Community and connection is what we're all about. It started back in 2017 when Tim Gray, our CEO, went to the Bulletproof Conference and Paleo F(x) in America, and experienced how powerful it was to be immersed in a strong community. Upon returning to London, he realised there was no social circle of biohackers or people that were into optimising their health, and so Tim decided to create one. He thought that a meet-up group might result in a group of five or ten new friends who could hang out and chat about the things most people roll their eyes at, but it rapidly grew and over 250 people meet-up once a month (making it the biggest group of biohackers and health optimisers worldwide!). The thing was, many people still don't understand the term 'biohacking' so we changed the name to the broader and more inclusive term 'health optimisation', and almost overnight the group grew to over 1000 people!
The summit was born from our group of amazing likeminded people – it's just now we have some of the biggest names and brands on the planet involved. We've even bought in Upgrade Labs and Paleo F(x)'s communities, so we can grow the movement throughout Europe together. Community is how we started, and what we'll always be about.
"None of my friends are really into this stuff and just look at me like I'm crazy, so it's been incredible to meet some genuine friends who just 'get you'"– Emily, meet-up group member
"I've learnt so much and drastically improved some health issues I was working on, all from some of the awesome speakers and members in the group. Everyone's so welcoming and open-minded, it's been great."– Matt, meet-up group member