The biggest start-up show of the new year

Whether you're an aspiring or existing entrepreneur, the StartUp Show is an absolute must. It's your chance to discover everything you need to know about starting a business, and to connect with advisers and business experts who'll help take your enterprise to the next level.

Join StartUp Show for its 10th anniversary at King's College London on Saturday 27 January and make 2024 your year!

The Agenda


The UK’s biggest and best start-up event returns in January for people who are looking to kickstart their very own business.

StartUp Show is back for its 10th anniversary! On 27 January 2024 at King's College London, the event will feature 11 business-related zones, over 100 expert speakers, and networking opportunities galore, with fellow or prospective business owners from every sector imaginable.

Amy Anzel, Hollywood Browzer
Connie Nam, Astrid Miiyu
Teddie Levenfiche, Perfect Ted
Saasha Celestial, Olio
Rob Pierre

StartUp Show zones

Inspirational entrepreneurs will share their stories and top tips. Keynote stage highlights:

  • Why 2024 is the year to start your dream business

    Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones CBE is joined by the director of the Entreprenuership Institute for Kings College London: Julie Devonshire OBE to talk about why 2024 is the year you should consider starting your business.

  • How I started, scaled and sold – and what I learned along the way with Rob Pierre, founder of Jellyfish

    Rob Pierre founded digital marketing agency Jellyfish in 2005. He grew the business to more than 2,000 employees across 38 countries, working with clients including Google and Netflix. Rob will join us to share his journey of starting, growing and selling a successful marketing agency.

  • Retail stars: How to open a pop-up or full-on store 

    If you run a retail business, this is a must attend talk. This panel will dive into the realities and benefits of creating a pop-up experience for your community, how to test the retail space and when might be the right time to consider opening a bricks and mortar store. Featuring:

    • Connie Nam, founder, Astrid & Miyu

    • John Hoyle, founder, Sook

    • Jake Bucknall, co-founder, Dinner for 100

  • From bedroom to IPO: Scaling a business with the right support

    Featuring Chris Forbes, co-founder of Cheeky Panda, and Giles Brook, non-executive director. The Cheeky Panda started as an idea for how to better use bamboo waste. Today, they are a certified B Corp selling over 16 products in 25 countries worldwide! Chris will be joined by his non-executive director to talk about why getting the right support at the right time is key to success.

  • Make me famous: How to get your brand out there 

    Journalists and entrepreneurs come together to share experience, insights and top tips on how you can get your brand out there.

    • Angharad Carrick, reporter, This is Money, Mail online

    • Amy Anzell, founder and CEO Hollywood Browzer

    • Jennifer Sieg, SME journalist, City AM

  • My journey to becoming one of Europe's best known entrepreneurs: Mark Dixon, founder and CEO, IWG

    Mark Dixon is one of Europe's best known entrepreneurs. Since founding the Regus Group in 1989, he has achieved a formidable reputation for leadership and innovation. A recipient of several awards for enterprise, Mark has revolutionised the way business approaches its property needs with his vision of the future of work.

  • Why individuals and start-ups will solve the challenges of the 21st century

    • James Wise, the venture capitalist, technology commentator and author of Start-Up Century

    • James Hurley, assistant business editor, The TImes

  • How to build a business for the long term

    Do you want to create a business with a purposeful mission that will benefit those around you? This is the panel for you. Entrepreneurs will share their inspiring stories of building communities, tackling societal challenges and making an impact that matters.

    • Teddie Levenfiche, co-founder, Perfect Ted

    • Saasha Celestial-One, co-founder, Olio

    • Sarah de Vere-Drummond, co-founder, Kip Hideaways

Attend industry-specific talks on how to start businesses in popular sectors, including food and drink, fashion, beauty and tech.

Learn everything you need to know to start your business.

Get advice on the top digital trends and tools to use in 2024.

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Hear how to raise funds for your business and manage your finances.

Head to this stage if you're looking to grow your personal brand or increase your business's overall reach.

Meet the Enterprise Nation team to learn more about the organisation that powers StartUp Show.

Within this zone, you'll also find a small business market, resources for your business, and the opportunity to get a free headshot!

Meet the event sponsors and partners to access money-saving offers to help you boost your business.

Exhibitors include:

  • Monzo Business: Monzo customers voted them the UK’s Best Banking App (British Bank Awards 2023). Free, instant UK bank transfers, FSCS protection, instant notifications, Pots for separating your money, and much more. Starting at no monthly fees. Find out more now

  • Vodafone Business: Keeping pace with digital development can be challenging – that's why Vodafone are here to help your business succeed. They are constantly investing in new technologies to provide a platform for businesses of all sizes to innovate, achieve and stay connected. Find out more

  • GS1 UK: GS1 UK is your trusted source for barcodes, helping you increase product sales instore and online. Use discount code EXCHANGE20 for 20% off your first year of membership. Become a member today. Get started

  • King’s Entrepreneurship Institute will be offering 1:1 mentoring slots throughout the day so that you can come and talk about your business idea with someone who can provide you with insights and guidance on your next steps.

About StartUp Show

Be inspired

Learn about launching and growing your business. Expert speakers, advisers and entrepreneurs all under one roof!

Learn from experts

With a jam-packed agenda, be prepared to learn and explore new topics that will kickstart your business's growth.

Exhibition area

Meet event partners, hear from advisers and learn more about how Enterprise Nation can help your business.

Expand your network

Starting a business can be lonely, but at the StartUp Show you’ll be able to meet like-minded business owners and form a community of support.

Receive business advice

Join us at the Adviser Zone and book in time for a free consultation with expert advisers who can guide you on how best to launch and grow your business.

Access event recordings

By registering, you'll gain access to the recordings captured from the Keynote Stage, featuring top tips from inspirational entrepreneurs.

Brought to you in partnership with

Monzo Business

Zone sponsors

Vodafone Business