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Leadership Bootcamp

Delivered in partnership with Inspired Leaders

Exclusive for Leadership Track

The Leadership Bootcamp is an amazing session designed for both people in leadership positions and aspiring leaders. Join us as “Inspired Leaders” deliver in-depth sessions on becoming leaders who are well positioned for today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities.


Entrepreneur / Start Up Bootcamp

Delivered in partnership with Future Banking

Exclusive for Entrepreneur Track

The A to Z of startup school condensed into a power-packed 3-hour boot camp session! If you are getting a side hustle off the ground, if you have launched a startup or are looking to take your startup to the next level of growth, this session is for you. Join us as our carefully curated business experts delve into what it takes to start and sustain a successful business.

12:00 - 12:05

Leadership Introduction

12:00 - 12:05

Entrepreneur Introduction

Kwasi Affum
12:05 - 13:05

Session 1: The Only Way is Up

Everything rises and falls on leadership and recent global occurrences have underscored the need for a different breed of future leaders who will lead differently and with empathy.

In this session, renowned leadership expert, Rene Carayol will deliver an inspirational presentation which will help the audience identify and understand their ‘SPIKES’ and standout strengths. He will speak on:

  • Removing the 'fear of failure' and replacing it with 'desire for success' 
  • Abandoning your 'imposter syndrome' 
  • The Power of Mentoring 
  • Why you need leadership, not management, to get to the top  
There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.

René Carayol
12:05 - 12:40

Session 1: How to Raise Angel Investment - A Founder’s Perspective

What does it take to raise your first round of funding? Join this session for a practical step by step approach that will get you funded!

Nana Parry has raised over £300,000 in angel investment across ventures from 12 different investors over the years. He has also helped numerous founders in a similar position and will walk through his very practical and strategic method. You will learn the steps to take if you do not have financial cover when raising. He will speak on:

  • The process of how he raised over £300K of investment and helped others raise tens of thousands
  • How to find angel investors when you don't know any
  • Why your pitch deck isn't as important as you might think and when to use it
  • What to do when you get a 'No'
  • How to value your company when you have no idea how much it's worth?
  • What kind of terms you should be looking for at an early stage?

Nana Parry
12:40 - 12:45


12:45 - 14:15

Session 2: Transitioning from an employee to an entrepreneur

In an era of rapid change, making the leap and transitioning from an employee to an entrepreneur can seem daunting. And being a successful employee and a successful entrepreneur requires two very different toolkits. We have designed this session to help you identify and adopt the mindsets, methods, and tools you need to successfully navigate uncertainty and make the move.

This will be an interactive session with case studies and exercises, along with attendee participation and peer feedback.

We will cover specific strategies used by people who have gone from employee to entrepreneur, including:

  • Entrepreneur’s lifecycle - the fundamentals of entrepreneurial thinking
  • Skills and capabilities - the skills you need before you leap and mapping those skills to the lifecycle events entrepreneurs experience
  • Funding lifecycle - what funding is available during the early stages of the journey
  • Idea validation - How to validate that there is a real need/demand
  • Pre-launch dos and don’ts - common mistakes to avoid
  • Why build a community?

13:05 - 13:50

Session 2: Prepare for your leadership role

As you progress, landing senior roles becomes less about the jobs board and more about building relationships with head-hunters and hiring managers to get approached for the next role.

Leveraging their vast experience of placing very senior executives in roles and working with some of the biggest brands, our trusted executive head-hunters will teach the audience on practical things they can do to prepare for leadership roles, both internally and externally.

They will touch on key issues such as:

  • What Companies are looking for
  • How to build an Executive CV/Resume
  • How to interview like a senior leader
  • How to keep a pulse on the market and
  • How to develop executive presence.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

James HaspelAndrew Walker
13:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Session 3: What is your leadership style

From Mahatma Gandhi to Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King, there are as many leadership styles as there are leaders. Fortunately, businesspeople and psychologists have developed useful and simple ways to describe the main styles of leadership, and these can help leaders and aspiring leaders understand how to best approach leadership.

So, whether you manage a team at work, run a business, or lead a major corporation, which approach is best? Understanding leadership styles and their impact can help you develop your own personal leadership style and help you become a more effective leader.

Using cutting edge research and sharing real life case studies, Jennifer will explore the different leadership styles and how to switch between styles, according to the people you lead and the work that needs to be done.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Jennifer Carnegie
14:15 - 14:20


14:20 - 14:55

Session 3: How to take a product from idea to market

You have a good idea that you ‘just know it will work’ but this is based mostly on experiences you have had. Intuition has its merits of course, but how can you compliment your judgement with customer-driven views and data?

Join us for a panel session with experts who have all made this journey.

Learn how to:

  • Fund, test, and prioritise your ideas in an efficient and cost-effective way
  • Understand what you should be focused on by first understanding your customers
  • Avoid common pitfalls faced by first-time entrepreneurs.

Daniel GeorgeChaya InturiDan Parry
14:45 - 15:00

Closing Remarks

14:55 - 15:00
Linda EsilabaKate Mulligan

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