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Following on from our connective expertise event in November, we’re pleased to announce our next event – How to grow your start up business – taking place 5th February 5.45-8.30pm at The Chamber, Avenue HQ Leeds.

The event has been created in collaboration with NorthInvest – a not-for-profit investment organisation facilitating angel investment into tech start-ups based in the North of England. Our aim is to bring together a mix of investors, marketers and start-up business owners to discuss their own tips on gaining investment, marketing a start-up business, and winning business changing deals for your start-up.

As Entrepreneur Coach and Marketing and Events Lead at NorthInvest Charlotte Scott’s talk will outline her best practice tips on securing investment for your start-up. Her day to day role involves working with a variety of startups advising them on the investment process and helping brands to get their investor decks pitch perfect, before connecting them with investors through a packed events programme. As former Head of Marketing & Events at Leeds Digital Festival 2018 and Founder of e-commerce social enterprise, MOTIVATEE, Charlotte has learned first-hand the challenges and opportunities of marketing as a startup.

Joining us from connective3 will be Content Marketing Director David White, speaking on ‘How you can gain national media coverage for your brand’. With extensive digital PR experience. David will run through how to apply his unique ‘strategically creativity; approach to any business to achieve significant relevant press coverage no matter the scale of your business or budget.

In addition to David, joining us from connective3 is Claire Stanley-Manock. As Paid Media Director Claire’s talk will focus upon how to get the most from your paid media spend, targeting the right consumers for your brand, with relevant messaging at the time that they are most likely to convert.

Jordan Appleson is the Founder and CEO of Hark. Along with his team, Jordan has built and introduced Hark’s cloud-based platform to various markets. The Hark Platform is being used to redefine operational efficiency and reduce costs in Retail, Manufacturing, Facilities Management and Life Sciences companies, world-wide. In talk he will how discuss how this Hark were able to win the £1million+ account to deliver real-time energy monitoring for a leading supermarket brand across their UK locations.

As founder of vitamin drinks brand Tea Plus James Dawson’s talk will explore how he came to the idea to create his vitamin infused teas. He’ll talk through the start and scale up period of growing the brand and how he went on to pitch the business on Dragon’s Den , walking away with £75,000 investment from Tej Lalvani and a partnership with Vitabiotics, the UK’s largest vitamin company.

The event is free to attend and all delegates are invited to join us for some complimentary food, drinks and networking post event.

You can register now here.