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Episode Info: This week we have our friend Ed Poland, Co-founder of a market leading platform, that’s helps users source spaces for commercial use. Since 2010 Hire Space have disrupted the events industry, introducing a strategic use of technology when others were still caught in the past. Ed talks about getting 40 “no’s” out of 40 when looking for his first investment, how the Russian Olympic pole vaulting team played a part in the journey, and gives invaluable advice to budding entrepreneurs. 00:45 a recap on last week - Seb Lyall from Lollipop 01:30 A short argument about planets 03:17 Ben’s review on the Backyard Cinema launch 04:25 This week on the show 05:07 Ed joins the studio 05:45 Imex in Vegas 07:10 Ed’s background (as a speech writer for the UN and a policy researcher) 08:25 Will, Ed’s Co-founder and the birth of their idea 10:00 The first six months and what it took to realise they had a proposition of value 12:00 The first big enquiry 13:25 Getting investment 15:00 The difficulties of first launching the site and losing money 17:00 Finding Tom, the web designer 19:00 Why the website didn’t work at first 20:00 Why getting a technology minded person in the room is so important 25:33 Size of the company 26:30 Recruiting 27:30 The difficulties of growing a team 28:25 Staff culture and keeping people motivated 29:25 Event Lab 32:19 The Event Lab podcast 34:15 What’s next for Hire Space 37:00 Hire Space Awards 38:17 Internal systems helpful for business owners 40:15 Ed’s favourite venue 43:20 Hire Space Social Media 44:35 Recap of the conversation 46:00 The Wolf of Wall Street immersive experience 48:41 Variant 31 51:30 Shout About Social media You can reach the guests here  @HireSpace Website/Pinterest/FB/Twitter/Insta Mentions Pluto Mars Earth Mercury Venus Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Backyard cinema Capital studios IMEX Las Vegas Raddison Milk Roundabout Truman Brewery Event lab The business design centre National Gallery Hub Spot Charlie HR Lumierre London Looking Glass cocktail club Iron Bloom Scarf Bar at the Rosewood Hotel Slim Jim’s Phoenix Arts Club Great Gatsby Variant 31 Give us a Shout on #ShoutAbout Instagram:          ShoutAboutLondon Facebook:            ShoutAboutLDN Twitter:                ShoutAboutLDN Instagram:           ShoutaboutStuart Please subscribe and rate us! Want to talk about the show? Got an idea for guests? Want to promote your event? Contact us on any of the above, or:
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