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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors.

The monthly events are open to anyone interested or involved in startups and there are no annual or membership fees.

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Upcoming events (4)

M&A: A Powerful Growth Strategy for Companies - In Conversation with Dave Rebbet

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-ma-a-powerful-growth-strategy-for-companies-in-conversation-with-dave-rebbettes-co-founder-bcms/ Dave is a founding director of BCMS, an expert in the company sale process, and an acknowledged thought leader within the M&A industry. BCMS was founded in 1989 and is a leading specialist M&A advisor to shareholders and owner-managers looking to sell all or part of their business. In the past decade alone, they have completed over 600 M&A deals. Dave is well known as an international speaker, and lectures at over 100 business conference, seminars and events around the world each year. Prior to forming BCMS Corporate, Dave, along with Brian and Steve Rebbettes, was a director of Contract Leads Ltd, which was founded in 1969; a company that was later sold to Thomson Corporation (a precursor to Thomson Reuters) in 1988. Dave is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an organisation well respected for its commitment to furthering the arts, charity and commerce. Dave has been instrumental in BCMS’ growth in over 20 countries around the world. Speaking to many thousands of business owners, in cities all over the globe, Dave has helped transform the received wisdom on valuing and selling companies. Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking, Drinks & Food 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat with Dave Rebbettes 8:00 PM: Networking & More Drinks --- Speaker Dave Rebbettes - BCMS (Founding Director) Dave is a founding director of BCMS, an expert in the company sale process, and an acknowledged thought leader within the M&A industry. BCMS was founded in 1989 and is a leading specialist M&A advisor to shareholders and owner-managers looking to sell all or part of their business. In the past decade alone, they have completed over 600 M&A deals. Host Phin Mpofu - Startup Grind (Community Evangelist, EMEA) Phin Mpofu is a globally connected entrepreneurship evangelist, inspired by how it can be used as a force for good. He is Startup Grind's Community Evangelist for EMEA helping the local Chapter Directors build incredibly helpful, dynamic and well-connected communities for their ecosystems. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Fora (https://www.foraspace.com/location/fora-reading/) Fora is reimagining the office experience by employing premium hotel-style service and design, innovative technology and a curated approach to Resident activity. We look beyond only supplying a desk to create a cohesive, productive and useful experience all day. Spaces are designed to enable Residents to choose how, when and where they work and meet. Airbyte (https://airbyte.uk/) airbyte is a specialist product studio, with a clear aim to produce and deliver useful, high quality web and mobile-centric applications, as well as building the services to power them. We offer services including digital product consultancy, specification, strategy and design alongside mobile and web development. As a small team, we can guarantee you will work directly with the same people which designed, built and marketed our previous products. The Centre for Corporate & Startup Partnerships (https://www.corpstart.org) The Centre for Corporate & Startup Partnerships (CASP) is a platform, founded to accelerate innovation by facilitating collaboration and partnerships between corporates and startups. We curate RFP, Pilot, Proof-of-Concept and Competition opportunities from corporate companies around the world that are available to startups. ConnectTVT (http://www.connecttvt.co.uk/) We are a Reading-based platform bringing together the Thames Valley’s fast-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, tech and digital economy, from our base GROW@GreenPark in Reading. Leading the conversations, sharing the stories, promoting the events, it’s a central place for collaboration and innovation. Developers, start-ups, scale-ups, digital, makers, freelancers or corporates, there is something for everyone. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-ma-a-powerful-growth-strategy-for-companies-in-conversation-with-dave-rebbettes-co-founder-bcms/

