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Blooms Masterclass: Build An App As A Non-Tech Founder | August 29 | London

Blooms Masterclass is a series of events that provide continuous learning opportunities to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.

Topic of the week:

Build An App As A Non-Tech Founder

These days you don’t have to be a guy, 22 and have been coding since you were 5 to build an app. You don’t even need to be part of a team to see your idea come to life. If you have an idea for an app that you think could be a commercial hit, or for social good, but don’t know how to go about it, then this talk is for you. It is also useful if you have already started on the the journey of building an app as you’ll pick up tips about how to save money and and get an mvp out at minimal cost.

Julia Macmillan will share what she learnt in the process of getting an app made. What will be covered in this talk is:

– the pros and cons of the various options for getting an app made and the costs

– frameworks v native coding

– how to create a flow chart of your app to show how it will work

– how you should manage offshore developers

– the App store and Google Play

– testing your product

– iterating to get product market fit


Julia Macmillan is an artist and a serial tech entrepreneur. She founded toyboywarehouse.com in 2007, which was the first UK dating site for women and younger men, which she sold in 2013. She also launched Radical Dining Society in 2014 which helped up-and-coming chefs do pop ups. In 2017 she decided to go back into the online dating sector and create an app, i2i, that would connect people better than the superficial ways that the current ones do. i2i is launching this summer. It is the first dating/social app open to all genders and sexual orientations.

As a non-tech founder this talk is about her journey to get the app made, the things she wished she had known before setting out and the advice she’d give others if they are thinking of getting an app made.

For more about i2i go to www.wesee-i2i.com or contact Julia directly julia@wesee-i2i.com for any advice.

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