Mahiki yet again set another great stage for an EYP social get-together at the end of September. As normal, it was a great way to meet and network with new people in London or catch up with old friends. From 7pm on Thursday 30 September was an evening with over 150 EYP members.
The end of summer is here so we felt it was time for a few drinks and some good old fashioned networking. We decided to go for something different this time around so found ourselves a pub with a tree inside - as most pubs have trees on the outside we thought this was pretty unique!
More than a houndred people joined EYP at the Cottage Bar in Waxy's (in the West End) on September 8th, from 7 and 10 pm. We did a couple of speed networking sessions during the evening, and a business card draw for a free dinner for four at the restaurant there.
A great social event all round. Stay tuned for the next event!
After the recent success of #EYPDublin and #EYPBarcelona, we are now planning to set up EYP Zürich in Switzerland later this year. If you have any friends or colleagues who would like to be involved, please contact email@example.com. We aim to build a team of at least 5 young professionals to run the Swiss operations; organizing networking events, sponsors, growth and interest for EYP in Switzerland.
Our next event will be held on Tuesday 29 June from 7-9pm at a very cool Spanish Wine Shop right on the Thames River. What better way to spend a lovely summer evening!
This will be a night of business networking, wine tasting and we will have one of our friends from LinkedIn to run a workshop with top tips and ideas about how you can use online tools to help you and your business. The cost of the evening is £20 which includes tasting of eight amazing Spanish wines.
EYP Barcelona is hosting their next Creative Networking night on 17 June from 8pm. The event is at La Terrazza outdoor discotheque and includes free access to Sonar, the electronic music festival.
World Innovation Summit: HiT Barcelona, 16-17 June.
The best in innovation, entrepreneurship & capital-venture HIT Barcelona is a summit with speakers experts in innovation and investment like: Dennis Crowley, FourSquare - Gurbaksh Chahal, Gwallet.com...to name a few...
Your accomodation in Barcelona
If you are in Barcelona for these events, we've arranged a special deal for you at EYP sponsor SH Barcelona where you will get a 10% discount on your bookings. If you book before the end of August, you will also get a free bottle of wine and a free bottle of champagne!
EYP member Shed Simove launches the iNotePad; a sixty page paper notepad with an acetate front sheet and hardboard back. The iNotePad features three styles of page: vertical lined, horizontal lined and blank. This means the iNotePad can be used in all orientations... and is widely compatible with all kinds of hardware, including: pen, pencil, and crayon.
EYP London returned on Thursday, 20 May to host its latest event at the very fabulous Mahiki, a polynesian paradise in the middle of Mayfair. It will feature EYP's usual exceptional networking opportunities in one of the coolest bars in Londontown - and we hope you can join us for it!
Our event began at 7pm with complimentary cocktails so ensure guests came early to enjoy...
EYP Barcelona officially launches this evening at the stylish SOLO Club at 7.30PM in Barcelona. 150 Young Professionals will be treated to an insight into "Creative Networking", hosted by the EYP Barcelona team; Damien Bruneau, Diego Diles, Daniela Clape, Karen Satiro, and joined by EYP London founder Rune Sovndahl for the evening. We wish you the best of luck and welcome Barcelona into the European Young Professionals group.
A big thank you to all who came to our recent event at Chinawhite.
Over 200 EYP members attended the night to hear "Mr Network", Andy Lopata, deliver an excellent presentation on the value of networking. In his talk, Andy discussed the ways in which networks can make a big difference to a business, particularly during this economic downturn.
The event concluded to the stirring beats of DJ Ian (“Get shaky”) Carey on the decks and a good time was had by all.
Photos are now online from the event - check out our gallery to view them.
To be held at the uber glamorous Chinawhite, 4 Winsley Street, London W1W 8HF, EYP members will be treated to a night of networking, featuring a presentation by Andy Lopata, author and one of Europe’s leading networking strategists, who will join us to spread the word about the value of networking.
EYP London is back from summer holidays and ready to host a range of exciting events over the coming months.
Our next event will be held at the uber fun Mahiki – a Polynesian paradise in the middle of Mayfair - on 1 October 2009. It will feature EYP's usual exceptional networking opportunities in one of the coolest bars in Londontown - and we hope you can join us for it!
For all the details, check out our events page.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
From all of us at EYP; Congratulations! We hope to bring in Spirit of the Sun on welcome drinks at one of our future events. However, as an EYP member, you can contact Lina on firstname.lastname@example.org and get a 10% discount on purchases.
The latest Martini sponsored EYP Dublin event at the Krystle nightclub was recently featured www.stylebible.ie Pictured; Karolina Attispodina and Tyrone Richardson, Managing Director EYP Dublin.
We had a fantastic evening at the Roof Gardens on 10th July.
Following on from the success of last year’s summer spectacular, EYP London has planned another night of mojito-sipping, celeb-spotting, shape-throwing fun on 10 July at the Kensington Roof Gardens to celebrate summer in the city.
