Rainmaking Loft is closing its doors

The Big Why From 31st December 2017, the Rainmaking Loft London will be closing its doors for the last time.  We would like to thank all our wonderful members, staff, partners, sponsors, suppliers and advocates over the years, who made one of London’s top entrepreneurial hubs possible. Below is some context for those of you … Continue reading Rainmaking Loft is closing its doors

Spotlight: Quiet Rebellion

We talked with Alex from Quiet Rebellion, who is combating corporate stuffiness and making smart clothes feel fun. What’s your start-up about? Quiet Rebellion is about looking smart and feeling colourful. People often have to conform to strict office attire but looking smart can make you feel a bit dull. That’s the idea behind Quiet Rebellion – socks with … Continue reading Spotlight: Quiet Rebellion

Startup Spotlight: 2020 Change Foundation

Meet Duro, the co-founder of 2020 change Foundation, who is building the next generation of community, business and political leaders. What’s your Startup about? In a nutshell our Startup is about changing lives. 2020Change an organisation set-up to build the next generation of community, business and political leaders. We strongly believe that today’s streetwise youth … Continue reading Startup Spotlight: 2020 Change Foundation

Startup Spotlight: Global Pathways

We talked with Rick Morgan, director of Global Pathways. Connecting prestigious global companies to top talent. What’s your Startup about?  We are a global headhunting firm – taking the stress out of searching for hard-to-find skillsets for employers the world over. When hiring managers can’t find the right talent locally, they can outsource it to … Continue reading Startup Spotlight: Global Pathways

London the most desired location for FinTech startups

We invited you to read the  interview with Triin Linamagi, Head of Marketing at StartupBootcamp FinTech and find out more about London FinTech Week and London FinTech scene. Could you explain the Startupbootcamp FinTech Social event? To celebrate London FinTech Week, we are organising Startupbootcamp FinTech Social to discuss the opportunities for FinTech in London and beyond. Despite the … Continue reading London the most desired location for FinTech startups

Meet Maheen from Tesco who spent one entire week with Rainmaking Loft Team

What have you learnt from your experience at Rainmaking Loft? A hands-on mentality is key to getting sh*t done. You are creating everything yourself from the bottom up and so you have to be practical, passionate and enthusiastic about what you do. Start-ups are a lot more fluid to new ideas and change because they … Continue reading Meet Maheen from Tesco who spent one entire week with Rainmaking Loft Team

Startup Spotlight #17 Beeliked

Loft members, BeeLiked launched the World’s First Virtual Book signing to promote Dan Brown’s latest Book. The successful campaign in partnership with Nemorin, offers readers and fans a personalised book signing using video technology from Brown’s own home in Boston. Exciting times for Beeliked, who just launched a new campaign with none other than John Grisham. … Continue reading Startup Spotlight #17 Beeliked

The value of intuition in business

Rainmaker Foundation – the bridge between innovative charities and brilliant  minds –  is organising a special transformational  evening  that will connect your intuitive powers to help make better business decisions and develop your creativity. We talked with Cosmina CEO of Rainmaker Foundation, who told us how “Free your intuition” event will  impact  your   business. What is the event Free … Continue reading The value of intuition in business

Startup Spotlight #15 Innovify

“It is all about work, smart moves, network, patience and a little bit of luck at times” What’s your Start up about? Innovify is a venture studio working with start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative products. Start-ups and SMEs often have innovative ideas, but struggle to acquire the skills and talent needed to bring their … Continue reading Startup Spotlight #15 Innovify

IBM and Rainmaking Loft Partnership: Integrating technology to elevate Startup businesses

Rainmaking Loft and IBM celebrate a new Tech Partnership that will offer the Rainmaking Loft community an opportunity to get involved with IBM technology. The Partnership kicked off with a social event at the Loft, where IBM spotlighted the importance of access to the right services and how platforms like Watson and Bluemix can help … Continue reading IBM and Rainmaking Loft Partnership: Integrating technology to elevate Startup businesses

Startup Spotlight #14 Search Swarm

We are SearchSwarm! We are a data-driven search marketing agency. The core principles behind digital can be reasonably straightforward but for us, it goes much further than that. We pride ourselves on understanding the data used to influence search algorithms. “Never give up and don’t be afraid to ask for advice when needed”  How did … Continue reading Startup Spotlight #14 Search Swarm

#HeroesAtWork episode 5: The Tenacious Man

    Some people say he looks like Clark Kent from afar, or like Robin on a foggy day. Guillaume is not one of those super heroes, he just launched an amazing website which makes you LOVE classical music! Check out DiscMuseum here: https://www.discmuseum.com/en Video in HD here.   music by bensound.com

Startup Spotlight #12 Opteo

Learn more about the startups coworking in our London office in our Startup Spotlight. Today we are thrilled to introduce you to Opteo! “We HAD to make this work, but we knew that there was no guarantee that things would get better.” Guillaume Devinat, Opteo’s Co-founder. This month we sat down with Guillaume to talk about how … Continue reading Startup Spotlight #12 Opteo

#HeroesAtWork episode 4: The Lofters Queen

  #HeroesAtWork EPISODE 4: THE « LOFTERS QUEEN », Valentine Hutchings. Valentine is the Community and Communications Manager at the Loft. Penguin trainer in another life, she is passionate about startups, brand strategy and community building. She takes care of Rainmaking Loft’s Heroes at work and makes sure they feel at home at the Loft! Video … Continue reading #HeroesAtWork episode 4: The Lofters Queen

#HeroesAtWork Episode 3: The Networking Queen, Maura & The StoryNator George

The « NETWORKING QUEEN », Maura. Female entrepreneur who is not afraid of taking over the world. Charming, also known as Cupid, always keen to connect with people and talk to strangers. Head of Marketing by day & Networking Queen by night. Don’t be shy, ask her on a rendeevoo. And The “STORYNATOR” George. Business … Continue reading #HeroesAtWork Episode 3: The Networking Queen, Maura & The StoryNator George

#HeroesAtWork Episode 2: The CopyDiva, Sam Ahmed

Sam is the PR & Communications Manager of Startupbootcamp Global. Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry focused startup accelerators with 14 programs around the world but also one of our sister company. Having worked in the entrepreneurship scene for 8 years prior to joining Startupbootcamp, she loves all things startups & storytelling. In her … Continue reading #HeroesAtWork Episode 2: The CopyDiva, Sam Ahmed