First talkie of 2015 - Crowdfunding and online brand building.

Hello Hot Sourcers

Thank you for all the positive comments on our Meetup and LinkedIn discussions about how to keep this group alive.

Your new organising team (including Niall Cook, Guy Potter, Wayne Fick and Matt Dolan) has been working hard at setting up the first talkie of 2015. We are now delighted to announce that three excellent speakers will join us on 12 March:

Joy Haynes, director of the Norwich Puppet Theatre.


Simon Middleton, branding adviser, author and founder of The Shackleton brand and The Great British Banjo Company Ltd.


Ruth Anslow, TEDx speaker and founder of (an independent, ethical supermarket for everyone, which opened in Brighton).


They will be talking about their experiences of running crowdfunding campaigns (principally Kickstarter and Buzzbnk, but also using angel investors) to launch projects and grow a business. This will include the importance of brand building online and offline to engage customers and investors.

This is sure to be a fascinating evening. There will be plenty of opportunities for asking questions. So do book early - and bring a friend.

When: Thursday, March 12, 2023 6:00 PM

Where: Presentation Room, The Media Lab, NUA, Monastery Court, Norwich NR3 3AJ

Please RSVP on the Meetup page because it helps us with planning (particularly when arranging the FREE drinks). We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this event - and would welcome all feedback.

Meanwhile, please put the following dates in your diary:

          1. Talkie #1 - Thursday 12 March at 6pm
          2. Talkie #2 - Thursday 11 June
          3. Talkie #3 - Thursday 10 September
          4. Talkie #4 - Thursday 10 December.

We have opted for the second Thursday of each quarter, so we don’t clash with Norfolk Developers (which tends to be on the first Wednesday) and SyncNorwich (which tends to be on the third Thursday). We hope to hold two other ad-hoc events, perhaps in collaboration with these groups - we will let you know more when we can.

If you have any suggestions for future talkies - subjects or speakers - please let Caroline and me know. We would like to have two to three speakers at each event.

Remember to follow @HSNorwich on twitter for updates.

Kind regards

Huw Sayer, Caroline Mayers and the Hot Source team.

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