Claudia Fratangeli’s Freelance Ecosystem in London

What are you working on, and what do you love about it?

I’m working on different projects, but there are 2 that are close to my heart. Firstly, I’m the lead organiser of Silicon Drinkabout London.

Silicon Drinkabout is a global community of startups powered by local events.

Each city is run by passionate volunteers, fuelled by their love of bringing people together to create meaningful, face to face relationships that go beyond just a professional network.

The Silicon Drinkabout community has been described as a support network, a place to have open conversations and best of all, as a family.

London is the place where everything started, and I’m honoured and thrilled to had been passed the torch and continue to grow this brilliant community.


Where do you interact with other freelancers in your industry or topic area?

The second one is The Tuscan House of Photography, a photography hub in the heart of Tuscany.

We started off earlier this year with the mission of creating a house for photographers and visual artists, experts and students, to come together and grow from interactions, synergies and mutual learning.

We just had our launch event over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of October, with talks, exhibitions walks, food and amazing conversations.

We’re planning a series of different events for next year and we couldn’t be more excited.


What benefits have you and your business got from being in contact with other freelancers?

Mainly at events, I prefer face to face interaction, but I’m also part of Facebook groups and try to follow online conversations.

I’m also blessed to be friends with a very talented freelancer with whom I interact regularly and from whom I learn so much.


What is the one thing that is missing where you live that would support your freelance career?

Living in London, we probably have the opposite problem: there are too many resources, events, groups, platforms that are actually really hard to navigate and get the most out of them.


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Bernie Mitchell
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