APPG for Entrepreneurship with Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Jul
19
8:30 AM08:30

APPG for Entrepreneurship with Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

Baroness Kramer will host a reception on behalf of the APPG for Entrepreneurship to launch our annual briefing paper series. Speakers include Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the APPG, Chris Hulatt and Co-Founder at Octopus Investments.

Request a place: events@tenentrepreneurs.org

About the report

This launch is for two papers: Tax Reform and Women in Leadership. At the beginning of 2018, we ran a survey of entrepreneurs and Call for Evidence for experts and academics operating in the entrepreneurial sphere. Their responses, along with a wealth of external research, have formed the basis for these briefing papers, each outlining a raft of measures the UK Government could enact to help make Britain the best place to start and scale-up a business.

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Launch
Jul
4
8:30 AM08:30

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Launch

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK report – the world’s most authoritative study of entrepreneurial activity. 

At this event you will:

  • Hear from Professor Mark Hart about the latest survey data on entrepreneurial aspirations and attitudes in the UK, and how they compare with France, Germany and the United States.
  • Get an entrepreneur's perspective from Goncalo de Vasconcelos, founder and CEO of Syndicate Room.
  • Network with other entrepreneurs and experts in the UK's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Goncalo de Vasconcelos – Co-Founder & CEO, SyndicateRoom

A serial entrepreneur, Gonçalo graduated with an MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge where he was awarded the ‘Best Dissertation’ prize and the Benavitch Scholarship for academic and professional achievements.

He has a vision of how to help great entrepreneurs fulfil their dreams and that vision is called SyndicateRoom. He is passionate about giving investors access to the top deals into which experienced business angels are investing their own money. This is what drives his vision for SyndicateRoom.

Gonçalo is also a contributor for Forbes, writing regularly about equity crowdfunding, business angel investment and venture capital investment and speaks regularly at public events about the same themes. In his spare time Gonçalo cycles long distances to raise money for charities (his last ride was from Cambridge to Paris), plays tennis and, when in warmer climates, sails with his wife whenever there is half a chance.

Professor Mark Hart – Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School & Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre

Professor Mark Hart leads the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.  He is also Deputy Director of the new national Enterprise Research Centre which is jointly hosted at Aston University and the University of Warwick which will focus on a various aspects of small business growth over the next three years.  It is funded jointly by the ESRC, BIS, BBB & Innovate UK. Over the last 35 years, Professor Hart has worked and published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business development and policy.  He jointly manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project  in the UK and advises a number of UK Government Departments and the Devolved Administrations on enterprise issues. His work on High-Growth Firms (HGFs) at Aston has been influential in shaping policy discussions and actions in the UK and he is currently working for NESTA and the OECD on a  range of follow-up projects. 

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Business Stay Up - Hosted by Rachel Maclean MP
Jun
26
12:45 PM12:45

Business Stay Up - Hosted by Rachel Maclean MP

Business Stay-Up is a research-led campaign to raise awareness of the pressures and challenges business owners face as they seek to survive and scale, and what can be done to increase the probability of success.

It is project of the Association of Business Executives (ABE), Centre for Education Economics (CfEE) and The Entrepreneurs Network. For an overview of the aims of the project, read ABE's chief executive in City AM.

This event will be a chance to find out more about the research project and is aimed at academics and experts.

To find out how to attend, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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Leading Women in Tech
Jun
20
10:45 AM10:45

Leading Women in Tech

  • Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're delighted to be holding an event celebrating the achievements of Britain's Leading Women in Tech. Hosted at Mishcon de Reya, this event will be a chance to:

  • Learn from the challenges and successes of some of Britain's leading female entrepreneurs;
  • Be updated on latest government policy in this area from the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP;
  • Network with many of the UK's most ambitious women in tech.

The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury will give a keynote, this will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Neeta Patel, founder & CEO of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (Chair)
  • Anne Boden, founder & CEO of Starling Bank
  • Melissa Morris, Founder & CEO, Lantum
  • Catherine Wines, Co-Founder, WorldRemit

Refreshments & canapés will be served. 

To enquire about a place, please contact events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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Scale Up Britain
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Scale Up Britain

Competitive advantage doesn’t go to the nations that focus on creating companies; it goes to nations that focus on scaling up. 

