Alex Nguyen and friend Vishal Ladwa thought it would be a good idea to have meetings for young professionals who want to start up their own business on the internet or already run one.
23 year-old Vishal told East London Lines that it is an opportunity for like-minded people “who have the same passions for start ups and technology” to come together and talk about their ideas.
The meetings also offer a chance for young people to get involved in the tech scene and the start up culture, something that Vishal says “can be very daunting.”
Through sharing ideas, Vishal says it is also a chance to improve their business prospects:
“It’s a way for people to learn more about the industry, to meet people with the same interests and to make friends.”
East London Lines went along to this month’s meeting and spoke to Meera Trivedi, a 24 year old PR agent. Meera said being a part of the Roundabout Kids offers a great chance to see what is going on in the start-up scene, to “share ideas” and to get reliable advice:
“If you want an upfront answer, I’m sure they’ll give it to you. They’ll say what doesn’t work and people will give you other ideas.”
As well as talking business, the meetings are an opportunity to socialise.
The Roundabout Kids happens in Shoreditch for people working in the Silicon Roundabout, but the attendance grows, and Vishal hopes it could “pop up in other boroughs.”