The Startup Conference

Startup Conference with Successful Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017

Coventry University London

109-117 Middlesex St, London E1 7JF

8:30am – 5:00pm



Meet Top Industry Leaders

Think Digital First
Startup Loans
Wayra UK
Microsoft Accelerator
Intellectual Property Office
Alternative Business Funding
Pimlico Plumbers
Entrepreneurs Network
Silicon Valley Bank
Startup Funding Club
ScaleUp Group
A City Law Firm
RIFT R&D Tax Credits
The Funding Game
British Business Bank


Source: produced by SYS Marketing

Do you have a business idea or a product but don’t know how to start up?

Wondering what you need to do before choosing the right business structure and trying to raise funding?

Join us at our Startup Conference to learn the practical, step-by-step key elements of starting a business by industry-leading entrepreneurs and investors. Speakers will also share their success stories and best practices on raising money for a startup.

Get expert tips on business plan and strategies, your funding options, what investors are looking for, and how to be a successful entrepreneur!

  • Connect with Industry Leaders
  • Discover Funding Opportunities
  • Learn the How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur 
  • Receive Valuable Advice
  • Expose your Brand
  • Expand your Network


8.30 – 9.00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Welcome from BFS and Sponsors
9.15 – 10.15 8 Lessons from an 8-Figure Business Owner (James Sinclair)
10.15 – 10.45 From Idea to the Market: All you want to know about starting a business (Wayra)
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee-break
11.00 – 12.00 Passionate plumber: A story of the Pimlico’s Millionaire (Charlie Mullins)
12.00 – 12.20 Regulations & Best Practices you should know about building the team (Taylor Wessing)
12.20 – 1.20 Think Digital: Successful Marketing on a budget (Warren Knight)
1.20 – 2.00 Lunch-break
2.00 – 3.00 Getting Investment-ready
  Preparing a Winning Investment Deck (Business Funding Show)
  Keeping the house in order or Ensuring you’ve got your Legal bits right (A City Law Firm)
  Protecting your ideas through IPR (Intellectual Property Office)
3.00 – 4.00 Funding Options
  Top Funding sources for Startups (British Business Bank)
  Choosing between Business Angels, Crowdfunding, VCs, Grants and Loans (Startup Funding Club, Alternative Business Funding, Crowdcube, Startup Loans, RIFT)
4.00 – 5.00 Growth (for those who wants more)
  From StartUp to ScaleUp (Mind The Bridge)
  Building relations with Corps (Microsoft Ventures)
  Innovative Economy (Silicon Valley Bank)
5.00 – 6.00 Networking with Snacks & Drinks

What will you learn?


Problem – Solution Fit: Planning & Setting-up the Business

  • Defining the problem
  • Doing the market research
  • Competitor analysis
  • Putting together business plan & building the strategy
  • Testing the idea/solution

Product – Market Fit: From the Idea to the Market

  • Typical mistakes entrepreneurs make
  • Defining your product or service
  • Building an MVP
  • Testing the product/Beta testing
  • Route to the market
  • First client

Building a Team

  • Choosing between apprentices, interns & employees
  • Regulations & best practices you should know about: NMW & Support Schemes
  • Where to search for employees
  • Acquiring talents
  • PAYE & Insurances
  • Salaries/Payroll


  • Registering the business entity: opening a new co, sole trader vs ltd., taxes, reports
  • Opening a rep. office in the UK
  • Preparing legal docs – NDA, shareholder agreements, term sheets
  • IPR & TM

Marketing, PR, & Branding

  • Getting publicity & marketing your product
  • Branding is everything… but when should you be investing in it?
  • The power of digital marketing
  • B2B vs B2C


  • Ensuring scalability
  • Thinking exits from the start
  • Partnering with corps
  • Expanding to other markets

Getting Investment-Ready & Discovering Your Options

  • Putting together a pitch deck & delivering a compelling pitch
  • Top funding sources for startups
  • Becoming ready for funding


Event Sponsored By


Event Hosted By


Coventry University London

109-117 Middlesex St, London E1 7JF


 Panel Sponsor:

Panel Moderation
Featured on handouts
Banner space next to a speaking stage during a discussion
Pop-up stand in break-out area
Guest blog-post at the BFS website (promoted across all SMs)
Five tickets



Headline Sponsor:

Exclusive Speaking slot within moderated panel
Welcome at the beginning of the Conference
Closing remark
Featured on handouts
Featured within all marketing activities
Banner space next to the speaking stage
Pop-up stand in a break-out area
Personalised post-event introduction to visitors
Opportunity to distribute promo-materials at the event
Guest blog-posts at the BFS website (promoted across all SMs)
Five tickets



 Pop-up Stand:

Pop-up Stand in break-out area
Guest blog-post at the BFS website (promoted across all SMs)
Three tickets


Contact us now to learn how to become a sponsor of this exclusive event