Business Accelerator

Happy Startup Workshop with John Gower and David Roberts: Innovate, Disrupt and Still Make Money

Happy Farm tech startup incubator and Chasopys creative space invite you on October, 8th to the open workshop with Happy Farm mentors John Gower and David Roberts (San Francisco, USA).

In this master class, John Gower and David Maher Roberts will talk about how entrepreneurs can build a successful and revenue-generating business by using product and commercial innovation to disrupt existing markets.

The talk is in two parts: 

Part one will focus on how startups have disrupted and displaced large businesses in established markets over the last 30 years. This will be illustrated by looking at a number of case studies and by analysing what the case studies have in common. The key principles of disruptive innovation (coined by Clay Christensen) will be revealed and explained.

Part two looks at how entrepreneurs need to innovate and disrupt not only in terms of their product strategy, but also in terms of their commercial strategy. Generating revenue is key to building a successful business and therefore it is essential to look for innovative ways of generating revenue to turn an idea into a real business.

About speakers:

John Gower is the senior executive with over 15 years of experience in the business of creating exceptional branded content: magazines, video, web and mobile apps. He worked on 3 continents with the world’s biggest brands in virtually every vertical: games, tech, fashion, finance, the arts, automotive, sports, crafts, music, movies and many more. Jon generated hundreds of millions of dollars of revenues for clients by driving love, loyalty and action from their customers. He is a founder and CEO of Dialect Inc, a unique and fast growing Brand Engagement agency based in the digital heart of San Francisco. More: www.linkedin.com/pub/john-gower/0/864/2a

David Maher Roberts is the experienced MediaTech & Data Executive with a proven track record in developing and executing business strategies across geographic boundaries for early and growth-stage businesses. 15+ years of Board-level roles. A specialist in the business of Digital Media and Data: helping companies either as Non-Exec Board Advisor or by taking on a leadership role for specific projects. Clients include Visual DNA, Nominet Trust, Arts Alliance, Peter Gabriel (Gabble.com) and Claritize. David is also a partner at Atlantic Leap (a company that helps US tech businesses land and expand in Europe). More: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidpmr

Date: Friday, October, 8th. Time: 7:00 PM. Place: Kiev, Creative Space 'Chasopys', 'Biblioteka' Hall

Adress&Maps: L. Tolstoy Str., 3 http://www.chasopys.ua/#google-map

Registration is required. Pls register here http://happyfarm-innovate-disrupt-makemoney-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Attention, attention! The ticket costs 50 UAH (you have to pay in Chasopys just before the event).


For additional information please contact:

For startups - Alena Kalibaba +38 (050) 358 88 99
For mass media - Danuta Pisarenko +38 (067) 301 67 44