategy and making sure you stay in the black.
Unlike our other content, this is solely for our members and none of the content will be published on our public channels. So if you want to access our EiR programme, sign up to Founders’ Network!
So how does it work?
Well very similar to our webinars. We’ll be hosting the EiR Office hours via our Member Facebook group (so make sure you are a member of the group if you’d like to participate!), and we’ll be using Facebook Live to stream live video.
If you want to ask a question, simply write it in the comments box and I’ll be able to ask it. It’s that simple.
Meet the Entrepreneurs in Residence
Paul Barnes – My Accountancy Place
Paul Barnes is Managing Director of My Accountancy Place, which specialises in helping digital creative agencies to grow more profitably, by giving them total visibility and understanding of their finances, so they can make better and more timely decisions as they grow.
The company combines Xero and other world leading accounting tools, with industry specific expertise and their own in-house innovations such as monthly Video Impact Reports and their Agency Profit Maximiser System.
Guy Levine – Return on Digital
Guy Levine is the CEO and Founder of Return On Digital. He started his internet career by founding an internet business at 17 and exiting one year later during the .com boom. He has not looked back since.
Guy has won industry accolades from the likes of the Big Chip awards for campaigns he has worked on, and he was named Entrepreneur of the Year. A speaker keynoting global conferences, and a regular in the press. In his spare time, Guy can be found with his wife and two daughters, flying helicopters, riding bicycles and generally getting into mischief.
Becky Boyd – Social Media Geek
Becky Boyd is the founder of Social Media Geek. Specialising in marketing and social media networking for businesses, she has helped many businesses and sole traders to establish themselves an online presence and increase brand awareness.
She was also one of the first to be headhunted by Google to work for their Google Digital Garage in Leeds. Becky now works across the North, delivering Google sessions on digital marketing.
Ian Massingham – Amazon Web Services
Ian Massingham heads up the Technical and Developer Evangelism at Amazon Web Services, and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. He and his team around the world work with developers and other types of technical end-users within AWS customers of all sizes, from startups to large enterprises, to increase awareness and adoption of AWS cloud services amongst developers.
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within internet hosting, internet access, telecommunications and cloud service providers.
Andrew Atter – Pivomo
Andrew Atter has had an extensive career that has seen him work across the globe for corporates such as Heinz and The Hay Group, gaining valuable experience on building businesses globally. He has also mentored some of the country’s top talent, and been an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of London.
Now back in Liverpool, Andrew is working on his own startup, Pivomo as well as mentoring other entrepreneurs.
The first EiR Office Hour
Our first Office Hour will be with Becky Boyd and will be held on 9 November. More information to follow and will be posted in the Facebook group.
If you would like to find out more about Founders’ Network and, even better, become a member, you can find out more about us here.
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