Rip It Up, Start Again – S2019 – 14th February 2019
About the Show
Join us for February’s event online at Disruptive.Live to discover the stories behind the disruptive start-ups movement as we present the companies and individuals who have decided to Rip It Up, Start Again
Led by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith, these dynamic innovators will take our guests through their experiences in the world of disruption, sharing the stories and insights they have gained along the way.
About The Guests
Molvia Maddox — @MeltingIceCubes
Founder: Melting IceCubes
Molvia Maddox has worked in the Change/Projects and Programmes space for 29 years, the last 20 of those freelance. But when one of her children was diagnosed with a degenerative genetic illness, she found herself questioning the value of where she was directing her energy. Watching her child battle to do what most people do without thinking — simply getting on with life — and struggle, often unnecessarily, contributed to her growing urge to help solve the problem. The daily challenges that people face in terms of negotiating Health and Social Care, the way that they organize as a society, the isolation that people experience, Molvia believes that all of these things can be addressed if people think about them holistically. So, using her project delivery knowledge and mixing it up with the gritty day-to-day life experience of living with impairment she has created Melting Icecubes, a platform to facilitate real collaboration within the world of diversity and inclusion in the context of health, wellness and disability.
Anna Rasmussen — https://openblendmethod.co.uk/
Founder: Open Blend Method
With 15 years experience as an executive leadership coach to enterprise organisations, Anna is a well respected specialist in leadership coaching, and a founder of game-changing software company, Open Blend.
4 years ago, whilst coaching, Anna started to really consider the notion of work life balance. Struck by how negative it felt, she intuitively knew there was a better way to look at it and the concept of Blend was born.
Open Blend is now the only people platform specifically for people managers. Facilitating coaching led one-to-ones that support all aspects of an individual’s development journey and enable managers to truly accelerate the performance of their teams. In just 4 years, Open Blend has made a significant impact in some of the UK’s leading organisations, at a truly remarkable rate.
Anthony Copping — @binumi
Anthony founded Binumi to enable every kid worldwide the ability to make their own movies as part of their curriculum. He launched B2B October 2018. Binumi is a vast content library, a cloud based editor and a content management system. It’s the video solution your business. Everything you need in one place and specially designed to help you tell amazing video stories.
The concept of Binumi was born in the jungle. In the remotest communities. Anthony explored how storytelling is intertwined into the everyday core form of communication, whether told through song, dance and art, and how it defines human existence.
“A truly captivating and motivating story can change the direction of a business and the way people feel about a brand. Storytelling has been around for as long as humans can communicate but the rise of self-expression through technology has made audiences hungry for constant stimulation of the mind. Binumi is a game-changer for businesses to unlock their inner potential to express themselves.”