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.

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