Join us for Scale Up Britain on 12 June 2018, the official opening of the International Business Festival, for a full day of dynamic talks with the founders of Britain's fastest growing businesses. We'll be covering the following topics:

SCALING IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

Doing business in uncertain conditions is something entrepreneurs must manage, but few challenges are insurmountable. We uncover the mindset and tactics entrepreneurs use for dealing with the global challenges of scaling business.

THE POWER OF TECH

Not every company is a tech company, but anyone looking to scale can’t ignore the power tech-enabled companies have to grow quickly and change the world. We talk to three individuals doing just that.  

THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT

We consider the leadership skills necessary to attract, retain and inspire the next generation of talent to realise the goals of the business, as well as individuals. 

MISSION MATTERS

Purpose is about more than an auxiliary corporate social responsibility (CSR) function, it’s integral to the brand and culture of the company. We ask three social entrepreneurs why & how they built a brand that resonates so strongly with their customers, and how they’ve prioritised their mission while scaling.

GOING GLOBAL

Some ambitious entrepreneurs are hedging their bets by opening international offices to access talent, while others are looking for growth in new markets. With The Supper Club we discuss which countries are riskier, which are easier to access and which have greater growth potential. 

Hear from an unrivalled set of entreprenuerial minds, including:

  • Will Butler-Adams, CEO, Brompton Bicycles – Makers of the revolutionary folding bike
  • Celia Francis, CEO, Rated People –The online marketplace connecting homeowners with local tradespeople
  • Giles Andrews OBE, Founder, Zopa – The world’s first peer-to-peer lending site
  • Jeff Lynn, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Seedrs – One of the world's leading equity crowdfunding platforms
  • Cameron Stevens, Founder, Prodigy Finance – A lending platform enabling international students to attend the world’s top universities
  • Chris Baker-Brian, Co-founder & CTO, BBOXX – Provides affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world
  • Simon Coley, Founder, Karma Cola – The world’s fairest soft drink brand
  • Lauren Armes, Founder, Welltodo – The business voice of the global wellness industry
  • David Taylor, Managing Director, World First Group – Global telecoms and tech recruitmen
  • Juliet Rogan, Head of High Growth Entrepreneurs, Barclays
  • **MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED**

Early bird tickets are available now!

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Christian Faes and Ian Thomas, Founders of LendInvest
May
30
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Christian Faes and Ian Thomas, Founders of LendInvest

Raising Money from the City

LendInvest is the a marketplace for property finance, providing fast finance for property professionals and access to invest in secured property loans. In this Leap 100 Breakfast, you will hear from both Christian Faes (Co-Founder & Chief Executive) and Ian Thomas (Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer).

LendInvest has raised £40m equity and £800m debt raised to date. This event will explore:

  • How to approaching the City and building long-term relationships;
  • How to communicate a different/new business model;
  • Using and separating yourself from the hype;
  • Why profitability can be difficult for investors to value.

Christian Faes, Co-Founder & Chief Executive

Christian started his career as a real estate lawyer in Australia with Allens Arthur Robinson. He was subsequently a partner at a boutique law firm and founded a mezzanine mortgage finance business. He has also practised as a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance and in-house legal counsel at Deutsche Bank, both in London. In 2008, Christian co-founded Montello, the leading UK bridging finance lender, before spinning it out to create LendInvest in 2013.

Christian is a keen advocate for the fintech sector, as well as an active supporter and early investor in several startups, including Seedrs, Crowdcube, Plentific and Onfido.

Ian Thomas, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

A qualified chartered surveyor, Ian has many years’ experience of property valuation, mixed-use development and investment acquisitions in both the UK and abroad, previously holding senior positions at Ballymore and SEGRO. In 2013, Ian co-founded LendInvest with Christian, spinning it out of their previous business, Montello.

Ian oversees all investment strategy and decision-making at LendInvest. He is a regular speaker at property industry events, a member of the MIPIM ProTech Advisory Committee and an active investor in several PropTech startups.

