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Videos of past events

The Inspiring Entrepreneurs series is a chance to hear from, and put your questions to, high-profile and hugely experienced entrepreneurs.

From Stelios to Doug Richard, Richard Reed to Martha Lane Fox, we've hosted some stellar names. You can watch all our videos on our YouTube channel

Recent events

Question Time for Entrepreneurs - 12 November 2012

From Battlefield to Business - 3 July 2012

Forward-thinking Fashion - 11 July 2012

Mothers of Invention 2012- 19 July 2012

Question Time for Entrepreneurs - 14 November 2011

Media Maestros - 12 October 2011

The Power of Social Media - 9 February 2011

Question Time for Entrepreneurs - 17 November 2010

Ingenious Britons - 22 September 2010

The Secret Ingredients of Success - 28 July 2010

The Power of Social Media - 1 July 2010

In conversation with Lord Sugar - 17 November 2009

From Brainwave to Business, with Seb Conran - 23 September 2009

Surviving and Thriving, with Doug Richard - 14 July 2009

Marketing Maestros, with Will King - 22 June 2009

Kick-starting the Sustainable Economy, with Tim Smit - 6 May 2009

Mothers of Invention, with Gurinder Chadha - 10 March 2009

Video highlights

Lord Sugar

In November 2009 we were joined by Lord Sugar for an evening 'In conversation with...'. Watch one of the nation's best-known entrepreneurs in action:


Doug Richard

The founder of School for Startups and former BBC 'Dragon' spoke at our 'Desperately Seeking Finance' event in April 2008:


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Levi Roots

The star of Dragons' Den, and creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce, spoke at our 'Winners II' event in October 2007:


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Safia Minney

The ethical fashion designer and founder of People Tree spoke at 'Feelgood Fashion' in September 2008:



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Toni Mascolo

Founder of Toni&Guy, Toni Mascolo, featured in our 'Blueprints for Business' event in February 2009, talking about the benefits of franchising.


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Richard Reed

Richard Reed, founder of Innocent Drinks, spoke at our 'Ethical Entrepreneurs' event in January 2007.


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Alternative formats

If you are not able to watch these videos and need a more accessible alternative, we can supply transcripts upon request. Please email with the title of the video you would like.

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96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
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Email: Reference Team

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