Echo Social // Unlikely Allies

May 22 2018 18:30 - 22:00

Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Rd, E9 5LN London

Get together with a bunch of brilliant people, entrepreneurs, creatives and east London independent businesses for an evening of sparking ideas and connections, at brand new Hackney Wick venue Beer Merchants Tap.

This is the first in our new series of themed Echo Socials, where we'll aim to get you thinking as well as connecting. This time, we’ll be exploring the nitty gritty of collaboration, and uncovering stories of unlikely allies coming together to achieve incredible things.

We want to delve into what happens when different people come together to solve a problem or create something new. How do we navigate the challenges of working with others? How can we apply the principles of unlikely collaborations to our own projects?

Come join us for...

  • Beer Merchants Tap's astounding range of craft beers (and other drinks too)
  • Delicious grub from some of our Echo++ foodie alumni
  • Curated connections with Echo members old and new
  • Inspiring short talks designed to get you thinking

Meet the speakers...

Ola Tishe - Flipside / @OlaTishe - Flipside is an immersive learning programme diversifying the talent pool for the tech industry - connecting local young people with some of London's top digital agencies to learn, collaborate and solve real-world problems.

Jo Sayers - ELTjam x Silver Surfers / @eltjam - In 2017, Learner Experience Design company ELTjam met Gordon, chair of Trowbridge Senior Citizens Club. Together, they took on the challenge of helping older local residents to get online and formed the Hackney Wick Silver Surfers.

Tayo, Abz and Sarah - East End Trades Guild / @east_end_trades_guild - The EETG is a community of small independent businesses and the self employed. They take action on a number of issues affecting small businesses owners such as affordable workspace and reviving Cheshire Street Market.

Tickets are free and all are welcome, so feel free to bring an enterprising friend.

You never know, you might meet your next collaborator!


Echo is a marketplace without money, where East London people and businesses can trade anything from graphic design and business advice to accountancy and bike fixing, without using money.

Instead, we use a currency called Echoes, where 1 Echo = 1 hour. With 4500+ members, Echo is a thriving network for connecting, collaborating and sharing resources.

It’s free to join at Yay!

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