There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur but having a great idea isn’t a guarantee of commercial success.
Less than 50 per cent of start-ups will survive long enough to celebrate their fifth birthday so how do you make sure you avoid the pitfalls and last the course?
BusinessCloud has joined forces with Tech Manchester for our latest event – ‘Tech start-up survival guide’ – which will look at the do’s and don’ts of starting a business.
We’ll be joined by a series of tech entrepreneurs who will be sharing their battle stories of starting a business and their successes and failures along their way.
The series of panel discussions will look at a range of issues including:
- Creating the perfect business plan;
- How long do you bootstrap a start-up?;
- Getting the right legal advice (ie. shareholder agreements; patents; IP etc);
- Taking on the right investment;
- When should you pivot a business?
- The importance of networks and mentors;
- Choosing the right office;
- The right time to recruit;
- Monetarising a great idea; and
- Turning a start-up into a scale-up
- Sean Murphy, director/consultant, Evidential
- Gary Rohloff, co-founder and managing director, Laybuy
- Rechelle Davis, director, Energy Fairies
- Ben Hookway, CEO, Relative Insight
- Anastasia Kenyon, founder, Kandi Cosmetics
- Gemma McCall, Co-founder, Culture Shift
- Anthony Chadwick, CEO, The Webinar Vet
- Daniel Burton, CEO,Wondrwall Group
- Jack Barmby, CEO, Gnatta
- Nile Henry, CEO, The Blair Project
- Rachel and Laura Beattie, co-founders, Careaux
- Kobi McCardle, co-founder, Dr Fertility
- Abdul Alim, CEO & Co-founder, Bidooh
- Annie O’Toole, head of operations, Draw & Code and head of operations, SwapBots