Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Co-founder @9others

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Think Tanks

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Matthew Stafford's Overview

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  • Associate at MiniBar Labs
Past
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Matthew Stafford's Summary

- Co-founder with Katie Lewis of @9others - a global network solving the problems of business that keep you up at night - all over a good meal with 9others.

- Co-founder with Christian Jakenfelds and Nick Wheeler of @StudentUpstarts. We invest up to £15,000 in exchange for up to 8% into student and graduate teams to start and run their own business.

Matthew Stafford's Experience

Co-founder

9others.com

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Think Tanks industry

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months) London, United Kingdom

Round table/problem solving dinners for entrepreneurs around the world - co-founded with Katie Lewis.

Why? Because we believe that your success requires the aid of others. Business problems are best solved over a good meal with others by asking each other the questions you are asking yourselves.

www.9others.com

Co-founder

Student Upstarts

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) London, United Kingdom

Up to £15,000 of seed investment in exchange for up to 8% into student and graduate teams to start and run their own business. Co-founded with Christian Jakenfelds and Nick Wheeler (founder of Charles Tyrwhitt).

www.studentupstarts.com

Teaching Assistant

University College London

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Research industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) London, United Kingdom

I help the student teams on the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/technology-entrepreneurship

Associate

MiniBar Labs

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months) London, United Kingdom

MiniBar is the UK’s biggest technology community with over 6,400 members and 300 of us meet once a month to catch up on the latest techie news and trends.

The TechBusiness MBA has some of UK’s best experts to teach how best to manage, measure, promote and expand your tech business.

The CodeMaker workshops teaches the essentials of coding and how to built mobile and web apps. Everything you need to know about what’s happening behind the scenes on the internet to allow you to take control of your start up and digital projects.

We also develop purpose built events for start ups, agencies and big tech companies as well as business strategies for companies large and small.

In short: we are MiniBarLabs – we tinker, tailor, tutor, train…

Co-founder

UpstartsConnect

September 2013July 2014 (11 months) London, United Kingdom

With @Jakenfelds I opened a 3,200 sq ft co-working space in amongst Tileyard Studios in King's Cross.

Co-founder

Collider12

August 2012September 2013 (1 year 2 months) London, United Kingdom

I was a co-founder of Collider12, a 'B2Brand' accelerator for startups with tech that helps big brands sell more products.

The Startups achieved customer validation and product market fit in the fastest possible way – by working with the big brands early in their lives and throughout their product development.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Financial Services industry

November 2010September 2013 (2 years 11 months) London, United Kingdom

Helping tech/digital/creative companies start, grow and exit. Part of the gateway2investment team that helped 52 companies raise over £22m in 18 months.

Along side the four Pembridge Partners I co-founded Collider12.

Founder

YCLDN

August 2011September 2011 (2 months) London, United Kingdom

In the space of less than a month I set up http://ycldn.com

On 26th September the Y Combinator team left Mountain View and travelled to New York for a meetup that gave start-ups there the chance to ask questions and talk about ideas with YC partners and the founders of companies they have funded.

The Y Combinator team clearly saw some value in scouting for talent outside The Valley. So should the YC team come to London to find awesome start-ups? I thought so and so did a lot of start-ups in London.

After seeing YCNYC I wanted to do something and try to make this happen.

In no way was it an 'official' YC event but after a couple of weeks of tweets and emails Harj Taggar, YC Partner, agreed to come to the HN London event on Thursday 29th September.

A capacity 500 people signed up for the event in less than a week.

Head of Business Development

Woodnut Limited

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2010November 2010 (11 months)

Online software developers focussing on products for small businesses of 1-10 people.

Business Architect

Bravura Solutions

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; BVA.AX; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2008November 2009 (1 year 11 months)

Senior Business Analyst

Algorithmics

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FIM; Computer Software industry

January 2007January 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Senior Consultant

The Bank of New York

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BK; Financial Services industry

May 2000May 2003 (3 years 1 month)

Consultant

RBS Trustbank

January 1999May 2000 (1 year 5 months)

Matthew Stafford's Education

Imperial College London

MBA

20082010

Activities and Societies: Business School Ambassador

Durham University

BSc (Hons), Software Engineering

20032006

- The John Norton Prize for academic excellence - Durham University - 2005
- Certificate of Exceptional Achievement in Project Management - Durham University - June 2006
- Certificate of Exceptional Achievement in Advanced Software Engineering - Durham University - June 2006

Activities and Societies: Durham University Computing Society Durham University Mountaineering Club

Matthew Stafford's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

- New technology, start-ups & SMEs - Strategy for company growth - Micro Blogging and location based services - Travelling, climbing and mountaineering - Marathons, Mountain Marathons, Ultra-Marathons and cycling - Formula 1 and the Porsche 911

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

- The John Norton Prize for academic excellence, St Cuthbert's Society, Durham University - January 2005
- Certificate of Exceptional Achievement in Project Management, Department of Computer Science, Durham University - June 2006
- Certificate of Exceptional Achievement in Advanced Software Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Durham University - June 2006

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