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Top Startup Events & Conferences You Should Attend in the UK

Startups have become the lifeblood of the global economy and innovation in various industries that startups are setup and progressed. With the norm being the majority of startups failing, those that are persistent end up successful and provide new jobs, new products, create dreams, and disrupt various industries.

Facebook was one of the startups that disrupted and shaped the online social industry to what it has become. New startups like Curve based in London are likely to revolutionize the banking industry by amalgamating all bank cards under one platform.

Early inception of new startups and raw unpublished information can be found in startup events and conferences. If you are an investor, founder or a candidate who is looking to work at the startups in the UK, online startup events in the UK are the best places to begin consolidating your information.

Below are some online startup conferences organized in the UK:

Entrepreneurs Collective (EC) Events

Top startup and founder events

Entrepreneurs Collective (EC) is a private members-only group designed to help Founders. Collectively they believe that Entrepreneurs can help each other to succeed. 

This July, they are hosting 4 events which are aimed at GDPR compliance, MVP & Roadmap building, and their usual founder roundtable and Startup Pitch Competition. Here are the events that you can still attend:

Founders helping Founders: July Roundtable & Networking

14 July, 6PM

Join EC for our Founder’s night for startup discussions, problem-solving, tips, recommendations, introductions and networking. Event will be co-hosted by serial Venture Capitalist & founder Tim Jackson. Tim Jackson is one of Europe’s top CEO coaches, and has worked with dozens of startup founders and CEOs who have raised between $2m and $50m from tier-one VCs. Tim’s fund, Walking Ventures, has delivered an 16x return from a portfolio of over 50 seed-stage startups. He also served as MD of the Carlyle Group’s $700m European tech fund, and was founder-CEO of QXL (NASDQ:QXLC), which was sold in 2007 for $1.9 billion. Tim wrote three business books, and a weekly technology column for the Financial Times for seven years. He was a staff writer at The Economist, and bureau chief for The Independent in Tokyo and Brussels.

Data protection workshop

Founder Workshop: How to Build your best MVP

21 July, 6PM

Having stood shoulder to shoulder with more than 100 founders and businesses to help bring their ideas to life over the last 6 years, Studio Graphene has first-hand experience in ensuring that the first version of your product gives you the best shot at making your startup successful. There is a famous quote by Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn: If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. Studio Graphene believes that this is sometimes misinterpreted, and the intent is that you should still ensure you build the best MVP possible to ensure you are providing value to users, creating an opportunity to learn through feedback and iterate.

To address this, join the workshop from the award-winning Studio Graphene on how to build a product road map and scale your product. We’ll also cover:

  • Myths about MVPs
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • Examples of the best MVPs
  • Where and How to start?
  • Top 10 reasons why startups fail
startup pitch and competition

July Startup Pitch Competition & Networking with Founders + Angel Investors

28 July, 6PM

Join Entrepreneurs Collective for the July edition of their live Startup Pitch Competition, where they’ll showcase some of UK’s best startups pitching their ideas to a panel of experienced investors and entrepreneurs. You will see both startup pitch and also what investors really look for in a company.  

Download the free job market insights report providing a quick glimpse of most popular jobs, titles, salary ranges and skills that are in demand.

Startup Summit

Startup Summit

The summit is scheduled for October 2021 and is an online event that aims in educating participants on the intrigues of startups. However, this event will be tailored to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. The conference entails seasoned speakers from startups that have already made it in the industry.

The Business Show

This unmissable event on the 24th and 25th of November in the Excel, London places thousands of online sellers, suppliers, and buyers from across the globe all under one roof, ensuring that our attendees leave full of inspiration and ready to take the industry by storm! You can take advantage of free advice and consultations, helping you to secure the best deals and take your business to the next level. 

Moreover, with industry specialists delivering keynote speeches on their wealth of business knowledge this event is not to be missed. This is the ultimate destination for thousands of global leaders, entrepreneurs, online sellers, retailers and distributors, to come together with countless business, e-commerce and start-up owners.

Startup Grind Global

Startups events are going online to reach a wider network and conform to the realities of the coronavirus. Startup Grind Global is scheduled to hold its conference from February 22-25 in 2021.

Google for Startups

Google for Startups

Google for Startups is an online platform provided by Google to host online startup events not date-specific but geared towards helping different startups address their challenges. The platform has gone fully virtual because of the realities of the pandemic.

The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

TEN is an online platform that offers virtual speakers in the globe pegged to different industries likely to influence startups in their different stages of development. For instance, speakers would speak on the changing legislation and how it would affect startups.

Women in Business Expo

The conference can be segmented as online startup events in the UK. It is dated from October 13th to 14th 2021. The event is focused on women at any stage of their professional lives. Women in society may face twice as many challenges when compared to men. The conference aims to level the playing field in women’s’ professional lives.

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