Scaling Up for Digital Success Workshop

Wednesday 29th of November 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday 30th of November 2017 - 16:00

SETsquared Surrey is developing a series of workshops as part of its Entrepreneurship Programme that address the most common challenges faced by digital companies who have moved beyond the start-up phase, have sales traction, and are now looking to significantly scale their business.
 
The first of these workshops – Scaling up for digital success’ - will take place on over two days on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November.
 
Timings: 9.00am – 4.00pm (catering will be provided)
Facilitators: Kevin Arthur and David Porter from Carbon Limiting Technologies

You do not need to be a SETsquared member to attend this event and as this is the first time we are running this, there will be no charge for this workshop.  

About the facilitators:

Kevin Arthur - A highly-experienced entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in the renewable energy, semiconductor and electronics sectors.  Most recently, Kevin was the founding CEO of Oxford PV, building its value from zero to £29M in 5 years, raising £15M in equity funding and grants and recruiting a highly talented team of 32 people.  Previously, Kevin was the founding CEO of QuantaSol Ltd and has held senior leadership roles with other high growth technology companies including Mitel Semiconductor, where revenues grew from $50M to $600M in 5 years.

David Porter - David is highly experienced in the commercialisation of innovative clean technology solutions.  He has set up and programme managed business incubation services, delivered incubation support directly to over 100 companies and been part of several high growth technology companies.  David has also worked with SMEs, university spinouts and corporate venturing units for which he has developed growth plans to secure financing.

Workshop Content:
 
The challenges that companies face can change as they mature and enter a new phase of needing to scale up.
 
The seminar looks at these dimensions of a business:

Market
Business Development and Sales
Strategy and Business Planning
Technology/Product
Supply Chain and Operations
Team and Funding
 
We will show you what you need to do to prepare for a successful scale up of your business.  
 
This is a hands-on workshop will take you through each area and give you the tools to prepare for scale up.   Participants will present back their scale-up plans and receive feedback during the workshop. 
 
As this is the first time we are running this, there will be no charge for this workshop.  It will be completely free to you and your team members (and you do not need to be a SETsquared member to attend).
 
If you are interested in coming along to this then please email c.watson@surrey.ac.uk and I can book you a free place (yourself and up to 3 team members)!
 

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