StartUp Disruptors is an established start-up small business networking and support group, based on the south coast of the UK
We are proudly supported by Uber and Funding Circle.
We have groups in Portsmouth and Bournemouth too.
Who are we?
We're for the misfits, those that a naturally don't feel at home or individuals that feel 'out of place' at other networking events.
We have a laid back and informal vibe and a strong sense of community too.
There's no such thing as a daft question, our aim is to share knowledge, create a community and support people with their ideas whether they are just ideas, or in the early stages of business growth.
If you are fed up of events that are talking shops, give no return for the time invested, who are full of people 'out for themselves' then you'll breathe a sigh of relief; when you attend our event. As we are more concerned with hearing how your week has been and getting you answers to your questions as part of our sessions.
Originally started in 2016 in Portsmouth by Becky Lodge and Laura Kenward; they grew the group from 9 people in a pub, to over 650 members online in a private Facebook group in less than a year.
They started the group as we were horrified of the 'horror stories' of people being 'ripped off' by unscrupulous local suppliers, so they decided to do something about it.
How do you join?
Our rolling subscription membership includes a face to face meeting each month in Southampton and peer 2 peer support in a PRIVATE VIP group (that is invitation only once you have subscribed)
We are supported by Uber and also Funding Circle too and they support us in all types of ways! (But you have to become a member to learn more about them too!).
We are seeking to help people grow their business successfully and in a sustainable way. We have a wide range of members from home-based businesses to companies that employ staff and have premises. Ask to see our testimonials and check out our all five star feedback on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/startupdisruptors
What our groups share is a mindset of growth and wanting to succeed and help one another in their journey.
We have a strong group etiquette and we don't encourage aggressive sales, MLM or lead farming within the group and those found to be doing this will be banned permanently - harsh but fair! It's served us well as we are now the 'go to' group for networking and support in the local area and across the south coast.
StartUp Disruptors also holds its own Business Awards each year to celebrate the success of its community in and around the local area. Any start-up can be nominated, even if they aren't a member of the group and we will post more about this a the group grows in Southampton.
Please check out our social media channels for our all 5 star rated feedback and reviews, as well as our testimonials on our website.
You can register your interest to join the group here:
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Sponsor packages are available for corporate companies on request, so please do ask for more information if you are looking to 'give back' and support the next generation of startup business owners and entrepreneurs.
Location of Meetup:
Meetups will be held monthly at Uber's 'Greenlight Hub' at Empress Heights in Southampton once a month.
Fourth Thursday of the month - 12pm - 2pm. Pay and display on street or NCP parking.
In the meantime, thank you for checking us out and get ready for the disruption!