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Saturday 23rd Jan 2021

StartUp 2021: The UK's biggest start-up show of the new year

StartUp 2021: The UK's biggest start-up show of the new year

Date:Saturday 23rd Jan 2021
Time:09:30 - 16:00

The biggest start-up show of the new year is back - and this time, we’re going virtual!

StartUp 2021 is an absolute must for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. It’s your chance to not only discover everything you need to know about starting and growing a business, but to connect with advisers who’ll help take your enterprise to the next level.

Join us from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 23 January and enjoy access to over 100 inspirational entrepreneurs and small business experts across 11 different virtual stages.

View the full programme here!

Keynote stage agenda

10:00 - 10:10: Welcome to StartUp 2021

Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation

10:20 - 10:35: Economic opportunities for start-ups in 2021

Interview with Minister for small business, Paul Scully MP

10:50 – 11:10: Bootstrapping a business to success

Julian Hearn, founder, Huel

11:30 - 12:00: Using technology to kickstart your start-up

- Dave Brooke, vice president small business EMEA, Dell Technologies

- Majida Burch, co-founder, Brennan and Burch

- Nicola Paul, director, Yellow Bird Digital Ltd

- Kelly Goss, Chief Problem Solver at Solvaa

12:15 - 12:45: Launching a socially conscious business

Tessa Clarke, co-founder & CEO, OLIO

13:15 - 13:45: Lessons from launching in lockdown

Steve Folwell, founder, Muddy Trowel

14.00 - 14.30: Starting a business during a recession

Juliet Barratt, co–founder, Grenade

14.45 - 15:15Panel session - Show me the money

- Graeme Tennick, Partner, Graeme Tennick & Co

- Richard Bearman, managing director, Start Up Loans

- Jasper Martens, chief marketing officer, PensionBee

- Kirsty Waller, VP Marketing, Sage

15:30 - 16:00: Adapting to survive

Jacob Wedderburn-Day and Anthony Collias, co-founders, Stasher

16.00 - 16.30: How I built a Unicorn

Johnny Boufarhat, Founder and CEO, Hopin

Why attend?

Be inspired

Hear from a line-up of exciting entrepreneurs who are making waves in their own industries. They'll be sharing their start-up stories and giving insights into the world of running your own business.

Learn from the experts

Our 11 virtual zones have been designed to cover a wide variety of topics to help provide you with the tools, support and guidance you need to start and grow your own business. With over 60 sessions and 100 speakers to choose from across the day, you are spoilt for choice!

Explore the exhibition

Swing by the exhibition area to meet our event partners and learn more about the offers and tools they can provide, to help boost your business.

Meet new business buddies

Visit our interactive networking area to connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs and fellow founders!

Discover awesome advisers

Connect with trusted Enterprise Nation advisers – everyone from all-star accountants to SEO supremos – to receive actionable advice tailored to your start-up’s goals.

Catch-up on content

A ticket to StartUp 2021 will grant you exclusive access to recordings of the day's sessions, so you can catch-up on any sessions you missed out on at your leisure!

View the full programme here.



Please be advised the event will be hosted via online platform Hopin. For the best Hopin experience, we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

You will receieve a link to access the event one week prior to the event date.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

Since launching in 2005, the Enterprise Nation team has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation continues to be the most active UK small business community and a leading campaigning voice for small business. Joining Enterprise Nation connects you with resources, community and connections you need to reach your business goals.