Elevating Founders
’How to be a CEO’ with Louis Warner, Founders Factory

’How to be a CEO’ with Louis Warner, Founders Factory

May 11, 2022

An exciting episode with Louis Warner Chief Operating Officer and Accelerator Programme Director for Founders Factory.

Louis has held a series of operational and leadership roles in privately backed, early stage, internet and technology-led businesses including being a member of the early team at lastminute.com

Listen to Louis Warner and Sina Sadrzadeh while they dive into the theme 'How to be a CEO'. 

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Negotiating and Navigating a Fundraise

Negotiating and Navigating a Fundraise

April 4, 2022

For today's episode we have a really interesting episode for you, with Sasha Trower, Partner at Venrex, in conversation with Rosie Bailey, Co-Founder and CEO of Nibble.

The episode explores Rosie’s journey to entrepreneurialism, educates and shares advice on Nibble’s fundraising approach and process for their most recent Seed raise, which Venrex were a part of. The conversation also spans the importance of company culture, the rise of the circular economy and how the pandemic played a part in accelerating growth.

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The Importance of Strong Leadership in a Startup

The Importance of Strong Leadership in a Startup

March 21, 2022

For episode 4 our host Sina Sadrzadeh and Isabelle Kenyon, Founder & CEO of Calibrate, are having a conversation about the importance of strong leadership in a start-up.

Isabelle is currently responsible for growing Calibrate the modern medical metabolic health business that's changed the way the world treats weight. Calibrate was launched in June 2020 and raised 127.6 million dollars in funding from leading healthcare and consumer investors.

Elevating Founders, our pitch-off competition is open for applications! Win £10,000 and showcase your products and solutions in front of investors and tech leaders. Consult our criteria for startups and scaleups on our website www.elevatingfounders.tech or submit your application here Elevating Founders 2022 Application - Europe (typeform.com)

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The Path to Becoming a UK Powerhouse

The Path to Becoming a UK Powerhouse

February 21, 2022

Join us for Episode 3 The path to becoming a UK powerhouse with Poppy Gustafsson CEO of Darktrace and Jacqueline de Rojas President of TechUK, both focusing in a conversation that will answer the question, what it takes to create and deliver big tech companies in the UK?

For more information about Elevating Founders go to: www.elevatingfounders.tech

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Building a better working world

Building a better working world

February 7, 2022

In this episode, Elka Goldstein, CEO of EQL:HER and Catriona Campbell, CTIO of EY UK & Ireland, talk about building a better working world while discussing Catrina's transition from a start-up to a larger corporate culture, building a purpose driven organisation, and the importance of a successful leadership approach.

For more information about Elevating Founders go to: www.elevatingfounders.tech

Interested in attending London Tech Week? Go to: londontechweek.com

Recognizing Opportunities: The key to making big bets on the future

Recognizing Opportunities: The key to making big bets on the future

January 24, 2022

In today's episode we take a look back at a conversation from the Elevating Founder event at London Tech Week last year. With Kerim Derhalli Founder and CEO of Invstr and Ann Hiatt International Speaker and Leadership Consultant. 

For more information about Elevating Founders go to: www.elevatingfounders.tech

Interested in attending London Tech Week? Go to: londontechweek.com 

Trailer 2nd Season

Trailer 2nd Season

January 17, 2022

The new season is here! Our first episode of the second season will be released on Monday 24th of January.

Looking beyond Silicon Valley to Calgary, technology’s adventure playground!

Looking beyond Silicon Valley to Calgary, technology’s adventure playground!

August 23, 2021

For Episode 12 we have Patrick Mattern, Vice President of Business Development at Calgary Economic Development. He explores ecosystems, the benefits of setting up a business in Calgary, educates us about the north American ecosystem and shares his advice for navigating where to grow your business and the factors to consider. The conversation also spans founder loneliness and mental health, support networks and why we should all move on from the silicon valley obsession!

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Check out the infographic to learn more on Calgary!

*Correction* Calgary ranked in the Top 5 most liveable cities in the world in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index from 2009-2019.

How Missouri Powers the Mars Mission

How Missouri Powers the Mars Mission

August 9, 2021

For episode 11 we have Mark Sutherland, CMO of Missouri Partnership speaking to Ron Nowlin, SVP of Aerospace and Military Aviation from EaglePicher about all things SpaceTech.

Mark and Ron discuss the level of innovation it takes to power the mars mission, why its imperative to surround yourself with people smarter than you and what it takes to build products that just cannot fail. Both being Missouri residents and advocates, they share how the biggest pulls of living in Missouri.

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How to add genuine value as a VC

How to add genuine value as a VC

July 26, 2021

Today we have Russ Shaw, Founder, Global Tech Advocates & Tech London Advocates, and Stephen Nundy, Partner and CTO at Lakestar. Listen in for what qualities VCs look for in a Founder, what tech verticals they have their eye on right now and insight into the investment world. Stephen reveals his predictions for the future, explores the tech founder ecosystem in London compared to other countries and he shares his view on why internal motivation and dedication to the mission is a key early signal for a successful founder.

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