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EventRebuilding after the South African lockdown and embracing the new norm.
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Rebuilding After The South African Lockdown And Embracing The New Norm.

South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #3. Join us as we tackle the topics facing Startups, SMEs and large companies alike during this Lockdown Period. About this Event: The Lockdown Webinar Series is a group of webinars aimed at business owners and designed to help during this lockdown period. Join Centuro Global's Head of Africa, Seraj Toefy with guest speakers tackle the issues facing South African business. As South Africa and the world, start to contemplate the lifting or easing of lockdown restrictions, we speak to a panel of experts on their view of rebuilding after the lockdown and embracing the new norm. Register free ticket. Wednesday 15th April, 2020 11:00am SAST Speakers: Josh Romisher is a serial entrepreneur who has built businesses in Africa, United States and India. He is currently CEO of LaunchLab where he transforms seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping businesses. Shukri Toefy is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, investor and CEO of FORT. He is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Said Business School, University of Oxford and has been named a Top40 CEO by Under40CEOs and an EY World Entrepreneur finalist. Asma Bashir is a former founder of Newland Chase and current Chairman of Centuro Global. She is a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator of the World Business Angel Forum. Seraj Toefy is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business. Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe. He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally. REGISTER FREE TICKET HERE.

SERAJ TOEFY Apr 08, 2020
Press ReleaseHOW ARE PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS REACTING TO THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS?
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HOW ARE PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS REACTING TO THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS?

"The relentless progress of the corona virus is pummeling life and business in the UK in a way that hasn’t been seen since World War two. The health of the nation has been shifted to the center of importance, with the UK businesses effectively put in lockdown to tackle the spread and save lives. For this article, we look at the private equity market is reacting to the crisis." This article seeks to answer; How is the PE market reacting to the crisis? How are PE funds being affected? What other trends are you seeing in the market?   READ BLM FULL ARTICLE HERE:

ASMA BASHIR Mar 27, 2020
Press ReleaseEntrepreneurs hit hard by Coronavirus – ways to stay afloat
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Entrepreneurs Hit Hard By Coronavirus – Ways To Stay Afloat

Thought provoking words and tips on how Entrepreneurs can stay afloat during times of crisis - from our CG Head of Africa, Seraj.   In this article published by the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Seraj shares insights on the following seven areas; Costs Operations "Co-opetition" Communication Strategy Knowledge Mindset Read the full article on University of Stellenbosch Business School website here.

SERAJ TOEFY Mar 24, 2020
EventBrand It, Pitch It, Nail it, Scale It!
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Brand It, Pitch It, Nail It, Scale It!

Centuro Global, in collaboration with White Bear Studio, are delighted to announce our upcoming masterclass.The session focuses on both White Bear and Centuro Global's proven methodologies to nail your branding and pitching strategies to land investment and drive sustainable growth.The speakers will teach their methodologies so that you can apply them yourself, such as:How to build your brand story and tone of voiceHow to build a brand for future growth and investmentTop tips for creating a pitch deck that will land investmentScaling your businessAs with any good event, there will be the opportunity to network and breakfast will be provided.About The Speakers...White Bear StudioWhite Bear are a London and Dublin based Branding Agency that specialises in creating smashing brands with stickiness for high growth businesses, helping them scale for investment and growth. We work with businesses across multiple sectors and our clients have secured investment in the tens of millions, as well as significant double-digit growth. We teach our unique approaches at industry-leading events. All the brands we've created have beaten their investment goals.White Bear Studio will share their creative process for building a compelling brand, fit for scale and investment. Through brand story, tone of voice, and building a brand world to ensure your business is set up for success.Centuro Global:Centuro Global is a business growth consultancy and concierge service. We assist companies throughout their lifecycle from seed to scaling to exit. Whether you need assistance with pitch decks and funding, intellectual property protection or advice on how to enter new markets and scale globally, we offer a full 360 service. We also have a global membership community comprised of vetted scaleups & SMEs, professional service providers, and investors to ensure you have the right advisory support throughout your business journey.Centuro Global will share their top tips for nailing your pitch deck. Having created numerous pitch decks for clients and connecting them with our network of angel investors and VCs we have great experience in what works and what does not. Join us for our core principles on maximising your chance of obtaining investment.

