Running alongside the Marketplace, our Talks Series offers a range of exceptional one-off seminars focused on professional development, with wise words from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK. Brush up on your startup skills or perfect your pitch in front of our expert panel.
All sessions are totally free to attend once you’ve purchased your entrance ticket to The Startup Showcase. Spaces are limited, so booking in advance is advised.
To be able to reserve your space for the wide variety of workshops or talks, you must first book Startup Showcase tickets for either the Saturday or Sunday event (or both!) depending on which day you’ve booked your workshop
Entertainment entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Business Mentor, Michael Jacobsen addresses the contentious issue of how to transition your creativity from a hobby into a business and into a financially rewarding future.
Getting your pricing right is critical to success and a key element of your marketing and sales strategy. But how do you know your price is right and will help to achieve your goals?
If you’re thinking about setting up your own crafts business but have no idea where to begin, this talk is for you. Join Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust, as she takes you through a step-by-step plan to get you started!
Cash flow, the creatives dreaded nemesis, is generally the most avoided topic for any new business, but it can actually be an easy and manageable thing. Join Sarah Thelwall, founder of MyCake, a company providing finance solutions …
Doug Richard, Paula Reed, Sophie Cornish, Sahar Hashemi OBE
Now also on the Panel is Sahar Hashemi OBE, Founder of Coffee Republic. Try your luck in a 5 minute elevator pitch to our panel of industry experts for feedback, advice and if you’re really lucky adoration and investment advice.Take a number and join the queue to test your skills and get priceless …
Working with others, feeding each others creative ideas is a very enjoyable process for most creative people and the majority wouldn’t think about copyright when collaborating in this way.
Join Executive Chairman of Shine Pictures, Stephen Garrett for an inside look at how a company that started with no business plan, no backing, no ideas and no staff came to become the UK’s leading independent producer of TV drama.
In this talk Darren will run through his experience of starting, running and expanding successful businesses. His entrepreneurial background will provide advice on your ideas…
Whether you are raising money, winning clients or developing partnerships, you are in the business of influencing people. Applying sales principles will help you make the …
Co-founder of ARTSTHREAD and Founder of HM Craft Limited, Alex Brownless has worn many hats in the design industry over the last 20 years in the sector. Join him for this honest look at the process makers face and the realities of what is in store …
Doug Richard, Dale Murray, Caroline Burstein, Angel Gambino
Try your luck in a 5 minute elevator pitch to our panel of industry experts for feedback, advice and if you’re really lucky adoration and investment advice. Take a number and join the queue to test your skills and get priceless…
Funding your creative idea can be challenging to say the least. Luckily, digital innovation has supplied us with a brand new way of raising money! Tarkan Ahmet, Co-Founder of PleaseFund.Us, will give an introduction to crowdfunding, discussing…