Events

  • Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Rikke Rosenlund, Founder, BorrowMyDoggy

    Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Rikke Rosenlund, Founder, BorrowMyDoggy

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway London

    Building a Company Based on a Passion

    This event will consider:

    • The inspiration behind BorrowMyDoggy;
    • Key challenges of turning a passion into a business.
    • How to build a community around your business.
    Rikke Rosenlund
    Rikke is the Founder & CEO of BorrowMyDoggy and has over 15 years of experience working mainly in financial services and entrepreneurship. She was born in Denmark, has lived in the US, the UK and Latin America, and moved to London 10 years ago. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and is passionate about making a difference. She came up with the concept for BorrowMyDoggy on a beautiful summer day in 2012, where she borrowed a brown labrador called Aston.
    Leap 100 Power Breakfasts
    Leap 100 Power Breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to around 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged.

    Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
    Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York, offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm acts for businesses, wealth owners and dealmakers to help them make the right choices for their private capital and ventures and then offer the practical support to populate, grow and protect their assets.

    Mishcon de Reya is committed to helping nurture UK entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the firm teamed up with City A.M., The Entrepreneurs Network and The Supper Club to create the Leap 100 list, which offers a window into the working life – and identifies the challenges facing – some of the UK’s most exciting, fast-growing companies.

    Mishcon de Reya is an enthusiastic sponsor of the Leap 100 Power Breakfasts: it is vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders – from across the UK – to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful growth.

    If you would like to enquire about a place, please contact events@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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  • APPG for Entrepreneurship: Baroness Anne Jenkin

    APPG for Entrepreneurship: Baroness Anne Jenkin

    Monday, June 26, 2017 Room N, Portcullis House, London

    Title: TBC

    Baroness Anne Jenkin
    Anne was created a life peer in January 2011 and has continued to work tirelessly to promote women in Paliament and public life. Anne is currently co-chair of Women2Win and has been instrumental in heading the campaign for greater representation in Parliament. Follow her on Twitter

    APPG for Entrepreneurship
    The APPG for Entrepreneurship was set up to encourage, support and promote entrepreneurship and to engage with entrepreneurs; and to ensure that Parliament is kept up to date on what is needed to create and sustain the most favourable conditions for entrepreneurship.
    To enquire about how to attend, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org.
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Past Events

  • From start-up to scale-up: Making the UK the best place to start and grow a business

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 8 & 9 ExCel Centre, London

    We would like to invite you to attend an event we are hosting at Sage Summit UK at London’s ExCel Centre on Thursday 6th April. The Entrepreneurs Network and Sage invite you to put your questions, concerns and ideas on growing a business in the UK directly to government representatives, investors and leading entrepreneurs at a panel discussion.

    This is your opportunity to have an impact on government policy, and to learn from expert panellists, including the Deputy Mayor of London for Business and the Chair of Government’s Scale-Up Taskforce.

    You would also receive a free ticket to the entire two-day conference on 5th to 6th April, which includes talks from other world-class speakers like Martha Lane Fox, Jamal Edwards and Deborah Meaden.

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

    Key questions this event will cover include:

    • What are the main challenges for entrepreneurs looking to scale in the UK (e.g. access to finance, knowledge, talent etc.)?
      What role should the role of government be in helping overcome these challenges?
      What can be done outside of the remit of government to support entrepreneurship in the UK?

    Speakers

    Rajesh Agrawal is the Deputy Mayor of London for Business. As an entrepreneur he founded RationalFX in 2005, and Xendpay in 2014, to reduce the cost of international money transfer for businesses and individuals. He was appointed Chair of Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme in 2015 and is a Patron of the Prince’s Trust.

    Sahar Hashemi OBE co-founded Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US style coffee bar chain, and built it into one of the UK’s most recognised high street brands with a turnover of £30m. Sahar is Co-Chairing the Government’s Scale-Up Taskforce in support of the Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy.

    Sara Murray OBE is the founder of Buddi, “the go anywhere, anytime personal emergency response service”. She is a serial entrepreneur, founding Ninah Consulting, Inspop, which owns the brand Confused.com. Sara won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009 and sat on the Technology Strategy Board Governing Board.

    Keith Morgan is CEO of the British Business Bank. Keith led the planning and establishment of the British Business Bank from January 2013, and was appointed CEO in December 2013.

