Hui is currently working part-time as a software engineer, while spending four days a week working to found her own business, Koala. Here is the story of Koala, how it came to be, what lessons Hui has learned since starting Koala, and her advice for those with their own business ideas…
This year’s Mental Health Week agenda is that of creating “a less stressful workplace”, and at Launch22 we’ve hacked the balance between getting work done and having the opportunity to relax and unwind with fellow members of the coworking space, where you can just unplug and detach yourself from whatever is troubling you, even if just for 10 minutes. - Giulia Palmieri, Launch22 Events Coordinator
It was stressful having to think of one idea per minute but I enjoyed sketching out my 'Crazy 8s'. It really helped me generate some unique ideas that I wouldn't have thought of without the time pressure.
If you're feeling a bit stuck on your business idea, here are 8 reasons why sketching a Crazy 8 could help you too.
Launch22 today announced it has been recognized as winner of the 2018 Coworker Members’ Choice Award for London. Members’ Choice award winners were determined based on the thousands of reviews, votes and opinions collected in a single year from coworking space members worldwide.
Last week, I went to Launch22's Design Thinking session on their Incubator Programme. This session came at a really good time for me and my beauty startup. At the moment, me and my cofounder are trying to figure out the business problem/question: is there even a demand for Asian beauty products in the UK? I learnt that the design thinking process can be used to solve this problem.
All good things must come to an end, although certain good things just move somewhere else: that’s us! But why, you say? Why leave such an idyllic location? Truth is we’re trying to reason with it ourselves, so we thought talking to the people directly involved in the process would help us shed some light on the question.
Working on your own project can be taxing, especially when you’re your own team. You’ve got all these grand images in your head: the man who can do it all by himself, a strong independent woman who don’t need no help. While those people do exist, talk to them and more often than not you’ll find they wish they didn’t.
Cain and Abel. Romulus and Remus. Itchy and Scratchy. What do all these iconic duos have in common? Not much some might say, considering the latter are no more than a TV show within a TV show (albeit a rather amusing one). But they do. Sure, they all ended up killing each other but it was only through their union that they were abel (zing) to create something much bigger which one them a place in history, may it be tangible or fictional.
For any entrepreneur worth their salt, true success is enormously hard-won but well worth the fight. Human nature is such that we do not appreciate the wins that come too easy. Think of the countless stories of those winning the lottery overnight only to blow the entire jackpot soon after.
All Launch22 members know we have a special ritual here. Every last Friday of the month, we have FREE pizza for all our members!
But this time, we wanted to add a little spin to it so all the startups here can record some fond memories at Launch22. So, let us present Momentous Photo Booth to finish the last day of the month with a bang!
My company (aka.: ‘my baby’, my ‘pride and joy’) turned 1 year old at the start of September (2016). Nothing all that special, until you consider that a few years ago, I would never have even dreamt that having my own business was possible. A small town girl from a dodgy council estate, who was I to think about starting a company?! “No, not me. I couldn’t do that”.
We are proud to make the announcement that our member, the fantastic guys of The Social Shop have been acquired by Fusion Consulting, a leading accountancy IT and Business consultancy to be a part of their growing marketing division.
Recently we got into contact with the fantastic guys at Fat Lama, an innovative platform that allows you to rent out your own belongings to others, and asked them a few questions on how they came up with such an inventive business idea and their plans for the future.
More and more women are creating startups and getting involved in the entrepreneurial world every day. A report done in February of last year found that women made up 38% of entrepreneurs under 35 and that number has only continued to grow.
MakeSweat is a success story that proves no dream is too great or too outlandish to succeed when infused with the right mentality and given the right support. Its goal, like the platform itself, is simple and elegant; through easy one button clicks, it gives sport lovers and clubs the ability to easily sign up to training sessions and races as well as bringing them together under one community.
The first week into 2017 and with it we leave behind the plethora of Christmas cards, clothes (and everything else) covered in wrapping paper glitter and the firm and final resolution that this year, yes this year you will finally give up chocolate.
A few weeks ago the Hackney Council announced that they would be raising rates by 46% due to their value perception of the area, rents and other questionable stats. Launch22 founder, Eddie Holmes, wrote a blog post about it and now comes the follow up.