Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business

25th May – Cardiff
NatWest Entrepreneur Meet Up

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NatWest’s Entrepreneur Meet Up, together with Entrepreneurial Spark will bring together the best Entrepreneurial talent, leading business experts and mentors across the ecosystem.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur who wants to learn more, an expert who is interested in mentoring entrepreneurs or someone who would like to network with like minded people, this event is for you. Take the opportunity to learn from others experiences; hear from our fantastic keynote speakers and develop yourself by building your knowledge to support taking you and your business to the next level.

Agenda

16:00 Arrival – Networking & Exhibitions
16:30 Welcome & Scene Setting
16:40 Keynote Speaker 1 – Bill Morrow (Angels Den)
17:00 Keynote Speaker 2 – Gareth Lewis (Delio)
17:20 Pitching Competition
18:00 Networking & Exhibitions
19:00 Close

Bill Morrow – Angels Den

Bill qualified as an accountant at Virgin, but was a very bad one (Accountant, that is, not Virgin). He then moved into Investment Banking and was shockingly bad at that as well, “They saw through me in 3 days”. He lucked out and sold his business to a Wall Street Bank … retired and he was bad at that as well.

Bill then set up Angels Den in 2007 with some very clever people and appears to have finally found his niche. Over 94% of all the businesses funded since that fateful day are still growing with the help of 18,000 angels. They do over 5000 pitches per year, across 10 countries and there are not many businesses they have not seen, pitched badly.

Gareth Lewis – Delio

Gareth is the CEO and co-founder of Delio. After beginning his career at IBM, he specialised in mergers & acquisitions, working with EY and investment boutique Convex Capital whilst training as a chartered accountant.

Having had access to and sold businesses for a number of today’s entrepreneurial wealth creators, Gareth recognised that their needs and wants in the private investment space were being under serviced.

Using his knowledge of the space and broader understanding of technology, he set out to help financial institutions deliver value and do more in private capital.

WHEN: 25th May
WHERE: Cardiff

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