Hear from founders changing the world and creating impact through their startup.

What does the future have in store and what part will your business play in it?  

As a society, we are at a pivotal moment on many fronts, and are up against some of the biggest challenges many of us will ever see. From the climate and ecological crisis to inequality and instability, the only way to start to solve them is to come together and each play our part.

We have invited three inspiring game changers with bold ideas, that have an inspiring vision for a better future. They will be sitting down to discuss how they're leading the charge on purposeful businesses and how we as individuals have a responsibility for building better businesses for the future.

So, consider this your invitation to join us whilst we contemplate the present, reflect on the past and conceive routes forward for a world in need of change on the 15th Feb.

And that's not all …

After the panel there’ll be a chance to meet with each other and the Virgin StartUp team, where we’ll answer any questions you have, and hopefully provide a dose of much needed optimism and inspiration to take away into your business.

On the panel:

Hugo Douglas-Deane, founder and CMO of Canopey is on a mission to make sustainable shopping easier for everyone. 

Canopey brings together ethical fashion and homeware, cruelty-free beauty, vegan food and drink, all under one roof, with the choice of green and planet-friendly brands.

With award-winning campaigns under his belt, and years of experience in marketing and PR, Hugo will reveal how he’s been paving the way for a better and brighter future, starting with what everyone buys.

Kelvin Summoogum founder of Miicare

Passionate with finding innovative solutions to transform the world we live in, Kelvin Summoogum founder of Miicare, has developed his startup to keep older adults healthy, and independent.

Miicare helps fight loneliness in an ethical way, by keeping them connected to their loved ones, all powered by AI. 

Alongside the other changemakers on our MeetUp panel, Kelvin will tell us the steps you need to take to bring a sustainable business idea to life.

Karishma Gupta - Founder of Satatland

In a world filled with fast fashion, Karishma Gupta, founder of Satatland, has created the ultimate guilt-free, compromise-free and cruelty-free brand.

The circular fashion startup, Satatland, gives you the choice to buy and keep clothes for as long as you like and return for guaranteed store credits, or rent to wear once.

So, even if you want a one-time outfit, Satatland takes the responsibility of recycling it, and it means that the process of finding that standout look is far more environmentally friendly.



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