UAL Alumni Events During Creative Enterprise Week, 2015
The alumni team hosted two events as part of Creative Enterprise Week.
The first event, UAL Alumni Start-up successes: In conversation with Chatty Feet’ was held on Monday evening. Two Central Saint Martins alumni, Gil Kahana and Humberto de Sousa, aka ChattyFeet, came back to their old college to give a talk on how they turned a flash of inspiration into a successful business. ChattyFeet is a collection of comic socks, with characters such as ‘Kate Middletoe’ and ‘Professor Brian Sox’, and with recommendations from the Guardian and Vogue, the business is expanding rapidly. The pair talked in detail about their idea, how they got it off the ground, and the challenges they faced along the way. They also gave plenty of advice to the students and alumni in the audience who are planning to launch their own start-ups.
The second event, ‘Meet your (future) Business Partner’ was held on Wednesday evening in the Blueprint Café in High Holborn. Over 50 alumni and students were invited to come for a night of speed networking, to share ideas, and meet possible collaborators. The event was introduced by Tim Smart and Rob Burr, two UAL alumni who met through the Showtime website and collaborated on a successful project for Rob’s menswear brand, NOMOI. The networking continued late into the night with ideas and contact details exchanged by many!