San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
£100M+ BUSINESS BRAINS IN ONE ROOM FOR ONE DAY
Success breeds success. If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
Imagine then if you could book a place in a room with some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs responsible for deals in excess of £100m; clued-up digital marketing wizards; most connected networkers; people with millions of pounds of small business finance at their fingertips; and someone so confident in their own ability they decided to change their name to GOD and take on Apple?
Even better, what if you could hear the inside track of how they built their businesses and the tactics, tools and techniques they're using to make money TODAY. Imagine you could meet them and get the chance to ask them how you could do the same with your business?
Well now you can.
Smarta, in partnership with O2, is extremely excited to unveil
THE SMARTA 100 STARTUP BOOTCAMP
Tuesday 13th May 2014
An extravaganza, packed with some of the hottest, most talented and disruptive entrepreneurs and experts in the UK, all under one roof, sharing the strategies they've used to grow their award-winning businesses and live the lives they want... for ONE DAY ONLY.
Smarta's first all day startup bootcamp is aimed at delivering you MAXIMUM value in MINIMUM time.
It's about REAL business people delivering REAL business advice that you can ACT ON IMMEDIATELY.
Want to come to the Smarta 100 Startup Bootcamp just to be inspired? Don't. Come to be inspired AND start doing. To start building, to start growing.
They could be the words of Smarta founder Shaa Wasmund, author of best-seller 'Stop talking, start doing'. Shaa's set aside the entire day to pass on the tactics she developed under the wings of Sir James Dyson and has deployed to grow several of her own multi-million pound businesses, forge strategic partnerships with some of the UK's biggest brands, establish herself as one of the country's most prominent female entrepreneurs.
And she's bringing some of her friends too...
Isaiah Hankel- Scientist and author
A scientist, author, and coach who graduated with a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology in 2011 and now works as a marketing manager and small business consultant. In 2012, Isaiah founded Cheeky Scientist, a networking platform for entrepreneurs and people earning and holding advanced degrees. Over the past two years, he has launched several products, consulted for dozens of companies, and given over 250 seminars in 20 different countries.
Sam Barnett - CEO of Struq
Sam Barnett is the CEO of Struq, the Cross Device Retargeting company that can retarget ads to a specific user across all their devices. Struq has offices in London, Germany and New York and works with 350 of the worlds largest brands such as Tesco, EasyJet and Uniqlo.
Sam has been listed in the Top 25 Leading Thinkers and Innovators in online advertising, in Debrett's people of today, and has won numerous awards including Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2011, 2012), Entrepreneur of the Year (2013), Technology Entrepreneur of the Year (2012), and Marketing Week's Rising Star (2011).
Shaa Wasmund, Founder of Smarta and bestselling author
Shaa Wasmund is a one of Britain's most widely regarded digital entrepreneurs. She is the author of the #1 Bestselling book, Stop Talking and Start Doing – which was the bestselling Business Book in WHSmiths for 14 months in a row. As founder and CEO of Smarta, she helps over 500,000 SME’s a month. The IoD voted Shaa as one of the best-connected people in the UK.
Mark Attwood - SEO expert and founder of Attwood Digital
Mark is a marketing wizard. After careers in the RAF, journalism and comedy, he decided to focus his entrepreneurial instinct on the Internet. His first website in 1999, Whoopydoo.com made the top 100 UK websites list in Internet Magazine (Lastminute.com was at no60!) before he founded his own marketing agency at Fireball Media Ltd. More innovation followed and he launched topskips.com, the easyjet for skips. £30m later, Mark now runs Attwood Digital, teaching other businesses how they can achieve maximum cash online in minimum time. Other notable feats? He was sent a T-shirt by Facebook in 2008 for generating the highest click through rate for an ad, ever.
Bill Morrow, Founder & CEO of Angels Den
Serial entrepreneur, Bill Morrow, has been creating, building and selling businesses for the last 25 years. When he founded Angels Den in 2007, he changed the rules on Angel investing in the UK and was determined to create a better environment for small businesses. Bill is passionate that all entrepreneurs with a sound business model and the ability and credibility to run
a business should be able to access the finance they need to get off the ground.
