Food Startups from Scratch & Traffic Truffle + #GAPGAS) - Sept 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 18:00
Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers

Got a Problem? Get a Solution!

Crowd-sourced problem-solving for start-ups


Is there something stopping your venture taking off?  

Do you need advice on your product or how to sell it?  

Want to get a feedback from a room full of experience?

Then #GAPGASis for you!

This Month's Speakers


Building a food start-up from scratch

Sofia Cralle -



Sophia will share her story, she started StopMyCraving, raised two rounds of funding in 1 year, went through accelaration with H-Farm and is now in revenue. She wants to share her learning with other visionary people about how she got there, top tips and thinsg to avoid.


Sophia is experienced in Mergers & Acquisition and European Business expansion for Northern Europe, participating in large deals such as Finnish Luottokunta acquisition with Nets for 170 M Euros. Experience gained also in business consulting for Oracle & the forestry sector in Northern Europe and Online Marketing.


Traffic Truffle

Elliott King from MintTwist


Elliott’s ‘Super Tools’ digital marketing workshop provides insight into the latest tools for using with digital marketing and sales tactics to create significantly more new sales and customers for your organisation.


Elliot will also take us through insights from Joff Black on “traffic truffle”, the conversion marketing tool that is changing the game for marketers at SME businesses everywhere.


Elliot is an experienced entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of digital agency MintTwist,  as well as the Co-owner of digital innovation company RadLab Ventures. Elliotts’ digital marketing training course is used by City University, London, and he is a regular speaker on all things Digital, acting as a visiting lecturer for universities and training institutions worldwide.


Elliot started MintTwist with a schoolmate, Alexis Pratsides, and it has grown into a successful and fast-growing multinational digital consultancy working with brands such as the BBC Discovery Channel, and Cass business school supplying digital marketing, training, and design and development services.

What to expect:  

6.00pm  -  Doors open (do get here early, it is a packed out event and we will turn people away when at capacity)

6.30pm  -  Event starts

6.35pm  -  Inspirational talks from fellow founders

7.30pm  -  Open GaP?->GaS! session (your chance to get your problems solved)

8.00pm  -  Networking

9.00pm  -  Close

  How it works: 

The basic premise is to help you solve your current startup problems by giving you an opportunity to briefly explain what you are struggling with to the audience, and they, along with our expert speakers, will suggest solutions for you. In essence, this will be live crowd-sourced problem-solving exercise. 

This event is open to everyone, whether you’re interested in getting a problem solved; or if you don’t have any problems (lucky you!) you may just want to impart and share your years of wisdom, knowledge and experience to help your fellow startups; or you may just want to come and learn about and see what others are doing and working on.

We do have a couple of simple ground rules we'd like you to abide by and which help us keep the event effective and flowing, which are as follows: 

  • DO state who you and your company are

  • DO give context to your startup problem by giving a BRIEF synopsis of what your company does

  • DO state clearly and specifically what problem you are struggling to solve 

  • DON'T answer back to suggestions/solutions being given (save this for the networking afterwards)

  • DON'T pitch/demo your business (whether for investment, co-founders or anything else). We have other events for that. 

Of course there will be plenty of time for networking and socialising as always afterwards and if you’re really good, we’ll even provide some food and drink.

At our GAPGAS events, we use Glisser which allows you to interact with the presentation in real time by allowing you to see the slides on your devices (laptops, tablets, phones, etc.) as well as ask and upvote questions, make notes and much more. If you'd like to join in this event using Glisser, simply click here.



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