1. Who are you and what brings you to the Milk Bar meetup?
I’m Michael Hayes, founder of Add Jam. We’re an open, friendly and experts at turning ideas into products on iOS, Android and the Web. We’re based in the RookieOven coworking space at the heart of the Glasgow tech community. This is Milk are our neighbours in Govan, and we're keen to support anything that promotes collaboration in the Scottish business community.
2. You will be talking about your trip to the US through the Cross Creative Programme. Do you feel that there are differences in our approaches to innovation between the US and the UK?
Yup. There are some obvious differences like access to finance but the biggest difference was culture. I was amazed how open the companies in California were. We had unbelievable access and were given time of C-Level folks in world class companies. Compare that to Scotland - too many organisations are closed off, you need the right introduction, they want a kick back on referrals, they compete rather than collaborate.
3. Could you tell us about a time when you experienced successful innovation, in any context?
Fortunate to be surrounded by it everyday. We’re based in the RookieOven space and surrounded by some of the most talented founders in the city. We have brilliant developers, amazing designers and marketers around.
Add Jam develop products in iOS, Android and the Web.