Day one: GROW Scaleup Insights

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The first day of GROW Summit 2023 saw attendees learn, share and network with like-minded peers who are passionate about fostering growth and innovation to unlock the path to success. 

Don't miss the chance to attend GROW Summit scheduled for early November 2024

Tuesday 7 November 2023

Events of the day

Morning: GROW - Scaleup Insights

Startup founders heard from scaleup leaders about their entrepreneurial journeys. Discussions included building resilience, building teams and building ecosystems. Speakers explored the crucial roles played by mentors, investors, advisors and good governance in guiding and empowering entrepreneurs as they navigated the complexities of building and growing their ventures. Panellists shared their insights on how a robust ecosystem empowered them to navigate challenges and helped them seize opportunities for success.  

Speakers

  • Justine Roberts CBE

    Justine Roberts CBE

    Founder and CEO, Mumsnet
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    Justine Roberts CBE

    Justine Roberts CBE

    Founder and CEO, Mumsnet
  • Sherry Coutu CBE

    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, Founders4Schools
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    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, Founders4Schools
  • Alex Stephany

    Alex Stephany

    Founder, Beam
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    Alex Stephany

    Alex Stephany

    Founder, Beam
  • Jolawn Victor

    Jolawn Victor

    Board Director, Jebbitt
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    Jolawn Victor

    Jolawn Victor

    Board Director, Jebbitt
  • Jess DeLuca

    Jess DeLuca

    Former Founder and Chairwoman, Cult Beauty
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    Jess DeLuca

    Jess DeLuca

    Former Founder and Chairwoman, Cult Beauty
  • Andrew Tibbitts

    Andrew Tibbitts

    Director of Growth Services, London & Partners
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    Andrew Tibbitts

    Andrew Tibbitts

    Director of Growth Services, London & Partners
  • Janet Coyle CBE

    Janet Coyle CBE

    Managing Director of Grow London, London & Partners
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    Janet Coyle CBE

    Janet Coyle CBE

    Managing Director of Grow London, London & Partners
  • Noshin Begum

    Noshin Begum

    Cofounder, QueenYou
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    Noshin Begum

    Noshin Begum

    Cofounder, QueenYou
  • Jaclyn Mason

    Jaclyn Mason

    Regional Director, Business and Trade, British Consulate General San Francisco
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    Jaclyn Mason

    Jaclyn Mason

    Regional Director, Business and Trade, British Consulate General San Francisco

Afternoon: GROW Scaleup Retreat at Birch Selsdon

2023 marked the first year for the GROW Scaleup Retreat at Birch in Selsdon, an oasis of calm and nature in south London and an ideal spot to reset and reconnect. With more than 200 acres of nature, Birch Selsdon is also one of the city's largest rewilding projects. Here, scaleup founders had the opportunity to create meaningful connections and got to know each other on a deeper level.