Whether you’re at the idea stage, have already started up or are just looking for inspiration on how to build a happy company, this day will help you get better at business and life. A hands-on day of workshops and talks where you’ll learn how to create a happy, thriving business, meet some amazing people and have some fun in a stunning location in the heart of Hyde Park. We promise it will be a day to remember.
1 amazing day. 12 inspirational speakers.
We’re delighted to have confirmed some inspiring speakers from all across the world. Here’s who you’ll be meeting on the day:
Andy Middleton, The Tyf GroupStart something with a purpose and you’ll find your own luck
Andy Middleton will share his family story with us and the importance of connecting the rules of nature to the way we design our businesses.
Sharing examples of companies who use creative thinking to make them stand out, James will explain what they do, why it’s creative, where they got their inspiration and what insights you can take from them.
Andy is an award-winning social entrepreneur, campaigner & consultant specialising in the social applications of new technologies. He is founder of the innovation consultancy Sociability, co-founder of School of Everything and founder of the ‘5-a-day for your mind‘ campaign, Mindapples.
Brook Calverley, People MadeBranding your happy startup
Brook helps organisations become more open and deliver more authentic experiences. His approach brings together a deep understanding of social, brand and culture – and how these all work as one to create meaningful interactions with customers and employees.
Carlos Saba, Spook StudioTaking your idea from lightbulb to launch
Co-founder of Spook Studio and The Happy Startup School, Carlos is a product innovation hacker living in Brighton. A lapsed physicist with a problem–solving mindset, he’ll show us how we can validate any ideas we have and ensure we create real value and not more stuff.
Tansy Drake, InnocentThe Innocent Story
Tansy has been at innocent for the last 8 years and seen the company grow, shrink and grow over that time. From starting on a part time contract on the front line as a people’s champion (aka customer service), to formalising and running the award–winning Creative Team and now as their Brand Guardian she has a hunch as to what makes innocent tick – and has kept it buzzing for so long.
Early bird price£125Includes refreshments, lunch, free happy startups goodie bag AND networking drinks afterwards.
This will be a fun, eye–opening day with some inspirational speakers, experienced business people and a room full of likeminded people who believe in our business philosophy at the Happy Startup School.
We’ll be bringing in some of the leading minds in startups, branding, customer experience, positive psychology and PR to help you focus on the things that matter and create a business that is built to last. Learn more in 1 day than in months of procrastinating.
Hands on Workshop
Intro by Laurence McCahill
Session 1: Laying the foundations
Why happiness is a serious business
How to let passion drive your startup
Start something with purpose and you’ll find your own luck
Session 2: From lightbulb to launch
From purpose to profits
Carlos Saba & Laurence McCahill
Taking your idea from lightbulb to launch
Why failure is positive
Provided by Barnes & Scott accountants
Session: 3: WOWing your customers
My entrepreneurial journey
How to create a customer-centric company
Session 4: Telling your story
The Innocent Story
Session 5: Company culture
Creating a happy workplace
Don’t think, do
Provided by Campaign Monitor
Schedule subject to change
On the day you’ll learn how to…
Turn your passion into great business ideas
Define your startup DNA, laying the foundations for a sustainable business
Build an authentic brand that lasts
Test out your ideas with customers for little cost
Get your story heard on a shoestring budget
Create a customer–centric company from day one
We’ll arm you with the knowledge, resources & support to push your ideas forward and build a happy, successful future –from passion to profits.
The workshop is only the beginning though. We’ll provide pre–and post–workshop support through our online community as well as provide tons of tools and resources to follow up on all the areas covered during the day.
There’ll also be lots of freebies as each attendee will get a Happy Startup School goodie bag including cool stuff from the School as well as our carefully selected partners and all the tea/coffee/snacks and lunch you’ll need to see you through the day.