23 Apr 2018
iMultiply are delighted to invite you to join our community of entrepreneurs, investors and finance leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities of growing a successful business. Our speakers Rob Jones, FanDuel Co-founder and Flick Co-founder/CPO and Corien Staels, wheelAIR Founder and BBC Dragons' Den contestant will be discussing their growth journeys and lessons learned when it comes to attracting investment and talent, developing product and brand identity and growing internationally. John Anderson, Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Business School will be providing insights into developing a robust growth strategy.
More about our speakers:
Rob Jones, FanDuel Co-founder, Flick Co-founder and CPO
Rob is the Co-founder and CPO at Flick, Inc. which launched a video game and eSports social streaming platform earlier this year. Formerly, Rob was the Co-founder at FanDuel the Scottish billion dollar business that has become the world's largest one-day fantasy sports site. Rob's expertise centres around product design, marketing creative and brand identity. He set up his first business in 2004 and has since founded five companies; a digital design agency, a social networking site, a prediction game, FanDuel, and Flick.
Corien Staels, wheelAIR Founder
Corien, Glasgow-based entrepreneur, founded wheelAIR at 24 years old. With a background in product design Corien invented a unique backrest cooling system for wheelchairs. Three years later, following an appearance on BBC Dragons' Den, two major awards and endorsements from wheelchair users including a string of elite para athletes, her company Staels Design is in a prime position to be a multi-national player in the mobility business.
John Anderson, Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Business School
John has over 20 years experience of emerging and growth companies. He is a chartered accountant and former Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange. John is also Chairman of the Gabriel Investments angel syndicate, a participant in REAP Scotland and sits on the Enterprise Research Centre advisory group. He is currently iMultiply's Chairman, as well as Programme Director on the pioneering Growth Advantage Programme and Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Business School.
18.00 – Arrival and drinks
18.30 – Welcome by John Anderson, Head of SME Engagement at Strathclyde Business School. Developing a robust strategy for growth
18:45 – Rob Jones, FanDuel Co-founder and Flick Co-founder/CPO and Corien Staels, wheelAIR Founder share growth journeys and lessons learned
19.15 - Fireside Q&A
20.00 - Drinks and discussion
Time: 18.00 - 21.00
Venue: W204, Stenhouse Wing, Strathclyde Business School, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 OQU
Dress code: Business / smart casual
Format: Speakers, Fireside Q&A and Drinks
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