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.

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

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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. 

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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Business Stay-Up with Alan Mak MP
Mar
27
12:45 PM12:45

Business Stay-Up with 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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

Title: tba

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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Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Bernhard Niesner, Co-Founder & CEO, Busuu
Jul
5
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Bernhard Niesner, Co-Founder & CEO, Busuu

How to Build a Global Business

This event will consider:

  • How to prioritize markets in international expansion
  • Global expansion with limited resources
  • Our ‘growth hacks’ for going global

Bernhard Niesner (from Vienna, Austria) is the CEO and Co-Founder of busuu, the world´s largest social network for language learning. The company has attracted more than 70 million users from over 190 countries, growing at up to 25,000 new users per day. The London-based startup offers interactive language courses on desktop and mobile devices combined with direct interaction with native speakers of the global community.

Before starting his own company, Bernhard worked as consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in the area of consumer goods. Bernhard graduated with summa cum laude in International Business from the University of Vienna and holds an MBA with honors from IE Business School. In his free time, Bernhard relaxes while playing the piano, loves skiing and enjoys spending time with his young kids.

Busuu is the world’s leading social network for language learning with 70m+ users and over 25,000 daily signups. It provides language learning in 12 different languages combined with the possibility to practice your skills with native speakers of the global community. They have attracted over £15m in Venture Capital (including super angels like Martin Varsavsky or Brent Hoberman) and have been named ‘Best Education Startup’ by TechCrunch and Best Google Play App 2015. They are a truly international company (users from 190 countries, strong growth in emerging markets like China, Brazil, Russia etc).

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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APPG for Entrepreneurship: Baroness Anne Jenkin
Jun
26
12:45 AM00:45

APPG for Entrepreneurship: Baroness Anne Jenkin

Title: tbc

Baroness Anne Jenkin

Anne was created a life peer in January 2011 and has continued to work tirelessly to promote women in Paliament and public life. Anne is currently co-chair of Women2Win and has been instrumental in heading the campaign for greater representation in Parliament. Follow her on Twitter

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.

To enquire about how to attend, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Catherine Gazzoli, Founder, Piccolo
Jun
7
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Catherine Gazzoli, Founder, Piccolo

Building a Culture for Growth

The event will cover:

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

Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

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 Rikke Rosenlund, Founder, BorrowMyDoggy
May
10
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Rikke Rosenlund, Founder, BorrowMyDoggy

Building a Company Based on a Passion

This event will consider:

  • The inspiration behind BorrowMyDoggy;
  • Key challenges of turning a passion into a business.
  • How to build a community around your business.

Rikke Rosenlund

Rikke is the Founder & CEO of BorrowMyDoggy and has over 15 years of experience working mainly in financial services and entrepreneurship. She was born in Denmark, has lived in the US, the UK and Latin America, and moved to London 10 years ago. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and is passionate about making a difference. She came up with the concept for BorrowMyDoggy on a beautiful summer day in 2012, where she borrowed a brown labrador called Aston.

Leap 100 Power Breakfasts

Leap 100 Power Breakfasts 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.

Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

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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Apr
6
4:15 PM16:15

From start-up to scale-up: Making the UK the best place to start and grow a business

We would like to invite you to attend an event we are hosting at Sage Summit UK at London’s ExCel Centre on Thursday 6th April. The Entrepreneurs Network and Sage invite you to put your questions, concerns and ideas on growing a business in the UK directly to government representatives, investors and leading entrepreneurs at a panel discussion.

This is your opportunity to have an impact on government policy, and to learn from expert panellists, including the Deputy Mayor of London for Business and the Chair of Government’s Scale-Up Taskforce.

You would also receive a free ticket to the entire two-day conference on 5th to 6th April, which includes talks from other world-class speakers like Martha Lane FoxJamal Edwards and Deborah Meaden.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Key questions this event will cover include:

  • What are the main challenges for entrepreneurs looking to scale in the UK (e.g. access to finance, knowledge, talent etc.)?
    What role should the role of government be in helping overcome these challenges?
    What can be done outside of the remit of government to support entrepreneurship in the UK?

