School of Law

qLegal at the Meanwhile Use Workshops: Technology

19 March 2014

Time: 11:00am - 3:45pm
Venue: Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1FF

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Come along and find out how you can use technology to help grow your community group, business or voluntary organisation. With a lecture by students from Queen Mary University of London.

This event is produced and hosted by Matthews Yard in collaboration with DotDigital Group PLC, Croydon Tech City, qLegal, iCUK, We Made That and Croydon Council. The event is funded by Croydon Council and the Greater London Authority.


  • 11.00-11.20 - Arrival and refreshments
  • 11.20-11.40 - Welcome & Introduction - Jonny Rose, Co-founder, Croydon Tech City
  • 11.40-12.05 - Simon Bird - Co-founder, DotDigital Group PLC
    How the tech boom took me from bedroom start-up to director of a multi-national PLC
  • 12.05-12.30 - Paul Barnett, CEO, iCUK
    Tools of the trade - Paul Barnett highlights some simple web based tools that will help you get your idea off the ground. From collaborating with groups of people online through to communications.
  • 12.30-13.30 - qLegal, Queen Mary University of London
    “The patent process in the UK and EU- from invention to protection”
  • 13.30-14.15 - Refreshments and networking
  • 14.15-15:00 - Workshop one
    Product Demonstrations - a series of product demonstrations tailored to the audience to show tools which will be useful when applied to their start-up.
  • 15:00-15:45 - Workshop two
    Creating a website: Useful tips and tricks to help you create a great website from the beginning. Includes themes such as usability, site mapping, navigation, use of colour, e-commerce. The workshop will be tailored to the audience to ensure the information and learning experience is tailored to their needs.


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