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IU Presents... How to Stop Start-Ups from Eating Your Lunch
Wed 10 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Innovation has always been hard... and with a rising tide of entrepreneurs chipping away at market share, the corporates of today face a question: to work with or fight against start-ups? To outspend, outmanoeuvre, or collaborate?
We’ve brought together a panel of experts who - between them - just might have the answer. Combining speakers from big business to burgeoning start-ups, you'll be able to hear both sides of the story: how to navigate corporate/entrepreneur relationships, proven tips for making it work, and the common pitfalls to watch out for.
Come along to hear first-hand from:
Helen Michels (served as Global Innovation Director, Diageo)
At global drinks giant Diageo, which has net sales of over £10 billion across more than 180 markets around the world, Helen leads the team tasked with defining the future of the alcoholic beverages industry, identifying new consumer opportunities and solutions for innovation to drive growth.
Emma Cranstoun (Co-Founder, Scrubbington's):
Scrubbington's was co-founded by Emma Cranstoun, a classically trained FMCG marketer who has built brands like Guinness, Stella Artois and Nando's. Fed up with using chemical-laden bath products on her kids, and fed up with her kids not being able to wash themselves (!) she launched Scrubbington's - a range of natural, personal care products designed to help primary school aged children to be able to wash themselves
Magically foaming, 98% natural with gender neutral packaging and smaller bottles for smaller hands - Scrubbington's has been written about in Vogue, Tatler and Hello and is currently stocked in Wholefoods, Waitrose and Ocado.
Alick Varma (Founder, Osper):
Osper was created by Alick Varma, an entrepreneur who trained as a maths teacher. Alick was given responsibility for managing hundreds of pounds at a young age by his accountant parents. Having previously worked with M-Pesa and Spotify, Varma has ambitions to empower millions of young people around the world.
Osper is empowering young people to manage money responsibly. We do this through a Debit Card for 8-18 years old with a mobile banking app for young people and parents. Osper replaces children bank accounts with an experience which inspires financial independence, confidence and responsibility in tomorrow's adults.
Alongside our panel discussion, you'll also have the chance to put your own questions to our speakers.
Drinks/refreshments will be provided.
Find out more about IU at www.iu-hq.com