Angels Den now has the largest number of Angel investors registered in Europe and Asia and is now expanding into Qatar.
Nicholas Dear, Strategy & Outcomes Director, The Start Up Loans Company
Nicholas has over 17 years in building organisations and businesses as well as leading a wide range of projects and developing and implementing initiatives.
With extensive experience in raising external investment, particularly for start-ups, Nicholas has provided invaluable advice and strategies for countless small businesses in the first stages of funding.
As Strategy & Outcomes Director for The Start Up Loans Company, Nicholas is responsible for providing loans for small businesses unable to raise finance from other sources as well as providing mentoring and support.
David de Koning – Head of Communications at Funding Circle
David is one of the founding team at Funding Circle and responsible for brand and communications across the business. As part of his role, David is responsible for all external, customer and stakeholder communications. Prior to joining Funding Circle, David worked for Fishburn Hedges, advising clients across a number of sectors on their global communications strategies.
James Shillcock - Founder of Vivid Drinks
Leading the matcha movement, Vivid has won listings with retailers such as Waitrose, Wholefoods and Selfridges, contract caterers including Baxter Storey and Compass, and over 300 independent sites – all in less than nine months since launch. With demand booming, Vivid has been praised by a leading multiple retailer for being their most successful ready-to-drink tea launch to date.
Sarah Lockhart – CEO of Rinse Group
Rinse Group was founded on a passion to share the excitement of new discoveries with anybody that would listen. This attitude coupled with commercial savvy has seen the group enter, stay connected and help to both grow and reinvent the fabric of youth culture locally and internationally.
Today Rinse Group consists of 12 boutique houses. They include record labels and music publishers (both JVs with major labels) with #1 releases, radio stations with worldwide acclaim, events companies with footfall of over 100k per year and a YouTube platform with views in excess of 55 million.
In 2014 Rinse launch creative content agency, Revolve. Melding commerce, culture and content with authenticity, in collaboration with wantonly progressive brands and institutions.
Rinse is still the kid in the playground the upfront kids check on for the latest and greatest but today that kid has the leverage, pooled knowledge, and expertise of a group of equally passionate friends at it’s disposal.
This event is restricted to just 70 PLACES
BOOK NOW TO AVOID MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY IN YOUR BUSINESS' YEAR!
8.30am-9am Registration, coffee and breakfast provided by Smarta
9am-10am Bootcamp warm-up
9-9.15 Intro from Shaa Wasmund, founder of Smarta
9.15-10am Keynote from Shaa
How To Build An Authentic Brand and Raving Fanbase
10am-11.15am From Fans to Sales: Building A Winning Digital Platform
10-10.45 – branding panel with Sarah Lockhart of Rinse FM, James Shillcock from Vivid Drinks, Mark Attwood of Attwood digital
10.45 – 11.15 Questions for panel
11.15am-11.45am Coffee / Phone break
11.45am-12.30am Bootcamp Breakout Sessions
12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch provided by Smarta
1.30pm-2.30pm The Funding Forum: Finding The Right Finance Option
PANEL WITH Nicholas Dear, David De Koning, Sam Barnett
2.30am-3pm Coffees and Phone break
3pm-3.45pm Bootcamp breakouts: pick Shaa, DAVID, Nicholas, or Sam
3.45pm-4.45pm Keynote presentation from Isaiah Hankel:
THE ENTREPRENEUR MINDSET: BLACK HOLE FOCUS
4.45-5PM – Shaa closing speech
When & Where
Smarta is the leading online small business resource in the UK. With a readership of 500,000 every month, Smarta aims to inform, guide and inspire entrepreneurs to aspire and achieve. Smarta recognises the best in British innovation, customer engagement and disruption with it's annual O2 Smarta 100 Awards which are now in their fifth year.