Responsive Strategy will help you:
- understand the purpose of a business strategy and why it is needed
- know what a strategy looks like and how to develop one
- appreciate when to change the strategy to respond to new information, and when to stick with it
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 2 presentations, an interactive workshop 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.
Main speaker: David Maher Roberts, CEO of The Filter
David is an experienced tech/media executive and CEO with a background in developing and delivering global winning business strategies. He is currently CEO of The Filter, and led its turnaround from a music playlist app to a world leader in personalisation/relevance services for content, optimising search, navigation/discovery for customers including NBC Universal, Nokia and Sony. The Filter's SaaS platform now delivers 1 billion recommendations to over 150 million people in over 35 countries every month. David is also a current Board advisor to Polecat which is the company behind MeaningMine - the market intelligence platform that enables clients to be informed on, monitor and report the value of their strategic and communications activities; and he was a co-founder of BathSpark. Prior to his involvement with The Filter , David led the launch of 35 websites and blogs for Future Publishing (including GamesRadar.com, PCGamer.com, TotalFilm.com and T3.com; founded and developed Future Plus (The Content Agency) and founded Digital DNA - a digital strategy consultancy.
David's presentation can be viewed here.
Case study speaker: Andrew Barker, NED of Mirifice
Andrew is an experienced general manager and director, leading software businesses from a strong background in product management, technology, and business development.
Since September 2006 he has been an independent advisor, working with early stage companies providing CEO mentoring, and board level commercial, business development, and marketing expertise to early-stage companies. Andrew’s interest in providing hands-on assistance has led to him taking short and longer term operational roles with companies he advises, including his most recent role as CEO of Mirifice Ltd, a unique TV monitoring software company. Other companies include: a mobile phone voice security company; a network security software company; and an innovative natural language search software company.
Andy's presentation will be available to view here shortly.
Chairman: Simon Scott, Bath Ventures Innovation Centre
6:00-6:45 networking, food and drink
6:45-6.50 Chairman's introduction and overview of TSS 2011
6:50-7:20 main speaker
7:20-7:35 case study
7:35-7:50 questions and answers
7:50-8:30 workshop sessions
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.