Design: The Force Multiplier For Tech Startups

Gearóid is the Growth & Creative Lead at, an online marketplace that matches customers with local, trusted cleaners. But don't let that fool you, he's really an award-winning designer and product guy who's designed everything from conferences to newspapers, digital services to video installations. He's worked with the likes of Microsoft, IBM, Web Summit, News Corp but also Seedcamp, Lean Launchpad and

At he's on a new adventure; applying design thinking (as well as agile development process) to growing a customer base.

Gearóid also organises London's biggest monthly design event, Design+Banter, which brings together 250 designers of all types each month to discuss the state of the industry. That means he regularly gets to speak to a cross section of the design community about the issues that matter to them.

Join us to hear from Gearóid on:

• How can design be a force multiplier at a startup <br>• Why a designer should be one of your first three hires <br>• What qualities you should look for in that designer <br>• How to build and maintain a great design culture <br>• How to make design one of your core competitive advantages




  • Forward Partners

    We are an early stage venture firm, helping entrepreneurs build the UK's next generation of eCommerce giants.



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