StartUp Show 2024: What attendees are saying

StartUp Show 2024: What attendees are saying
Emily Booth
Emily BoothOfficial

Posted: Wed 10th Jan 2024

This year marks the StartUp Show's 10th anniversary! Join us on Saturday, 27 January at King's College London and make 2024 your year!

StartUp Show 2024 boasts 13 business-related zones, over 100 expert speakers and networking opportunities galore with fellow or prospective business owners from every sector imaginable.

Michele Tommasi

Looking back through the decade

Lorna Bladen, CMO of Enterprise Nation, who has participated in every one of these events over the years, reflects on the timeless start-up lessons shared by some of the UK's brightest entrepreneurial minds.

For instance, Melody Hossaini, star of the BBC's The Apprentice, predicted at StartUp Show 2015:

"Social enterprise will no longer be on the sidelines but at the heart of small business. Consumers are looking to buy into a narrative, a cause and a mission." 

Melody's comment stands true to this day, with more people than ever starting a mission-led business. StartUp Show 2024 will have a dedicated Business with Purpose stage, featuring Rimi Thapar, co-founder and CEO of LoveRaw and Anna Brightman, co-founder of UpCircle.

Andy Hanselman Consulting -  past

Looking to 2024 and beyond

StartUp Show 2024 is the perfect place for inspiration, advice and gearing yourself up to finally launch that side hustle or bite the bullet and go full-time entrepreneur.

SKINIRI London- 2024

If you are a business owner, StartUp Show 2024 is a must-attend event, no matter how long you have been in the game.

Emma Meheux, Enterprise Nation adviser and regular show attendee, says:

"I am an Enterprise Nation adviser but I also run my own small business. So, for me, it's a great opportunity to meet people that I may be able to help through my business whilst at the same time picking up great tips and pieces of useful info from other specialists. I might also find suppliers I want to work with in the future."

Emma Meheux- 2024

When it comes to speakers we have quite the lineup across the 13 zones.

From Mark Dixon, one of Europe's best-known entrepreneurs to Rob Pierre of Jellyfish sharing his journey of starting, growing and selling a successful marketing agency and Chris Forbes of The Cheeky Panda planning an IPO, there is a talk for everyone.

Single Swan Ltd 2024

The StartUp Show takes place in London on Saturday 27 January 2024. Buy your tickets today and hear from over 100 expert speakers.

Emily Booth
Emily BoothOfficial
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.

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