Making It Happen will round off TSS11 and will help you:
- take the next steps in forming or progressing your startup
- address some of the practical challenges of business formation and operation
- find additional information and resources
It is for aspiring and current entrepreneurs, as well as anyone else who wants to learn more about the business of innovation.
This event consists of a case study presentation, a panel discussion and networking with food and drink.
It will give you an opportunity to discuss your business ideas and challenges within a supportive peer group, and learn about organisations and resources that can help.
It is open to everyone - not just BEN members.
Maff Rigby, Founder, IT SmartDesk
After attending Tech Startup School 2010 Maff was inspired to found IT SmartDesk - a Social IT Service Management Solution platform using cloud technology and the concepts of social media.
He started his career as an IT support technician and web developer. In 2002 he joined Bristol-based startup OD2 (now part of Nokia), where he built and managed various support and operations teams. Maff gained his MBA from Bath University in 2009.
Maff's presentation is available to view here.
Panel: Jill Burnett (UWE Ventures), Simon Bond (Bath Ventures Innovation Centre), Brian Dorricott (SETsquared Bristol) and Richard Pitkin (Bristol & Bath Science Park).
Chairman: Alastair Watson, Network Director, Science City Bristol
6:00-6:45 Networking, food and drink
6:45-6.50 Chairman's introduction
6:50-7:05 Taking the Plunge - Maff Rigby
7:05-7:15 Business Navigator - Martin Coulthard (Martin's presentation is available to view here)
7:15-8:00 Panel presentations, followed by Q&A
8:00-8:30 round table discussions
8:30-9:00 Further networking and refreshments
About Tech Startup School 2011
Tech Startup School 2011 is a unique series of 8 events to help aspiring and early-stage tech entrepreneurs start or grow their own tech businesses.
You will get the greatest help in developing your business if you attend the 5 different events. However you are free to come to whichever events you feel will benefit you most.
TSS 2011 events are run by BEN in collaboration with:
When & Where
SCN: Science City Bristol Network
SCN is the network for the technology business community. We run events that connect, inform and inspire.
We involve not just small and large science & technology businesses but also the region's universities, government, business networks, investors, service providers and social enterprises.
SCN is an activity of the non-profit company Science City Bristol Ltd.