Tech Mentoring Monday - Early Life of a Startup!

When: 5th Nov 2018, 18:00 - 5th Nov 2018, 21:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group
Price: £5.00 + £0.74 fee + £1.15 VAT
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Are you thinking about forming a Startup or experiencing challenges with your Startup?

We, at BCS Entrepreneurs, have developed the How to Build and Grow a Tech Startup programme to help you succeed. With a stronger emphasis on individual mentoring, we have invited mentors with a range of background to come along and meet you.

The event will open with a welcome and introduction from Shakeeb Niazi, our Chair, followed by 2 short presentations (see speakers below).

The evening will cover under the headline of Idea & Vision:

  • What it takes to succeed as an Entrepreneur
  • The Barriers and potential Success
  • Startup design principles (Brand, UI & UX)
  • Key things to consider when building your brand
  • Your pitch (every “Entrepreneur” will be allowed 60 seconds to pitch their idea)

Followed by short discussion period about the ideas you wish to develop or challenges you may be experiencing. This will then lead into the mentoring engagement where we will, where possible, match mentors to mentees.

After the mentoring there’ll be opportunity to continue networking over refreshments.

Agenda

  • 6.00pm - Registration & Refreshments
  • 6.15pm - Welcome/Introduction from Shakeeb Niazi
  • 6.30pm - Our 2 guest speakers will make short presentations on the event subject matter
  • 7.15pm / 7.30pm - Break, Food & Refreshments
  • 7.30pm / 7.45pm - Speed Mentoring activities - we aim to provide 3 x 20 minutes sessions, for all those attending, with a variety of subject matter experts and mentors.
  • 9.00pm - Close

Our Speakers

Dwain Reid (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwainreid/)

Dwain is a Motivational Speaker and Business Coach. 15 years’ experience running workshops, inspiring, mentoring and coaching people across the UK & Internationally to start and grow their own business.

He enjoys encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone. Avid networker. Owner of a successful childcare business operating in 3 locations, managing 13 staff and has a wealth management brokerage, because he says “I like to keep myself busy”. Mentees have appeared on Dragons Den, and gained significant investment.

Paul Smith (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-smith-55ba38b/)

Paul, a strategic designer whose experience spans over three decades, identifies, clarifies and harnesses what makes businesses better, different and special. And then makes sure they take full advantage of it.

His work creates and tangible and consistent advantage by transforming the way businesses look, feel, and talk about themselves. It’s about turning the stories and conversations clients have with their customers into amazing and lasting experiences.

Throughout his career Paul has worked across 18 countries, 13 business sectors, for over 100 different businesses or organisations. He’s worked for some of the worlds’ biggest and best-known branding agencies including Wolff Olins, Interbrand and Landor.

We do hope you can join us!

The BCS Entrepreneurs Group

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Or email: entrepreneurs@bcs.org

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