ZAIN ALI Jan 29, 2020
EventLaunch of The Business Series in collaboration with Modern Woman
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Launch Of The Business Series In Collaboration With Modern Woman

On 27th November 2019, we launched a new events collaboration with Modern Woman at The Curtain Members' Club in London: The Business Series.The event was split into two parts to provide maximum value for our sold-out audience, namely a social media marketing masterclass followed by a live speaker panel.We had a full house on the night, buzzing with colourful canapés, vibrant ambience and inspiring conversation.Dominic Baber-Norris and Xavier Parkshouse-Parker, the dynamic duo behind digital marketing service Zaphub, led a fantastic workshop in which they shared a host of actionable tips that any small business owner could get started with on social media straight away.Three of our guests in the audience were selected for a live audit of their social media profiles, which proved to be deeply valuable for the entire audience covering tips for Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Fitness & Lifestyle influencer, Karly Arber, also stepped onto the stage and delighted the audience with her bubbly personality as she shared her journey towards becoming a social media influencer, and most importantly how to remain authentic whilst growing a large following.The key takeaway from Karly’s message was that regardless of who your audience is, authenticity always wins. People follow you because they are interested in you, and what you do. They want to feel as though they are taking that journey with you, getting previews of the behind-the-scenes shots of your daily life and getting to know the real person behind the screen. Bearing in mind that it’s natural for people to connect with people, rather than a company, it is important to showcase the human element of your business.Do you do monthly team pizza days? Or do you have a dog friendly office?  Capture these moments in the form of short videos, boomerangs and pictures to share on your socials as this will boost intrigue and engagement amongst your followers whilst depicting you as a personable brand, rather than a cold, soulless entity.As the workshop wrapped up, DJ Ronnie Herel from Mi-Soul radio played ambient, soulful sounds as our guests networked with one another and enjoyed the wide array of delicious canapes and refreshing drinks provided.Panel DiscussionRosie Coxshaw, Founder of Modern Woman, moderated the second session of the evening, where we welcomed to the stage three incredible guest panellists to discuss a variety of topics including female success, wellness and purpose as an entrepreneur.Top takeaways:Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Property Investor with a multi-million pound portfolio and Co-Founder of Profit for Practitioners Mentorship program - Value collaboration over competition. This opens you up to wider opportunities for success than you could ever achieve alone.Help other women climb the ladder with you. Often, as women, you work so hard trying to open doors throughout your career, that you forget to hold the door open for your fellow women along the way.Quote she lives by “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life in a way that most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” Tram Anh Nguyen, Wall Street Trader turned Co-founder of the Centre for Finance, Tech & Entrepreneurship -Stay healthy and remember to switch off, to avoid burn out. Ensure you have a deep-rooted mission that underpins your company and motivates your team. Every single day she receives testimonials from students all over the world who have landed jobs in fintech thanks to her programme. Quote she lives by “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”. Thomas A. Edison Chantal Gautier, Chartered Psychologist - The future of work is changing. As an employer, you must trust your employees enough to give them autonomy.Thank you to all who came and shared in a wonderful evening.Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to receive the latest news, top business tips and updates on future events!LinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter

ZAIN ALI Nov 28, 2019
Event
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Social Media Marketing Masterclass: Presented By Modern Woman & Centuro Global

