Who came?

Bea Tartsányi

Innovation and Design

Cherie Josephs

New Business Director

Jeremy Ettinghausen

Digital Person at The Internets

Jon Bains

Partner at What & Why

James Kirk

Global Project Director at Creative Social Global

Sam Battams

Strategy | Technology | Innovation

Alexandra Mecklenburg

Client Strategist, Senior Director at Edelman

Jonathan Green

Creative Technology Director, Jonny Green

Andrew Sanders

Commercial Director for NPD at Time Inc. UK

Ben Carey

Creative Director, Benrik / Anomaly

Tom Chant

Head of Customer Innovation at Telefónica UK

Adah Parris

Futurist at Friday Club London

Chasity Nao

Start-up Relations Manager at Friday Club London, Social Media Consultant, Founder of Haute Ecology

Matt Smith

Co-founder & Director, The Viral Factory

Natasha Lytton

Head of Marketing and Communications at Seedcamp

Picasso Labs


Genevieve Wastie

Senior Consultant at Congregation

Dan Calladine

Head of Media Futures at Carat Global Management

Pablo Asensio

Growth Marketing & Digital Marketing Consultant

Dirk van Dooren

Conceptual and Creative Leadership

Simon Bone

Founder At Zoom Labs

Jack Moolark

Digital/Retail Art Director at 20.20 Limited

Nuno Martins

Digital Planning Director at OMD UK

Zena Bruges

Director at The Business Side

Barney Worfolk-Smith

Business Director at That Lot

Franki Goodwin

Creative Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Chris Baylis

Freelance Executive Creative Director and Strategist

Troy Norcross

Strategy Director / Principal at SER Associates

Jason Wills

Marketing Director, Freelance



Matthew Mower

Managing Partner at Mower/Valdemarin

Gideon Kay

Group CIO (Interim) & EMEA CIO at Dentsu Aegis Network

Henrik Delehag

Owner at Benrik ltd

David Murray

Head of Ad Creative Technology - Yahoo EMEA

Bo Hellberg

Executive Creative Director

Ciprian Cimpan

Melanie Mercier

Founder & CEO at Nattr

Dylan Wyn Pugh

Founder at Transfrontier Strategy Ltd.

Richard Fearn

Director at the Friday Club London and early stage tech investor

Dominic Pride

Chief Instigator, Upstart - Breakthrough Strategy

Daianna Karaian

Founder and Chief Executive at Thoughtful

Martin Hollywood

Emerging Technolgies Consultant

Alexander Hobhouse

Digital Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi

Jon Williams

Founder & CEO at The LIberty Guild

Viktoria Tchoudakov

CMO @ iwoca

Ben Sargent

jHub Director, Ministry of Defence

How to get involved

We like to think that what makes a FCL event special is the talent & experience of our members, both our mentors and the entrepreneurs. It’s why we spend so much time hunting down the country’s most talented to join us. If you back yourself and your talents then please read on about how you can get involved.

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Here’s what some lovely people said when we stood over them looking scary…

The FCL is a fantastic way to hear from and connect with the founders of the hottest startups in the UK. The sessions never cease to be diverse, inspiring and a great way to keep you on your toes.

Alastair Cotterill

Creative Lead, EMEA Instagram

FCL is a fantastic initiative. A win-win for all: start-ups, and ad industry talent. I always come away fresh, inspired & a little more connected to the tech start-up industry.

Daniele Fiandaca

Founder of Creative Social