Any updates regarding future meet ups, events or interesting and aspiring reads will be posted here.

05/04/18 – We hope everyone had a nice and relaxing Easter holiday, the team at The Startup Social certainly did!

With only FIVE days to go until our next event, we have a quick update about the agenda.

Our first Startup Series workshop will be led by industry expert, Bill Shotton, and the topic is:

Everything you thought you knew about marketing is WRONG.

This workshop will be the first of our six-series entrepreneurial program over the next 12 weeks.

Show up, form a team and grow a risk-free fictional company with an opportunity to pitch to investors Dragon’s Den-style after 12 weeks.


6PM: Networking
7PM – 7:30PM: Entrepreneurial journey – Philip Cockayne
7:30PM – 9PM: Startup Series #1: Everything you thought you knew about marketing is WRONG – Bill Shotton

Please register your FREE attendance via Eventbrite now!



29/03/18 – Blockchain is definitely something to watch!

Credit to Pablo Stanley.



26/03/18AI Can Spot Signs of Alzheimer’s Before Your Family Does

The advancement of AI is going to change the world as we know it – especially in health!

If you work in health and have problems that cry out for innovation, AI may be one direction to consider.



24/03/18 – Is anyone up for the challenge?

$10 million XPRIZE Aims for Robot Avatars That Let You See, Hear, and Feel by 2021



Today we announced our first Startup Series #1 which will be on the 10th April 2018 from 18:00 – 21:00.

The first session is going to be covering marketing and how everything you thought about it is WRONG!

You can buy your tickets here at Eventbrite – places are limited!

In other news, we are going to hold weekly meet ups!

Our first casual meet up will be next Wednesday 28th March from 7pm – 10pm at Chamber 36 in the city centre for casual conversation and discussion about innovation, startups and anything else that takes our fancy!

Come over, have a drink and let’s get to know each other better and start building this startup community!



20/03/18 – A fantastic (and free!) 14 week machine learning and deep learning Python course for projects with artificial intelligence! Enjoy!



20/03/18 – This is the sort of cool stuff that we want to create together!

Meet Flippy the Burger-Flipping robot – robots and humans working together side-by-side.

Welcome to the future.



15/03/18 – We just want to say thank you for coming along to the launch of The Startup Social!

We hope you had a good time and got a real feel for our vision! For future events, we will bring you an exciting programme involving industry experts speakers to facilitate the workshops and act as mentors – and there will be more opportunity to network!

Stay posted for updates.

The Startup Social team



12/03/18 – Here are 20 predictions for the next 25 years. We have a very exciting future ahead of us!



10/03/18 – Applications are now open for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme.

If you have an interest in health innovation then it may be right up your street!



08/03/18 – A plastic-free supermarket is certainly the way forward – innovation is happening all around us, let’s be a part of it!



06/03/18 – We were at the medical careers fair today at the University of Liverpool.

It was great that so many of you showed an interest in the innovation aspect of healthcare.



03/03/18 – Are your innovations being influenced by the Schlep blindness phenomenon?

At what depth in the ocean is your big idea?



01/03/18 – It seems that Uber is taking on health – check it out!



26/02/18 GSK are looking for a start up to collaborate with – in particular digital health!

We are going to help you create a team and guide you from an idea to the submission of a proposal!



25/02/18 – It has been one week since our first event went live and we have decided to adapt our event as:


LET’S BUILD THE FUTURE: The start of our entrepreneurial journey.

We feel that this is important – the main inspiration of our effort has been inspired by those innovators down in Silicon Valley who are changing the world and shaping the future.

Of course, this is also the start of our journey, our as in, the entire ecosystem that we are trying to develop.  An ecosystem of collaboration and innovation journeying forwards into the future through the creation of the startups of the future.

On another note, if you haven’t heard of it already, we greatly recommend that you give Zero to One by Peter Thiel a read. A good beginners insight into startups and how to build the future.



24/02/18 – Ever have a great solution for a problem at work just for it to be ignored and rejected? These six reasons may help you understand why.

P.S. It’s not you, it’s them.



23/02/18Entrepreneurship isn’t easy as this article demonstrates.

We find it useful to listen to as many people that have gone through the process in order to really gauge whether we are on the right path.



22/02/18 -This has a very interesting list of the most innovative companies of 2018 organised by sector!

If you notice beside each company name, they all have a single sentence describing their aim. This is the way to go – ensure your startup or idea has one key aim and focus all of your energy towards making that happen!



21/02/18 – This blueprint is exactly what The Startup Social is aiming towards – “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.

We can’t agree more with this statement from the article: “You innovate, solve problems together, bring together cross-functional expertise and knowledge to build an app, see a new solution, or tackle a coding issue. That’s how most startups see collaboration.”

Collaboration is key to innovating and coming up with new solutions to the world’s problems.



20/02/18 – We are going to try and post regular articles that are worth reading for your own interest.

This is an interesting article regarding the big tech firms, such as Amazon and Apple, and their approaches to tackling healthcare.

Healthcare is an area that really lags behind regarding the adoption of new technology so there is plenty of opportunity for growth and innovation! If they see an opportunity – so should we! Let’s embrace future health and enjoy this journey of AI, robotics and technological advancement.



19/02/18 – Our first event went live yesterday on social media! We hope that we will get to meet loads of aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as our community grows.