Set in the cool and trendy LP Room at The Curtain members club, The Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT. Join us for an insightful day full of workshops, valuable business tips and inspiring stories whilst networking with other business owners, entrepreneurs and passionate people! See below for a diary of events: 4pm - 5:45pm: Social Media Marketing Masterclass Social media has rapidly become vital in the armoury of any entrepreneur’s marketing efforts. Not only is it important for promotional purposes, but also as a medium to communicate with business customers and clients. Dominic Baber-Norris and Xavier Parkhouse-Parker from digital marketing service Zaphub will lead this workshop on how to use social media for your business. This unmissable course will show you how to: Develop a successful social media strategy Identify and target your audience Create compelling content to drive engagement Time your posts to maximise engagement *A surprise social media influencer will also be attending to give their top tips on driving engagement.* 5:45pm-7pm: Food, drinks and networking 7pm-8:30pm: Live Speaker Panel Modern Woman's editor, Rosie Coxshaw hosts the conversation with inspiring women from diverse industries & cultures as they share their personal experiences as well as discussing thought provoking topics centred around women in the workplace including sales and marketing tools, raising finance, monetising tech for you business and wellness. Followed by an audience Q&A. See below for speakers on the night:   Tram Anh Nguyen Co-Founder of The Centre For Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (Covering: Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship) Tram Anh is the co-founder of CFTE (Centre for Finance, Tech and Entrepreneurship) and an Industry Fellow at Imperial College Business School. She has been nominated as one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech in 2018 and 2019, and is an advocate for lifelong learning and continuous education as the best tool to help organisations and people adapt to a fast-changing world. She is passionate about up - skilling and providing more opportunities to professionals in finance, as well as providing women and individuals from diverse backgrounds with a voice. With extensive experience in the finance industry prior to co-founding CFTE, Tram Anh has a tracking record of setting up leading projects in the world of education with learners around the world, from over 100 countries. Today, she works tirelessly with governments, policy makers, industry experts and academia to push initiatives in continuous education. She believes that in a world increasingly dominated by technology, people must remain at the centre of society and organisations, with education and training key to helping individuals thrive in a fast-changing ecosystem.   Karene Lambert-Gowyn Co-Founder of Passion to Profit & Heart Centred Business (Covering: Business Growth, Sales & Marketing) Karene is an award winning Mumpreneur, Coach and successful Property Investor with a multimillion pound portfolio. Previously a highly paid Management Consultant in Australia, Singapore as well as the UK and Europe, she changed careers to have more time, better relationships and financial freedom. After engaging world-class business and property mentors, Karene created a £2m+ property portfolio in under a year and alongside launching her own Property Coaching Business, she helped Chris create the Passion to Profit for Practitioners Success Formula.She credits her stellar financial and business success to finding the right mentors combined with stepping outside of her comfort zone and taking massive action! With her years of corporate experience focused on saving companies money through efficiency structures and effective systems, Karene brings that knowledge and experience to the Practitioner world and with her husband Chris, created the Award-Winning Passion to Profit for Practitioners Mentorship where they help expert health practitioners build a six-figure practice and then scale it to seven-figures. Chris and Karene have personally trained more than 2500 heart centred business owners how to build a 6 figure income. They have been invited to speak at Business and Financial Conferences around the world, appearing on stages in 14 different countries across 4 different continents, alongside business titans such as Sir Richard Branson, Robert & Kim Kiyosaki, Kevin Harrington, Randi Zuckerberg, Gill Fielding, and Kane and Alessia Minkus. Chris and Karene live in Central London with their daughter Mya where they balance their exciting careers around being present and committed parents.   Chantal Gautier Senior Lecturer, C. Psych, fHEA, AFBPsS at Westminster University & Author (Covering: Business Psychology & Wellness) Chantal is a London-based academic, Chartered Psychologist and eclectic professional with consultancy skills, specializing in a wide range of academic and business activities. Her successful track record in Higher Edicatopm warranted the Teaching Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Chantal continues to apply her academic knowledge and teaching skills in a range of settings. Her breadth of experience and specialist insight into leadership, team development, employee engagement, change management and customer services, has led to contributions in both public, private sectors as well as internationally. Her attraction to Organizational Psychology is driven by her interest with the interface between learning, teaching and business and how they can impact on the servicing of people and interactions. With her recent book publication: The Psychology of Work: Insights into Successful Working Practices, she reminds us of the need to bring back the humane into organizational life. 8:30pm-10pm: Networking, drinks and soulful sounds with DJ Ronnie Herel (Mi-Soul Radio) All attendees will also receive a free day pass to the Private Members Club, “The Curtain”. Buy Tickets

