The Scale Up Series | Talent

VentureFounders Scale Up Series | Talent, took place on Thursday 25 May at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge.

In partnership with Metro Bank, this second instalment of the Scale Up Series gathered founders, investors, and tech leaders to help break down one of the biggest barriers to scale-up growth: the sourcing and retention of world-class talent.

The evening explored three themes central to the talent debate:

• Open borders: The impact of Brexit and Article 50 on access to talent
• Generalist vs specialist: What kind of talent do scaling businesses need?
• Talent retention: How employers can source and retain the best amidst a competitive battle for talent

Speakers included: 

Simon Calver, Partner at BGF Ventures, the £200m investment vehicle supporting the UK’s best and brightest tech founders, as the keynote Simon Calver, Partner at BGF Ventures, the £200m investment vehicle supporting the UK’s best and brightest tech founders, as the keynote

  • Lord Howard Flight, Non-Executive Director, Metro Bank
  • Emma Cerrone Co-founder and Partner of Freeformers,
  • Dr David Tuch, Founder & CEO, Lightpoint Medical
  • Andrew Davies, Co-founder & CEO, Idio
  • Nick Walters, Founder & CEO, Hopster

 

 

Scale Up Series | Talent Event | The Bulgari Hotel

VentureFounders Scale Up Series | Talent, took place on Thursday 25 May at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge.

In partnership with Metro Bank, this second instalment of the Scale Up Series‚ gathered founders, investors, and tech leaders to help break down one of the biggest barriers to scale-up growth: the sourcing and retention of world-class talent.

The evening explored three themes central to the talent debate:

  • Open borders: The impact of Brexit and Article 50 on access to talent
  • Generalist vs specialist: What kind of talent do scaling businesses need?
  • Talent retention: How employers can source and retain the best amidst a competitive battle for talent

 

DID YOU MISS THE LAST SCALE UP EVENT?

VentureFounders and Microsoft Accelerator came together to host the Scale-Up Series: Pitch Off at the Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch.

This marked the launch of VentureFounders', Scale-Up Series of events that will run into 2017, offering investors a real insight into the challenges faced by great British businesses scaling their business.

The event brought together some of the best names in the scale-up ecosystem, including former CEO of Dyson and VentureFounders Chairman Martin McCourt, who delivered the keynote speech. The event also included a panel featuring Irene Graham from the ScaleUp Institute and the whole evening was compered by Michael Hayman MBE.

SCALE UP SERIES BLOGS

SCALE UP SERIES | TALENT: FINDERS KEEPERS

At our recent Scale Up Series event in May, Emma Cerrone of Freeformers talked about the importance of talent for scale ups. Here she talks more about attracting and retaining talent in your business.

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SCALE UP SERIES | TALENT SECURING TALENT…..IN THE DIGITAL AGE

At our recent Scale Up Series event in May, Simon Calver of BGF Ventures talked about the importance of recognising and retaining talent at scale up, for success. Here Simon tells us his top tips for finding the right talent and the impact technology has on the process.

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SCALE UP SERIES | TALENT: THE SHAPE OF TALENT AND HOW TO FIND IT

At our recent Scale Up Series event in May, Simon Calver of BGF Ventures talked about the importance of recognising and retaining talent at scale up, for success. Here Simon describes what kind of existing talent a potential investor might be looking for within a scale up business. He explains what talent looks like and how to find it.

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SCALE UP SERIES | TALENT: POSITIVE. PEOPLE. POWER

At our recent Scale Up Series event in May, Simon Calver of BGF Ventures talked about the importance of focusing on talent at scale up, for success. Here Simon explains the importance of retaining staff through recognition and the development of a positive culture.

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