I founded The Glasshouse in 1998 to provide support, encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs across all sectors. At the time I was working in a dot com start-up myself so I understood only too well what it takes to succeed and how useful it is to have access to like minded people. Glasshouse's success in London spawned events in San Francisco, Prague, Sydney and New York. Our next expansion is into India with Mumbai as our first planned event.
At Glasshouse we value diversity of thought, business and background, and believe there's a wealth of experience and contacts that can be shared across all industries. Most of all, we aim to encourage, stimulate and promote those with an entrepreneurial passion who want to shape their own future. We attract those who believe in themselves enough to carve out their own path in life.
In 2007, in response to the resurgence of digital business, Glasshouse launched Second Chance Tuesday, an event for anyone who believes in the power of the internet to change everything, from the way we communicate to the way we entertain ourselves. London's leading entrepreneurs and investors (as well as some older and wiser faces from the '99 dot.com boom who were there at 'First Tuesday') meet to hear stories from the front line. We have been extremely privileged to play host to successful dot com entrepreneurs from Niklas Zennstrom (Skype, Joost, Atomico), to Michel Birch (Bebo), to the Last.fm founders Martin Stiksel and Felix Miller.