Nov 11, 2019
EventYoung Owners Forum in Bodrum, Turkey
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Young Owners Forum In Bodrum, Turkey

Our Chairwoman, Asma Bashir, and founder & CEO Zain Ali, attended the inaugural Young Owners Forum in Bodrum, Turkey from 20th– 22nd September. It was a fantastic gathering of business owners from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa & Asia, as well as investors and business advisers. The topics discussed ranged from the rise of robotics, to challenges facing young business owners, to how to target a global market.Professor Adrian Cooper, the CEO of Oxford Economics (a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis) forecast that 20 million manufacturing jobs could be lost to robots by 2030. This would be a reduction in the global manufacturing workforce of 8.5%. From 2011-2016, in China alone there was a 267% rise in the number of robots per worker, with a 40% rise in the US and 27% rise in Germany.A Chinese delegation also attended the conference and led a panel discussing the landscape in China. Elena Zheng of Huobi Global discussed the speed at which technology is developed in China, which renders many pieces of tech obsolete by the time they are completed, making it a race to stay relevant. The sheer size of the population at 1.5 billion, over half of which own smartphones, make it a massive market for business resulting in phenomenal opportunity.Our Chairman, Asma, sat on a panel including speakers from Germany, Spain, Oman, Iraq and Nigeria discussing leadership to inspire the younger generation of business owners. Tariq Al-Barwani, the founder of Knowledge Oman, emphasised the importance for early stage entrepreneurs to test their idea in the market and creating an MVP before going full steam ahead with a startup. Asma discussed two of her biggest challenges in her early days as a founder of a company in the early 2000s. These were setting up a strong team and servicing the needs of demanding clients. If you can carefully curate a balanced team with all of the required skillsets and complementary personalities, you will be onto a winner. Meanwhile, doing everything you can to keep clients happy, which can be very time consuming, is crucial. Asma also advised that her top tip for success is to ensure you continue to innovate and never stay stagnant, which was echoed by members of the panel. Miguel Martin, a renowned Spanish angel investor and member of the World Business Angel Investment Forum emphasised the importance of thinking 3, 5, or even 10 years in advance just to keep up with technological developments and to stay one step ahead of your competitors.All in all, it was a fantastic weekend networking with amazing individuals in the beautiful seaside town of Bodrum. We look forward to the second edition of this wonderful conference next year.

ASMA BASHIR Sep 30, 2019
EventTech London Advocates: Investor Showcase 2.0
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Tech London Advocates: Investor Showcase 2.0

Tech London Advocates hosted the largest private sector tech event of 2019 in London on May 2, 2019. The event was attended by over 600 people from the world of entrepreneurs and investors around the world. Some of the information shared by the panellists included a debate on the current trends with investment into UK businesses and how VC's are responding the lack of money available to start ups.   It was evident from all the speakers on the day that Brexit has had a significant impact on tech investment? It was reported that 39% of companies were now finding it harder to obtain investment in the UK as a direct result of Brexit. As an outcome of the challenges being experienced by the Tech world, TLA London will be creating venture capital working groups to help entrepreneurs raise more capital going forward.  

Aug 07, 2019
EventNorth Americas Fastest - Growing Tech Conference
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North Americas Fastest - Growing Tech Conference

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Collision Conference 2019 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto Canada from May 20 – 23, 2019.  Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its fifth year, Collision has grown to over 25,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.Inc. has said Collision run “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference”; The Wall Street Journal that “the giants of the web assemble” at Collision; USA Today that Collision is “the anti-CES”. We hope to see you there.

Aug 07, 2019
EventThe Master Investor Show 2019
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The Master Investor Show 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Master Investor Show 2019. The show will be taking place at the Business Design Centre, London on April 6, 2019. The Master Investor Show will bring together an unparalleled combination of sponsorship, exhibitor and digital packages to maximise engagement with attendees before, during and after the event For the latest news leading up to the event, please visit https://investoraccess.masterinvestor.co.uk/ . We hope to see you there.

