San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Finding your perfect business partners is much the same - and as equally as important. After all, as an entrepreneur, you're likely to spend more time with them than your romantic partner! You need to be different enough to bring as many skills to the metaphorical table (or bedroom, which ever you prefer!) and you need to challenge each other enough to keep things moving. But get things wrong and you'll be set for frustration, tension and maybe even betrayal, disappointment and a nasty legal battle.
So how do you go about finding the right business partner(s)? During this panel discussion our expert guests will share their experience and knowledge so that you can find find the perfect match and live happily ever after.
Tickets are free and include drinks and nibbles, and, if you like, we would love to give you a tour of our new co-working space too!
Tim Summers, Temple Bright
Tim handles Corporate matters such as mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, reorganisations, shareholder agreements and disputes, LLP and partnership agreements and other agreements governing professional practices. He also deals with Commercial matters including contracts in areas such as agency, distribution, franchising, manufacturing and other supplies of goods and services. He worked at Simmons & Simmons in the City and Burges Salmon in Bristol and was a partner in a medium sized Bristol firm before co-founding Temple Bright in 2010. Tim acts as a mentor to early stage technology companies at Bristol’s business incubator, SETsquared, and at London’s fintech accelerator, Level39 at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. He also sits on the panel of advisers to companies at London’s Wayra Academy.
Paul Dowling, Dreamstake
Paul is the Founder and CEO of www.dreamstake.com, an innovative accelerator platform for tech startups with over 10,000 members. Paul has had experience as a salesman, management consultant and serial entrepreneur. He is deeply immersed in the European tech startup scene and has experience of building several teams.
John Spindler is the CEO of Capital Enterprise. John has had over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor/consultant and as well as being responsible for the day to day management of Capital Enterprise is also a director and co-owner of audio designer and manufacturer Ferguson Hill. He recently launched Capital List http://beta.capitallist.co/ as a digital meeting place for London's entrepreneur community.
Paddy Willis, Bathtub 2 Boardroom
And playing Cupid that evening (Or Chair, as he also likes to be called) is Bathtub CEO, Paddy Willis. Paddy has 30 years of diverse business experience more than half of it with start-ups and early stage organisations. He co-founded and exited a successful FMCG business that made the Top 10 of the StartUpsUK Hot 100 in 2008 and has worked with numerous entrepreneurs in an advisory or mentor capacity across a broad spectrum of sectors. http://about.me/paddy.willis
We'll kick off and round up the evening with drinks, nibbles and a chance to chat with the other inspiring entrepreneurs at this event.
Many thanks to our friends at KPMG UK for sponsoring this event.
When & Where
Bathtub 2 Boardroom
We're a registered charity that promotes, supports and enables entrepreneurship. We provide a supportive work environment for early stage ventures where the journey is shared and experience is pooled. Desks in our shared workspace are well below market for serviced office space in London, and our entrepreneurs also have free access to great mentors and talks led by experienced business professionals.
Check out this 50-second film made by our members about life "in the Bathtub"!