PRACTICAL STAGE – FRIDAY 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Entrepreneurs and business experts share the highs and lows of going it alone, what key things you need to know before starting out, and where to go for resources and support along the way.
MEET THE PANEL:
Laura spent the first 15 years of her career working with CEO’s of FTSE 100 organisations and their teams to develop world class leaders alongside universities like Harvard Business School. 3 years ago she decided to leave the Corporate world to establish myHappymind.org an organisation totally dedicated to improving mental health education in schools. myHappymind is multi-award winning and is positively impacting 100,000’s of children…and they are only just getting started.
Co-founder @tickx & on a mission to build the global go to platform for discovering experiences. Live in 🇬🇧🇮🇪🇪🇸 🇳🇱 with more coming soon…
Steve PearceCo-Founder & CEO, TickX
Joseph Mambwe is a 25 year old entrepreneur who started his first company as a student at the University of Cambridge. His business involved building and marketing his own apps for the AppStore which have since been featured by Apple and downloaded by millions of people all around the world. Since graduating he has spent most of his time travelling the world, while building his business from remote locations, taking advantage of the location independent nature of his internet based business. Since returning from his travels, he moved to Manchester and set up the Manchester Artificial Intelligence Community (manc.ai) with over 700+ members and also embarked on a new venture (GymStreak) building AI Personal Trainers for the gym.
Joseph MambweFounder, Ruvix Labs/Gym Streak
Sam White – HOST
Winner of the Northern Power House Outstanding Entrepreneur 2018, Sam is a true business initiator having set up her first company at 24. Motivated by a desire to change the insurance industry for the better and level the playing field, Sam has become known for her promotion of women and diversity in the financial services sector. Founder and CEO of insurance services provider, Action 365, insurance provider, Pukka Insure and the newly launched brokerage, Freedom Brokers, Sam prides herself on operating a true meritocracy.
With a collective turnover in excess of £15 million, Sam employs over 240 people in the UK, Gibraltar and Australia. A vocal supporter of equal rights in the workplace, 67% of Sam’s directors are women. As a mother of two, philanthropy is important to Sam, she has established a foundation with the goal of supporting some of the most worthy humanitarian causes locally, nationally and internationally.
Industry recognition: Winner, Northern Power House Outstanding Entrepreneur 2018 Shortlisted for The Insurance Start Up Award 2018, British Insurance Awards (Pukka Insure) Business Insider’s 42 under 42, 2016 (Sam White) Shortlisted for Northern Power House Outstanding Entrepreneur 2017 (Sam White) Shortlisted for Insurer of The Year, Modern Claims Awards 2017 (Pukka Insure) Finalist Insurance Times Tech and Innovation Awards 2017 (Pukka Insure)
Other details: Sam White CEO & Founder of: Freedom Services Group Freedom Brokers Action 365 Pukka Insure Twitter handle: @SamWhiteCEO
Sam White – HOSTCEO and Founder of Pukka Insure, Freedom Services Group and Action 365
The EdTech entrepreneur Chloe Barrett is the Founder of DigiDentistry and has been a professional dressage rider, a dental professional, and is now on her second start up. Chloe previously built a dental education company but created DigiDentistry to save costs, time and target all learning domains.
DigiDentistry is an advanced way of learning using augmented reality and animation, offering a multi-language system and an intelligent E-learning platform, enhancing, engaging and increasing academic grades. DigiDentistry’s Resources are new, innovative and capture the imagination, expanding into other academic areas on an international platform.
Chloe BarrettFounder, DigiDentistry
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PRACTICAL STAGE – FRIDAY
Leading entrepreneurs on how they took the leap and what to consider when starting a business, investment challenges.