Speakers

Rajesh Agrawal is the Deputy Mayor of London for Business. As an entrepreneur he founded RationalFX in 2005, and Xendpay in 2014, to reduce the cost of international money transfer for businesses and individuals. He was appointed Chair of Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme in 2015 and is a Patron of the Prince’s Trust.

Sahar Hashemi OBE co-founded Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US style coffee bar chain, and built it into one of the UK’s most recognised high street brands with a turnover of £30m. Sahar is Co-Chairing the Government’s Scale-Up Taskforce in support of the Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy.

Sara Murray OBE is the founder of Buddi, “the go anywhere, anytime personal emergency response service”. She is a serial entrepreneur, founding Ninah Consulting, Inspop, which owns the brand Confused.com. Sara won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009 and sat on the Technology Strategy Board Governing Board.

Keith Morgan is CEO of the British Business Bank. Keith led the planning and establishment of the British Business Bank from January 2013, and was appointed CEO in December 2013.

William Adoasi is the founder of luxury watch brand Vitae London. Vitae’s mantra is to be the fashion brand changing lives, so with each watch sold a child is supported through education in Southern Africa. Within its first year of operation the brand has sold watches in over 20 countries, distributed over 1000 items of uniform & received endorsement from Richard Brandon, Philip Schofield and Emeli Sande.

Liam Watson founded natural flavoured milk brand Canny, based in Newcastle founded in 2015 creating drinks with taste and personality. Canny Milk was launched with backing by Northstar Ventures and mentored by Sage. The company has gone from strength to strength turning sales from 500 cartons in January to now selling 15,000 per month, including on Virgin trains.

Harriet Green is City A.M.’s deputy business features editor. She runs the paper’s Entrepreneurs page, interviewing many of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs. She has a special interest in distributed ledger technology. Prior to working at City A.M., Harriet ran a social enterprise.

Sage is building a world of invisible admin for 3 million businesses globally. As the UK’s largest tech company, we are slowly tackling the barriers that hold back ambitious growing businesses by unshackling them from cumbersome admin. In support of delegates, people who sign up to this event will be offered an extended 2 month free trial of our start-up and small business product Sage One.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Female Founders Forum Launch

On the evening of 21st March we are launching a report of our Female Founders Forum. The report examines what can be done to ensure women-led businesses reach their full potential. It will be attended by around 100 of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors, with short speeches from Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Edwina Dunn and Emma Sinclair MBE.

Please contact sophie@tenentrepreneurs.org to enquire about a place.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury on 21 December 2016, and was previously Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Lucy worked at Tesco Plc from 1997 to 2013 and was an executive director on the main Board from 2006. She has also served on the boards of ITV, PwC and Metro AG. She was Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres Plc and President of EuroCommerce.

Edwina Dunn
Edwina Dunn is co-founder of Dunnhumby, which uses data mining and analysis to help improve customers’ retail and brand experience. Her company was instrumental in the introduction of the Tesco Clubcard.

Edwina is a director of entertainment social media platform Starcount, and author of The Female Lead: Women Who Shape Our World, portraits of sixty inspirational women who have changed the world in a variety of fields.

Emma Sinclair MBE
Emma Sinclair is often described as a “force of nature” in the world of business and entrepreneurialism. Among a long list of distinctions, she remains the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange, having done so at only 29.

Emma now leads the global software company she co-founded, EnterpriseJungle. Their hero product, EnterpriseAlumni, is powering the alumni networks of some of the world’s largest enterprises. Emma’s ability to inspire change led her to become Unicef’s first Business Mentor in 2014. In her words, “entrepreneurship can change the world”.

