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    • Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder, Seedrs

      Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder, Seedrs

      Thursday, November 19, 2015 Mishcon de Reya, 70 Kingsway London

      Disruptive Entrepreneurship: Finding New Opportunities in Stagnant Industries

      Jeff Lynn
      Jeff Lynn co-founded equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs with Carlos Silva in 2009. Seedrs allows users to invest as little as £10 into the businesses they choose, and lets early-stage startups and more established businesses raise investment in exchange for equity in the business. Jeff began his career as a corporate lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London, and he serves as a Non-Executive Director of Companies House. He was named one of the top 10 coolest people in UK tech by Business Insider and one of the most influential men in Britain by GQ.

      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 annabel@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with The Rt Hon Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade and Investment

      Power Lunch with The Rt Hon Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade and Investment

      Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Octopus Investments, London

      How We Will Double UK Exports To £1 trillion By 2020

      Francis Maude
      Francis Maude was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 11 May 2015. Francis was previously Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General from May 2010 to May 2015.

      Francis was the Conservative MP for Horsham, West Sussex, from 1997 to 2015. He has held several government posts, including Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1990 to 1992 and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1989 to 1990.

      He was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2007. Among other roles, he was Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office from 2007 to 2010 and Shadow Foreign Secretary from 2000 to 2001.

      Minister of State for Trade and Investment
      The minister is responsible for trade and investment. This role is shared between the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Responsibilities include:

      • Trade policy
      • Trade promotion and inward investment
      • UK Trade and Investment
      • UK Export Finance
      • Export Taskforce (chaired by the Secretary of State)

      To enquire about how to attend Power Lunches, please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG

      Power Lunch with Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG

      Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Octopus Investments, London

      Entrepreneurs, IP & the Single Market

      Lucy Neville-Rolfe
      Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (jointly with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport) and Minister for Intellectual Property on 13 May 2015.

      Lucy was convent educated and studied philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Somerville College Oxford. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

      She joined the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer in October 2013 and was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property on 14 July 2014. As government spokesman in the House of Lords for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, she was responsible for the Consumer Rights Act and the Small Business, Education and Employment Act. She also represented the UK in the Competitiveness Council.

      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 and was Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres Plc. She was also President of EuroCommerce, the EU trade association, between 2012 and 2014. Until 1997 she was a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office, the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. She was awarded her CMG for her time on the FCO Board and her DBE for services to industry and the voluntary sector.

      To enquire about how to attend Power Lunches, please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with Alan Miller, Chairman, NTIA

      Power Lunch with Alan Miller, Chairman, NTIA

      Wednesday, September 23, 2015 The Entrepreneurs Network, London

      How To Ensure Britain’s Night Time Entrepreneurs Flourish

      Alan Miller

      Alan Miller is Chairman of The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). The NTIA was formed to promote the benefits and enormous contribution of the Night Time Industries, the entrepreneurs that create and innovate across the UK contributing 66 Billion UKP per year in revenue and boosting employment, regenerating and generally improving our cities. The NTIA provides a voice to challenge some of the problematic thinking hoisted on to UK entrepreneurs in policy and by local authorities – and to provide concrete alternatives. http://www.ntia.co.uk/

      Alan was CEO of The Vibe Bar for almost 20 years, until Nov 2014. He is the co-founder of the Truman Brewery, a 10-acre site in London’s East End. The Truman Brewery now has over 200 companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion and retail. It has helped regenerate a significant area of London, creating a new cultural quarter. Alan sat on The Arts Council’s London Arts Board for several years.

      Alan is a film director and has had his work broadcast internationally and writes and produces with his partners in Argosy Pictures. Argosy Pictures has just completed the movie Beijing-New York which screened at Cannes – and the company has several film projects in development and pre production. Alan also produces and consults, recently helping out on the documentaries Beware of Mr Baker and Venus & Serena & More American Dreams.

      Alan is also director of The New York Salon, a forum for inter-disciplinary, open debate.He writes on various cultural issues for several publications, including spiked, Culture Wars, The American and the Huffington Post and is a regular contributor on LBC’s Ian Collins Sat night news roundtable and with Nikki Bedi on BBC London. He also has his own show on East London Radio.

      To enquire about how to attend Power Lunches, please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with Andrew Mullinger, Co-Founder, Funding Circle

      Power Lunch with Andrew Mullinger, Co-Founder, Funding Circle

      Tuesday, September 15, 2015 The Entrepreneurs Network, London

      The Challenges of Growth

      Andrew Mullinger

      Andrew Mullinger leads the global credit and risk team and is responsible for risk management at Funding Circle His team harmonizes data analytics with human process and judgment to ensure loans on Funding Circle platforms offer investors the opportunity to access reliable, risk-adjusted returns.

      Before founding Funding Circle, Andrew worked at Nomura and Citigroup specialising in regulatory and risk management. He also spent time at Ernst & Young as a consultant where he advised financial institutions, government and regulators on risk management and regulation, including a major UK bank on its SME credit models. Andrew holds a degree in Mathematics from Manchester University.

      Sponsored by Radius

      Radius helps companies expertly plan, execute and manage their international operations worldwide. Clients from startups to larger multinationals take advantage of Radius’ international accounting, finance, banking, tax, HR, legal and compliance support to simplify their core operations, reduce their risk exposure and improve the management and control of their overseas businesses.

      Radius is an enthusiastic sponsor of these Power Lunches as it’s vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful international growth.

      To enquire about how to attend Power Lunches, please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with the Exports Team, Cabinet Office Implementation Unit

      Power Lunch with the Exports Team, Cabinet Office Implementation Unit

      Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Adam Smith Institute, London

      Barriers to Exports

      From setting up free schools to getting adults into work, the Implementation Unit is responsible for turning government commitments into tangible successes. It’s currently looking at increasing UK exports. Back in 2012, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne set the ambitious target of doubling exports to £1 trillion by 2020. This lunch will support the Implementation Unit in their task of understanding the barriers facing exporters and what can be done to overcome them to ensure this happens.

      Power Lunches are small, informal affairs aimed at entrepreneurs in our network. We restrict them to around 14 people (but people of influence). We start at 12:45pm for 1:00pm, and finish no later than 2:15pm. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; sandwiches, fruit, wine and coffee are served, and ideas are exchanged. There will also be time after the lunch to network with other attendees.

      We are looking for entrepreneurs who have experience or an interest in exporting, and ideas about where and how things could be improved. It’s a real chance to help shape government policy. As with all of our events, there is no cost to attend and it will be attended mostly be fellow business owners.

      This event will consider the following questions:

      Domestic Environment: Do firms have access to working capital? Are domestic regulations burdensome? Is there adequate infrastructure?
      Market Insight & Networks: Do firms lack links into and within markets? Are firms aware of demand levels overseas?
      Firm Capacity: Do firms have an appetite to export? Do firms have the resources to export?
      Culture: Do firms have access to sufficient language skills? Are firms aware of the business environment overseas?
      Overseas Regulation: Are overseas taxation regimes prohibitive? How do product standards differ across markets? Is there sufficient legal protection? Are overseas customs and tariff regimes prohibitive?
      Transaction Risk: Is there appropriate insurance?

      To enquire about how to attend Power Lunches, please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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