Start-ups invited to free ‘skills exchange’ event

Founders given chance to get advice for their own projects and help others with theirs

Start-ups will have the opportunity to get advice on the challenges they’re facing and help others at a free event in London tomorrow night.

The London Skills Exchange, which will take place in London’s tech start-up hub ‘Silicon Roundabout’, is inviting people from all walks of life to come and share their knowledge and expertise with others, but is expecting a big turnout from the local start-up community.

The inclusive event is based on the idea that everyone has a unique set of skills which could help others, and areas that they themselves need help with. Whether you’re a web developer looking for design tips, a photographer who needs help with marketing or a gardener looking to set up a website, you can get help with your own projects and offer your expertise to others.

The event is being organised by Martin Mignot, an early-stage investor at venture capital firm Index Ventures and a judge and mentor for business accelerator programme Seedcamp.

Mignot told Startups: “Even if not everyone realises it, we all have unique skills that could be very helpful to other people, who in return also have skills that we may be missing to realise our own projects – be them personal or professional.”

“For example, I know quite a bit about fundraising and e-commerce but would definitely need some help to learn how to develop a mobile app or take care of my ficus at home! So the idea behind Skills Exchange is simple: we believe that if we bring together enough people from different backgrounds who are willing to help each other, they can accomplish anything.”

The event will take place at Look Mum No Hands! in Old Street, London, at 6.30pm on Wednesday 4 April, 2012.

To register for the event, visit: http://www.meetup.com/London-Skills-Exchange/events/53614862/

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