• Good Mental Health and Self-care in Lean Startups

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    What impact are lean startups having on our mental health, and what can we change to perform at our best? The journey of starting up and scaling up can be a real rollercoaster ride. We now know that 9 out of 10 entrepreneurs are struggling and mental wellbeing is at an unprecedented low. It's tough to perform at our best with this kind of pressure, so with this event we'll be exploring what stress means as a founder, and how we can take back control to perform at our best. +++ Please purchase £5 tickets through EventBrite, so we can know how many to cater for: https://bit.ly/33TjIDU 6pm: Wind down from your day with pizza and drinks 6:30pm: An introduction to Lean Startup Night London and tonights speaker: Christina Richardson from WeAre3Sixty We will hear from Christina how mental health differs between founders and employees, between startups and established businesses. We will also discuss in small groups how we can maintain our best selves under the particular pressures of lean startup life. 7:45pm: Networking and drinks: Canvas breakdowns, let Davide or Mark know if you have a Lean Startup related question with your business. 8:30pm: Close ABOUT our speaker CHRISTINA RICHARDSON Serial tech-entrepreneur Christina has spent the last decade founding her own startups and helping others do the same. She is an Entrepreneurship Teaching Fellow at UCL and her latest venture, weare3Sixty fuels founders to thrive not just survive on the startup rollercoaster. With training and coaching that helps entrepreneurs be their best, most high-performing selves they're creating new era of human-centric support in the startup ecosystem. Prior to this, she co-founded two technology start-ups herself so knows first-hand what it is like to launch and grow a new business. Her first technology business launched in 2012 and was acquired by Enterprise Nation in 2015; her second was a Cannes Lions Innovation award winner and used by brands like Samsung, Vodafone and Expedia. Lean Startup Ambassadors for London: DAVIDE TURI, Founding Partner, Studio Zao Davide is resident business coach at Imperial College London, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge and has been a successful entrepreneur himself (one exit). MARK ELLIOTT, Business Coach and Lean Business Builder Mark is a Business Coach and teaches on and off curriculum at Goldsmiths and SOAS. He has formally built tech empires and wasted a lot of his own and other peoples money.

  • Side Hustles: How To Launch A Business On The Side

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    Entrepreneurs often use their spare time to get validation for a business idea while they are employed full time. Let's learn more about it. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/side-hustles-how-to-launch-a-business-on-the-side-tickets-66462859201 Side hustles are probably the most common entrepreneurial activity among employees in large organizations. Having a business idea while employed full time often results in a dilemma: should I quit now and pursue my idea full time? Or should I wait until I have more validation? But if I wait, will I have the resilience and the stamina to make it happen for real? How should I set things up from a legal, contractual point of view with my employer? Let's learn more from two "side hustlers" who succeeded and eventually took the plunge. AGENDA 18:00 welcome and drinks 18:30 - Side Hustles panel: let's learn from two case studies how to succeed with doing entrepreneurial activities on a side. Panel includes: - Jonathan Jayson launched The Comedy Crowd, an online platform where like minded creators and fans who together help develop new comedy projects while working full time. He decided to focus full time on his business idea after 9 years at EY - Ernest & Young. - Davide Turi is a "serial side-hustler". During the last 20 years he juggled between corporate jobs and launching two startups - one of them sold - publishing nine books, lecturing at universities and managing an independent record label. He has also started Studio Zao as a side hustle, now his full-time, and only, job. 19:30 - More Drinks and Networking