Housebites Hits the Road


Housebites were delighted to be out in the public domain for the first time today at Techhub.

Techhub is a physical hub for the technology start-up community in the Shoreditch/Old St area (recently coined as ‘Silicon Roundabout’). It houses digital startups both as residents and as temporary ‘hot-desking’ workers. Housebites began life with a desk at Techhub but outgrew it as we added more team members.  

So earlier today Techhub threw open it’s doors for a showcase of some of the amazing companies that help make it the special place it is and we were pleased to be one of them. 

The event was sponsored by Virgin Media who were demonstrating their super-fast 1.5gb broadband which is 240 times faster than the average speed! 

So at 9.30am the first visitors arrived in the form of Ed Vaizey the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries and Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News Technology Correspondent. 

It transpired that Mr Vaizey’s wife Alex is a budding chef and cooking fanatic.  He’s going to talk to her about being a housebites chef. 

Rory Cellan-Jones ignored the housebites stand thinking that we were the caterers.  Gemma soon put him right and dragged him over to film Simon talking about the housebites vision. He seemed impressed and said he’ll be putting us in his blog.  Will update this when and if that happens. 

From 11am the doors were open to further journalists and others interested in the whole ‘Silicon Roundabout’ buzz going around. Andy offered visitors some canapés and told them how the service will work. Feedback was extremely positive and quite a few good ideas were also being thrown our way.

housebites has now announced that it will be launching in the second week of September.  There’s loads to do between now and then but fingers crossed we’ll be serving tasty home-cooked food really soon!


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