Plant-Based Business Bootcamp Talk, Panel & Workshop Information
We were excited to be joined by the below entrepreneurs, business owners + innovators. We carefully curated + hand selected inspiring business leaders in the UK to share their insight + experience.
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- Business Speakers -
Daniel Priestley started out as an entrepreneur at age 21 and built a multi-million dollar event, marketing and management business before the age of 25. With a passion for global small business, Daniel is the author of the four best-selling books Key Person of Influence, Entrepreneur Revolution, Oversubscribed and 24Assets.
Talk Title: Key Person Of Influence
Talk Topic: Branding
Lu Li is the driving force behind Blooming Founders as an ecosystem to help early stage female entrepreneurs and diverse teams succeed. In her previous corporate career, Lu has launched FMCG products for Procter & Gamble across Western Europe and has worked on several consulting projects for McKinsey, BMW and T-Mobile.
Talk Title: Profits and Purpose
Talk Topic: Profits & Purpose
Julian built his first company (Mash up Media) from scratch as the sole founder with £1,500 investment. Within three years Mash up Media was making over £2.5 million profit per year, and he successfully sold it to Internetbrands in 2011. Julian bootstrapped Huel to over £40m in revenue, and a valuation of £220m within four years of launch.
Talk Topic: Entrepreneurial Journey
Natalia left the corporate world as a PR Director to follow her passion for human development and became an entrepreneur in the nutrition and mindfulness space. She is a qualified meditation teacher with wide-ranging experiences, from spending time in a monastery in Nepal to be trained by Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute - a program born at Google & developed by leaders in Neuroscience, Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness.
Talk Title: Performance and Productivity Starts with a Present Mind
Talk Topic: Entrepreneurial Wellbeing
Since arriving in the UK in the Summer of 2017, Derek Sarno has been busy launching the brand he co-founded Wicked Kitchen into Tesco with huge success and developing Good Catch, a plant-based seafood alternative set to revolutionise the plant-based seafood sector. Prior to co-founding Wicked Healthy and partnering with Tesco, Derek served as the Senior Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market.
Talk Title: Brand Mission: Priorities and Purpose for High Impact and Longevity
Talk Topic: Building A Brand
Since launching allplants in 2016 they have delivered 750,000+ meals to doorsteps nationwide and are a certified B-Corp that's raised $10M+ making them the highest funded vegan venture outside of the US with backers including Octopus Ventures and Felix Capital. After leaving McKinsey JP launched both Africa's first mobile bank that has over 30M daily users and Kenya's fastest growing retail healthcare chain with over 350 staff.
Talk Title: From Kitchen Table to Serving Millions
Talk Topic: Investment & Scaling
At just 28 years old, Ross has already built and exited two businesses. Now he is helping to redefine plant-based protein with his new startup DARING Foods. With bold ambitions this startup are targeting sales of £7 million this year, with aims to see its products available at 300 locations within the first quarter of this year and 1,000 locations by the end of 2019.
Talk Title: The Bottom Line Of Ethics
Talk Topic: Ethics, Purpose & Profitability
- Business Panels -
SO YOU WANT TO RAISE INVESTMENT. NOW WHAT?
Raising finance for a startup is one of the greatest challenges entrepreneurs face. In this panel we looked at the tricky world of startup fundraising. Attendees heard from entrepreneurs and investors sharing what it is that makes a successful fundraising strategy. Attendees came away armed with new knowledge to help them develop their fundraising strategy.
Marketing & comms: Building Brands That Cut Above The Noise
How does your brand cut above the noise? In this panel we explored the power of telling meaningful brand stories that cut above the noise. Attendees learnt how to harness the power of influencers, develop powerful brand assets and get their brand values across to their target audience. In this discussion some of UK's top content creation and marketing experts shared their personal insights to help attendees build meaningful content.
- Business Workshops -
Owning Your Finances & Avoiding Pitfalls
Facilitated By: Cliff Johnson, Co-Founder of Johnson Resolutions
Own your finances, don’t let your finances own you! This session aimed to name and translate numbers into words as we go through issues facing plant based startups today. Don’t shy away from challenging your accountant anymore as your business can’t afford for you to treat finances like a foreign language.
There Is A 99% Chance Your Mind Is Being Hacked
Facilitated By: Adam Biddle, Founder of GH05T
The truth about social media. How it really works and how you can use this information to benefit your business
Spark the Shift - A Wellness Workshop To Improve Your Health, Wellbeing & Life Satisfaction
Facilitated By: Serena Sabala, Founder of Whole Shift Wellness
At Whole Shift Wellness they specialise in bespoke programs for busy and time pressed CEOs and business owners. Based upon their 20+ years of combined experience and after working with hundreds of busy professionals, they’ve developed a proven methodology which allows you to get to your most fit, healthy and confident self within a year. This workshop will share some effective tips and ideas which attendees can implement into their life right away to #sparktheshift to your greatest level of health, wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Rebel Marketing: No Budget, No Problem
Facilitated By: Loui Blake, Co-Founder of Erpingham House & Kalifornia Kitchen
Tips and tactics to reach your tribe with limited access to funds with Kalifornia Kitchen and Erpingham House founder Loui Blake. Learn digital and physical marketing strategy to do more with less.
The Entrepreneur Mindset: An Honest Conversation About Stress
Facilitated By: Simi Valecha Founder of SV Therapy
What is meant by the term Mindset and how do you harness the qualities required in order to secure maintain and enhance this?
We talk a lot about what it takes be a successful entrepreneur however, are you prepared mentally and emotionally for what is going to be an unknown road ahead that comes with many ups and downs? How to navigate the path less travelled and support yourself to keep going when obstacles abound.
Simi is an integrative trained arts psychotherapist with a wealth of experience helping people manage and overcome anxiety, stress and burnout – realities that are all too common in the startup world associated with being a founder and entrepreneur. Attendees learnt the potential impact of unmanaged stress and how this can affect their wellbeing, which could in turn compromise the success of their business.
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