StartUp 2020: The UK’s biggest start-up show of the new year


King's College London

Bush House, North Wing 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

London, England, GB, WC2B 4BG

Whether you want to be your own boss, have a business idea or simply want to improve your entrepreneurial skills, this is the event for you.

Join Enterprise Nation at StartUp 2020 and you will have access to over 100 inspirational entrepreneurs and small business experts across 10 different stages and interactive zones. Taking place on Saturday 18 January at King’s College, London, StartUp 2020 is the biggest start-up show of the new year.

Highlights include:

Anne Boden, founder, Starling Bank  

Anne Boden founded Starling with a clear goal: to build a bank that would help you manage your money, all from one app. Thirty years ago, Anne pioneered the UK’s first same-day payment service that transformed electronic money. Anne’s ambition has brought together a team building a challenger bank that is set to reach one million accounts and £1 billion in deposits by the end of 2019. The question is what does it take?  

Olivia Wollenberg, founder, Livia’s kitchen  

The neuroscientist turns business woman tells the story of her healthy snack brand and how her turnover has more than doubled each year since launch. Now stocked in over 4,000 UK stores, Livia’s Kitchen plans to sell in excess of 5 million products in 2019. 

Matt Lumb, former CEO of Tangle Teezer and CEO of Warpaint for Men and Daniel Gray, founder, Warpaint for Men 

From a £100,000 Brixton flat start-up, Matt Lumb took Tangle Teezer to a £28.6m a year turnover. He’ll be sharing his thoughts on what it really takes to grow a brand and why company culture is key to success. Now CEO of start-up Warpaint for Men, he’ll be joined by the company’s founder to talk societal disruption, Dragons’ Den and top tips for start-up success.  

Rafe Offer, founder of the global phenomenon that is Sofar Sounds 

From the first gig in 2009 – just eight people in a North London flat, a community was born. It continued to spread. From London to Lisbon, Boston to Bangalore, Sydney to Santiago. In 10 years and over 20,000 gigs, more than 25,000 artists have played a Sofar gig. In May 2019, Rafe and the team raised £25m to continue their global expansion. 

Plus many more! We’ll also have zones focused on digital marketing, raising funds, entrepreneurial mindset, building a brand and much more!

Can’t make London? We are hosting in Manchester in 2020 too. Click here to view that event.

This event is powered by Enterprise Nation and  King’s College London

Enterprise Nation is Britain’s most active small business community and we have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business.

Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your start-up and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts. Membership is just £10 a month and you can cancel at any time.

The King’s College London Entrepreneurship Institute exists to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. No matter what career you have ahead of you, skills to innovate and to be entrepreneurial will be valuable.

StartUp 2020 is supported by:

Cancellation policy 

For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Please note that in the event you are unable to attend due to cancellation from yourself or Enterprise Nation, we are unable to refund any associated costs such as hotel or travel.

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