Aug 07, 2019
Event
Start A Company, Hr +2
Rebuilding After The South African Lockdown And Embracing The New Norm.

South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #3. Join us as we tackle the topics facing Startups, SMEs and large companies alike during this Lockdown Period. About this Event: The Lockdown Webinar Series is a group of webinars aimed at business owners and designed to help during this lockdown period. Join Centuro Global's Head of Africa, Seraj Toefy with guest speakers tackle the issues facing South African business. As South Africa and the world, start to contemplate the lifting or easing of lockdown restrictions, we speak to a panel of experts on their view of rebuilding after the lockdown and embracing the new norm. Register free ticket. Wednesday 15th April, 2020 11:00am SAST Speakers: Josh Romisher is a serial entrepreneur who has built businesses in Africa, United States and India. He is currently CEO of LaunchLab where he transforms seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping businesses. Shukri Toefy is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, investor and CEO of FORT. He is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Said Business School, University of Oxford and has been named a Top40 CEO by Under40CEOs and an EY World Entrepreneur finalist. Asma Bashir is a former founder of Newland Chase and current Chairman of Centuro Global. She is a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator of the World Business Angel Forum. Seraj Toefy is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business. Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe. He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally. REGISTER FREE TICKET HERE.

SERAJ TOEFYApr 08, 2020
Press Release
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HOW ARE PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS REACTING TO THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS?

"The relentless progress of the corona virus is pummeling life and business in the UK in a way that hasn’t been seen since World War two. The health of the nation has been shifted to the center of importance, with the UK businesses effectively put in lockdown to tackle the spread and save lives. For this article, we look at the private equity market is reacting to the crisis." This article seeks to answer; How is the PE market reacting to the crisis? How are PE funds being affected? What other trends are you seeing in the market?   READ BLM FULL ARTICLE HERE:

ASMA BASHIRMar 27, 2020
Press Release
Start A Company, Hr +2
Entrepreneurs Hit Hard By Coronavirus – Ways To Stay Afloat

Thought provoking words and tips on how Entrepreneurs can stay afloat during times of crisis - from our CG Head of Africa, Seraj.   In this article published by the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Seraj shares insights on the following seven areas; Costs Operations "Co-opetition" Communication Strategy Knowledge Mindset Read the full article on University of Stellenbosch Business School website here.

SERAJ TOEFYMar 24, 2020
Event
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Brand It, Pitch It, Nail It, Scale It!

Centuro Global, in collaboration with White Bear Studio, are delighted to announce our upcoming masterclass.The session focuses on both White Bear and Centuro Global's proven methodologies to nail your branding and pitching strategies to land investment and drive sustainable growth.The speakers will teach their methodologies so that you can apply them yourself, such as:How to build your brand story and tone of voiceHow to build a brand for future growth and investmentTop tips for creating a pitch deck that will land investmentScaling your businessAs with any good event, there will be the opportunity to network and breakfast will be provided.About The Speakers...White Bear StudioWhite Bear are a London and Dublin based Branding Agency that specialises in creating smashing brands with stickiness for high growth businesses, helping them scale for investment and growth. We work with businesses across multiple sectors and our clients have secured investment in the tens of millions, as well as significant double-digit growth. We teach our unique approaches at industry-leading events. All the brands we've created have beaten their investment goals.White Bear Studio will share their creative process for building a compelling brand, fit for scale and investment. Through brand story, tone of voice, and building a brand world to ensure your business is set up for success.Centuro Global:Centuro Global is a business growth consultancy and concierge service. We assist companies throughout their lifecycle from seed to scaling to exit. Whether you need assistance with pitch decks and funding, intellectual property protection or advice on how to enter new markets and scale globally, we offer a full 360 service. We also have a global membership community comprised of vetted scaleups & SMEs, professional service providers, and investors to ensure you have the right advisory support throughout your business journey.Centuro Global will share their top tips for nailing your pitch deck. Having created numerous pitch decks for clients and connecting them with our network of angel investors and VCs we have great experience in what works and what does not. Join us for our core principles on maximising your chance of obtaining investment.

