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The Belfast Start-up Show

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Clayton Hotel Belfast

22 Ormeau Avenue

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BT2 8HS

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This free to attend event will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ offering information and guidance on everything you need to start & grow a business

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Featuring world-class insights, local success stories and expert information zones, this event is a must for pre-start, early-start and growing businesses. Attendees leave with business ideas, fresh perspectives, practical skills, and the knowledge and support they need to start or grow a successful business.

Meet The Speakers:

Lara Morgan: Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Business Author & International Speaker

One of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs; Lara started her first company, Pacific Direct Ltd (which manufactured and sold brand licensed toiletries and amenities to the hotel industry), at the age of 23. Seventeen years later, she sold her majority share (99%) for the sum of £20million. She now invests in companies to which she can add value (including Gate8, Scentered and Dryrobe) and was recently voted in the UK’s 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen by MSN Lifestyle. Now an internationally-renowned speaker and best-selling business author, Lara will chair The Start-Up Show and share her insights on Product Development, Relentless Marketing and Accelerated Business Growth.

David Maxwell: MD, Boojum

It is almost 25 years since David first worked in a Belfast pub, however, it was whilst working in the restaurant industry in Arizona, that he first encountered Mexican food/culture and the idea of bringing this back to Ireland was born. He is now the MD of Mexican fast casual food brand Boojum which, under his leadership, has grown from 5 locations and 120 staff to what will be 18 locations with 500 staff. A recent finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, David will share his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Brendan McDowell: Founder of BPerfect Cosmetics

Almost seven years ago, Brendan McDowell set himself a goal of opening his own business - now he owns one of the biggest make-up brands in the world. He started the BPerfect empire selling from a stall in the Kennedy Centre in West Belfast. Since then he has created 20 unique beauty products and has been recognised on a global level. Already stocked widely in the UK and Ireland, BPerfect has upcoming launch events in Paris, Milan, Sydney, Amsterdam and Berlin as well as advanced plans to enter the Australian and USA markets. Reflecting on a journey that has included an appearance on Ireland’s Dragon’s Den (including two offers!) Brendan will offer lessons from a local entrepreneur.

Who Should Attend?

• Those who have a business idea but have not yet acted on it

• Those who are in the process of starting-up a business

• Those who have started a business within the last 3 years.

• Those who are supporting start-ups as consultants or board members

• Those who are encouraging entrepreneurial activity within their community or network

Running Order:

2.30pm Registration, Exhibition & Networking

3.00pm Welcome & Lara Morgan

3.30pm Tea/Coffee and Exhibition

4.00pm Lara Morgan with David Maxwell

4.30pm Tea/Coffee and Exhibition

5.00pm Lara Morgan with Brendan McDowell

5.30pm Closing Remarks from Lara Morgan

5.45pm Tea/Coffee and Exhibition

6.30pm Event Close

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