    William Adoasi is the founder of luxury watch brand Vitae London. Vitae’s mantra is to be the fashion brand changing lives, so with each watch sold a child is supported through education in Southern Africa. Within its first year of operation the brand has sold watches in over 20 countries, distributed over 1000 items of uniform & received endorsement from Richard Brandon, Philip Schofield and Emeli Sande.

    Liam Watson founded natural flavoured milk brand Canny, based in Newcastle founded in 2015 creating drinks with taste and personality. Canny Milk was launched with backing by Northstar Ventures and mentored by Sage. The company has gone from strength to strength turning sales from 500 cartons in January to now selling 15,000 per month, including on Virgin trains.

    Harriet Green is City A.M.’s deputy business features editor. She runs the paper’s Entrepreneurs page, interviewing many of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs. She has a special interest in distributed ledger technology. Prior to working at City A.M., Harriet ran a social enterprise.

    Sage is building a world of invisible admin for 3 million businesses globally. As the UK’s largest tech company, we are slowly tackling the barriers that hold back ambitious growing businesses by unshackling them from cumbersome admin. In support of delegates, people who sign up to this event will be offered an extended 2 month free trial of our start-up and small business product Sage One.

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE

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  • Female Founders Forum Launch

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Cocoon Networks, London

    On the evening of 21st March we are launching a report of our Female Founders Forum. The report examines what can be done to ensure women-led businesses reach their full potential. It will be attended by around 100 of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors, with short speeches from Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Edwina Dunn and Emma Sinclair MBE.

    Please contact sophie@tenentrepreneurs.org to enquire about a place.

    Baroness Neville-Rolfe
    Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury on 21 December 2016, and was previously Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

    Lucy worked at Tesco Plc from 1997 to 2013 and was an executive director on the main Board from 2006. She has also served on the boards of ITV, PwC and Metro AG. She was Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres Plc and President of EuroCommerce.

    Edwina Dunn
    Edwina Dunn is co-founder of Dunnhumby, which uses data mining and analysis to help improve customers’ retail and brand experience. Her company was instrumental in the introduction of the Tesco Clubcard.

    Edwina is a director of entertainment social media platform Starcount, and author of The Female Lead: Women Who Shape Our World, portraits of sixty inspirational women who have changed the world in a variety of fields.

    Emma Sinclair MBE
    Emma Sinclair is often described as a “force of nature” in the world of business and entrepreneurialism. Among a long list of distinctions, she remains the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange, having done so at only 29.

    Emma now leads the global software company she co-founded, EnterpriseJungle. Their hero product, EnterpriseAlumni, is powering the alumni networks of some of the world’s largest enterprises. Emma’s ability to inspire change led her to become Unicef’s first Business Mentor in 2014. In her words, “entrepreneurship can change the world”.

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  • Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Sam Smith, Founder, finnCap

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway London

    Fundraising for Growth: From MBO to IPO

    This event will cover:

    • Sam Smith’s buyout of finnCap and how she got employees a shareholding;
    • Sources of capital and what investors want to see;
    • How to know whether to raise IPO funds.

    Sam Smith
    Sam Smith remains the only female Chief Executive of a City broking firm. She established her firm, finnCap, in 2007 having orchestrated the buy-out of a small broking subsidiary of a private client stockbroking firm – today finnCap is ranked No1 Nominated Adviser and Broker to AIM companies. Sam qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG and is a University of Bristol alumni. Sam is passionate about ensuring that girls and women see only opportunities rather than barriers to success in whatever industry they want to be in. Outside her duties as the CEO, Sam is actively involved in various mentoring projects and organizations such as Pinky Lilani’s “Women of the Future” awards, of which Sam is a former winner. Sam is also a patron for the Modern Muse project, aimed at millions of young girls throughout the UK to encourage and inspire them to look at business careers and entrepreneurship as a way to achieve their dreams.

    Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya
    Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York, offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm acts for businesses, wealth owners and dealmakers to help them make the right choices for their private capital and ventures and then offer the practical support to populate, grow and protect their assets.

    Mishcon de Reya is committed to helping nurture UK entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the firm teamed up with City A.M., The Entrepreneurs Network and The Supper Club to create the Leap 100 list, which offers a window into the working life – and identifies the challenges facing – some of the UK’s most exciting, fast-growing companies.

