Live from Altitude in Millbank Tower, London, we’re bringing you minute-by-minute coverage of the 2011 Entrepreneurs’ Summit.Check back at 10am on Wednesday May 25 for live coverage of the Entrepreneurs’ Summit, featuring Business Secretary Vince Cable, Britain’s first self-made female billionaire Dame Mary Perkins, Carphone Warehouse legend Charles Dunstone plus many, many more. Click on the links to read the individual blogs (these will be updated throughout the day). The line-up: The Collaborative Edge Lessons from Specsavers’ founder about how she created a £1bn empire based around partnerships.
Dame Mary Perkins, founder, Specsavers Your business and the UK economy: Entrepreneurs’ Question Time How do economic prospects look for 2011 and beyond? What support will small and mid-sized companies get? How can your business influence the agenda? Put your questions to:
Vince Cable MP, business secretary John Cridland, director-general, CBI Luke Johnson, chairman, Risk Capital Partners Philip Shaw, chief economist, Investec Enterprise as Opportunity Julie Meyer, CEO, Ariadne Capital and BBC online Dragon, in conversation with Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year award winner Vanessa Heywood. Make them Loyal, Make them Engage, Make them Pay How do you move your business beyond functional marketing to genuine engagement and customer loyalty? Marketing masterclass from the man who built an international service giant.
Simon Calver, CEO, LOVEFiLM 4 Digital Shots: Mobile; Social; Global; Recommendation Dan Cobley, vice president of marketing, Northern and Central Europe, Google Andrew Gerrard, head of social business, Like Minds Lara Morgan, founder, Company Shortcuts Andy Phillipps, executive chairman, Reevoo How to Know More than your Competitors What will your customers want in two years’ time? Be first to understand. One trend-spotter; one world-class entrepreneur. Martin Raymond, strategy and insight director, The Future Laboratory Richard Harpin, chief executive, HomeServe How to be an Extreme Innovator – animation & inspiration His business literally brings life to the screen. An incredible presentation from one of Britain’s most innovative businesses and entrepreneurs. Torsten Reil, co-founder and CEO, NaturalMotion Be Disruptive, Reach New Markets What’s the quickest way to reach new markets? Disrupt an old one. Wonga has reinvented an industry, offering short-term loans online at the click of a button. Consumer finance will never be the same again. Why shouldn’t your sector do the same? Your guide to challenging the status quo.
Errol Damelin, CEO, Wonga.com Growth Beyond Borders – masterclass He started it. He built it. He took it public. He grew it around the globe. And he’s still growing it. An incredible life story and lessons in true entrepreneurial success.
Charles Dunstone, founder, Carphone Warehouse
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