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Mar
8
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Sam Smith, Founder, finnCap

Fundraising for Growth: From MBO to IPO

This event will cover:

  • Sam Smith’s buyout of finnCap and how she got employees a shareholding;
  • Sources of capital and what investors want to see;
  • How to know whether to raise IPO funds.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith remains the only female Chief Executive of a City broking firm. She established her firm, finnCap, in 2007 having orchestrated the buy-out of a small broking subsidiary of a private client stockbroking firm – today finnCap is ranked No1 Nominated Adviser and Broker to AIM companies. Sam qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG and is a University of Bristol alumni. Sam is passionate about ensuring that girls and women see only opportunities rather than barriers to success in whatever industry they want to be in. Outside her duties as the CEO, Sam is actively involved in various mentoring projects and organizations such as Pinky Lilani’s “Women of the Future” awards, of which Sam is a former winner. Sam is also a patron for the Modern Muse project, aimed at millions of young girls throughout the UK to encourage and inspire them to look at business careers and entrepreneurship as a way to achieve their dreams.

Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

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.

To enquire about how to attend Leap 100 Power Breakfasts, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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Feb
28
12:45 PM12:45

Power Lunch with Stephen Hammond MP

Brexit and The Future of Fintech

This event will consider:

  • The state of the UK’s fintech scene;
  • The key challenges of Brexit for fintech firms;
  • The consequences of losing passporting.

Power Lunches are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to around 18 people, but people of influence. We start at 12:45pm for 1pm, and finish no later than 2:15pm. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; sandwiches, fruit and coffee are served, and ideas are exchanged. The event will be under Chatham House Rules, but I’ll be writing an article for afterwards for Forbes on the subject, and I’ll follow up with attendees for their views via email.

Stephen Hammond MP

Stephen Hammond was re-elected MP for Wimbledon on May 7th 2015 with 25,225 votes, taking 52.1% of the vote. After graduating in Economics, he began a career in finance at a leading fund management house and subsequently worked for major investment banks. He was appointed a Director of the Equities division of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1994 and four years later joined Commerzbank Securities. In 2000 he was promoted to Director, Pan European Research, with responsibility for seventy professionals based in London and across Europe.

In association with:

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) is a thriving community of payments professionals whose goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders. Since 2004 they have been instrumental in helping to connect the ecosystem, encourage innovation and profitable business growth. They achieve this by shaping a comprehensive programme of activities for over 100 member companies with help from our independent board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry. These include targeted events, conferences, award ceremonies, critical industry projects and lobbying activities.

Sponsored by:

Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe makes transactions easy by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay-before, pay-now and pay-later through its digital wallets, prepaid solution, payment processing and card issuing & acquiring products and services. They believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and secure. With nearly two decades of experience, Paysafe is

trusted by merchants and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories, to move and manage money via more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies.

To enquire about how to attend, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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Feb
22
12:45 PM12:45

APPG for Entrepreneurship: Iain Wright MP

Universities, Entrepreneurship and the World of Work

Iain Wright MP is the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. He has been the MP for Hartlepool since 2004. He was previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for apprenticeships and 14-19 reform in the Department for Children, Schools and Families until 11 May 2010. He is an Adviser to The Entrepreneurs Network and you can follow him on Twitter.

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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Feb
8
7:45 AM07:45

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Cameron Stevens, CEO and Co-Founder, Prodigy Finance

Attracting Talent in a Rapidly Scaling Company

Leap 100 Power breakfasts 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. This breakfast will consider:

  • The importance of culture;
  • The wider benefits of enabling global talent;
  • Going global from day one.

Cameron Stevens is the CEO and co-founder of Prodigy Finance. Cameron is a South African serial entrepreneur with a special focus on social entrepreneurship and early stage technology investing. He has previously founded a South African staffing company focused on skilling up the unemployed, as well as an Asian early stage technology investment outfit, which successfully listed a client company on the Malaysian exchange.

Cameron co-founded Prodigy Finance with two other INSEAD MBA alumni after discovering firsthand the problems students face in funding international education. Presently, he spends his time between the Prodigy offices in London and Cape Town. He is a chili fiend, street food aficionado, bookworm, plane-spotter and relentless traveller.

Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

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.

To enquire about how to attend Leap 100 Power Breakfasts, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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