StartUp is the UK’s biggest start-up show of the new year and in 2020 it will take place on Saturday 18 January, returning to King’s College London.
Whether you want to improve your existing business or start a brand new one, January is a great time to spend time working on your goals and plans, a new year full of new opportunities.
is jam packed with practical advice including sessions such as how to build a website, how to raise funds and how to look after your mental health whilst starting a business.
It also plays host to some big named entrepreneurs who come along to give back to the small business community and share everything they wish they had known when they started out.
With over 100 speakers across 11 stages you will have to be super organised to tick off the sessions you want to see but Enterprise Nation head of events and campaigns Emma has picked a few highlights for 2020.
1. Hear from the woman building the UK’s fastest growing challenger bank
Anne Boden founded Starling with a clear goal: to build a bank that would help you manage your money, all from one app. Thirty years ago, Anne pioneered the UK’s first same-day payment service that transformed electronic money. Anne’s ambition has brought together a team building a challenger bank that is set to reach one million accounts and £1 billion in deposits by the end of 2019. The question is what does it take?
2. Find out how to find the right talent or co-founder to join your team and get tips on how to make them stay
Start-up life is fast paced and find good talent is key to any founders success journey. Keeping hold of that talent can be an even bigger challenge. How do you do it? This panel will give great tips and who knows, you might find a co-founder in the audience!
3. Visit the She’s Got This zone, brand new in 2020
We’ve heard the stats, women raise less, are less confident and less likely to start a business. It’s time to do something about it. This stage is packed full of brilliant tips from experts and entrepreneurs on everything from raising funds, getting rid of imposter syndrome and building communities.
4. Become your most productive self in the HeadsUp zone
Time is money! If you want to harness top productivity tips and find out what tools you can use to save time, this is the zone for you. Plus you’ll also get top tips on how to build your resilience and surround yourself with the right people.
5. Find out how a subscription business got to $1m in recurring revenue in under two years
David Hart, founder of Screencloud, the simple digital software signage company, will be sharing his financial growth story. This is one not to be missed as David shares the highs and lows of what it took to get here.
6. Meet the businesses who are looking after themselves and the planet
2019 has seen an incredible rise in consumers looking for products and services that put the environment first. These entrepreneurs will discuss trends and tips as well as giving an insight into their personal journeys.
7. Learn how to curate great photography for your brand on a budget
If you are looking to produce thumb stopping images in 2020, this is the session for you. Emma Alexander, founder of Mother Bran, will be sharing her top tips to make sure you brand looks fantastic on a shoe string budget.
8. Hear from the Next Generation of entrepreneurs
A whole zone dedicated to the entrepreneurs of tomorrow featuring amazing success stories from young business owners, innovative start-up stories from King’s students and a chance to find out how you can apply to be the Next Generation start-up winner of 2020.
9. Coupled up? Find out how to run a business as a couple
Couplepreneurs are on the rise as they choose a lifestyle that can work for them and a business they are both passionate about. This session will hear from couplepreneur expert Patricia Bacon who will be sharing top tips and interviewing couple co-founders.
10. From £100,000 start-up to a turnover of £28.6m, hear the story of Tangle Teezer
Former CEO Matt lumb will be sharing his thoughts on what it really takes to grow a brand and why company culture is key to success. Now CEO of start-up Warpaint for Men, he’ll be joined by the company’s founder to talk societal disruption, Dragons’ Den, and top tips for start-up success.
All that and so much more will be on offer at StartUp 2020 in London on 18 January. Book a ticket here.
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