Nell Watson
Updated August 2014
Founder ∙ Speaker ∙ CEO at Poikos

NELL WATSON is an engineering technologist, inspirational speaker, and futurist thinker.

She is Founder & CEO of Poikos, a company that enables universal 3D body measurement on any device.

Poikos was founded on a belief: A bold new wave of personalization is coming. It will change forever how we order goods, conduct e-commerce, and even manage our healthcare. 

In the 21st century, we have become accustomed to digitizing our music, our books and letters - even our social connections. Why not the body? We understood the possibilities of a personalized world, if this were achievable in a simple way.

We set out on a mission to solve this problem forever

Nell on Nell

"I'm excited that my startup career combines my drive to make good things happen in the world with my passion for technology."

"I seek to spread awareness of the joy of creating new engines of happiness for the world, whilst encouraging strength and health in those brave enough to make the attempt."

• BBC News Budget Special 2012 (Analysis of the new Budget)• BBC Radio West Midlands 2012 (Poikos)• National Student Enterprise Conference, Aston University 2012 (Keynote: Disruptive Innovation)• TEDxBrum 2012 (The Market Revolution)• Founders' Hive, Birmingham 2012 (Startup Mentor)• Firestarter's Forum, Amsterdam 2012 (Startup Mentor)• Pioneers Festival, Vienna 2013 (Startup Mentor)• Quantified Self Amsterdam 2013 (Poikos)• Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, Arizona 2013 (3D from 2D)• Health XL Amsterdam 2013 (The Entrepreneurial Journey)• Health 2.0 Amsterdam 2013 (3D in Healthcare)• MIT Global Startup Workshop, Marrakech 2014 (The Future of Fashion)• São Paulo Telemedicine Symposium 2014 (3D in Telehealth)• Mobile Heights Business Center, Lund 2014 (Psychology of Entrepreneurship)• Effective Altruism Retreat San Francisco 2014 (Overcoming Obstacles)• Media Evolution Conference, Malmö 2014 (Helping Machines to Understand Humans)• DLD Conference, Tel Aviv 2014 (VCs in a Changing World)• 'Good Morning', Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship 2014 (Keynote: TBC)

Timeline

Founder & CEO

  • Poikos
  • Jul 1, 2010 - Current

Assistant Content Editor (Contract)

  • The Law Society
  • Jul 1, 2010 - Dec 1, 2010

Business & IT Development Manager (Contract)

  • Kajans Womens Enterprise
  • Mar 1, 2010 - Jun 1, 2010

Sales & Technical Director

  • Graffiti4hire
  • Jun 1, 2009 - Jan 1, 2010

Lecturer (Computer Science, Business, English)

  • Birmingham International College
  • Jun 1, 2008 - Sep 1, 2009

Web Administrator/Tech Support/Tester/Copywriter/Sales

  • B4U
  • Jan 1, 2007 - Jan 1, 2008
Vital Stats
25
Countries Visited
12
Years of Experience in Tech
3
Ventures Founded / Co-founded
15
Pro Speaking Engagements
2
Patents (pending)
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