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    • Power Lunch with Mehdi Nayebi, Founder, KweekWeek

      Power Lunch with Mehdi Nayebi, Founder, KweekWeek

      Thursday, May 21, 2015 Bircham Dyson Bell, London

      Startup Funding: UK Versus US

      The roundtable discussion will consider the following questions:
      • Even with SEIS and EIS, does the UK still lack Series A funding?
      • Do entrepreneurs still want to move to the US after growing past a certain size
      • Over the coming years, should we still expect more IPOs in the US versus the UK

      Power Lunches
      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.

      Mehdi Nayebi 
      Mehdi is the co-founder and CEO at KweekWeek – a holistic events platform which connects event organisers and consumers in a single space. After leaving Iran at a young age, Mehdi grew up in Paris and became an entrepreneur early on running a successful electronics business while he was in high school. He received a degree in Finance from Dauphine University and held several senior positions with Deutsche Bank & Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Equity Derivatives division before co-founding KweekWeek.

      Bircham Dyson Bell
      This Power Lunch is run in partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB). BDB is a multi-disciplinary UK law firm advising private companies, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals since 1834. BDB has recently launched the REEF – a business community offering access to a thriving entrepreneurial community to share experiences and skills necessary for building and growing a successful business.

      To enquire about attending a Power Lunch please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org

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    • Power Lunch with Mark Field MP, Founder, Conservatives for Managed Migration

      Power Lunch with Mark Field MP, Founder, Conservatives for Managed Migration

      Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Adam Smith Institute, London

      Talent and Migration: Why We Should Welcome Those Who Can Make Our Country Greater

      Mark was elected as the MP for the Cities of London and Westminster constituency in 2001, and was re-elected with an increased majority in 2005. In the 2010 General Election he was returned to parliament once more having been re-elected in the revised constituency (bearing the same name) with a further increased majority of 11,076. This result took Mark’s share of the vote locally to over 50% for the first time.He takes a special interest in economic matters, foreign trade and international development, and is currently Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Venture Capital and Private Equity. He is also Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Bangladesh and Football.

      In September 2010 Mark was appointed by the Prime Minister to the prestigious Intelligence and Security Committee. He is the youngest MP serving on the Committee which oversees and scrutinises the work of Britain’s intelligence services.

      To enquire about attending a Power Lunch please email philip@tenentrepreneurs.org.

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    • Power Lunch with Ian Murray MP, Shadow Business Minister for Trade and Investment

      Power Lunch with Ian Murray MP, Shadow Business Minister for Trade and Investment

      Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Adam Smith Institute, London

      Ian Murray was elected as Labour MP for Edinburgh South on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 316. Ian was born in 1976. Brought up in Wester Hailes, Ian when to Dumbryden primary school, then Wester Hailes Education Centre. Ian enrolled at Edinburgh University at the age of 16. He supported his studies with part-time job in a local fish & chip shop, where he then set up and ran a pizza delivery service.

      Ian studied Social Policy and Law and graduated with an Honours degree at the age of 20. He went on to work at the Royal Blind Asylum and then in pensions management after graduating.

      After this Ian was head hunted by an Edinburgh based internet television station (worldart.com). Ultimately, the company ran out funding but, after being made redundant, Ian progressed to set-up his own event management business, 100mph Events Ltd.

      As an event manager, Ian ran the largest arts festival in Europe for 7 years. Ian’s event management experience has included organising live music concerts, broadcast over the internet, from various of Edinburgh’s large music venues. Ian also organised a student exchange programme in Nepal to fund school buildings and staff.

      Ian has been involved in the hospitality trade, having renovated and operated 3 establishments during the last 6 years with his partner of 10 years, Hannah. Ian is a Trustee of the Great War Memorial Committee which built and maintains the only Edinburgh War Memorial on the Somme. Ian is a member of Amnesty International, USDAW Union and the Fabian Society.

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

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    • Power Lunch with Lorely Burt MP, Women in Enterprise Champion

      Power Lunch with Lorely Burt MP, Women in Enterprise Champion

      Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Adam Smith Institute, London

      How Britain Can Back Women Entrepreneurs

      Lorely Burt was born and raised in the West Midlands. She studied Economics at Swansea University and later an MBA at the Open University. Before standing for Parliament, Lorely worked as an Assistant Governor at Holloway Prison, worked in personnel for national companies and set up an award-winning training company. She later co-founded WeConnect, a networking agency for women in business. In 2005 Lorely overturned a Conservative majority of 9,407 to become the first ever Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull.

      From 2010 to 2012 Lorely put her business experience to good use as Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Policy Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills. Since September 2012 Lorely has has been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. In April 2014 she was appointed to be the government’s Ambassador for Women in Enterprise.

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

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    • Power Lunch with Nick Hungerford, Founder, Nutmeg

      Power Lunch with Nick Hungerford, Founder, Nutmeg

      Thursday, December 4, 2014 Adam Smith Institute, London

      How Tech Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt Financial Services

      Nutmeg is an online investment manager that allows customers to invest money into a portfolio of assets. Investments can be as little as £100 per month or £1,000 — as a lump sum. CEO Nick Hungerford previously worked at Barclays and Brewin Dolphin, an investment management and financial planning firm. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and has since guest lectured at Harvard, Stanford and London Business School, while representing UKTI around the world.

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

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    • Power Lunch with John Timpson CBE, Chairman, Timpson

      Power Lunch with John Timpson CBE, Chairman, Timpson

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 Adam Smith Institute, London

      On Upside-Down Management

      John Timpson was born in 1943 and was educated at Oundle and Nottingham University. After a six month Graduate Training Scheme with J Clark at Street, he joined the family footwear business William Timpson Limited, becoming the Director responsible for buying in 1970.

      Following the acquisition of the Company by the UDS Group in 1973, he became Managing Director of leather and fur retailers, Swears & Wells Limited and in 1975 was appointed Managing Director of William Timpson his original family business.

      In 1983 he led a £42m management buyout of the Company which had become part of the Hanson Trust. In 1987 he sold the shoe shops to rival retailer George Oliver and subsequently concentrated on building up the shoe repairing and key cutting business, which he has diversified into engraving, watch repairs, dry cleaning and photo processing.

      In September 1995 he acquired the 120 shop Automagic chain and in April 2003 bought Minit UK which added another 200 shoe repair shops. In June 2008 the company acquired over 40 Sainsbury concessions, trading as Persil Services, and in December 2008 bought 187 shops branded Kick and Max Spielmann. Timpson now has over 800 branches nationwide with a turnover of £150m and profits of over £10m. It is a private business wholly owned by John Timpson and his family.

      In 2000 he wrote a book ‘Dear James,’ which passes on to his son the lessons learned in 30 years as a Chief Executive. He describes his business philosophy in his latest book ‘How to Ride a Giraffe.

      For 10 years he has had his own column under the name ‘Timpo’ in the magazine Real Business and is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph. In 2004 he was awarded the CBE in the Birthday Honours List for Services to the Retail Sector.

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

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