I spent this last weekend with a group of 30 or so web developers, designers and entrepreneurs that I’d never met before as part of something called London Startup Weekend. The idea was something that had already been tried out in the US, but was a first for the UK: to get a bunch of strangers together and start a company over the weekend. It was great fun and a fantastic way to meet and work with lots of interesting and talented people. The idea we ended up working on (after a rapid brainstorming and group vote on the Friday night) was something we came to call aLittleBitBetter.co.uk – a portal to help us all shop a little more ethically with a focus on sharing thoughts about different products and companies. If you’d like to do your bit to help the world become a slightly better place, please visit the site now and rate a few household products that you use. If you get in quick you’ll probably even spot a few endearing little kinks in the site that are still being ironed out. Go on! This is your chance to make a difference!
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Andrew Hyde · December 4, 2007 at 5:45 pm
Great meeting you again!