Virgin StartUp Meetup Sheffield: How to start a business
Want to start a business? This event is for you. Join Virgin StartUp as we host a panel discussion with a selection of Sheffield's top startup's as they reveal how they started their business and give tips on how you can start yours.
We'll be looking at everything from how to fund a business idea, how to validate a business idea, how to attract customers and more!
6:30pm - 7pm Networking Opportunities
7pm – 8: 30pm: Panel Session TBC
7-7.20 pm - Jonathan Philips - Founder of Humpit
Joanthan Philips decided to open a hummus and pita bar as he felt that the general public deserved something more than just tubs of supermarket hummus and cardboard pita bread. Having travelled around the Mediterranean and the Middle East sampling great meals based on these two amazing ingredients, they decided it was time to specialise and create a brand where they could encourage people to try the delights of this simple but incredible combination. As a bit of an afterthought they decided to add falafel to the mix and that is now pretty much all that we do at Humpit. Together with their own homemade lemonade and peach ice tea, its all simple, quick, very tasty, affordable and proving to be a hit among Leeds and Sheffield's eaters!
7.20-7.40 pm - Ruth Lucas - Founder of Rovernighter
Rovernighter is a specialist dog travel bed company. Based in Sheffield, the company started in 2015, after two years of development, product and market testing of an idea they had in 2013. They officially launched our product to the world at Crufts Dog Show in March 2016, where it got an amazing reception.
8:15pm – 8.45pm: Networking
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