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Business Stay-Up – hosted by Alan Mak MP
May
22
12:45 PM12:45

Business Stay-Up – hosted by Alan Mak MP

Business Stay-Up is a research-led campaign to raise awareness of the pressures and challenges business owners face as they seek to survive and scale, and what can be done to increase the probability of success.

It is project of the Association of Business Executives (ABE), Centre for Education Economics (CfEE) and The Entrepreneurs Network. For an overview of the aims of the project, read ABE's chief executive in City AM.

This event will be a chance to find out more about the project and have your say on the direction of the research.

To find out how to attend, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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Women in Fintech
May
9
12:45 PM12:45

Women in Fintech

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Baroness Kramer, leading fintech entrepreneurs and MPs. Baroness Kramer is the Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for the Treasury and Economy so discussions from the session will be passed through to the Government. 

It will be a chance to:

  • Discuss the attributes of successful female fintech entrepreneurs;
  • Discuss any specific challenges for female fintech entrepreneurs and discuss wider industry challenges;
  • Contribute to a Forbes article on the subject following this off-the-record event. 

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) connects the payments ecosystem, encourages innovation and drives profitable business growth. Our goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders.

The event is sponsored by Paysafe, provider of end-to-end payment solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Andrea Dunlop, CEO of Acquiring & Card Solutions, will be in attendance.

Want to attend? Request a place through our events email address - events@tenentrepreneurs.org

 

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Sam Conniff Allende, Co-Founder, Livity
May
2
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Sam Conniff Allende, Co-Founder, Livity

Be More Pirate

Sam will talk on about his new business book, Be More Pirate.

Be More Pirate, published by Penguin Random House is a manifesto for each of us to create the sort of Good Trouble the world needs.

It’s based on the true and untold strategy and success of the Golden Age of Pirates as agents of change, leadership and social innovation. As unlikely as that sounds.

It draws parallels between the strategy and innovation of legends like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard with modern rebels, like Elon Musk and Malala, revealing how to harness and apply their tactics to life and work. 

LEAP 100

Leap 100 breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other entrepreneurs.

SAM CONNIFF ALLENDE

Sam is a multi-award winning serial social entrepreneur, and co-founder and former CEO of Livity, Don’t Panic and Live Magazine. Since starting his entrepreneurial career aged 19, Sam has mentored thousands of talented young entrepreneurs and hustlers around the world. He is an acclaimed public speaker, an advocate of ‘business as unusual’ or corporate responsibility and accountability, and a purpose-driven strategy consultant to brands such as Roald Dahl, Red Bull, Unilever and PlayStation.

Contact events@tenentrepreneurs.org to find out how you can attend.

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Aron Gelbard, Co-Founder & CEO, Bloom & Wild
Apr
11
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Aron Gelbard, Co-Founder & CEO, Bloom & Wild

International Expansion Without International Offices

This event will consider:

  • How to plan out and execute international expansion;
  • Different models for expansion and ways of keeping costs down;
  • Standardising processes across international markets.

Leap 100

Leap 100 breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other entrepreneurs.

Aron Gelbard

Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder & CEO of Bloom & Wild, the venture-backed (£7.3 million) online and mobile flower gifting service he launched in 2013. Bloom & Wild is using technology to re­-imagine flowers. Bloom & Wild makes it possible to order flowers in under a minute, and through-the-letterbox delivery means that receiving their flowers is as easy as receiving a letter. Their bouquets are trend­-led, being the first florist to create a constantly changing range at scale as ‘fast fashion for flowers’.

Bloom & Wild’s iPhone app, Android app and overall service are consistently 5­-star rated, meaning that they are already the UK’s top rated online florist with a 75% Net Promoter Score. They have more than doubled revenue every year and are now delivering tens of thousands of bouquets every month.

Prior to Bloom & Wild, Aron worked as a management consultant, advising technology, retail and consumer products companies at Bain & Company, having previously worked at Google and OC&C. Aron has an MA in Modern Languages from Jesus College, Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Female Founders Forum Launch 2018
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Female Founders Forum Launch 2018

We're very excited to be launching our practical guide on Female Entrepreneurship! Authored by our Head of the Female Founders Forum, this year's report is practical aid for scaling female entrepreneurs. Vin Murria OBE will be speaking.

