Startup Social Club


Meetups, especially tech/ startup-themed ones, are an awesome way to connect with people. We’ve attended a fair few in our time (before and after we started Chew) and have always enjoyed the excuse of meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

A few weeks ago, during an Ignite session with Paul and Tristan up at Campus North, we floated the idea of hosting our own meetup during one of the accelerator trips to London. Everyone seemed keen on the idea, and we figured as an creative/ entertainment startup it’d make sense to run a meetup for similar startups. A few days of planning ensued and Startup Social Club was born… 


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We ran our first meetup and here is how it went.


Ben Bowler is the Co-Founder of Chew, the live streaming community that connects a new generation of DJs, producers and personalities. Having built his career in music and media companies AEI Media and Vice, he noticed young fans today are no longer passive consumers but content creators as well. Launching Chew in January 2015 the community has exploded internationally in the first year and Ben has received press and industry notice, being awarded the IMS Visionaries award last year. Ben continues to build and expand Chew internationally throughout 2016.
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