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30th June 2017


Hosted at WeWork locations across London, KERB street food sensation will also join the one up

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Collaborative workspace WeWork is bringing together some of London’s best creative minds in a new season of free events designed to inspire the capital and its new wave of creative entrepreneurs.  

Championing a differing theme each week, the month-long programme of ‘TED style’ talks will explore food, technology, fashion and media. Pioneers of the London food scene are coming together to discuss how eating out has become the new rock’n’roll – with a line up including the craft beer success story Camden Town Brewery and street food sensation KERB.

Tickets are free of charge, and guests will be invited to join in the conversation over Mount Gay rum cocktails, snacks and music.

The series is in preparation for the Creator Awards in September – which will see WeWork give away $20 million in prize money to aspiring entrepreneurs around the world.


See here for more information and to RSVP to the free events:


We, The Creators: Food – how eating out became the new rock’n’roll

10th July, WeWork Waterhouse Square

Camden Town Brewery, KERB, MOB Kitchen, London Food Tech Week, Press Juice

Pioneers of the London food scene come together to discuss how good food has taken over the capital. Londoners spend a huge chunk of their disposable income on dining out, and getting a table at the latest opening has become the new social currency. Heavyweights of the city’s foodie world, including the co-founder of Camden Town Brewery and KERB – will be discussing the ups and downs of a life in food, and predicting what food trend will be next to hit the capital.


The Creator Awards is a new global, year-long initiative established by WeWork to recognise and reward the creators of the world – across all industries and all stages of growth. The awards will grant over $20 million to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, non-profits, artists and more. The financial grants are available to creators in three categories with the intention of offering an opportunity to as many different types of creators as possible. The categories are:


  • The Incubate Award: Individuals with an idea or a project that needs funding
  • The Launch Award: Businesses or nonprofits that have launched but are still learning
  • The Scale Award: Businesses or nonprofits with a record of success, ready for the next level


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Notes to editors:


WeWork is a platform for creators, providing over 120,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork currently has more than 140 physical locations in 45 cities and 15 countries around the world.


More about the speakers:


Jasper Cuppaidge

Founder of Camden Town

Camden Town Brewery is a leading craft brewery based in North London. Founded in 2007 by Jasper Cuppaidge in the basement of The Horseshoe pub in Hampstead, the current brewery is located in Kentish Town West with a brand-new facility opening this summer in Enfield. The Enfield brewery is set to be the largest brewery to be built in London in over 30 years. In 2016, AB InBev acquired Camden Town Brewery for approximately £85m.


Benjamin Lebus

Mob Kitchen

After leaving the University of Edinburgh in the summer, Benjamin has devoted all his time and energy into creating Mob Kitchen and it is now a large online resource for family recipes. Self-styled food entrepreneur Benjamin, describes it as “food you’ll actually eat”, originally started to help educate students and young professionals about eating well on a low budget – but has since grown to have a large following of students, young professionals and families. Mob Kitchen’s videos each follows one golden rule: each recipe must feed four people for under a tenner. The Evening Standard have described Ben as “A YouTube sensation with a rock ’n’ roll recipe for coaxing millennials into the kitchen.”


Petra Barran

Founder, KERB

KERB street food was founded by Petra Barran in 2012 after parting company with, Britain’s first street food collective, where she was running her own food van, Choc Star – Britain’s only mobile chocolate bar. Kerb, which was originally named after the paving stones upon which she runs street food markets and events all over London, has revolutionised the London’s food scene by adding a delicious new dimension to iconic sites across the city transforming the space and attracts food-loving followers.



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