MeetUp: Is now a good time to start a business? Including panel discussion + breakout sessions

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Welcome to our second online MeetUp! We're excited to have you here.
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There are plenty of ingredients that go into creating a successful business. A sound product/service, good financials, clear purpose, strong founding team, determination and grit. What about timing? Was Bill Gross right to claim that timing is the number one factor for startup success in his 2015 TED talk

A lot has been said about the times we find ourselves in now. Unprecedented. Challenging. Trying. Does that mean we should wait until things feel more stable before getting something off the ground? What can we learn from businesses that started during the last recession? What new opportunities might there be now? Is there ever a right time to start a business?
 
Join us as we bring together a community of future founders, founders, start-up leaders and insightful minds to explore these questions and more. 
 
Designed for digital, our MeetUp will kick off with a panel discussion, followed by break-out sessions in branding and marketing. We'll also have a place to chat and debrief after the discussion, as well as a member of the team on hand to answer your questions on all things Virgin StartUp. We'll look forward to seeing you on the night. 

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Here's what we've got in store:

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


Panel Discussion (6:10pm - 7:00pm): 

 Drop-in Sessions (7:00pm - 7:50pm):

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

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Places are strictly limited - grab yours today.
 




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.
iii. By ordering a ticket and attending the online event, you consent to being recorded and photographed – either by film or screen casting - as an attendee and participant and to any subsequent footage and photographs of the event being used by Virgin StartUp in any medium for the promotion and marketing of Virgin StartUp and the Virgin group.
 


Schedule

· Stage
Welcome | Andy Fishburn & Ben Keene
Ben Keene Andy Fishburn
· Stage
Panel Discussion | Ben Keene (Host) + Gabriela Hersham, Lucas London & Lucy Standing
Lucas London Lucy Standing Gaby Hersham Ben Keene
· Sessions
Breakout Sessions | Branding, Marketing, Ask Virgin StartUp + more
scott leonard Matthew Doyle Ben Keene Lissa Gillott
· Stage
Close | Andy Fishburn & Ben Keene
Ben Keene Andy Fishburn

Speakers

scott leonard
scott leonard

Founder at Champion Agency

Matthew Doyle
Matthew Doyle

Founder at Array

Lucas London
Lucas London

Founder at Lick

Lucy Standing
Lucy Standing

Chartered Occupational Psychologist & Founder at Brave Starts

Gaby Hersham
Gaby Hersham

Co-Founder & CEO at Huckletree

Ben Keene
Ben Keene

Founder at Rebel Book Club

Andy Fishburn
Andy Fishburn

Managing Director at Virgin StartUp

Lissa Gillott
Lissa Gillott

Head of Funding & Support at Virgin StartUp

The event is over

Hosted by

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.