From 8pm until late, EYP members will be able to experience this private members bar’s one and a half acres of spectacular rooftop gardens, tropical plants and flamingos and enjoy dancing with the beautiful people until the early hours.
Oh, and dress sharp, beloved EYP people – smart dress is vital. And hey, who knows who might be watching…
Look at the pictures
Here at EYP basecamp, one of the many things we love about
ELEW fuses classic jazz with modern pop and rock, and has created a thunderous new sound he calls Rockjazz, recalling John Coltrane's 1960s recreations of the contemporaneous popular music. And don't just take our word that he's awesome. ELEW has been asked to perform at a veritable whirlwind of high profile events, including the TED Conference, the 2009 Donna Karan Fall Runway Show, an exclusive pre-Oscar party attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Oprah Winfrey and Hugh Jackman, and an ultra-exclusive benefit for the Contemporary Art Fund at the Circle Filologico Milanese in Milan. Last month, ELEW was invited to the White House, where he performed solo on the piano for an audience that included President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
We've got some pairs of tickets to give away to this awesome event. If you want to be in the running to win a pair, tell us why you love
On Twitter? Enter from there! Simply follow us (@EYPLondon) and reply to us by completing the sentence "I love
The competition closed on Friday, 3 July
Cocktail Lessons @ Boujis on Wednesday, June 24th
Want to know your mojito from your cosmopolitan? And learn how to make either - and more - through training by the skilled bar staff who regularly serve them to the young royals? Then come to this special event at the gorgeous and glamorous Boujis in South Kensington on 24 June 2009. Tickets are just £35 which includes a lesson, two cocktails and then the opportunity to stay and play till the early hours.
In just hours from when EYP London's women in enterprise event at Apple's central London headquarters went live, all the tickets flew out the door!
Yes, it will be a great event - and the speed at which the tickets disappeared shows us how much our members want more events like these - so we'll be happy to organise more in the future.
But if you didn't get your hands on one of the tickets to this event, never fear, beloved members - we will be holding an evening of excellent professional networking at the very cool Zebrano bar, just off Carnaby street, at the same time - 17 June, from 7pm until late. This event is open to everyone within EYP so we hope to see you there!
We've also just announced yet another event for June - cocktail making at the gorgeous and glamorous Boujis in South Kensington on 24 June 2009. Tickets are just £35 which includes a lesson, two cocktails and then the opportunity to stay and play till the early hours.
Oh, June is going to be fabulous for EYP members!
We have some exciting events in store, the first of which we'll announce is on 17 June. In fact, it's not one, but two excellent events, designed to inspire members and also provide our usual exceptional networking opportunities.
One is a womens-only event at the Apple headquarters, which will be held from 7pm until 9:30pm. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about improving their business potential by hearing from leading women from a variety of fields – government, large business and women's business networks.
The other is an evening of excellent professional networking at the very cool Zebrano bar, just off Carnaby street. For this event, which is open to everyone within EYP, will be held from 7pm until 11pm.
FInd out more and book your tickets to these by visiting our events page here.
By having an EYP card, the door will open for you to a range of range of amazing discounts and special offers in London and around the world, including hotels, restaurants, clothing outlets and a few super special things.
We will be launching our exclusive EYP card on Wednesday, 13 May, at our latest event. There, we will be giving our members the chance to win a weekend away in Dublin staying at the iconic Westbury Hotel!
The launch of our card will be held in the drawing room of the Kensington Hotel, South Kensington, which has just re-opened following a twenty-million pound renovation.
Thanks to our friends at the Doyle Collection and Aer Lingus, we can offer our members the following excellent prizes:
One member will win our door prize - a weekend for 2 in Dublin staying at the prestigious Westbury Hotel (flights included). You need to be fully registered members of this site and be at the event to be eligible for this prize.
Two of our lucky members will also win a weekend for two, one at the Kensington Hotel and one at the Westbury. These people will be selected randomly from the members on our new site.
With champagne and strawberries on arrival, sponsored by Carbon Voyage, and EYP’s exceptional networking opportunities, how can you not come?
Here are the details:
Venue: The Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR (on corner of Queen's Gate and Old Brompton Road).
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Remember, the evening’s prizes are only available to members of our website. When you join – for free – you’ll also be kept up to date with all our events, offers and all the great people you meet at our events. And, of course, you’ll belong to the coolest professional networking organisation in London! It only takes 2 minutes to join - and please note, if you were a member of our old site, you will need to re-register on this one.
Greenbang, an environmental news site has just started covering the life of startups, focused on Carbon Voyage, the company managed by James Swanston, one of EYP's board members. Carbon Voyage is one of the sponsors for the next EYP event.
As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Faber will launch ‘52 Poems’ – a Poem a Week web application (featured below) - which showcases poetry by exciting new voices as well as cherished classics. Drawing on the incredible range of poems in the Faber canon, and themed to reflect seasons, holidays and events, 52 Poems is an exciting, simple way to discover new poets and enjoy classic works and authors.
The widget, available from www.52poems.co.uk, can be shared and embedded on social network profiles, blogs and homepages. Faber’s ambition is to generate conversation and build a buzz around the poems, and the widget allows readers to forward their favourites by email, as well as offering the embedding functionality.
