WeWork launches month of free ‘TED style’ talks with the likes of Jamal Edwards and Henry Holland

Founders of Trouva and Camden Town Brewery will also join discussions on topics such as the future of tech and 'how eating became the new rock'n'roll'

WeWork, the global co-work space provider, has announced a month-long programme of ‘TED style’ talks, featuring the likes of SBTV founder Jamal Edwards – featured in our Who is? series – and fashion designer Henry Holland.

Starting on 10 July, ‘We, The Creators’, will bring together major names from the worlds of food, technology, fashion, and media, to discuss everything from ‘how eating became the new rock’n’roll’, to ‘how YouTube killed the TV channel’.

Jasper Cuppaidge, founder of Camden Town Brewery – the “craft beer success story” bought by global drinks group AB InBev for a reported £85m in 2015 – and street food brand KERB’s founder Petra Barran will join the conversation on the ups and downs of life in food and drink sector and future trends in the industry.

Representatives from Startups Awards finalist Trouva – a curated marketplace of independent shops and boutiques – science, culture and technology magazine WIRED, and the women’s network for tech GeekGirl Meet Ups will also be present.

They will be contributing to the discussion ‘disrupting or disappearing: the opportunities and dangers posed by technology over the next ten years’, covering topics such as the realities of starting up and how tech will shape the way we “spend, live and work”.

The events come ahead of WeWork’s Creator Awards in September – a year long initiative to recognise talent from all industries and stages of growth around the world with a $20m prize fund. Start-ups in the UK are eligible to apply for support from a funding pot of £1.2m.

Tickets are free of charge and can be found here.

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