ZAIN ALIJan 29, 2020
Event
Start A Company, Hr +2
Launch Of The Business Series In Collaboration With Modern Woman

On 27th November 2019, we launched a new events collaboration with Modern Woman at The Curtain Members' Club in London: The Business Series.The event was split into two parts to provide maximum value for our sold-out audience, namely a social media marketing masterclass followed by a live speaker panel.We had a full house on the night, buzzing with colourful canapés, vibrant ambience and inspiring conversation.Dominic Baber-Norris and Xavier Parkshouse-Parker, the dynamic duo behind digital marketing service Zaphub, led a fantastic workshop in which they shared a host of actionable tips that any small business owner could get started with on social media straight away.Three of our guests in the audience were selected for a live audit of their social media profiles, which proved to be deeply valuable for the entire audience covering tips for Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Fitness & Lifestyle influencer, Karly Arber, also stepped onto the stage and delighted the audience with her bubbly personality as she shared her journey towards becoming a social media influencer, and most importantly how to remain authentic whilst growing a large following.The key takeaway from Karly’s message was that regardless of who your audience is, authenticity always wins. People follow you because they are interested in you, and what you do. They want to feel as though they are taking that journey with you, getting previews of the behind-the-scenes shots of your daily life and getting to know the real person behind the screen. Bearing in mind that it’s natural for people to connect with people, rather than a company, it is important to showcase the human element of your business.Do you do monthly team pizza days? Or do you have a dog friendly office?  Capture these moments in the form of short videos, boomerangs and pictures to share on your socials as this will boost intrigue and engagement amongst your followers whilst depicting you as a personable brand, rather than a cold, soulless entity.As the workshop wrapped up, DJ Ronnie Herel from Mi-Soul radio played ambient, soulful sounds as our guests networked with one another and enjoyed the wide array of delicious canapes and refreshing drinks provided.Panel DiscussionRosie Coxshaw, Founder of Modern Woman, moderated the second session of the evening, where we welcomed to the stage three incredible guest panellists to discuss a variety of topics including female success, wellness and purpose as an entrepreneur.Top takeaways:Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Property Investor with a multi-million pound portfolio and Co-Founder of Profit for Practitioners Mentorship program - Value collaboration over competition. This opens you up to wider opportunities for success than you could ever achieve alone.Help other women climb the ladder with you. Often, as women, you work so hard trying to open doors throughout your career, that you forget to hold the door open for your fellow women along the way.Quote she lives by “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life in a way that most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” Tram Anh Nguyen, Wall Street Trader turned Co-founder of the Centre for Finance, Tech & Entrepreneurship -Stay healthy and remember to switch off, to avoid burn out. Ensure you have a deep-rooted mission that underpins your company and motivates your team. Every single day she receives testimonials from students all over the world who have landed jobs in fintech thanks to her programme. Quote she lives by “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”. Thomas A. Edison Chantal Gautier, Chartered Psychologist - The future of work is changing. As an employer, you must trust your employees enough to give them autonomy.Thank you to all who came and shared in a wonderful evening.Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to receive the latest news, top business tips and updates on future events!LinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter

ZAIN ALINov 28, 2019
Event
Start A Company, Hr +2
Social Media Marketing Masterclass: Presented By Modern Woman & Centuro Global

