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Business Start Up Convention


Business Start Up Convention

The 30th Annual Business Start Up Convention


Now in its thirtieth year, the Business Startup Convention is the United Kingdomís premier exhibition for anyone thinking about starting their own business or expanding their existing one.

This two day event attracts more than 20,000 business people annually and continues to grow every year. It comes as no surprise to people who have visited that the Business Startup is the fastest growing business show in Europe. 

There are a variety of things taking place over the weekend including:



With some of the UKís biggest names in business giving seminars on a wide range of topics, this yearís show is definitely a must attend. Topics will include motivational speeches; stories of how they grew their businesses and advice on taking your business to the next level. Guest speakers this year include:


David Gold - Owner of West Ham Football Club

Doug Richard - Entrepreneur and former start of Dragonís Den

Brad Burton - The Ukís number one motivational business speaker

Rachelle Headland - Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi X

Felicity McCarthy - Facebook's Head of SMB Marketing Communications

Simon Booth - Founder of Kiddimoto

Rob Halliday-Stein - Founder of BullionByPost

Dara Nasr - Head of sales for Twitter UK


And many moreÖ


Workshops take a more in-depth look at various aspects of business. There are plenty on offer including:


-Lead generation

-Business planning

-Branding and marketing

-Email marketing

-Financial fitness


-Google workshop

-Mentoring workshop


-Web success

Attending one of these workshops will allow you to speak to industry experts and get advice specific to your business. In order to attend a seminar, you must first register your interest on the website.

Angelís Den

At the event you could have the chance to pitch your business to wealthy investors who have real industry experience and business contacts who can help your business in all stages of itís development. Not only is this great for the people involved but it can also give the audience an idea of what to include in their own pitches.

The Angelís Den isnít just about pitching ideas to the panel, there will also be informal sessions where you can practice your pitches to investors in order to iron out any faults in your pitching style. In addition, there will be a series of lectures over both days of the show.

If you are interested in applying for the Den, then donít forget to sign up on the website.

Speed Networking

Just like speed dating for businesses! Spend an hour on a series of two minute meetings, making more contacts in an hour that you would in weeks of traditional networking. This is a great way to start filling your book of contacts if you are a start up business. To help you get the most out of your experience, here is a list of things to keep in mind.


Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most from speed networking:

     Be truthful, exaggerating or lying will set you back in the long run

     You donít have a lot of time, so be concise

     Learn everything there is to know about your business

     Remember to say why you are different

     Be confident - this can help to disguise nerves

     Make sure you have enough business cards on hand

     This event is useless if you donít follow up on the contacts you have made

Midas Touch

This part of the event could really change the lives of some of the people in attendance. A more serious version of Angelís Den, the contestant with the best pitch of the weekend will be crowned the Innovator of the Show.

Pitching to multimillionaire investors could see your business be the subject of a major investment...If you can just get your five minute pitch right.

Opening times

Thursday 28th November 10am Ė 6pm

Friday 29th November 10am Ė 5pm


London Olympia


Hammersmith Road

London W14 8UX

The Olympia is located in the middle of the city, there are plenty of places nearby to eat, drink and relax.


For more information on the show, visit


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