Virgin StartUp MeetUp: Virgin StartUp in conversation with Simon Sinek

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Global thought leader, unshakeable optimist, founder and best-selling author, Simon Sinek, will join Virgin StartUp for an evening of conversation on 30th September. 

In a rare and intimate setting, Virgin StartUp welcomes Simon to our digital MeetUp stage to find out his why. 28 million people have tuned in to watch Simon’s TED Talk, the third most popular ever, based on his sell-out book, Start With Why. His thinking has inspired countless founders to build businesses that hold purpose at their core. 

At our next MeetUp, we want to uncover what Simon’s insights and experience tell us about how to build and lead effective teams, what drives consumer behaviour, and why we should all feel optimistic about the future of business. 

Simon has dedicated his career to understanding the people and teams behind the organisations on a mission to change the world, and we want to use our time to explore themes of purpose, organisational culture, consumerism and wider society - as we hear from Simon in an unfiltered setting, hosted by Ben Keene.

What Will Happen On The Night?

Our MeetUps are designed for digital, and free to attend. A time for our community to come together, learn from experts, founders and each other, to find inspiration and guidance, and to come away with practical solutions to act on. 

After a brief introduction, you’ll hear from Simon on our Main Stage, interviewed by Virgin StartUp Mentor, Ben Keene. There’ll be a chance for audience questions before we break out into post-panel sessions, where you can take time to reflect on the interview, explore the themes of the discussion, ask questions of each other and learn more about Virgin StartUp.

Each MeetUp lasts 2 hours and you’ll be able to experience it from the comfort of your own home.


Here's what we've got in store:

Introduction & Settle in (6:00pm - 6:10pm)

Interview and Q&A with Simon Sinek (6:10pm - 7:00pm)
Hosted by Ben Keene, Virgin StartUp Mentor and Rebel Book Club Co-founder.

 Drop-in Sessions (7:00pm - 7:50pm):
  • Post panel discussion
  • Virgin StartUp AMA

Closing Comments (7:50pm - 8:00pm)

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Terms & Conditions: 
i. Speakers and attendees are subject to change and we do not guarantee that any specific speakers or participants will appear at the event. However, we will always try to find a suitable replacement if one of our key speakers or participants is unable to attend.
ii. Views expressed by speakers at the event may not be the views of Virgin StartUp. Information and materials shared are provided on an “as is” basis and Virgin StartUp makes no warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of these.
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· Stage
Welcome | Andy Fishburn & Ben Keene
· Stage
Conversation | Virgin StartUp in conversation with Simon Sinek
Join us as we speak to Simon Sinek; TED Talker, Unshakeable Optimist & Bestselling Author.
· Sessions
Breakout Sessions | Post Conversation Hangout and Ask Virgin StartUp anything
· Stage
Close | Andy Fishburn & Ben Keene


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Virgin StartUp

Virgin StartUp is the Virgin Group's not-for-profit organisation supporting founders in the UK to start and scale early stage businesses.