Set in the cool and trendy LP Room at The Curtain members club, The Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT. Join us for an insightful day full of workshops, valuable business tips and inspiring stories whilst networking with other business owners, entrepreneurs and passionate people! See below for a diary of events: 4pm - 5:45pm: Social Media Marketing Masterclass Social media has rapidly become vital in the armoury of any entrepreneur’s marketing efforts. Not only is it important for promotional purposes, but also as a medium to communicate with business customers and clients. Dominic Baber-Norris and Xavier Parkhouse-Parker from digital marketing service Zaphub will lead this workshop on how to use social media for your business. This unmissable course will show you how to: Develop a successful social media strategy Identify and target your audience Create compelling content to drive engagement Time your posts to maximise engagement *A surprise social media influencer will also be attending to give their top tips on driving engagement.* 5:45pm-7pm: Food, drinks and networking 7pm-8:30pm: Live Speaker Panel Modern Woman's editor, Rosie Coxshaw hosts the conversation with inspiring women from diverse industries & cultures as they share their personal experiences as well as discussing thought provoking topics centred around women in the workplace including sales and marketing tools, raising finance, monetising tech for you business and wellness. Followed by an audience Q&A. See below for speakers on the night:   Tram Anh Nguyen Co-Founder of The Centre For Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (Covering: Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship) Tram Anh is the co-founder of CFTE (Centre for Finance, Tech and Entrepreneurship) and an Industry Fellow at Imperial College Business School. She has been nominated as one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech in 2018 and 2019, and is an advocate for lifelong learning and continuous education as the best tool to help organisations and people adapt to a fast-changing world. She is passionate about up - skilling and providing more opportunities to professionals in finance, as well as providing women and individuals from diverse backgrounds with a voice. With extensive experience in the finance industry prior to co-founding CFTE, Tram Anh has a tracking record of setting up leading projects in the world of education with learners around the world, from over 100 countries. Today, she works tirelessly with governments, policy makers, industry experts and academia to push initiatives in continuous education. She believes that in a world increasingly dominated by technology, people must remain at the centre of society and organisations, with education and training key to helping individuals thrive in a fast-changing ecosystem.   Karene Lambert-Gowyn Co-Founder of Passion to Profit & Heart Centred Business (Covering: Business Growth, Sales & Marketing) Karene is an award winning Mumpreneur, Coach and successful Property Investor with a multimillion pound portfolio. Previously a highly paid Management Consultant in Australia, Singapore as well as the UK and Europe, she changed careers to have more time, better relationships and financial freedom. After engaging world-class business and property mentors, Karene created a £2m+ property portfolio in under a year and alongside launching her own Property Coaching Business, she helped Chris create the Passion to Profit for Practitioners Success Formula.She credits her stellar financial and business success to finding the right mentors combined with stepping outside of her comfort zone and taking massive action! With her years of corporate experience focused on saving companies money through efficiency structures and effective systems, Karene brings that knowledge and experience to the Practitioner world and with her husband Chris, created the Award-Winning Passion to Profit for Practitioners Mentorship where they help expert health practitioners build a six-figure practice and then scale it to seven-figures. Chris and Karene have personally trained more than 2500 heart centred business owners how to build a 6 figure income. They have been invited to speak at Business and Financial Conferences around the world, appearing on stages in 14 different countries across 4 different continents, alongside business titans such as Sir Richard Branson, Robert & Kim Kiyosaki, Kevin Harrington, Randi Zuckerberg, Gill Fielding, and Kane and Alessia Minkus. Chris and Karene live in Central London with their daughter Mya where they balance their exciting careers around being present and committed parents.   Chantal Gautier Senior Lecturer, C. Psych, fHEA, AFBPsS at Westminster University & Author (Covering: Business Psychology & Wellness) Chantal is a London-based academic, Chartered Psychologist and eclectic professional with consultancy skills, specializing in a wide range of academic and business activities. Her successful track record in Higher Edicatopm warranted the Teaching Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Chantal continues to apply her academic knowledge and teaching skills in a range of settings. Her breadth of experience and specialist insight into leadership, team development, employee engagement, change management and customer services, has led to contributions in both public, private sectors as well as internationally. Her attraction to Organizational Psychology is driven by her interest with the interface between learning, teaching and business and how they can impact on the servicing of people and interactions. With her recent book publication: The Psychology of Work: Insights into Successful Working Practices, she reminds us of the need to bring back the humane into organizational life. 8:30pm-10pm: Networking, drinks and soulful sounds with DJ Ronnie Herel (Mi-Soul Radio) All attendees will also receive a free day pass to the Private Members Club, “The Curtain”. Buy Tickets

