Start-up Stars: How I turned my business into a reality

, 18.30 - 21.30 FREE
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Find out how our panel of businesses turned the seed of an entrepreneurial idea into a thriving 'real-world' business

Lots of us have an idea for a business, but with as many as half of all new businesses folding before they reach their fifth year, the journey from 'start-up' to 'scale-up' isn't always as straightforward as it seems on paper!

At the latest in our popular new series of Start-Up Stars events you’ll hear from a panel of successful start-up entrepreneurs who have all achieved success in the business world. Our panellists will share the stories of how they found and developed a business idea, researched their market and launched their new enterprise, as well as how they overcame the setbacks that all new firms face when launching and scaling. 

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.

At the event, you'll get the inside-track on from a panel of successful new businesses in a variety of sectors and hear how they managed to turn their business idea into a thriving enterprise, what they learned along the way, and what they wish they’d known before they started!

This event will be chaired by motivational speaker and coach Rasheed Ogunlaru. Panellists for this event include coding and development expert and founder of Telescopic Rita Mantler, founder of HR Sports Academy Mickela Hall-Ramsey and Stuart ‘Tommo’ Thompson, the man who’s start-up Hot Tug allows you to gain a unique perspective on the city from the world’s first floating hot tub and been called London’s most unique experience..

Running Order:

6.30-7.00pm - Registrations and Coffees

7:00-8.30pm - Panel Discussions and Q&A

8.30-8.30pm - 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.

The Innovating for Growth and Start-ups in London Libraries projects are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

British Library ERDF and BIPC logos


Name: Start-up Stars: How I turned my business into a reality
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 18.30 - 21.30
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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