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Jazz Shapers

Shaper: Ajaz Ahmed

Ajaz founded AKQA when he was 21 to create an ideas and invention company to help organisations embrace the digital revolution. AKQA’s clients today include Nike, Red Bull and Google. AKQA has created some of the world’s most recognised and iconic digital products, services and ideas. AKQA is now the largest and most awarded company in its field with over 1,300 employees and 11 offices worldwide. With an introduction by Sir Richard Branson, and alongside Stefan Olander head of digital sport at Nike, Ajaz co-authored Velocity – the no. 1 bestselling book about the changing business and technology landscape. All proceeds are donated direct to youth homeless and global healthcare charities through Virgin Unite foundation.

Shaper: JP Then

JP Then, is the Co-Founder of Crosstown, a London-based omni-channel bakery brand known for its premium donuts and specialty coffee, and Founder of technology platform Slerp. The idea for Crosstown came from his interest in speciality coffee and the Antipodean coffee culture and his business plan, sent to hundreds of people, caught the attention of [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 15 hours ago

Shaper: Merritt Baer

Merritt Baer is the Co-Founder of TodayTix – a global ticketing platform that aims to make theatre more accessible for everyone. Having started his career at Lazard Frères in mergers and acquisitions, Marritt moved to Viagogo as the Head of Primary Inventory to work directly with sports teams, theatre companies and concert promoters to dynamically price [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 7 days ago