Nov 11, 2019
Event
Start A Company, Hr +2
Young Owners Forum In Bodrum, Turkey

Our Chairwoman, Asma Bashir, and founder & CEO Zain Ali, attended the inaugural Young Owners Forum in Bodrum, Turkey from 20th– 22nd September. It was a fantastic gathering of business owners from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa & Asia, as well as investors and business advisers. The topics discussed ranged from the rise of robotics, to challenges facing young business owners, to how to target a global market.Professor Adrian Cooper, the CEO of Oxford Economics (a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis) forecast that 20 million manufacturing jobs could be lost to robots by 2030. This would be a reduction in the global manufacturing workforce of 8.5%. From 2011-2016, in China alone there was a 267% rise in the number of robots per worker, with a 40% rise in the US and 27% rise in Germany.A Chinese delegation also attended the conference and led a panel discussing the landscape in China. Elena Zheng of Huobi Global discussed the speed at which technology is developed in China, which renders many pieces of tech obsolete by the time they are completed, making it a race to stay relevant. The sheer size of the population at 1.5 billion, over half of which own smartphones, make it a massive market for business resulting in phenomenal opportunity.Our Chairman, Asma, sat on a panel including speakers from Germany, Spain, Oman, Iraq and Nigeria discussing leadership to inspire the younger generation of business owners. Tariq Al-Barwani, the founder of Knowledge Oman, emphasised the importance for early stage entrepreneurs to test their idea in the market and creating an MVP before going full steam ahead with a startup. Asma discussed two of her biggest challenges in her early days as a founder of a company in the early 2000s. These were setting up a strong team and servicing the needs of demanding clients. If you can carefully curate a balanced team with all of the required skillsets and complementary personalities, you will be onto a winner. Meanwhile, doing everything you can to keep clients happy, which can be very time consuming, is crucial. Asma also advised that her top tip for success is to ensure you continue to innovate and never stay stagnant, which was echoed by members of the panel. Miguel Martin, a renowned Spanish angel investor and member of the World Business Angel Investment Forum emphasised the importance of thinking 3, 5, or even 10 years in advance just to keep up with technological developments and to stay one step ahead of your competitors.All in all, it was a fantastic weekend networking with amazing individuals in the beautiful seaside town of Bodrum. We look forward to the second edition of this wonderful conference next year.

ASMA BASHIRSep 30, 2019
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Start A Company, Hr +2
Tech London Advocates: Investor Showcase 2.0

Tech London Advocates hosted the largest private sector tech event of 2019 in London on May 2, 2019. The event was attended by over 600 people from the world of entrepreneurs and investors around the world. Some of the information shared by the panellists included a debate on the current trends with investment into UK businesses and how VC's are responding the lack of money available to start ups.   It was evident from all the speakers on the day that Brexit has had a significant impact on tech investment? It was reported that 39% of companies were now finding it harder to obtain investment in the UK as a direct result of Brexit. As an outcome of the challenges being experienced by the Tech world, TLA London will be creating venture capital working groups to help entrepreneurs raise more capital going forward.  

Aug 07, 2019
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Start A Company, Hr +2
North Americas Fastest - Growing Tech Conference

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Collision Conference 2019 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto Canada from May 20 – 23, 2019.  Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its fifth year, Collision has grown to over 25,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.Inc. has said Collision run “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference”; The Wall Street Journal that “the giants of the web assemble” at Collision; USA Today that Collision is “the anti-CES”. We hope to see you there.

Aug 07, 2019
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Start A Company, Hr +2
The Master Investor Show 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Master Investor Show 2019. The show will be taking place at the Business Design Centre, London on April 6, 2019. The Master Investor Show will bring together an unparalleled combination of sponsorship, exhibitor and digital packages to maximise engagement with attendees before, during and after the event For the latest news leading up to the event, please visit https://investoraccess.masterinvestor.co.uk/ . We hope to see you there.

Aug 07, 2019