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Founder Brunch: Just Start. Just Ask. Just Turn Up.
Thu 27 April 2017, 10:30 – 12:00 BST
Learn the power of Just Start, Just Ask, Just Turn Up at this month's Founder Brunch. Struggling to find motivation to get stuff done and instil discipline in your days? Avoiding going to useful events or taking a leap because of uncertainty and self-doubt? This Founder Brunch is for you.
Elizabeth Shassere (or StartupLiz as she's more commonly known online), Founder of Textocracy, is a a solo female founder non-techie over 40. For 20 years, she held a powerful public sector role in the NHS, but had become frustrated with the lack of and resistance to innovation. It finally got too much to bear, and rather than look back on her career with a bag of regrets, she left to seek autonomy in the exciting world of startups.
In a world dominated by youth, technology, and men, Elizabeth stands out in a crowd. Facing the same challenges all new entrepreneurs face, and some novel ones, she began to document her learnings and experiences in an online blog. She committed to publishing one blog post every week and since the end of September 2016, she's not broken that commitment once.
Her articles struck a cord with women, non-techie founders, mature founders, and other non-labelled founders as well... and soon she was being featured in 'Code Like a Girl', and 'Austin Startups' and has just finished the first draft of her first book.
In this Fireside Chat, Elizabeth will share with us her tips, secrets and most important lessons learned. We'll chat about how she holds herself accountable to her writing commitment and stays on track, and how supportive networks, a great attitude, and resilience are key to avoiding an entrepreneurial meltdown.
10:00am - coffee and mingling (and muffins!)
10:30(ish) - session starts
11:45ish - more coffee if there's any left!
12pm - close
Feel free to bring your laptop and use our coworking space for the rest of the day, free of charge!
FOUNDER BRUNCH IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE ACTIVELY WORKING ON THEIR IDEA, WHATEVER THE STAGE. IT'S FREE BUT LIMITED TO 30 PLACES.