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Innovation & Ideas Festival, Bristol

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Influential High Growth Business Leaders from across Europe to Gather in Bristol for an Innovation & Ideas Festival and to Discuss Brexit.

Many of the business landscape’s most pressing and crucial subjects and will take centre stage in Bristol this September 8th and 9th, when Europe’s most influential high growth business leaders come together for an Innovation and Ideas Festival.

As a major centre of business, creativity, and innovation, Bristol is the ideal location for such an event to take place, with The Bristol Hotel providing a great venue in the Centre of the city.

'A unique setting in which to explore and discuss the opportunities for growth that will lead us into a dynamic and vibrant economy.'

Innovation and Ideas Festival Bristol
The event will delve into a broad spectrum of topics ranging from how to scale-up your business, the latest in AI, VR and Internet security, to the latest strategies and tools in marketing and social media to help position your business for future growth.

Crucially it will also take a critical look at what Brexit will really mean for the UK business landscape and what we can all do to mitigate risks and maximise opportunities involved.

As we all know, small businesses were one of the major campaign battle-grounds during the recent referendum, at Startacus HQ we welcome this opportunity for them to collectively consider the road ahead, and to make sure their voices are heard amongst the fallout.

Attendees will be given a unique opportunity to engage and network with some of the UK and Europe’s leading business minds, exploring how innovative thinking can help clear the path towards sustainable economic growth.  

Check out the full list of speakers, which includes;

  • Chris Moss -  The business brain that helped to build at  least 3 billion dollar brands (Virgin Atlantic, Orange and 118118).  In an interview, Chris explains how he used radical thinking to grow mega-businesses.

  • Jennifer Arcuri, Hacker House.  Read Jennifer describe her determination to change ideas about hacking, and help fill a major skills gap.

  • Jeremy Waite – Head Evangelist for IBM’s ‘Watson’ (the AI programme)

  • Tiffany St James - One of the inaugural Tech City100 and a TED Speaker. She was listed as 1 of the Top 100 Influencers in UK Digital Marketing by The Drum. Here’s a clip of Tiffany at Like Minds 2010

  • Minter Dial, Futurist and Last board member

  • Mark Adams, Global Head of Innovation, Vice

    And other fab speakers including...

    Ross Williams – Grew a $50m a year global tech business without investment.
    Nicole Yershon – Founded the Ogilvy Digital Innovation Lab.
    Stephen Waddington – Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum.
    Gemma Went – Digital Marketing and an Online Business Consultant.
    Tom Salmon – Co-founded leading incubator The Bakery
    Emma-Jane Packe – Provides strategic development for growth companies.
    Katz Kiely – Delivered a Transformation Initiative for the UN.
    Rod Banner – Founded and sold The Banner Corporation to WPP.
    Steve Moore  – Ex-policy advisor to No.10.
    Leo Ryan – EMEA VP, Customer Solutions at social software company Spredfast.

Innovation and Ideas Festival BristolIn addition, on the first evening of the event, the folk from Adam Street Club will hold a one-off pop-up event to celebrate some of the businesses that started life at the Club, including Mind Candy the creators of Moshi Monsters, and Egg the World’s first internet bank.

The event is being organised by Global thought leadership platform Like Minds- their founder Andrew Ellis explains a little bit more about its significance.  

“It’s really important that smaller high growth businesses (the corporates of tomorrow) have a chance to be heard. We also need to move beyond Brexit and focus on the positive aspects of the result and continue to build for our future growth.

Like Minds is the perfect environment to do that through engaging and networking with some of the UK and Europe’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders. At this event we will discuss the opportunity for growth that will lead us into a vibrant economy.”

There are limited number of tickets are available for the Innovation and Ideas Festival- you can grab yours over on the Like Minds site, and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with news and developments.  

This post was created with support from Like Minds.

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Published on: 9th August 2016

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