StartUp 2021 is an absolute must for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. It’s your chance to not only discover everything you need to know about starting and growing a business, but to connect with advisers who’ll help take your enterprise to the next level.
Join from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 23 January and enjoy access to over 100 inspirational entrepreneurs and small business experts across 11 different virtual stages.
Hear from a line-up of exciting entrepreneurs who are making waves in their own industries. They'll be sharing their start-up stories and giving insights into the world of running your own business.
Learn from the experts
Our 11 virtual zones have been designed to cover a wide variety of topics to help provide you with the tools, support and guidance you need to start and grow your own business. With over 60 sessions and 100 speakers to choose from across the day, you are spoilt for choice!
Explore the exhibition
Swing by the exhibition area to meet our event partners and learn more about the offers and tools they can provide, to help boost your business.
Meet new business buddies
Visit our interactive networking area to connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs and fellow founders!
Discover awesome advisers
Connect with trusted Enterprise Nation advisers – everyone from all-star accountants to SEO supremos – to receive actionable advice tailored to your start-up’s goals.
Catch-up on content
A ticket to StartUp 2021 will grant you exclusive access to recordings of the day's sessions, so you can catch-up on any sessions you missed out on at your leisure!
Amit Gudka - chief energy officer and co-founder of Bulb, a tech-enabled energy supplier. Amit spent 8 years trading European gas and electricity for Barclays. It was here that he discovered the need for a new type of energy supplier that would have a positive environmental and social impact. In 2014 he decided to leave Barclays and apply his in-depth knowledge of wholesale energy markets to set up Bulb, alongside old friend and co-founder Hayden Wood.
Juliet Barratt, co-founder of Grenade, a sports performance brand which launched into the UK in February 2010. Since then, the brand has grown at an accelerated rate and continues to go from strength to strength. Grenade are now leading innovators in the wider lifestyle and Active Nutrition space, selling into 80 countries via high street retailers, grocery, convenience and online.
Tessa Clarke, co-founder & CEO of OLIO, a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be given away, not thrown away. OLIO has grown to over 2.5 million users in 4 years, and its impact has been widely recognised, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted OLIO as a "beacon” for the world.
Steve Folwell, founder of Muddy Trowel, delivering beautiful, in-bloom plant kits to customers since April 2020. When Steve heard about the significant impact lockdown would have on the UK horticultural industry, he put his entrepreneurial hat on and set up a new venture to support growers and gardeners during the crisis. As a keen amateur gardener and entrepreneur, Steve believed he could help the industry and so he set up Muddy Trowel. With a remarkable 14 days from concept to launch, Muddy Trowel has been delivering ever since.