On March 5, 2013, we celebrated the launch of Labs London 2013 with an event held at Wayra UK. The launch was an opportunity to meet the team behind Labs and gain some valuable insight into what the Labs programme has to offer digital media start-ups.
The event kicked off with an introduction to the scheme by Labs Programme Director Astrid Sandoval and was then followed by a discussion about the value of incubators, accelerators and start-up weekend sessions. Overall the discussion was in favour of such programmes although the panel, moderated by Claude London, Digital Director for BBC Worldwide, all agreed that it was important to find the right programme for your company.
Panellist Ashley Stockwell – Academy Director, WayraUK, argued that as a start-up you need to look at what is being offered and work out what is good for your company. Simon Davies from Labs start-up Yakatak encouraged companies to seek the best they can, saying that if you know you are good, go to a good and credible incubator or accelerator.
The panellists were …