A Free Workshop and Networking Event for Marketplaces and Gig/Sharing Economy Platforms
Following on from our hugely successful autumn event, we are thrilled to invite you to our second collaborative workshop for online marketplaces and gig/sharing economy platforms. The workshop will be hosted at our London offices on 17th of January.
Will this be relevant even if I didn’t come to the last event?
Absolutely! Whilst this workshop is the second in our series, it will be completely unrelated to the first, with different speakers and discussion points! This event will be useful for anyone with a platform business or simply an idea for one, whether you made it to the last event or not.
What should I expect?
7:00-7:25pm: How does PSD2 affect platform businesses - David Borge, Ramparts
7:25-7:45pm: How to retain buyers & sellers - Dan Whale, Paybase
7:45-8:10pm: Networking Break
8:10-8:40pm: The journey of a gig economy platform - Richard Knight, Grafter
8:40-9:00pm: Networking & drinks
The event will serve as another opportunity to establish our supportive community of platform business founders, aimed at active collaboration to fast track success! You can see the photos of Workshop 1 here.
We have gathered a panel of professionals with hands-on marketplace experience who can give you the tools to succeed.
How does PSD2 affect platform businesses
David Borge is Practice Director at Ramparts and specialises in e-commerce, payments, electronic money, e-gaming, privacy and technology. He has previous in-house experience working for an electronic money institution and is instructed by clients on a broad range of matters including commercial agreements, data protection, e-commerce issues, employment law and intellectual property rights. David is a UK and Gibraltar qualified solicitor: he also previously qualified as a UK pharmacist and worked in the UK healthcare sector for 8 years.
How to retain buyers & sellers
Dan has been with Paybase since its inception and has seen first-hand the issues that businesses encounter due to the inflexibility of the payments industry. As part of the marketing team, he is responsible for explaining the benefits that an eMoney solution can bring in a clear and concise manner. He has witnessed Paybase develop into the most flexible solution on the market today and has a key understanding of how Paybase can not only support businesses, but improve them.
The journey of a gig economy platform
Co-founder of Grafter
Co-founder of Grafter
Richard is the co founder of Grafter – an online network of workers that helps people find work and businesses find workers across sectors such as construction, landscaping, farming and industry. After a long career in media Richard started the Grafter journey in late 2016, launching the first iteration of the service in January 2018. Now with over 20,000 registered users spanning both ‘grafters’ and employers the network has evolved to incorporate training opportunities, business support and general wellbeing. The business aims to create the LinkedIn of Labour driving scale by offering a freemium proposition with options to adopt a managed service incorporating contracts, invoicing and insurance. As an avid open water swimmer Richard is the Treasurer at South London Swimming Club, one of the country’s largest swimming clubs based at the iconic Tooting Lido. He also coaches Under 6 football.
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