November 13, 2008 · 6:00 PM
Thursday November 13th - 18.30 - Late Location : Sun Customer Briefing Centre - 45 King William Street - London Do you want to know how to Scale your company ? Do you ask, what happens when I cross that chasm ? Have you thought, how do I answer the VC when he asks for my business model on growth, and how Im going to tackle it ? Startup Essentials meetup is driven by the audience, you tell me what content you require and discussion points, I provide the speakers, content, beer and pizza. We have two main speakers, and then break out into a mini bar camp style session to discuss technology and commercial focused areas and let the audience drive that interaction. So this month, we have the following agenda Agenda : 18:30 - Late (Coffee, Water, Beer,Pizza all available) Meeting Agenda 6.30 - Registration/Networking 7.00 - Paul Dowling - RD Tax Credits for Startups The Government R&D credit scheme is a very effective way of getting tax relief for innovation. It is the single largest way the government has of helping SME's with funding. However, the scheme is much understood and greatly under-utilised. Paul's company GGTC helps clients to claim on a no win, no fee basis. Paul will also talk about how his other firm Dreamstake helps to incubate start-ups and other early stage companies 7.30 - Paul Robinson - CTO For Hire 'You might have found great developers, amazing infrastructure engineers and inspirational support personnel to help your ideas bloom, but have you thought through what happens if systems or procedures fail? Or if you need to scale quickly? What happens if you need to change your business model overnight? Do you have the right processes, checks and people to make sure your technology business "just works". Paul Robinson from Vagueware Ltd runs through some issues common to businesses his firm helps every day, and gives you a checklist to run through tomorrow morning to make sure your technology - and your business - is ready for what comes next.' 8.00 - 9.00 Mini BarCamp Two breakout sessions, Technology and Commercial With Pizza and Beer to feed the conversation Directions http://uk.sun.com/abo...