Starting a business? All you need to know is at StartUp 2016

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The UK's biggest start-up show of the New Year took place in London's Canary Wharf and nine other locations around the country on 16 January 2016. It was THE place to be if you're starting a business in 2016.

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Keynote speakers in Canary Wharf, London included:

  • Lara Morgan,  founder of Pacific Direct, which sold toiletries across the globe. Lara exited the business for £20million and is now founder of as well as investing in other start-ups
  • Mark Pearson, founder of who sold the company for £55 million in 2014 and has now launched Fuel Ventures to invest in e-commerce start-ups. 
  • Hiroki Takeuchi, founder of GoCardless
  • Will King, founder of King of Shaves who can tell you how to start without using all your shavings! 
  • Rita Clifton, former chair of Interbrand and a branding guru with advice for start-ups on how to build a brand on a budget 
  • The Accelerator: a panel with entrepreneurs and accelerators offering advice so you can make a call on whether an accelerator is right for you.

Plus zones where you can meet experts and advisers including:

Show Me the Money! Meet funders and StartUp 2016 accounting partners, KPMG and Xero plus banking partner, HSBC, who will show how you set up accounts, raise funds and manage cashflow

Get Online! Event partners 123-reg and Verisign will be on hand offering a free .com domain and advice on setting up a website, attracting visitors, SEO and PPC, and embracing social media

Build a Brand! Meet with MOO and hear from branding experts on how to design a logo, create a professional image and brand your start-up from day one 

Start Me Up! Register your company with Companies House and meet accountants from KPMG and ICAEW who can get you started whether you choose sole trader, limited company, or partnership.

Find a Founder! Head to the Hub on 13th floor of the London event, put on your ‘I’m looking for a co-founder’ badge and meet others with the same. 

Meet an Adviser! Connect with experts and advisers from the Enterprise Nation marketplace who can advise on topics from sales and marketing to making the most of digital technologies.

The Canary Wharf event is fully booked but a waiting list is open. You can join the list below. Tickets will be removed if registered attendees cancel.

The Canary Wharf programme:

Start Up Programme 2

Start Up Programme 3

Start Up Programme 4

Start Up Programme 5

Start Up Programme 6

Start Up Programme 7

Start Up Programme 8

Start Up Programme 9

Will 2016 be your year to start a business? Then make StartUp 2016 your first event!

StartUp 2016 events will also be taking place in the locations below on 16 January:

Click on the links to secure your place at StartUp 2016 and make 2016 your year to start a business and become your own boss.

With thanks to StartUp 2016 sponsors:

  • Xero
  • Direct Line for Business
  • 123-reg
  • Verisign
  • KPMG
  • HSBC
  • O2 Business
  • Xero
  • Facebook
  • Go Cardless
  • MOO

With thanks to StartUp 2016 partners:

  • Companies House
  • StartUp Britain
  • Small Business Saturday

Video highlights of StartUp 2015: