Announcing the programme for the UK's biggest start-up show of the new year

Announcing the programme for the UK's biggest start-up show of the new year

Posted: Wed 21st Nov 2018

StartUp Show, the annual start-up business extravaganza, returns on 19 January with over 100 speakers and several amazing stages packed to the rafters with juicy entrepreneurial content.

First run in 2015, the Enterprise Nation team works hard to ensure each StartUp Show is bigger and better than the one before and next year is no exception!

Whether 2019 is the year you'll start a new business, launch a side hustle or grow an existing small business, this is the event for you!

So what can you look forward to at StartUp 2019?

Your favourite stages are back by popular demand including:

  • The keynote stage: Back to back with inspiring entrepreneurs sharing their stories including Steve Moore, founder and CEO of darts bar chain Flightclub; Tugce Bulut, founder at innovative market research platform Streetbees and Alex and Rupesh Thomas, the husband and wife behind Tuk Tuk Chai who turned down investment on Dragons' Den to raise investment on their own terms.

  • Grow your business with Facebook and Instagram: Get the latest tips straight from the experts.

  • Business essentials: Find out how to register a company, protect your brand IP, get the right insurance and much more.

  • Show me the money: Want to know how to manage a crowdfunding campaign, find angel investors and access government grants for your business? Make sure to drop by this stage.

  • The next generation: Gen Y and Z entrepreneurs will share innovative ideas, trends and businesses that are shaping the next generation of entrepreneurship.

  • Digital marketing: Top tips on digital marketing essentials including SEO, social media, web design and much more.

  • Build a brand: Business names, design, logos, packaging and more will be covered in this zone.

  • Make me famous: What make a good small business story? How should you contact journalists to feature your business? Find out in this zone.

But that's not all! In 2019, we've also got lots of new features including:

The Entrepreneur's Mindset Zone

Whether it's thinking outside of the box with a bootstrap budget or looking after your mental health, getting in the right mindset is key to a successful and healthy business year ahead.

This new zone will feature experts and entrepreneurs sharing top tips and authentic experiences. They will be on hand to make sure you get the best out of 2019. Here's a snippet of what to expect:

  • Integrating work and life: Mumpreneurs will share the real deal of being a female founder and raising a family

  • How to set goals and measure your own success in 2019

  • How to surround yourself with the right space and the right people

And many more!

Speakers' corner

Wax lyrical and pitch your start-up business idea on the soapbox. Who knows who you might find; perhaps an investor or a new business partner? We'll give you a cheer, we promise!

Member Zone

Head to the Member Zone in the North East Wing to meet the Enterprise Nation team. Network with like-minded peers who are starting and growing their own ventures, take a picture with fellow attendees in a Showtime Photo Booth, explore our interactive market area and more!

A brand new location in central London

Located on The Strand in the heart of London, Bush House at King's College London is a 10 minutes walk from several London Underground stations including Temple, Embankment, Holborn and Covent Garden. It's also a 15 minute walk from Waterloo mainline station.

The King's Entrepreneurship Institute is leading the way when it comes to inspiring students to start a business with a vision that by 2029 everyone at King's will have had the opportunity to make entrepreneurship part of their DNA.

It's the perfect place to host StartUp 2019!

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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