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City of London

The Successful Start-up - Essential Knowledge and Know-how

28 Jan 2016
Successful start-up

Our Young Executives special interest group held its official launch event with a well-attended panel discussion examining how to build a successful start-up company in the City.

The event took place in the WeWork facilities in Spitalfield. Our speakers on the evening included a range of experts with a wide variety of experiences in traditional and non-traditional industries.

Eva Pascoe

Eva is currently consulting for Retail Futures for The Retail Practice (, a multichannel retail and technology consultancy in UK and Europe, and is also advising start-ups in the area of mobile payment parking, Big Data, cloud computing solutions, online products scalability and social media fashion marketing and digital archiving. In 1994, Eva co-founded Cyberia Internet Café, the world’s first Internet café, pioneering the Internet early online/offline communities, online secure payment and building the business globally across Europe and Asia.

Justin Fielder

Justin is General Partner at Black Green Capital - a boutique venture capital company; Chairman of Exile Automotive - an automotive design company specialising in advanced composite sports cars; CEO of - a bitcoin mining business; and non-exec director at - the world’s first 100% green hydro electric powered data centre.

Garry Bernstein

Garry is Managing Director of ABS Exchange - an advisory and services firm which helps companies boost their growth, operational productivity and cyber resilience. He has over 25 years leadership experience including the IPO and trade sale of technology businesses. Garry engages with the London start-up community as an investor, accelerator programme mentor and Tech London Advocate.

Jeffrey Tijssen

Jeff is a Managing Principal at Capco, a global management and technology consulting firm, where he heads up the firm's FinTech practice. He chairs the FinTech Working Group as well as the China Working Group at Tech London Advocates and is a mentor at several accelerator programmes such as Startupbootcamp and Virgin Startup. Jeff sits on the Advisory Board of CodeFirst: Girls, a social enterprise with the aim to get more young women into tech, advises several other start-ups, and is a regular speaker at tech conferences and events.

View photos from the event on our Facebook page

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