Bridge Club North: FIRST March event
Tuesday 12th March @ As You Like It, Jesmond
5.30pm – 9.30pm
Have you booked your place at next week’s FIRST event on Tuesday 12th March? if not, why not?
Reason why you should attend:
- Access to two of the region’s most dynamic personalities: Darren Jobling co-founder of Eutechnyx the world’s leading independent driving game developer and Jim Mawdsley CEO of Generator and Festival Director of Evolution Festival
- Advice on attracting investment from Joan Louw, Growth Accelerator
- Great and diverse crowd of start-ups, students, entrepreneurs and investors
- Fantastic networking opportunities
- Informal and relaxed venue
- Free drink and nibbles to help break the ice!
FIRST connects ideas people with money people; enterprise with opportunity and is THE opportunity to make new business connections, meet new people and turn your ideas into something more.
January’s FIRST saw a sell out success story with start-ups, students and professionals taking to the stage armed only with conversation and their own new year resolutions to make 2013 THEIR business year.
Your ticket will entitle you to inspirational speakers, great networking, the chance to share your business resolution, nibbles, a drink when you arrive AND the chance to continue any conversations on the Old School vs New School web platform throughout 2013.
This month’s FIRST is being kindly sponsored by Growth Accelerator which is a new service that will help England’s brightest growing businesses achieve rapid, sustainable growth.
Jim Mawdsley CEO of Generator & Festival Director of Evolution Festival. Jim has operated as an independent music promoter in the North East since the mid eighties. He has events that range from 50 capacity pub gigs, 2,000 capacity venues, to 10,000 capacity dance events in arenas. Over the last ten years Jim has concentrated his promoting efforts on outdoor events and he is Festival Director of the successful Evolution festival in Newcastle Gateshead which sees a bank holiday weekend attendance of 50,000 people over the 2 days over the event. Jim is also CEO of Generator, the UK’s leading Music Development Agency which seeks to build and strengthen regional music business and identify career paths for, and develop the commercial viability of artists. As part of his national role he Chairs the Music Industry Development , was a member of the DCMS sponsored Live Music Forum and chaired the sub group, which made recommendations to ministers on how the Live Music sector could be developed. Jim is also currently an active board member of The Association of Independent Festivals and has been a Board member of Culture North East and the Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Advisory Board.
Darren Jobling co-founder of Eutechnyx, the world’s leading independent driving game developer producing over 350 worldwide selling game titles,
selling nearly 10 million units over the last decade. Darren co-founded Eutechnyx which has now become the world’s leading independent driving gamedeveloper producing over 350 worldwide selling game titles, selling nearly 10 million units over the last decade. The company has built strong relationships with industry and global publishers, developing games that sell over 1 million units per year and has over 175 employees with studios in the UK, China, Hong Kong and the USA. He has successfully concluded development deals with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco and Electronic Arts, creating games based on the world’s leading IP, such as The Fast and the Furious, MTV’s Pimp My Ride, and James Bond 007. According to Develop magazine, Darren is number 8 in the listing of top games industry executives in the UK. Darren is also a member of the investment panel of the Regional Growth Fund in Newcastle, helping startups to establish themself in the northeast.