What to expect at StartUp Show 2023

What to expect at StartUp Show 2023
Enterprise Nation
Enterprise NationEnterprise Nation

Posted: Tue 10th Jan 2023

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.

This year’s event will feature 10 zones – each delivered by experts to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. Here's a rundown of the StartUp Show 2023 zones.

Keynote stage, in partnership with Monzo Business

The Keynote stage, in partnership with Monzo Business, 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

  • Timothy Armoo, co-founder of influencer marketing business Fanbytes: How I sold a business in my twenties in an eight-figure deal

Start Me Up zone, in partnership with GS1 UK

If you’re looking for industry-specific advice, the Start Me Up zone in partnership with GS1 UK is for you. Hear from industry experts across the fashion, beauty, wellness, technology and food & drink sectors.

Plus, discover how retail is being revolutionised through the next generation of barcodes.

Business Essentials zone, in partnership with Hiscox

If you’re thinking of making 2023 the year to start your business, head to the business essentials zone in partnership with Hiscox to understand the basics of turning your idea into a profitable business, and the first steps to take. Expect talks on intellectual property, preparing for growth and much more.

The Digital Zone, in partnership with Vodafone Business

The Digital zone, in partnership with Vodafone Business, will offer advice on the top digital trends and tools to use to grow your business in 2023. Hear how to make a profit with digital marketing, how to attract more customers to your website and how to choose the right digital automation systems for your business.

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Let’s Get Social zone, in partnership with TikTok Shop

Want to get your brand noticed across major social media platforms? Head to the Let’s Get Social zone in partnership with TikTok Shop to hear tips from social media experts on how to grow your business in 2023.

Learn how to create content that will sell, attract more customers on a small budget and understand the power of TikTok.

Show Me The Money zone, in partnership with Monzo Business

If you’re after advice on raising funds for your business and managing finances, visit financial experts in the Show Me The Money zone, in partnership with Monzo Business. There will be sessions on managing your finances, prioritising profits and raising money for your small business. 

Express your Idea zone, in partnership with Adobe Express

Visit the Express your Idea stage in partnership with Adobe Express to discover lively presentations and discussions about turning your big idea into a great business.

Benefit from talks on building a brand and pitching to retail buyers, while gaining expert marketing tips for getting your brand seen by millions of people. You can also watch brands battle it out in a live pitch as part of the Adobe Small Business Goes Big competition.

E-commerce Excellence zone

Want to start or grow an e-commerce business? The E-commerce Excellence zone, sponsored by, has you covered. Understand how to build a successful e-commerce brand and grow your sales.

Make me Famous! zone

Discover how to increase the reach of your brand in 2023 through marketing and PR. Meet a panel of journalists, learn how to DIY your PR and understand new routes of promoting your business.

Business Resilience zone

Looking to improve your mindset to achieve business success? Head to the Business Resilience stage and learn how to become more resilient as an entrepreneur. Benefit from talks on looking after your mental health whilst running a business, generating sales in a recession and managing work-life balance.StartUp Show sponsors

StartUp Show 2023 takes place at King's College London on Saturday 28 January. You can also tune in to the Keynote stage live stream. Buy your tickets today.

Enterprise Nation
Enterprise NationEnterprise Nation
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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