Archive for August, 2012
It’s a way of bringing all the best bits of the internet together in one place so people can really enjoy something they are passionate about.
That’s how internet entrepreneur Kevin Mann describes the latest venture he’s recently launched – audacious.me. I was fortunate enough to bump into him and Rachel Burns at the monthly Refresh Teesside event last night and persuaded them both to step out onto a rather noisey Middlesbrough Street for this short interview about the new site – and why working in the north east is good for tech companies.
Earlier in the evening Kevin gave a talk to the networking group gathered at Capaldi’s restaurant. Titled Your Princess is in Another Castle it was a humorous look at what business lessons can be learned from Super Mario. (A few notes from it noticed here).
This was the second of the Refresh Teesside events I’ve attended (interview from the first one here) and it attracted a record number of attendees despite being on one of the sunniest evenings this year. (I’ve a sneaky feeling the quality of the food provided by the host venue might have something to do with it)
The monthly get togethers started seven months ago and last night’s saw organiser James Mills announce the new website and show off some of the design work which has been going on behind the scenes to establish it as a place for the creative industries on Teesside to get together, collaborate or offer skills and services.