#RDGUK Office Hours - April Edition

Thames Tower

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-rdguk-office-hours-april-edition/ #RDGUK Office Hours is a hyper-local community-driven initiative to proactively foster a collaborative ecosystem to help businesses succeed in Reading, UK. For one full day each month people in Reading can participate in a variety of Office Hour sessions taking place in Fora located in Thames Tower. These include Investor, Legal, Finance, HR, Digital Skills, Marketing & Sales Office Hours, workshops, mentoring and mastermind sessions from some of the leading companies and professionals in their respective fields. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and end of day drinks. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :). Agenda 8:00 AM: Start the day off with a hearty Breakfast 9:00 AM: Workshop Sessions & Co-working Begin 1:00 PM: Lunch is served 2:00 PM: Workshop Sessions & Co-working Continue 5:00 PM: Community Drinks & Pizza --- Hosts Phin Mpofu - Startup Grind (Community Evangelist, EMEA) Phin Mpofu is a globally connected entrepreneurship evangelist, inspired by how it can be used as a force for good. He is Startup Grind's Community Evangelist for EMEA helping the local Chapter Directors build incredibly helpful, dynamic and well-connected communities for their ecosystems. Caroline Anamoah - Startup Grind Thames Valley (Co-Director) Lauren Rose - Fora (General Manager) Chantel Harris - Fora (Guest Experience Manager) Caroline Gratrix - VIVA Photography (Founder & Image Director) Mark Thomas - Austin Fraser (Regional Contracts Manager) Erica Purvis - TechnicalNature (Founder & Design Director) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Fora (https://www.foraspace.com/location/fora-reading/) Fora is reimagining the office experience by employing premium hotel-style service and design, innovative technology and a curated approach to Resident activity. We look beyond only supplying a desk to create a cohesive, productive and useful experience all day. Spaces are designed to enable Residents to choose how, when and where they work and meet. Airbyte (https://airbyte.uk/) airbyte is a specialist product studio, with a clear aim to produce and deliver useful, high quality web and mobile-centric applications, as well as building the services to power them. We offer services including digital product consultancy, specification, strategy and design alongside mobile and web development. As a small team, we can guarantee you will work directly with the same people which designed, built and marketed our previous products. #RDGUK Office Hours (https://www.rdgukoh.co.uk) #RDGUK Office Hours is hyperlocal community driven initiative to proactively foster a collaborative ecosystem to help businesses succeed in Reading, UK. For one full day each month businesses in Reading can participate in a variety of Office Hour activities taking place in FORA. These include Investor, Legal, Finance, HR, Digital Skills, Marketing & Sales Office Hours, workshops, mentoring and mastermind sessions from some of the leading companies and professionals in their respective fields. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-rdguk-office-hours-april-edition/

#RDGUK Office Hours - May Edition

Thames Tower

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-rdguk-office-hours-may-edition/ #RDGUK Office Hours is a hyper-local community-driven initiative to proactively foster a collaborative ecosystem to help businesses succeed in Reading, UK. For one full day each month people in Reading can participate in a variety of Office Hour sessions taking place in Fora located in Thames Tower. These include Investor, Legal, Finance, HR, Digital Skills, Marketing & Sales Office Hours, workshops, mentoring and mastermind sessions from some of the leading companies and professionals in their respective fields. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :). Agenda 8:00 AM: Start the day off with a hearty Breakfast 9:00 AM: Workshop Sessions & Co-working Begin 1:00 PM: Lunch is served 2:00 PM: Workshop Sessions & Co-working Continue 5:00 PM: Community Drinks & Pizza --- Hosts Phin Mpofu - Startup Grind (Community Evangelist, EMEA) Phin Mpofu is a globally connected entrepreneurship evangelist, inspired by how it can be used as a force for good. He is Startup Grind's Community Evangelist for EMEA helping the local Chapter Directors build incredibly helpful, dynamic and well-connected communities for their ecosystems. Caroline Anamoah - Startup Grind Thames Valley (Co-Director) Lauren Rose - Fora (General Manager) Chantel Harris - Fora (Guest Experience Manager) Caroline Gratrix - VIVA Photography (Founder & Image Director) Mark Thomas - Austin Fraser (Regional Contracts Manager) Erica Purvis - TechnicalNature (Founder & Design Director) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Fora (https://www.foraspace.com/location/fora-reading/) Fora is reimagining the office experience by employing premium hotel-style service and design, innovative technology and a curated approach to Resident activity. We look beyond only supplying a desk to create a cohesive, productive and useful experience all day. Spaces are designed to enable Residents to choose how, when and where they work and meet. Airbyte (https://airbyte.uk/) airbyte is a specialist product studio, with a clear aim to produce and deliver useful, high quality web and mobile-centric applications, as well as building the services to power them. We offer services including digital product consultancy, specification, strategy and design alongside mobile and web development. As a small team, we can guarantee you will work directly with the same people which designed, built and marketed our previous products. #RDGUK Office Hours (https://www.rdgukoh.co.uk) #RDGUK Office Hours is hyperlocal community driven initiative to proactively foster a collaborative ecosystem to help businesses succeed in Reading, UK. For one full day each month businesses in Reading can participate in a variety of Office Hour activities taking place in FORA. These include Investor, Legal, Finance, HR, Digital Skills, Marketing & Sales Office Hours, workshops, mentoring and mastermind sessions from some of the leading companies and professionals in their respective fields. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-rdguk-office-hours-may-edition/

