Events

    Past Events

    • 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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    • The Founder screening

      The Founder screening

      Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Soho Hotel, Soho

      The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, tells of the rise of Ray Kroc and how this persistent business man managed to take McDonald’s to a global level.

      The screening will be preceded by a drinks reception.

       

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