Please join us at the wonderful venue of Blooms London on 15th March, for what will be a fun evening of networking, socialising and celebration. 

To RSVP please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

This partnership is kindly sponsored by Barclays. 

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Sophie Eden and Sam Gordon, Founders of Gordon & Eden
Mar
7
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Sophie Eden and Sam Gordon, Founders of Gordon & Eden

How to secure world class talent

Hear from co-founders Sam Gordon & Sophie Eden on the biggest issue facing high growth businesses – how to secure world class talent. Gordon & Eden work with the boards of some of the most innovative and ambitious businesses including Facebook, Shazam, Bulb Energy, Biobeats Just Eat. They have spent over 30 years collectively building leadership teams within the Digital and Technology sectors helping start-ups scale and corporates innovate.

The event will consider:

  • Techniques on how to secure people in a competitive market
  • Pragmatic advice for the CEO/Founder on how they can impact the search process
  • How to get the best out of your search provider

Leap 100 Breakfasts

These breakfast meetings are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other successful entrepreneurs.

Sophie Eden & Sam Gordon

Sophie and Sam have spent their whole careers in digital and technology recruitment and set Gordon & Eden up four years ago. They are the first search firm to focus on connecting the start-up and corporate worlds and have already had five takeover bids, won multiple awards and been profiled on BBC News. Between them they have completed over 1000 assignments.

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Rishi Khosla, Co-Founder, OakNorth
Feb
7
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Rishi Khosla, Co-Founder, OakNorth

From Start-Up, to Scale-Up, to Sale… Then Doing it Again

In this informal discussion, Rishi will run through some of his biggest challenges; the surprises, successes, and learnings along the way; the differences in doing it a second time; and advice to fellow entrepreneurs who are starting, scaling or exiting businesses.

This breakfast will cover:

  • the challenges of starting and scaling a business;
  • the lessons of exiting;
  • the difference of building a business for the second time.

Leap 100 Power Breakfasts

These breakfast meetings are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to around 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other entrepreneurs.

Rishi Khosla

Rishi met his business partner, Joel Perlman, while they were studying for their Masters at the LSE. After a few years of working for other organisations, they set out on their own and launched Copal, a financial research outsourcing company. From £40,000 of their own start-up cash, they scaled the business to almost 3,000 employees across 11 markets in 12 years, eventually selling it to Moody’s Corporation in 2014 for a significant sum.

Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, they started their next venture in September 2015, launching a bank in the UK (OakNorth) to tackle a problem that they had faced while trying to scale Copal – bespoke lending to SMEs. In the 28 months since their launch, they're employing around 180 people, have lent over £1bn, secured over £300m in investment and a valuation of almost $1.3bn.

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A Parliament That Works For Entrepreneurs?
Jan
31
12:45 PM12:45

A Parliament That Works For Entrepreneurs?

A panel event on how to improve knowledge sharing between entrepreneurs and politicians, and how support for entrepreneurs can be improved. We are delighted to announce that our panellists will include:

  • The Rt Hon. the Baroness Kramer – Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy)
  • Gillian Keegan MP – Standing Orders & Public Accounts Committee, Officer of the APPG for Entrepreneurship
  • Andrew Dixon – Founder, ARC InterCapital & President of the Lib Dem Business and Entrepreneur Network

It will be a chance to hear and share your views on:

  • How MPs can improve their understanding of what entrepreneurs need;
  • How Parliament can better engage with entrepreneurs and discuss policy changes;
  • How entrepreneurs can influence Government, politics and policy.

This event will draw upon the findings of our latest Parliamentary Snapshot, which is supported by BDB. Among other things, it found that although MPs’ knowledge about initiatives to support entrepreneurs have risen against previous years, many initiatives – such as Venture Capital Trusts and the Enterprise Investment Scheme – remain unknown.

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Bircham Dyson Bell

Bircham Dyson Bell is an award winning, top 100 UK law firm with offices in London and Cambridge. Many of the lawyers and advisers are recognised leaders in their practice areas – their knowledge and expertise helps them to provide a unique, client centred approach to law.

 

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Jan
13
4:30 PM16:30

MAC Roundtable: Brexit, Immigration and Entrepreneurship

In July, the Government asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of its consultation, we are hosting the MAC for a roundtable to get the views of entrepreneurs into the final document.

