Startup Theatre 5

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Wednesday 17th May

Thursday 18th May


10.45 - 11.45

Paul Courtman-Stock, Zai Rashid, Alexandra Daniels

McDonald’s Insight Seminar

This seminar is the chance to find out what being McDonald’s franchisee is all about from company representatives, current franchisees and our banking partners. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to speak to people who can answer all your questions in a panel question and answer session at the end.


11.45 - 12.15

Geoffrey Folkes

Top Tips for Running Your Own Business Whilst Employed

This seminar is for anyone thinking about taking the huge step of starting their own business whilst still employed. Find out when you should leave your job and take the plunge; how to balance work-life with self-employment and other considerations you should take into account to ensure your business gets off to the right start.


12.30 - 13.00

Simon Rayner-Langmead

5 ways to get journalists talking about your brands

Getting the press to talk about your business is one of the most difficult aspects to growing a company and becoming an influencer on social media can be the difference between make and break for a small business. The tools demonstrated in this talk based on Simon Rayner-Langmead''s recent book and interactive website - will teach you how to build strategic context around your product or service, make your company newsworthy, and how to be viewed by journalists as a thought leader in your industry.


13.15 - 13.45

Dwain Reid


`Your network is your net worth` but how do you build a powerful network if you are too shy to network? Learn how to deal with networking at events including how to get over nerves you may feel beforehand. Learn 5 essential things to remember in networking situations including how to break the ice and get into conversations and how to follow up with key contacts


14.00 - 14.30

Sharona Lobles

How I built a 6-figure online business in 1 year

I’ll tell you what it takes to start a successful business and make your vision a reality. I’ll share the secrets on how to become a sales expert and leverage online marketing & social media channels to grow your business.


14.45 - 15.15

Abel Campos

McDonald’s, a progressive burger company…

Hear Abel’s explanation of the evolution of the McDonald''s as a brand over the last ten years.


15.30 - 16.00

Mia Jafari

How social innovators are changing the world, and you could too!

Interested to learn about the social innovators, impact makers and systems thinkers that are redesigning our world? In this interactive talk, Mia Jafari will explore the ideas and businesses that are transforming our planet, solving global challenges and shaping a better future for us all.


16.15 - 16.45

Luke Smalley

How to build your MVP

This seminar provides advice and guidance for digital startups on how to successfully launch their minimum viable product (MVP), as well as how to prioritise future phases of development.