Get the widget now at www.52poems.co.uk
To celebrate the launch of this widget, and Faber’s 80th anniversary celebrations, we have kindly been given 2 lovely limited edition box sets, featuring classic works from some of Faber’s best-known twentieth-century poets (rrp £49.90).
To enter, answer the following question (as poetically as possible): where should EYP London host its summer party extravaganza?
Just comment on this post to enter – the two winners will be chosen. Please note, you must be a registered member of EYP on this site to enter…
We would just like to wish all all EYP members! Whether your off skiing or socializing in the city, have a nice break. We look forward to seeing you at the next event. We are planning something really cool; watch this space!
EYP Dublin rocks up their second event on Thursday 2nd April, at 7:30pm. "The Academy" event will bring together Dublin's best and brightest young professionals to network in style at the Bia Bar. Enjoying good conversation and meeting like-minded professionals, but that's not all. EYP Dublin will be teaching you how to make your own cocktail... and yes- you get to drink it!
Please register here
There’s only 48 hours left before EYP conquers yet another grand city – this time, Dublin.
If you are in Dublin keep Thursday 26 February free in your diary for an amazing launch party at one of Dublin's most exclusive venues – the Westbury Hotel – for a night of fun professional networking, the way EYP does best. Enjoy a taste of what EYP Dublin has to offer as we introduce professional events such as speed networking, social mixing and entertainment and even get your photograph taken for the new EYP website!
Light canapés will be served from 8:15 and free drinks will be available until 9:30pm.
We're mega delighted to announce that we've got a new partner in MOO,
a cool company that specialises in printing an array of beautiful
products, including business cards – just what you need for
Through this partnership, you can stand out from the crowd, with
high-quality, highly personalised MOO-printed business cards. Upload
your own designs and logo, or personalise packs of business cards
created by MOO's own designers. MOO business cards are available in
super-short runs, meaning it's easy and economical to make cards for
individual events you are attending. Not only that, but with the
option to print a different image on every card in a pack, MOO make it
easy to promote not just your brand, but the many different services
you offer. Your business isn't like anyone else's... So why should
your cards be?
Yes, that's right. It is time for EYP to find another great part of the world to launch in, so if you are in Dublin keep Thursday 26 February free in your diary for an amazing launch party at one of Dublin's most exclusive venues. We will have more details on our website shortly, but if you are super keen to register, just go to the even page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=56610359973.
Sheridan “Shed” Simove, TV producer, comedian, author and novelty entrepreneur, is set to speak at EYP London’s latest event, to be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (17-23 November 2008) next week.
Described as a modern-day entrepreneurial genius, Shed, who once changed his name to “God” by deed poll, has had a highly successful career in television production working on such shows as The Big Breakfast, Space Cadets and Big Brother. He’s since forged a highly profitable merchandising empire including products such as the Cock-A-Doodle Pad, the You’re Old range of birthday candles, the Control-A-Man and Control-A-Woman remote controls, to name a few. His second book, The Ideas Man, was launched earlier this year.
Shed will be talking to young professionals about turning their business ideas into a reality at the event, which will be held from 7 to 10pm on 18 November at the Association of Photographers venue in Old Street. It is hosted by EYP London, a professional networking organisation which hosts regular events in Central London, and Make Your Mark, the national campaign to give people in the UK the confidence, skills and ambition to be enterprising.
In this week's National Networker, UK Bureau Chief, Andy Lopata, writes about EYP London's new website, We Want To See, which challenges individuals to tell the world about their big idea by uploading videos to propose solutions to the world's problems.
What do you want to see?
This is the question being asked by a networking group in London in response to the global financial crisis, war in the Middle East and increasing environmental concerns.
Unhappy at the noise emanating from the media and from politicians, the committee of European Young Professionals (EYP) felt that the time is ripe for individuals to have their say. They believe that networks, backed by modern social networking technology, are best placed to make that happen.
To read the full National Networker article, click here.
To visit the We Want To See website, click here.
With politicians and the media all trying to outshout each other in these times of terrorism fears, war, collapsing economies and environmental concerns, it's sometimes difficult for the humble individual to get their voice heard.
A new viral campaign is aiming to change that. We Want to See.com has just been launched by EYP London and we're inviting individuals from around the world to submit a short video, explaining what they'd most like to see.
Videos submitted so far include dreams of personal success ("I'd like to see my name as a style guru in every fashion magazine in the World"); hopes for the global economy ("I'd like to see the end of the credit crunch"); the altruistic ("I'd like to see it be mandatory for private sector organisations to give 10% of their profits to fund projects in disadvantages communities"); and the unrealistic ("I'd like to see Tottenham Hotspur climb off the bottom of the table"!).
Please add your voice to the crowd. What would you like to see?
You can join the site and submit your video here.
EYP London is now on Twitter!
We'll be using it as one of the many different ways to keep you up to date with our upcoming activities.
Follow us... and we'll follow you.. at http://www.twitter.com/eyplondon