C2S Boardroom

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March 26 2020

The Square, Bristol

Further Information

Common Challenges When Scaling and How Advisors Can Help De-Risk your Company’s Growth

About this Event

Discussion aimed at more established teams including:
  • Strategy – discussion around how to analyse options and create a living plan to implement
  • Funding – options from seed to series B
  • Growing the business post investment – putting systems, processes and teams together
  • Planning for exit – discussion on why, when, who and how
  • Mentors, Board Advisory or Non-Executive Directors – how they can help in different ways

About the speaker

John is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 7 different businesses in Bristol over a 40 year period, including a digital marketing agency, corporate finance and management consultancy. He has trained and worked as a strategy consultant, raised funding through Angels, VCs and crowd funding, and exited businesses via MBO, MBI and trade sale.
He is a Non-Executive Director/Board Advisor of 5 early stage businesess in London, Sydney and Bristol. He is also a Mentor at Microsoft Accelerator, Pitch@Palace, Techstars and SETsquared and was on the Advisory Board for Oracle’s Accelerator. John was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by techSPARK for his work with Scale-Ups and has been a Judge at National Business Awards, Amazon Scale-Up Awards and many others. He was ranked #30 in CityAM’s list of UK Entrepreneurs.


Written by: Kamal