    Mishcon de Reya is an enthusiastic sponsor of the Leap 100 Power Breakfasts: it is vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders – from across the UK – to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful growth.

    To enquire about how to attend Leap 100 Power Breakfasts, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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  • Power Lunch with Stephen Hammond MP

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Portcullis House, London

    Brexit and The Future of Fintech

    This event will consider:

    • The state of the UK’s fintech scene;
    • The key challenges of Brexit for fintech firms;
    • The consequences of losing passporting.

    Power Lunches are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to around 18 people, but people of influence. We start at 12:45pm for 1pm, and finish no later than 2:15pm. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; sandwiches, fruit and coffee are served, and ideas are exchanged. The event will be under Chatham House Rules, but I’ll be writing an article for afterwards for Forbes on the subject, and I’ll follow up with attendees for their views via email.

    Stephen Hammond MP
    Stephen Hammond was re-elected MP for Wimbledon on May 7th 2015 with 25,225 votes, taking 52.1% of the vote. After graduating in Economics, he began a career in finance at a leading fund management house and subsequently worked for major investment banks. He was appointed a Director of the Equities division of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1994 and four years later joined Commerzbank Securities. In 2000 he was promoted to Director, Pan European Research, with responsibility for seventy professionals based in London and across Europe.

    In association with:
    The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) is a thriving community of payments professionals whose goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders. Since 2004 they have been instrumental in helping to connect the ecosystem, encourage innovation and profitable business growth. They achieve this by shaping a comprehensive programme of activities for over 100 member companies with help from our independent board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry. These include targeted events, conferences, award ceremonies, critical industry projects and lobbying activities.

    Sponsored by:

    Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe makes transactions easy by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay-before, pay-now and pay-later through its digital wallets, prepaid solution, payment processing and card issuing & acquiring products and services. They believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and secure. With nearly two decades of experience, Paysafe is

    trusted by merchants and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories, to move and manage money via more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies.

    To enquire about how to attend, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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  • APPG for Entrepreneurship: Iain Wright MP

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Portcullis House, London

    Universities, Entrepreneurship and the World of Work

    Iain Wright MP is the Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. He has been the MP for Hartlepool since 2004. He was previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for apprenticeships and 14-19 reform in the Department for Children, Schools and Families until 11 May 2010. He is an Adviser to The Entrepreneurs Network and you can follow him on Twitter.

    APPG for Entrepreneurship
    The APPG for Entrepreneurship was set up to encourage, support and promote entrepreneurship and to engage with entrepreneurs; and to ensure that Parliament is kept up to date on what is needed to create and sustain the most favourable conditions for entrepreneurship.
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  • Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Cameron Stevens, CEO and Co-Founder, Prodigy Finance

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway London

    Attracting Talent in a Rapidly Scaling Company

    Leap 100 Power breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to around 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged. This breakfast will consider:

    • The importance of culture;
    • The wider benefits of enabling global talent;
    • Going global from day one.

    Cameron Stevens is the CEO and co-founder of Prodigy Finance. Cameron is a South African serial entrepreneur with a special focus on social entrepreneurship and early stage technology investing. He has previously founded a South African staffing company focused on skilling up the unemployed, as well as an Asian early stage technology investment outfit, which successfully listed a client company on the Malaysian exchange.

    Cameron co-founded Prodigy Finance with two other INSEAD MBA alumni after discovering firsthand the problems students face in funding international education. Presently, he spends his time between the Prodigy offices in London and Cape Town. He is a chili fiend, street food aficionado, bookworm, plane-spotter and relentless traveller.

    Sponsored by Mishcon de Reya

    Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York, offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm acts for businesses, wealth owners and dealmakers to help them make the right choices for their private capital and ventures and then offer the practical support to populate, grow and protect their assets.

    Mishcon de Reya is committed to helping nurture UK entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the firm teamed up with City A.M., The Entrepreneurs Network and The Supper Club to create the Leap 100 list, which offers a window into the working life – and identifies the challenges facing – some of the UK’s most exciting, fast-growing companies.

    Mishcon de Reya is an enthusiastic sponsor of the Leap 100 Power Breakfasts: it is vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders – from across the UK – to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful growth.

    To enquire about how to attend Leap 100 Power Breakfasts, please email events@tenentrepreneurs.org

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