After brief opening remarks from the MAC, this will be a unique opportunity to have your say on the future immigration system. We are aiming for around 20 attendees – the majority entrepreneurs. 

The event will broadly focus on two areas: the potential impact for entrepreneurs born in the EU and/or entrepreneurs who employ a significant number of people from the EU. It won't consider changes to the immigration system for those outside of the EU.

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Chieu Cao, Co-Founder, Perkbox
Jan
10
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Chieu Cao, Co-Founder, Perkbox

Work Hard, Play Harder

Hear from co-founder Chieu Cao on what the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform has found really works for incentivising employees. Perkbox recently won the title of the second best startup to work for in the UK by LinkedIn, so Chieu will also discuss how Perkbox incentivises its own employees, managing the challenge of growing in under three years to 180 employees.

This event will consider:

  • Incentives: What works and why?
  • How to incentivise employees: equity, beer and dogs.
  • Intangible perks: how incentives help manage the disruption of a fast-growing business.

Leap 100 Breakfasts

These breakfast meetings are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other successful entrepreneurs.

Chieu Cao

Before co-founding Perkbox, the UK’s fastest-growing employee engagement platform, Chieu established himself as a tech marketing force to be reckoned with, leading initiatives for brands including Microsoft, Amazon and Yahoo. A consultant turned CMO, Chieu’s repertoire spans both B2C and B2B, from SEO to social strategy.

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Ministerial Supper with Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ministerial Supper with Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

A Conservative View of Entrepreneurship

Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

Amber Rudd is the Home Secretary, MP for Hastings and Rye. She has previously served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary. She is also vice-chairman of the parliamentary committee on female genital mutilation, chairperson of the all-party parliamentary group for sex equality and has campaigned to see more women in Cabinet positions. Before entering politics, she founded a recruitment business, and worked in investment banking in London and New York.

The Entrepreneurs Network

The Entrepreneurs Network is a think tank for the ambitious owners of Britain’s fastest growing businesses and aspirational entrepreneurs. Through research, events and the media, we bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and policymakers to help make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business. We are the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Entrepreneurship.

London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. It supports entrepreneurs in a number of ways:

  • Through London Stock Exchange’s ELITE programme SMEs are supported in their expansion plans and are connected with the capital providers they need to grow. 

  • 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain reports that are published annually put a spotlight on some of today’s most exciting talent and brings together a community of leaders who are focused on scaling their organisations.

  • Finally, equity public markets like AIM and the Main Market help companies access a large pool of long-term patient capital.

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Leap 100 Breakfast Rob Pierre, Founder, Jellyfish
Dec
6
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast Rob Pierre, Founder, Jellyfish

The Highs and Lows of Expanding Internationally

These breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to 18 people – mostly entrepreneurs. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other entrepreneurs.

Rob has grown to over 400 staff working across seven offices in Europe, the US and South Africa. The title for this breakfast will be The Highs and Lows of Expanding Internationally, and will consider:

  • Cultural differences;

  • Recruitment & team structures;
  • Tech & communication;
  • Real estate strategy;
  • Considering currency fluctuation;
  • Acquisitions vs organic.

Rob Pierre

Rob is the co-founder and CEO of Jellyfish, a fast-growing digital agency whose clients include Nestlé, Experian, Toyota and Samsung.

Since its inception in 2005, Rob has grown the agency to over 400 staff working across seven offices in Europe, the U.S. and South Africa. In the last year alone, Jellyfish came 42nd in The Sunday Times International Track 200, were awarded Performance Agency of the Year at the Drum Search Awards and won SEM Agency of the Year at the Search Engine Land Awards – among other accolades. Last year also marked the launch of the agency’s new headquarters in London’s iconic The Shard.

Featured in the BIMA 100 2017, Rob’s passion for digital is infectious. He actively shares his thinking with his colleagues and the wider industry. As well as being a regular contributor to the trade and business press, Rob is also an experienced awards judge, having served as a juror for the Brand Republic Digital Awards and The Drum Search Awards, amongst others.

