Founders Forum’s flagship event took place at The Grove on Thursday and Friday, 21-22 June.
Founders Forum’s flagship event took place at The Grove on Thursday and Friday, 21-22 June. After an unbelievable year that started in Mumbai and saw new events launched in Rio de Janeiro and New York, London rounded things off with a fantastic audience that included the best of the media, technology and internet world. Guests this year included Niklas ZennStröm (Founder, Atomico), Joanna Shields (VP & Managing Director of EMEA, Facebook), Chad Hurley (Co-Founder & Chief Executive, AVOS Systems), Dame Tessa Jowell (Shadow Minister for the Olympics), Martha Lane Fox (UK Digital Champion, Race Online 2012), Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Director/Professor, WC3/MIT) and HRH The Duke of York, all of whom appeared in a viral video for Code Club (view it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxhGIajRsq4 ).
This year Founders Forum also launched a new initiative called Founders For Good which aims to showcase some of the brilliant work that charities and social entrepreneurship projects are doing.
The forthcoming Olympics will see a number Founders Forum events, all with the aim of bringing together the world's best, brightest and most dynamic digital entrepreneurs to engage in open debate, brainstorming, discussion and problem solving.