#RDGUK Office Hours - June Edition

Thames Tower

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-rdguk-office-hours-june-edition/ #RDGUK Office Hours is a hyper-local community-driven initiative to proactively foster a collaborative ecosystem to help businesses succeed in Reading, UK. For one full day each month people in Reading can participate in a variety of Office Hour sessions taking place in Fora located in Thames Tower. These include Investor, Legal, Finance, HR, Digital Skills, Marketing & Sales Office Hours, workshops, mentoring and mastermind sessions from some of the leading companies and professionals in their respective fields. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :). Agenda 8:00 AM: Start the day off with a hearty Breakfast 9:00 AM: Workshop Sessions & Co-working Begin 1:00 PM: Lunch is served 2:00 PM: Workshop Sessions & Co-working Continue 5:00 PM: Community Drinks & Pizza --- Hosts Phin Mpofu - Startup Grind (Community Evangelist, EMEA) Phin Mpofu is a globally connected entrepreneurship evangelist, inspired by how it can be used as a force for good. He is Startup Grind's Community Evangelist for EMEA helping the local Chapter Directors build incredibly helpful, dynamic and well-connected communities for their ecosystems. Caroline Anamoah - Startup Grind Thames Valley (Co-Director) Lauren Rose - Fora (General Manager) Chantel Harris - Fora (Guest Experience Manager) Caroline Gratrix - VIVA Photography (Founder & Image Director) Mark Thomas - Austin Fraser (Regional Contracts Manager) Erica Purvis - TechnicalNature (Founder & Design Director) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners Fora (https://www.foraspace.com/location/fora-reading/) Fora is reimagining the office experience by employing premium hotel-style service and design, innovative technology and a curated approach to Resident activity. We look beyond only supplying a desk to create a cohesive, productive and useful experience all day. Spaces are designed to enable Residents to choose how, when and where they work and meet. Airbyte (https://airbyte.uk/) airbyte is a specialist product studio, with a clear aim to produce and deliver useful, high quality web and mobile-centric applications, as well as building the services to power them. We offer services including digital product consultancy, specification, strategy and design alongside mobile and web development. As a small team, we can guarantee you will work directly with the same people which designed, built and marketed our previous products. #RDGUK Office Hours (https://www.rdgukoh.co.uk) #RDGUK Office Hours is hyperlocal community driven initiative to proactively foster a collaborative ecosystem to help businesses succeed in Reading, UK. For one full day each month businesses in Reading can participate in a variety of Office Hour activities taking place in FORA. These include Investor, Legal, Finance, HR, Digital Skills, Marketing & Sales Office Hours, workshops, mentoring and mastermind sessions from some of the leading companies and professionals in their respective fields. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-thames-valley-presents-rdguk-office-hours-june-edition/

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