Rob prescribes to the concept that more is lost from indecision than wrong decisions and as a result has created an environment where people are encouraged to challenge process and innovate. This culture has cultivated a highly motivated team with an open approach where anyone can share their thoughts and ideas freely. Today, Rob’s goal is to grow Jellyfish into a global boutique digital agency, a vision that he is already bringing to life.

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APPG for Entrepreneurship: Lord Bilimoria
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

APPG for Entrepreneurship: Lord Bilimoria

University as an Engine for Growth

The Entrepreneurs Network welcomes Lord Bilimoria, co-founder of Cobra Beers and the Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, to speak at the APPG for Entrepreneurship on education. We will also hear briefly from Sara Pates, Head of Enterprise at the University of Sheffield and a Director at Enterprise Educators UK, as well as Manroop Khela, Chief Operating Officer for Retail and Business Banking at Santander.

APPG for Entrepreneurship

The APPG for Entrepreneurship was set up to encourage, support and promote entrepreneurship and to engage with entrepreneurs; and to ensure that Parliament is kept up to date on what is needed to create and sustain the most favourable conditions for entrepreneurship.

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Leap 100 Breakfast Chris Darling, Founder, Darling Associates
Nov
8
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast Chris Darling, Founder, Darling Associates

A Leader is a Dealer in Hope 

Leap 100 breakfasts are small, informal affairs. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules.

This event will consider: 

  • attracting, mentoring and retaining graduates; 
  • the balance of responsibility versus ability and experience;
  • rewarding and locking in directors.

Darling Associates

Darling Associates Architects is an award winning architecture practice with studios in London and Poland. It started from two-person practice in 2003, grew to 70, but had to manage the financial crash when they cut back to 25. It is now approaching 80 people. The team comprises of talent from from all over the world who channel their talent and skills into each and every project.

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How to Win in China: Tapping into the Chinese Market for Growth
Nov
3
3:30 PM15:30

How to Win in China: Tapping into the Chinese Market for Growth

Half of the world’s economic growth is happening in China, with The Economist forecasting that by 2024 it will overtake America to be the largest economy in the world. But there is a lack of understanding about how to successfully do business in China. This event aims to shed some light on this.

This event is a great opportunity to gain relevant insights into doing business with China, meet CKGSB Assistant Dean, Bo Ji and fellow entrepreneurs/professionals who are looking/involved in doing business with China.

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MAC Roundtable: Brexit, Immigration and Entrepreneurship
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

MAC Roundtable: Brexit, Immigration and Entrepreneurship

In July 2017, the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.

As part of this, the MAC is seeking the views of a wide range of interested parties from all parts of the UK: (e.g. businesses, employers, recruiters, trade unions, academics, think tanks, representative bodies, government departments, etc).

Find out more about the call for evidence here. This roundtable will be a chance for entrepreneurs to influence the MAC. Please get in touch at events@tenentrepreneurs.org to enquire about a place.

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Leap 100 Breakfast with Jason Trost, Founder, Smarkets
Oct
4
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Breakfast with Jason Trost, Founder, Smarkets

How Self Management Can Work in High-Growth Companies

Jason Trost

Jason is the founder and CEO of London-based Smarkets, one of the world’s largest betting exchanges. As a trading platform, Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer betting on hundreds of markets daily, with a mission to provide the best odds and the lowest commission. In a few short years, Jason has engineered Smarkets into a market leader that sees approximately 200,000 customers trade billions of pounds annually, and is counted as one the fastest growing companies in Europe.

Originally from the United States, Jason has been actively involved in the business and technology sectors in Europe for the past decade. He currently acts as an advisor to other technology startups and young entrepreneurs in the London area with Entrepreneurs First and has spoken at Google Campus, Cambridge, UCL and Oxford Universities.

Previously, Jason was an application developer for UBS Global Asset Management Division in New York. He also worked as an equities trader at Great Point Capital in Chicago.

Contact events@tenentrepreunurs.org to find out how you can attend.

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Entrepreneurial Britain: What We Need to Succeed
Oct
2
12:30 PM12:30

Entrepreneurial Britain: What We Need to Succeed

Entrepreneurs are key to Britain’s success. They are the innovators and job creators that we all rely upon, and they need the right ecosystem to thrive. How can government and the private sector better support those willing to take this path? How do we ensure that the route is open to as many people as possible? The event will prompt discussion on areas such as the tax system, enterprise education and how we can continue to encourage female entrepreneurship.

