ICE was founded in 2009 by Alex Hoye, Josh March, Peter Ward and Andrew J Scott.
Having met in the nascent London tech scene, Alex Hoye and Josh March organised a ski trip, bringing Founders together in a way which was off-grid, off-road and off the record. Freed from the pressure of the 9-9 slog people were open about their experiences. They shared hacks, mistakes, ideas and passion; strong bonds were formed.
Then, tragedy struck. One member, Rob Williams, was trapped in a whiteout and died on the mountain-side. The terrible event affected everyone. It also made us determined to continue ICE to honour his legacy: to help one-another, both professionally and as individuals.
In parallel to this Andrew J Scott and Peter Ward had started “SPICE”, intended as an email group to discuss, meet up and do Sports and social activities. Instead it became more than this - a way for Founders to ask for help and to share problems. It made sense to combine efforts in to one and The ICE List
Today ICErs span the globe. From the London HQ chapters are spawning in other UK cities, to the USA and beyond. If you’re interested in starting a chapter in your city, reach out here
We are not just co-conspirators, we are a family.