Posted: Wed 9th Nov 2022
The UK’s biggest and best start-up event returns in-person on Saturday 28 January, as Enterprise Nation’s flagship event, StartUp Show, rolls into King’s College London.
Providing budding entrepreneurs with access to over 100 inspirational speakers across a multitude of themed zones, not to mention networking opportunities aplenty, StartUp Show is unmissable for anybody with dreams of starting or growing a business.
Be sure to secure your tickets today! In the meantime, here are ten reasons why you simply must attend this brilliant event…
1) It’s in-person!
For the first time since 2020, you will be able to live and breathe every single moment of StartUp Show in-person.
While our remote offerings didn’t diminish the quality of the speakers and experience, there’s nothing quite like attending an event in the flesh, surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs.
2) Hear from incredible entrepreneurs
The Keynote Stage, in partnership with Dell and Intel, will play host to some gargantuan names in the world of business, all providing their own unique perspectives on achieving success.
Keynote speakers include:
Emma Jones CBE, founder of Enterprise Nation: Why 2023 is the year to start and grow your dream business
David Abrahamovitch, founder of GRIND: How I started one of London’s fastest-growing hospitality brands
Sarah Ashcroft, founder of SLA The Label: From influencer to founder of a million-pound fashion brand
Simon Alexander Ong, award-winning life and executive coach: The mindset required to ensure 2023 is your best year yet
Timothy Armoo, co-founder of influencer marketing business Fanbytes: How I sold a business in my twenties in an eight-figure deal
Richard Harpin, founder of Homeserve: The story of starting, growing and exiting Homeserve in a £4.1 billion deal
Yevheniia Lukash, children's fashion entrepreneur: After owning a fashion business in Ukraine, employing 80+ people before the war broke out, Yevheniia now helps female founders start their own businesses and gain economic empowerment
3) Visit zones that are relevant to the support you're looking for
If that isn’t enough, then don’t fear! StartUp Show has plenty more to offer across many other engaging zones:
Business Essentials: Learn everything you need to know to start your business
Show Me The Money: Hear how to raise funds for your business and manage your finances
Let's Get Social: Be sure your brand is noticed with the aid of top marketing experts and social platforms
The Digital Stage: In partnership with Vodafone Business, this stage will offer advice on the top digital trends and tools to use in 2023
Start Me Up: In partnership with GS1 UK, access industry-specific talks, including food and drink, fashion, beauty and tech
4) Meet a future co-founder or business buddy
What better place to expand your network and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs than a show containing many, many hundreds of them?
Perhaps you’ll come across somebody who you instantly click with – both personally and from a business perspective.
Perhaps your respective skill sets will blend perfectly with one another.
Perhaps that initial conversation will turn into a prosperous partnership.
Throw yourselves in - you just never know who you may meet.
5) Pitch like a pro!
StartUp Show will offer ample opportunities to wax lyrical about your start-up or scaling business.
More details will be announced shortly, but don't be surprised if you'll bump into business journalists and high-street buyers that are looking to showcase the next big thing. Elevator pitches at the ready!
6) Have a chance to win funding for your business
If you think you have what it takes to wow an expert panel at StartUp Show, why not pitch your business for a chance to win yourself funding?
Details will be announced in due course, so keep an eye out, but it’s an opportunity ticket holders won’t want to pass up.
7) Discover independent brands
Looking to discover up-and-coming entrepreneurial brands with innovative products? Visit the Small Business Zone to browse amongst Enterprise Nation members that will be showcasing their wares.
8) Get free 1:1 tailored advice
Get a one-on-one consultation with a host of amazing business advisers. These free sessions are the perfect chance to discuss challenges and ask questions - all to help you start or grow your own business.
9) Get a free headshot
Putting a face to a business is always helpful when it comes to brand recognition, especially as a founder, so why not make sure you really look the part?
Come along to the Small Business Zone for a free, high-quality snap.
10) Stop thinking. Start doing.
Many thousands of people have the ambition to become their own boss as part of their New Year's resolutions. By attending StartUp Show, you are committing to taking action and surrounding yourself with the best possible chance of turning that good idea into a great business.
StartUp Show tickets are available now and selling fast – buy yours today!