Build Build Build – what it takes to grow great products


After 2020 is done with us, the startup economy we hope will emerge with an entire new sense of purpose. That is to build products that have intention and are ethically viable. We bring together innovation practitioners, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and VC’s to discuss the all important question – what does it take to truly build a great product?

The 14th of October is titled, Build, Build, Build – and is a day dedicated to exploring four key areas around this theme.

1.Scaling your startup through strong headwinds.
2. The raw unvarnished story behind funding.
3. What does a renovation of the boardroom really look like.
And finally and most importantly, 4. How do we build a product without prejudice?

Throughout the day you will be hearing from some of the most experienced entrepreneurs in the business, including Rob Chesnut, former global head of ethics for AirBNB, co-founder of Quantum Black, Simon Williams, Gary Stewart founder of The Nest and Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital.

We hope you will join us for what will be a truly inspiring day centered around some really transparent discussion – looking at the bigger picture of the startup ecosystem.


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Kwame Nyanning

Chief Experience Officer Arrival

Joy Lo Dico

Writer & Journalist

Jon Bradford

Partner Dynamo Ventures

Simon Williams

Director WovenLight