Who is Aaron Cottrell?
Music lover, traveller and occasionally involved in the tech startup world.
I’m currently based in London (UK) working for PeerIndex, a startup company working on better understanding and connecting people on the social web through all the great content being shared there.
My background is computer science and tech but I’ve discovered my passion is being involved in business, particularly small businesses and startups. I get to work on everything from business development to project management and all that goes on in between.
Since my early twenties I’ve had the travel bug and when I’m not working, I like to head off on adventures all over the world. I’ve been lucky enough to go to some amazing places and hope to journey to a lot more.
Personal & Professional Portfolio
- PeerIndex – A tech-startup looking to understand and connect people on the social web. My role: Originally client liasion and campaign delivery now (Jan 2013 onwards), working with the data team on the PeerIndex API in a project manager/trainee product manager role.
- Interviewing the Influencers – Podcast series of free form chats with interesting people I pay attention to and that others advocate.
- Tribewanted - An eco-tourism project like no other, Tribewanted develops sustainable communities across the globe. My role: Project management for a strategy & web platform revamp.
- OuterArc – Small, innovative, green tech company. My role: Client liasion, business development, project delivery and a bit of tech (web app dev).
- Nott Cast – Podcast I co-hosted with Ollie Carefull about business, tech & graduate life in Nottingham.
What’s on this site?
This is my personal site. I write about anything that comes to mind – places I visit, music I like, cool products & ideas, business & start-ups and everything in between.
There’s also a lot of my Facebook albums photos on here, snapshots of my friends and the trips I’ve taken recently.
Why have the site?
Ah, the why, good question. Well, I realised that I love writing and I love sharing things, especially when someone, even if it’s just one person, gets some value from it.
The site also serves as my own repository of thoughts and ideas, a constantly evolving digital time capsule that I can look back on in ten years and realise how naïve I was in my 20′s.
Other Internet Appearances
- October 2011
- April 2011
- “Beyond the Engineer – Engaging the Masses” [AutomatedBuildings.com Article]
- January 2011
- October 2010
- “Going Native: dawn of electricity and death of a pangolin” [Telegraph.co.uk Activity & Adventure Travel Blog]
- June 2010