A celebration of IMDb with Col Needham, CEO and founder

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We were lucky enough to have the fabulous Col Needham, CEO and founder of IMDb, speak at our August meeting.

What an incredible story to think that IMDb all started with Col winning a colouring competition (with a little help from Granny!) at the age of five.  It was fabulous to listen to a true entrepreneur, who followed his passions from the age of 13 and embraced his love of film, attention to detail and interest in technology to create a website that is now used by many millions every month.  No doubt many BJC members will be digging out their old notebooks from childhood to see what businesses could be generated.

The whole talk was thoroughly engaging and we all learned a lot – the feedback from the audience was ‘I could have listened to him all night.’  In the words of George Clooney: ‘I am da bomb’!

Thanks also to TLT for hosting this event at their incredible new offices and for the insightful talk from Jon Gill on technology in Bristol.