Start-up Stars: How I disrupted my market

, 17.30 - 20.30 FREE
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Find out how our panel of businesses challenged the status quo and shook up their sector

In recent years, ‘disruption’ has become a BIG business buzzword. Meaning to question an accepted way of doing things, challenge the status quo and create exciting opportunities in new markets, being ‘disruptive’ gives ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and get ahead of their competitors. And whilst lots Of disruption happens in the tech, or tech-enabled, space, it’s not just confined to digital businesses: SMEs in all sectors can get ahead by embracing change and forging new, creative solutions to problems.

At the latest in our popular new series of Start-Up Stars events you’ll hear from a panel of successful entrepreneurs who have all achieved success by shaking up their sector. Our panelists will share the stories of how they identified a problem and developed a creative solution that helped set their business apart from the crowd. Come along and learn more about how you can commercialise your business idea by challenging the status quo.

Start-up Stars has been created to enable a space where early stage can benefit from the insight and practical advice of established scale-ups, and where new businesses can build networks and benefit from peer support and expertise sharing. 

This event will be chaired by motivational speaker and coach Rasheed Ogunlaru, and the full panel comprises:

Dr Rina Newton, Managing Director of CompliMed

Warren Pole and Erica Pole, Founders of 33Shake

Umesh Rajani, Founder of In A Wish

Running Order:

5.30-6.00pm - Registrations

6:00-7.30pm - Panel Discussions and Q&A

7.30-8.30pm - Networking Reception and Refreshments

The event is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and The British Library in partnership.

This event will be followed by a networking reception and refreshments.


Don’t forget we have over £5m worth of online market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor amongst others, company data for over 144 million UK and global companies, over 60 million patents and more. With a Reader Pass you can access all of these resources for free before or after your workshop (or in the break if you can’t keep away!) and get your business ahead of the competition.


Name: Start-up Stars: How I disrupted my market
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 17.30 - 20.30
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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