Event Planner News was interested in learning about how one of our Co-founders (Tamsin Treasure-Jones) took the leap from academic research and project management into becoming a start-up co-founder. Tamsin told Bob Tovey her story and you can read it in the Founder Stories article on Event Planner News.

Below are some short highlights:

“My whole working life, up to this point, had been spent working in universities as a learning technology researcher and project manager. So why was I taking the leap away from this work environment, in which I felt secure and knowledgeable, into the uncertain world of start-ups? Well, I had an idea…”

“Years ago, on that European research project that brought us together, we were told that if you have an idea that you want to turn into a business then you need to “get out of the building” – essentially that you need to go out and discuss that idea with different people, listen to what they say and improve your idea based on that feedback. That is certainly what we’ve done over the last 5 years – I’ve met so many people and had so many interesting and useful conversations. I could not have done this alone”

“I think my biggest personal challenge has been being an introvert in what feels like an extrovert’s world.”

To read the whole story – see the Event Planner News article.

Thank you to Tamsin for sharing this and we hope it is helpful to others who are considering a similar big step into the unknown. You can find out more about our other co-founders (Raymond and Gilbert) on the Team section of our website.