Events

    Past Events

    • Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Bernhard Niesner, Co-Founder & CEO, Busuu

      Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Bernhard Niesner, Co-Founder & CEO, Busuu

      Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway London

      How to Build a Global Business

      This event will consider:

      • How to prioritize markets in international expansion
      • Global expansion with limited resources
      • Our ‘growth hacks’ for going global

      Bernhard Niesner (from Vienna, Austria) is the CEO and Co-Founder of busuu, the world´s largest social network for language learning. The company has attracted more than 70 million users from over 190 countries, growing at up to 25,000 new users per day. The London-based startup offers interactive language courses on desktop and mobile devices combined with direct interaction with native speakers of the global community.

      Before starting his own company, Bernhard worked as consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in the area of consumer goods. Bernhard graduated with summa cum laude in International Business from the University of Vienna and holds an MBA with honors from IE Business School. In his free time, Bernhard relaxes while playing the piano, loves skiing and enjoys spending time with his young kids.

      Busuu is the world’s leading social network for language learning with 70m+ users and over 25,000 daily signups. It provides language learning in 12 different languages combined with the possibility to practice your skills with native speakers of the global community. They have attracted over £15m in Venture Capital (including super angels like Martin Varsavsky or Brent Hoberman) and have been named ‘Best Education Startup’ by TechCrunch and Best Google Play App 2015. They are a truly international company (users from 190 countries, strong growth in emerging markets like China, Brazil, Russia etc).

      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 Q, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London

      From Business to Baroness

      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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    • Female Founders Forum: Mentoring Matters -  London

      Female Founders Forum: Mentoring Matters - London

      Friday, June 23, 2017 Notting Hill, Kensington London

      We’re launching our first mentoring matters session in London!

      The event will be supported by Barclays and in their Eagle Lab in Notting Hill.

      Please email sophie@tenentrepreneurs.org if you would like to be a mentor or a mentee. Please let Sophie know your job title, company and full name.

       

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    • Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Catherine Gazzoli, Founder, Piccolo

      Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Catherine Gazzoli, Founder, Piccolo

      Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway London

      Building a Culture for Growth

      The event will cover:

        • What makes start-ups successful
        • The importance of ownership values
        • Short versus long term focus

      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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    • 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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    • 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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