Uncover the tech that’s growing the UK’s innovative small businesses
Thursday, 27 March 2014 from 18:30 to 21:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Small businesses need to use the latest technology to grow but Smarta and O2 understand they want to do it without spending a fortune on equipment and training.
We've seen the difference tech can make to start-ups and we want to help every business know the potential of what's at their fingertips as well as what upgrades they need to make to accelerate their growth.
This event will see us draw upon the experiences of established brands and give you the tips and tricks that will unlock the extra depths of your business. With the insight you'll get from experts in how small businesses can use tech, you'll be revolutionising your business from the moment you walk out the door.
We'll be joined by an awesome panel of experienced entrepreneurs who'll be on hand to answer any questions you have and show you how they realized their goals of growing a truly successful business.
These FREE events do fill up within a few days. So grab your FREE ticket now.
Paulina Sygulska, Cofounder and Director of GrantTree Limited
Paulina is a serial entrepreneur and a networking junkie. She founded GrantTree three years ago to help tech start-ups to get equity free funding from the government, and it has been going from strength to strength since. GrantTree's team of 14 have raised over £9m for 200+ companies in the last three years. In her spare time, she likes to indulge in cabaret and performance art.
Glenn Woolaghan, Director of SMB for Microsoft
Glenn Woolaghan is the Director of SMB for Microsoft, responsible for customer and partner interaction and business in all sectors of the SMB market place. Glenn has a wealth of channel experience from diverse roles in market leading software companies. Most recently Glenn was VP SMB EMEA at Symantec and, in addition, has held positions across Consumer, SMB and Enterprise segments providing an end to end view of the market. Glenn began his career in the volume channel, working for a key SMB distributor in 1993 and has remained predominantly in the volume space since that time. Glenn has significant leadership experience in driving scale and performance in the SMB space, as well as strategic innovation and change leadership to drive cloud transformation. Glenn has worked in Country, Regional and Pan-EMEA roles and has a good balance of managing diverse teams across a fast paced and ever changing landscape.
Ben Dowd, Business Director, O2
Business director Ben Dowd is one of O2's longest standing directors and has overseen major changes in the business during his 16 years there, he's also busy searching through 1000's of applications in this year's Smarta 100. Dowd is passionate about helping businesses to succeed and has championed new technologies and ideas, he will be on hand to reveal what he looks for when hunting for an award winning business.
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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.