StartUp 2017: The perfect event for early stage entrepreneurs
StartUp 2017 is the UK’s biggest start-up event of the New Year! Returning for the third year in three locations including Bristol, it’s the place to be if you're starting or running a business in 2017.
Attend the event to meet top entrepreneurs, apply for a loan, form a company, build a brand and access all-day practical advice on topics from getting online to doing the accounts.
StartUp 2017 is powered by:
9.30am: Registration and refreshments
10.00am: Welcome from Alison Edgar, Enterprise Nation South West Champion, followed by:
Why Bristol and the west is such a great place to start a business
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE shares her inspiring business story, reveals some start-up hacks and explains why Bristol and the surrounding area is the perfect place for new entrepreneurs.
10.30am: Tech of the west
Jamie Middleton, editor of TechSpark, hosts a panel of inspiring tech start-ups and entrepreneurs to discuss how technology can power your business:
- Ashley Wheeler, commercial director at Coup Media, helping deliver OiConf as well as launching its new AI and bot division in the UK & US
- Tom Dewhurst, founder of 'beat the queue app' Ordoo. Order and pay in advance at your favourite cafes, coffee shops, lunch spots and bars
- Rob Hall, founder of Wriggle, the app that lets you discover and save money at the best independent food and drink in Bristol, Brighton and Cardiff
11.00am - 11.30am: How to market your business online
Freelance marketing consultant Luan Wise shares top advice for marketing your business online, including setting objectives, driving traffic and measuring what matters.
11.30am - 12.00pm: Break for coffee
12.00pm - 12.30pm: Show me the money!
Chaired by Mike Jackson, founder of Webstart Bristol, Rachel Speed from HSBC, Dave White from ICAEW and Oliver Mochizuki from Bristol-based crowdfunding platform Fundsurfer share tips on how to raise funding for your business.
12.30pm - 1.00pm: Building a national chain from Bristol
Griff Holland, co-founder of Bristol coffee shop favourite Friska, shares the inspiring story of how he has grown his feel good food business into five restaurants and three concessions.
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm - 2.30pm: How to unleash the power of Instagram to start and grow your brand
A live stream of advice shared at the StartUp 2017 event in London by experts from Instagram. Get the inside track from the company itself!
2.30pm - 2.45pm: Q&A on how to grow your business on social media
Freelance marketing consultant Luan Wise answers your social media questions.
2.45pm - 3.20pm: How to pitch your business
Alison Edgar, The Entrepreneur's Godmother, offers top advice on how to pitch.
3.20 - 3.50pm: The entrepreneur who wowed the Dragons
Effie Moss, founder of Just For Tiny People, shares her start-up story and how she secured £50,000 from Deborah Meaden on BBC TV's Dragons' Den.
3.50 - 4.10pm: Networking & close
Tickets cost just £10 or £7.50 for Enterprise Nation members.
Follow the event on Twitter with #StartUp2017 and join the Facebook event page.
StartUp 2017 events will also be taking place in Birmingham and London
Will 2017 be your year to start a business? Then make StartUp 2017 your first event!
Do you have questions about StartUp 2017! The UK's largest start-up show of the New Year? Contact Enterprise Nation