In Shoreditch and in the Silicon Valley there is a whole raft of very bright young minds, who have embraced digital technology to give consumers and businesses better information and more pleasant experiences in shopping or leisure.
Some of them I have had the pleasure to meet and indeed I believe they have the traits of extremely smart entrepreneurs.
In quite many instances though when I come across a technology start up I cannot help thinking of:
- a post from Richard Huntington “When it comes to technology, is the internet the best we can do?”
- Vector in Despicable Me-1
A very physical product (with lots of intelligence in it…) to solve a very physical challenge, i.e. cleaning our very physical, beautiful but alas very dirty Oikos.