48hrs in London

August 5, 2013

The first ever 48hrs in London is on September 25-26, 2013

This event will bring together some of Canada's top startups to participate in 2 days of high value mentoring sessions, keynote speakers, founders panels, corporate development workshops, and networking receptions in London. Keynote speakers include Sherry Coutu and Tyler Brûlé.

We are currently accepting applications for 48hrs in London until August 18th. Those who are accepted will be notified by the end of August. Please note, this event is free to attend, and companies will be given the option of discounted hotel rates (and more!) once accepted. 

Interested in applying to 48hrs in London? Apply here before August 18th!

Sherry Coutu biography:

Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who now serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Artfinder and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and NESTA Investments. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Linkedin.com.

As an angel investor, she works with entrepreneurs to solve problems that matter and specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 40 companies and holds investments in 2 venture capital firms. She was voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor / advisor in Europe in Nov 2010. In May 2011, she was voted by Wired magazine as one the top 25 'most influential people in the wired world', and one of the top ten most influential investors and women.

As an entrepreneur, Sherry was founder of two businesses in the financial services industry. The first (acquired by Euromoney plc) has operations in more than 70 countries. The second, which she was CEO and chairman for was responsible for the first e-commerce transaction in the financial services industry in Oct 1995. She floated the company in 2000 (on London and Nasdaq) and was valued at more than $1 billion before being acquired (by AMP plc). It was the most over-subscribed IPO on the history of the market at the time. Prior to this, she had executive roles with Accenture, Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte, and the LEK Partnership.

Philanthropically, she helped found the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group, is a member of the venture board of Cancer Research UK and serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year's Honours List 2013.

Tyler Brûlé biography:

Almost everything you see, read, wear and do has been influenced by Tyler Brûlé. Born in Canada, Tyler moved to the UK in 1989 where he trained as a journalist with the BBC television program Reportage. Later moving to print, he wrote for, among others, The Guardian, Stern, The Sunday Times and Vanity Fair. Tyler went on to launch Wallpaper* magazine in 1996, a title which became an instant publishing success. Wallpaper* was purchased by Time Warner in 1997 and went on to sell in over 50 countries. The magazine has won numerous awards for its design, international relevance and use of typography and has become part of the cultural vernacular. The Wallpaper* Group later expanded its portfolio to include a bi-annual fashion magazine called Spruce, and a Web site with wallpaper.com. In May 2002 Tyler sold his stake in Wallpaper* to focus on developing Wink Media, the full service intelligence-driven design agency he founded in 1998.

In November 2002 he bought back Wink Media from Time Inc, and the agency was relaunched and renamed Winkreative, with Winkorp being the parent company. Guided by an editorial spirit, Winkreative's past and present clients include Swiss International Air Lines, Sky One, Marks & Spencer, Bally, B&B Italia, Spanair, James Perse, Pottery Barn, Stella McCartney, Prada and Pringle. Winkreative also publishes a biannual forecast reporting on upcoming trends in the retail, travel, transport and luxury sectors.

In 2005, Brûlé hosted the TV media magazine The Desk on BBC 4. In 2006, he co-produced "Counter Culture" - a documentary series about cultural aspects of shopping - on the same channel.

He was a regular columnist for the Financial Times, The New York Times and Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag. His "Fast Lane" column, which appeared in the Weekend supplement of the Financial Times, was a write-up of his observations on travel, trends and high-end consumer goods, gathered in the course of his travels during the week, which often seemed to involve visits to more than two continents.

In February 2007 Brûlé launched Monocle, the second ground-breaking publication of his career. It is an international briefing on current affairs, business, culture and design. Published 10 times a year, Monocle is a global media brand that combines print, web and broadcast components. Distributed in over 65 countries, Monocle's reach includes a network of over twenty correspondents, five bureaus and an expanding mix of video and audio programming - as well as two seasonal newspapers per year. At the same time, Monocle has created a unique retail model with freestanding shops in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York - along with an e-commerce site on monocle.com.

In October 2011 Monocle launched a new audio service, Monocle 24. Broadcasting from the Monocle studios in London 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Monocle 24 brings listeners a mix of fresh conversation, the best of culture, business and design - and is hosted by Brûlé and the Monocle editorial team.

In 2011 Brûlé was awarded Ad Age's "Editor of the Year" trophy, an unprecedented award for an international editor.

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