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Coach | mentor | consultant, helping startups and corporates to grow by learning one from the other
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Technology Entrepreneurship student, UCL
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Max Kelly is MD of Techstars in London, the world’s leading accelerator programme for early stage startups. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Notable Techstars alumni include ClassPass, SendGrid, Contently, Next Big Sound, Ginger.io, FullContact, OnSwipe, Cloudability, DataRobot, Pivotdesk, Revolv, to name just a few! Max would like to share key knowledge and practical advise that Techstars have learnt first hand from mentoring and supporting 1000’s of promising early stage startups.
This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners & CEOs.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.
The dinner conversation will be…
With an abundance of experience working within both the startup and corporate sector, and with a successful exit under his belt, Max is the perfect person to talk about:
✓ The top 10 criteria for building a kickass business
✓ The importance of exceptional startup teams.
✓ Common mistakes that early stage startups make when starting to build traction.
✓ How hot/cold is the current investor environment.
✓ How the world of innovation has changed & how this affects you.
✓ How to approach joining an accelerator programme.
Expect invaluable insight, anecdotal stories, and the chance to build valuable contacts with other likeminded individuals over dinner.
Who is Max Kelly?
Since 2015, Max Kelly has been MD of Techstars London. Prior to Techstars, Max had a long background running innovation and entrepreneurship at Virgin, and alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com, which had a successful exit in 2014. Max began his career at L’Oreal running the UK’s largest haircare brand. He obtained a First Class Degree in Chemistry from Oxford University.
What time & what's included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd. We sit down to eat at 7pm sharp until 9.45pm-ish - depends how many questions you have!
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
Since 2015, Max Kelly has been the Managing Director of Techstars London.
Techstars are arguably the world’s leading accelerator programme for early stage startups. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO.
Prior to joining Techstars, Max had a long background running innovation and entrepreneurship at Virgin. During his time at Virgin, Max created the concept for and founded, Virgin Insight, the internal marketing and strategy consultancy created and owned by the Virgin Group. While there, he was responsible for the strategy of the group and for starting several companies, which eventually exited for more than $500 million. Alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com, which had a successful exit in 2014.
Max began his career at L’Oreal running the UK’s largest haircare brand. He was a scholar at Oxford University, where he obtained a First Class Degree in Chemistry.
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