Build Build Build – what it takes to grow great products

Overview

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.

Sessions

A new normal for Transport – A Fireside chat with Kwame Nyanning, Chief Experience Officer, Arrival

How can we reimagine a cleaner, more interconnected future for our cities? Transport unicorn, Arrival, might just have the answer – we speak to Kwame…

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Scaling: The uncensored view

‘If at first, you don’t succeed’ – this is the golden mantra that the startup ecosystem was built on. But we know many other principles…

The New C-suite: how the boardroom is changing: A fireside chat with Rob Chesnut, former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb

It’s the most important question that beckons the startup world. How do you scale a company with a moral compass? Especially at such a challenging…

Investing in Diversity: Fireside chat with Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital

In the UK and US, fewer than 1% of startup founders who are black receive venture funding. A narrative that we know needs to shift…

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Speakers

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Kwame Nyanning

Chief Experience Officer Arrival

Joy Lo Dico

Writer & Journalist

Jon Bradford

Partner Dynamo Ventures

Simon Williams

Director WovenLight