9:00 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

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Get ready to meet some amazing entrepreneurs, experts and investors. Make connections and get energised for the day ahead over coffee and breakfast with you VIP ticket.

9:45 AM  WELCOME FROM GINA MADU

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 Start.Build.Grow founder Gina Madu will welcome you to one of the most exciting entrepreneurial events of 2013.

10:00 AM SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

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AMBER-RAINEY KINCAIDE

The power of social media is in taking the  rights steps using  the right channels. Once you do this you can increase your influence, build your business, and attract customers to you in less than a week. The art to social media is getting it right. Learn from Amber Rainey-Kincaide how to harness Social Media and explode your brand.

11:00 AM BRANDING FOR STARTUPS

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Philip Davies  President  (EMEA) SIEGEL+GALE

The secret to creating a successful brand is simplicity. Learn from  Philip Davies (President EMEA) of the internationally renowned branding agency Siegel + Gale the secrets to creating a successful brand. Siegal +Gale have created branding solutions for the likes of Tyra Banks and Pfiezer, they have dealt with big corporations but love startups. This is branding at its best.

12:00 PM UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT

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Chris Radford   

A lot of businesses launch new products and new services that don’t work as well as they hoped for.  But a smaller number exceed all expectations.  What is the difference?  What can you learn from the most effective growth leaders.  The most successful business are selling something that solves a problem for its customers in a way that is better than the alternatives.   Struggling businesses are often trying to get customers to buy something they don’t really need or want.  It is essential you get great insight into customers and use that to create a product that people love to buy.
In this masterclass, we will explore practical examples and you will get practical help on how to create the insights you need and what you must do to create or improve your product.  Then you can be much more confident you will hit your targets.

12:30 PM BUILDING A BIG BUSINESS WITH A TINY BUDGET. 

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Hayley Conick   (Elance)

Small is the new big.  There’s never been a better time to build a business. The playing field has never been fairer and the opportunities have never been greater. Due to the technological revolution now taking place deep pockets are far less important than big ideas. Staying lean and flexible is the key to success – in this session we’ll look at why we’re in the biggest time of change since the Industrial Revolution and what that means for you and your business. We’ll also look at ways in which you can get everything you need done without incurring huge overheads and pick out successful case studies from businesses who’ve done exactly that.

13:00 – 14:00 PM POWER LUNCH

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If you are joining us for lunch prepare to  sample some excellent food and make great connections. We give you a connection challenge to break the ice so the atmosphere remains relaxed and open.  Make sure you purchase a VIP ticket to take advantage  of  this  fantastic  networking opportunity.

14:00 PM FROM 0 TO 300,000 CUSTOMERS IN UNDER 12 MONTHS. 

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John Eikenberry   

The Question most Entrepreneurs ask themselves is an idea, now what?

Growth Hacking is the term used to describe a specialist with the unique ability of taking a concept from 0 to millions in little to no time. John Eikenberry has been at the start stage of many high growth companies and has been central to the stratospheric rise.

This action-packed session is designed to take you through the stages from start,  build, growth and beyond.    By the end you will have a detailed plan of how to grow a successful company from a single idea.

15:00 PM  HOW TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF FANS

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Katie Mcphee  (Eventbrite)

Million dollar companies are built on large communities of fans not just customers. These communities give you access to the most powerful marketing tool known to man…word of mouth.

To build a multi-million dollar company you need  raving fans and loyal customer . Katie Mcphee is Eventbrite’s UK Community Manager. She reveals the secrets to how the  billion dollar company builds its community of raving fans. so you can do the same  in your business.

15:30 PM  THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET 

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Kuumba Nia 

Learn the Top 5 Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs make that leave them overwhelmed, frustrated and broke.

Learn  how to avoid these and more in this introspective session with best-selling author and coach Kuumba Nia.

Its hot seating learning so be ready to express your inner issues and find a solution.

16:00 PM FOUNDERS PANEL & IN-DEPTH Q&A

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Kevin Byrne

Founder of Checkatrade.com

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Luke Lang

Co-Founder of CrowdCube

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 Gemma Cocker

Founder of Beforeyoudie.com.  

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Geoff Wagstaff

Co-founder of Go Squared

18:00 PM FUNDING: INVESTORS PRESENTATIONS

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Ami Shpiro  of  IWGROW

 

18:30 PM HOT SEAT PITCHES & INVESTORS PANEL

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10 companies in 3 minute slots will have the opportunity to put their business  idea in the hot seat and pitch to our panel of top investors.  You will get a grilling then a roasting but you will come out well done on the other side as you will receive  real insights on your business idea and feedback from our panel of investors.

Take the hot seat if you are brave enough!

20:00 – 21:00 PM CLOSING & NETWORKING  DRINKS

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Founder Gina Madu will close the day and you can join us for drinks and nibbles.

Open to  all delegates.

This program is subject to change at anytime.

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