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There are plenty of ingredients that go into creating a successful business. A sound product/service, good financials, clear purpose, strong founding team, determination and grit. What about timing? Was Bill Gross right to claim that timing is the number one factor for startup success in his 2015 TED talk? 

A lot has been said about the times we find ourselves in now. Unprecedented. Challenging. Trying. Does that mean we should wait until things feel more stable before getting something off the ground? What can we learn from businesses that started during the last recession? What new opportunities might there be now? Is there ever a right time to start a business?
Join us as we bring together a community of future founders, founders, start-up leaders and insightful minds to explore these questions and more. 
Designed for digital, our MeetUp will kick off with a panel discussion, followed by break-out sessions in branding and marketing. We'll also have a place to chat and debrief after the discussion, as well as a member of the team on hand to answer your questions on all things Virgin StartUp. We'll look forward to seeing you on the night. 


Here's what we've got in store: 


Panel Discussion (6:10pm - 7:00pm): 

Hosted by: Ben Keene, co-founder of Rebel Book Club and Virgin StartUp Mentor


Gabriela Hersham,Co-founder of Huckletree
Lucas London, Founder of Lick Home
Lucy Standing, Chartered Occupational Psychologist & Founder of Bravestarts


Drop-in Sessions (7:00pm - 7:50pm):

Marketing (on a budget): Matt Doyle, Founder and CEO of Array
Branding: Scott Leonard, Founder of The Champion Agency
Virgin StartUp: Lissa Gillott, Head of Funding and Support at Virgin StartUp

Panel debrief and reflections


Tickets are free, but strictly limited, so grab yours today.