Startup&Bloom 2017 - UK's First Startup Conference For Female Founders

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:00
Female Entrepreneurs Organisation
Startup&Bloom is a 2-day conference that puts female founders centre stage.  Connect with role models and investors, be inspired by corporate leaders and learn how to accelerate the growth of your business

We have an awesome line-up of inspiring speakers, in-depth workshops, investor matchmaking and a start-up pitch competition - all designed to help you overcome your professional challenges & grow your business faster!

Check out the full agenda below:

DAY 1: TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER Conference

9:00am - Registration
9:30am - Welcome, Lu Li (Founder, Blooming Founders)
9:45am - Opening Keynote, Wendy White Tan (Partner, BGF Ventures) 
10:00am - How to Build an Empire from Nothing, Pip Jamieson (Founder, The Dots)
10:20am - How to Make Investors Want You, Stephanie Alys (Co-Founder, MysteryVibe), Maria Shiao (Angel Investor), Rasha Khawaja (Founder, Toucan Ventures) 
11:00am - Coffee break
11:30am - Startup Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur, Nancy Cruickshank (Founder, MyShowCase)
11:50am - Working Motherhood, Joan Murphy (Co-Founder, FRAME), Danusia Malina-Derben (Founder, DMD Global & Unstoppbable Mothers)
12:30pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - Raising Investment: Yes or No?  Jess Williamson (Director, Techstars), Gaynor Dykes (Grant Thornton), Helena Murphy (The Guide To Growth)
2:10pm - Women Who Went For It, Ade Hassan MBE (Nubian Skin), Irra Ariella Khi (VChain Technology), Phoebe Gormley (Gormley&Gamble)
3:00pm - Coffee break
3:30pm - Fireside Chat, Sue Douthwaite (Santander Business)
4:00pm - Pitch Competition sponsored by Salesforce
5:00pm - Networking Reception
7:00pm - Close


As part of your Day 1 conference ticket, you also get access to workshops focussing on Law for Founders run by  experts from Orrick. View the programme on our website.  


9:00am - Registration
9:30am - Welcome, Lu Li (Founder, Blooming Founders)
9:45am - Opening Keynote, Terence Mauri (Leadership Author)
10:00am - When Sh*t Hits the Fan: How to Deal with Adversity, Emiliy Forbes (Founder, SeenIt), Deborah Reys-Burns (Founder, Propela), Eryca Freemantle (Transformation Coach, Global Beauty Strategist)
10:40am - Nail Your Personal Brand, Kubi Springer (SheBuildsBrands)
11:00am - Coffee Break
11:30am - How to Build a Diverse & Inclusive Culture, Jessica Chu (Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Santander), Fiona Jackson (‎Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Employer Branding, EDF), Foluke Akinlose (Founder, PRECIOUS)
12:10pm - Building Your Board & Working with NEDS, Shefaly Yogendra (JP Morgan Board & Startup Advisor), Marcia Zander (NED & Startup Advisor)
12:45pm - Lunch Break
1:45pm - Managing Growth, Daniel Bower (Founder, Hoop Industries), Sarah Hesz (Co-Founder, Mush), Ari Last (Co-Founder, Bubble) Hosted by Hina Zaman (Founder, WellVine)
2:20pm - Things You Didn't Know About Crowdfunding Lana Elie (Founder, Floom)
2:40pm - Winning The Long Game, Bonnie Chung (Founder, Miso Tasty) 
3:00pm - Coffee Break
3:30pm - Marketing to the Modern Woman, Myf Ryan (CMO, Westfield), Nafisah Bakkar (Co-Founder, Amaliah). Grace Fodor (Studio 10 Beauty) 
5:00pm - Networking Reception
7:00pm - Close


As part of your Day 2 conference ticket, you'lll also get access to workshops focussing on Fundraising run by  experts from Grant Thornton. View the programme on our website

Investor matchmaking

All tickets also include the opportunity to meet investors face-to-face for advice - and potentially backing! See the full list of investors on our website. 


1) You can buy a ticket for each day

2) You will be asked to register for workshops & investor sessions, but note that you can only register for a session when you have a ticket for that day!

2) The event is focused on female founders, but open to all genders (and we mean that)! ;) 

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