The Purposeful Project Presents The Startup Summit

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An online event for new and experienced entrepreneurs who are wanting to gain valuable tools and knowledge for long-term success.

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The Purposeful Project invites 8 successful entrepreneurs from celebrated brands to share their areas of expertise in starting a business. Speakers will explore the fundamental aspects of running and scaling your business, personal branding, community building, raising money and hiring the right people.


9am: Alex Depledge, MBE | Theme: How to raise money

Alex is CEO and co-founder of, the online architectural platform which makes it faster, easier and cheaper to renovate, extend, or convert – helping UK homeowners discover the science of a happy home.

9:30am: Simon Squibb | Theme: Personal brand vs Company Brand

Simon is an entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, podcast host, founder and Chief Purpose Officer at The Purposeful Project. He has started 17 companies, invested in over 60+ startups and has mentored hundreds of founders.

10am: Tom Ross | Theme: Community Building

Tom is Founder and CEO at, an incredible community of 500,000 creatives. We make the best design assets affordable for all.

10:30am: Jess Butcher MBE | Theme: Building your personal board of advisors

Jess is A technology entrepreneur, angel investor and business advisor. She was Co-founder and CMO of Blippar during its ascent as one of the global tech pioneers in the field of Augmented Reality(>$120M of investment, CNBC Disruptor 50 company).

11am: Beta Luca | Theme: Become successful as a multi-hyphenate

Beta is a well respected multi-hyphenate serial entrepreneur, Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech, angel investor, NED, futurist, international keynote speaker and host of Hyper Curious podcast. The MBA British-Brazilian and former Computer Scientist founded and grew multiple businesses, including the BAFTA-winning Bossa Studios, a VC-backed, multi-million-dollar video games company that reaches millions of Millennials and Gen Z consumers worldwide.

11:30am: Rachel Carrell | Theme: How to get incredible people to work for you

Rachel is the founder and CEO of Koru Kids, a fast-growing tech company dedicated to building the world’s best childcare service. Rachel was working in healthcare when she experienced first hand how difficult and expensive it was to arrange childcare, and decided to found Koru Kids.

12:00pm: Michael Litman | Theme: Building a tech startup as a non technical founder

Michael is strategy lead at MediaMonks London, the most awarded digital production company. He is at his best when creating connections in communications between consumers and commerce.

12:30pm: Dan Murray-Serter | Theme: Q&A

Dan is a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur, who talks openly about failure, mental health, mental performance, and 'braincare' - which includes his journey using science to build habits, cultivating a positive mindset & nutrition for optimizing his brain's health.

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