Day two: GROW Scaleup Retreat

People in business attire eating outdoors on a sunny day.
Day two of GROW Summit 2023 connected founders for deep discussions covering important issues for scaleups.

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

Tuesday 7 November afternoon to Wednesday 8 November 2023

GROW Scaleup Retreat brought together 100 tech scaleups to share valuable insights alongside serial entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, advisors and investors with extensive experience in scaling companies. 

During the stay, scaleups engaged with peers and took a deep dive into scaleup challenges while having honest discussions covering topics such as raising, selling, scaling, storytelling and more. 

The General Magic team delivered a workshop especially for GROW. The General Magic story inspires today's innovators, offering unique lessons on product development, team building and resilience in the approach to failure.

Building long lasting and valuable relationships 

GROW Scaleup Retreat is not just about business. We believe in building connections and fostering a strong community. Attendees throughout the event engaged in networking opportunities that went beyond the ordinary to create meaningful connections. 

Birch, Selsdon 

GROW Scaleup Retreat was held at Birch Selsdon, a wonderful location in the outskirts of London. It's one of London’s largest rewilding projects with more than 200 acres of nature that encourages guests to reset and refresh.  

Contributors of the retreat:

  • Alex Stephany

    Alex Stephany

    CEO and Founder, Beam
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    Alex Stephany

    Alex Stephany

    CEO and Founder, Beam
  • Paul Fifield

    Paul Fifield

    Founder, Sales Impact Academy
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    Paul Fifield

    Paul Fifield

    Founder, Sales Impact Academy
  • Pip Jamieson

    Pip Jamieson

    Founder and CEO, The Dots
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    Pip Jamieson

    Pip Jamieson

    Founder and CEO, The Dots
  • Saasha Celestial-One

    Saasha Celestial-One

    Cofounder and COO, Olio
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    Saasha Celestial-One

    Saasha Celestial-One

    Cofounder and COO, Olio
  • Sarah Kunst

    Sarah Kunst

    Founder and General Partner, Cleo Capital
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    Sarah Kunst

    Sarah Kunst

    Founder and General Partner, Cleo Capital
  • John Down

    John Down

    Chief Operating & Financial Officer, The Dots Global
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    John Down

    John Down

    Chief Operating & Financial Officer, The Dots Global
  • Aron Gelbard

    Aron Gelbard

    CEO and Cofounder, Bloom & Wild
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    Aron Gelbard

    Aron Gelbard

    CEO and Cofounder, Bloom & Wild
  • Dan Cobley

    Dan Cobley

    Startup Founder, Investor and Advisor, Various startup businesses
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    Dan Cobley

    Dan Cobley

    Startup Founder, Investor and Advisor, Various startup businesses
  • Oli Barrett

    Oli Barrett

    Serial Cofounder and Presenter, Powered by Ethos
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    Oli Barrett

    Oli Barrett

    Serial Cofounder and Presenter, Powered by Ethos
  • Jolawn Victor

    Jolawn Victor

    Board Director, Jebbitt
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    Jolawn Victor

    Jolawn Victor

    Board Director, Jebbitt
  • Sherry Coutu CBE

    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founders4Schools
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    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Sherry Coutu CBE

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founders4Schools
  • Caroline Plumb OBE

    Caroline Plumb OBE

    Group CEO, Gravita
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    Caroline Plumb OBE

    Caroline Plumb OBE

    Group CEO, Gravita
  • Daniel Glazer

    Daniel Glazer

    Founding Partner, London Office, Wilson Sonsini
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    Daniel Glazer

    Daniel Glazer

    Founding Partner, London Office, Wilson Sonsini
  • Irene Graham OBE

    Irene Graham OBE

    CEO, Scaleup Institute
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    Irene Graham OBE

    Irene Graham OBE

    CEO, Scaleup Institute
  • Cordelia Meacher

    Cordelia Meacher

    Founder and Managing Director, Fieldhouse Associates
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    Cordelia Meacher

    Cordelia Meacher

    Founder and Managing Director, Fieldhouse Associates
  • Sebastian Cox RDI

    Sebastian Cox RDI

    Rewilder and Environmentalist, Sebastian Cox Ltd
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    Sebastian Cox RDI

    Sebastian Cox RDI

    Rewilder and Environmentalist, Sebastian Cox Ltd
  • Alex Alvarez

    Alex Alvarez

    Lead People Scientist, Culture Amp
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    Alex Alvarez

    Alex Alvarez

    Lead People Scientist, Culture Amp
  • Nick Matthew

    Nick Matthew

    VP and General Manager, Culture Amp
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    Nick Matthew

    Nick Matthew

    VP and General Manager, Culture Amp

The General Magic team:

  • Matt Maude

    Matt Maude

    Director, General Magic
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    Matt Maude

    Matt Maude

    Director, General Magic
  • Veronica Miles

    Veronica Miles

    Impact Producer, General Magic
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    Veronica Miles

    Veronica Miles

    Impact Producer, General Magic
  • Sarah Kerruish

    Sarah Kerruish

    Director, Producer and Chief Strategy Officer, General Magic
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    Sarah Kerruish

    Sarah Kerruish

    Director, Producer and Chief Strategy Officer, General Magic