Panelists include: 

Gillian Keegan MP – Public Accounts Committee
Bamborde Balde – Founder, Zaiku Group
Sigga Sigurdardottir – ‎Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Santander UK
Chris Hulatt – Founder, Octopus Investments
Laurence Kemball-Cook – Founder, Pavegen

Let Philip know if you plan on attending! philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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Empowering Entrepreneurs to Disrupt the Status Quo
Sep
26
12:45 PM12:45

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Disrupt the Status Quo

Entrepreneurs are key to Britain’s success. They are the innovators and job creators that we all rely upon, and they need the right ecosystem to thrive. How can government and the private sector better support those willing to take this path? How do we ensure that the route is open to as many people as possible? The event will prompt discussion on areas such as the tax system, enterprise education and how we can continue to encourage female entrepreneurship.

Panelists incude:

Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Digital Minister
Seema Malhotra MP, Member of the Committee on Exiting the European Union
Bankim Chandra, CEO, Dotsquares
Louise Robinson, Head of Breakthrough, Santander UK
Chair: Peter Edwards, Editor, LabourList

Drop us a message on events@tenentrepreneurs.org if you plan on attending.

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Sep
11
12:45 PM12:45

APPG for Entrepreneurship with Andrew Jones MP – Financing Growth in Innovative Firms

The Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury’s points of discussion are likely to focus on the contribution of entrepreneurial firms to UK productivity, and the work of the Government in making the UK the best place to grow and start a business. He will be particularly interested in hearing views on the ongoing consultation on Financing growth in innovative firms.

Enquire about places to sophie@tenentrepreneurs.org

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Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Richard Hilton, Founder & CEO, Gymbox
Sep
6
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Richard Hilton, Founder & CEO, Gymbox

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Richard Hilton is Founder & CEO of Gymbox. Find out more:

Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York, offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm acts for businesses, wealth owners and dealmakers to help them make the right choices for their private capital and ventures and then offer the practical support to populate, grow and protect their assets.

Mishcon de Reya is committed to helping nurture UK entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the firm teamed up with City A.M., The Entrepreneurs Network and The Supper Club to create the Leap 100 list, which offers a window into the working life – and identifies the challenges facing – some of the UK’s most exciting, fast-growing companies.

Mishcon de Reya is an enthusiastic sponsor of the Leap 100 Power Breakfasts: it is vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders – from across the UK – to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful growth.

If you would like to enquire about a place, please contact events@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Timo Boldt, Founder & CEO, Gousto
Aug
9
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Timo Boldt, Founder & CEO, Gousto

Building a Culture for Growth

This event will consider:

  • What makes start-ups successful
  • The importance of ownership values
  • Short versus long term focus

Timo Boldt is the CEO and Founder of Gousto, the UK’s leading recipe kit company. After attending high school and university in Germany and the US, Timostarted his career in investment banking at Rothschild London. At the age of 26, Timo went on to become VP at a hedge fund (spun off from Goldman Sachs), focusing on activist trading across European markets.

In 2012, Timo followed his passion for food and founded Gousto, delivering ingredients in exact portions across the UK. Just 4 years later the company has 200 employees, prevents over 1 million tonnes of food waste and Timo has raised over £30m in capital.

Recognised by Debrett’s 500 as an inspiring game changer in the food and drink industry, Timo also sits on the Unilever Digital Advisory Board and is a guest lecturer in Cambridge.

Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York, offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm acts for businesses, wealth owners and dealmakers to help them make the right choices for their private capital and ventures and then offer the practical support to populate, grow and protect their assets.

Mishcon de Reya is committed to helping nurture UK entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the firm teamed up with City A.M., The Entrepreneurs Network and The Supper Club to create the Leap 100 list, which offers a window into the working life – and identifies the challenges facing – some of the UK’s most exciting, fast-growing companies.

Mishcon de Reya is an enthusiastic sponsor of the Leap 100 Power Breakfasts: it is vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders – from across the UK – to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful growth.

If you would like to enquire about a place, please contact events@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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