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S2 Ep11 - Embark on a thrilling journey with Jorge Hansen & Paula Espana as they unveil the captivating tale of transplanting their company HQ from vibrant Argentina, right to the heart of the UK in London. In this episode, dive into the fusion of cultures that ignited their business success. Join Jorge and Paula as they unravel the intricacies of embracing cultural differences, navigating the emotional rollercoaster of selling a business, and the role of adaptability in fueling company growth. ūüéôÔłŹ Key Topics: Cultural Alchemy: South American vs. European Teams Entrepreneurial Flexibility: A Strategic Asset Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Exit Strategies¬† ÔĽŅ Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the first of two bonus episodes, listen to the golden nuggets of entrepreneurial wisdom from the stars of this year’s London Business Show. Your host, Bulent Osman, engages in the moment with keynote speakers, exhibitors and the show’s organisers, who offer their insights and advice to all entrepreneurs and business owners. In this episode, Bulent speaks with: Harmony Murphy - Head of Retail UK, Google Christian Yandell - CEO, Business Show Media Kim Calvert - CEO, Dynamite Lifestyle Mechajlo Semak - Support Officer, Department of Business and Trade Jamie Crummie - Co-founder, Too Good To Go Lisa Selby - Development Manager, Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce Pippa Binham - Corporate Specialist, Rock Choir Collective Marnie Swindells - Winner, The Apprentice 2023 & Founder, Bronx Boxing Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2 Ep10 - Jean-Philippe Couturier is the founder of Whoz, a rapidly growing company rearchitecting how companies manage staffing and ultimately optimize performance. This is his third venture. In this episode, Jean-Philippe highlights important values that underpin successful companies: team trust, direct and honest feedback channels, making hard things simple, and navigating the sometimes complex dynamics of an effective Board. He attributes his current appreciation of diversity to his early-life experiences living in different countries and compares/contrasts key cultural differences between the French and the US business worlds. Key topics include: Building and motivating a cohesive team Having the hard discussion The positive future prospects of AI Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2 Ep9 - Unlock the secrets of a successful exit strategy with Rich Goold, Partner and international Mergers & Acquisitions expert at the renowned Silicon Valley law firm, Wilson Sonsini. In this episode, Rich points out that it‚Äôs never too early to think about an exit and dives into the critical elements of early planning, good housekeeping and strategic advisors. With a wealth of experience operating on ‚ÄėBoth Sides of The Pond‚Äô, he provides practical insights on Board composition and on the fascinating cultural differences that could make or break a successful exit. Key topics include:¬† ‚󏬆¬†¬†Mastering Board Composition: Why It Matters ‚󏬆¬†¬†The Pragmatic Approach: Planning for the Exit ‚󏬆¬†¬†Cultural Nuances: Learnings for Global Success Richard Goold - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardgoold/ Wilson Sonsini -¬†https://www.wsgr.com/en/about-us/offices/london.html¬† Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2 Ep8 - Gilly Regev is co-founder and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of SaNOtize, an exciting young pharmaceutical company based in Vancouver, Canada. The company has developed a disruptive, first-in-class technology that delivers the antimicrobial benefits of Nitric Oxide to treat a variety of infectious conditions. In this episode, Gilly revisits her early experiences as a sommelier, shares the inside story of SaNOtize from inception to today, and describes the key challenges in the pharma sector. She also opens up about being in the army and her personal leadership philosophies and tactics.¬† Key topics include: Strategies for building and motivating a core team How to choose meaningful company values Importance of ‚Äėdoing the hard things‚Äô Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2 Ep07 - Charles Avens is Head of Immigration at Collyer Bristow, a major London law firm working with medium size businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Charles discusses the important topic of relocation, with specific advice for Americans considering a move to the UK.   In this episode, Charles provides 'need to know' information about relocation, as well as examples of what can go wrong due to lack of preparation. Key points include: · Planning, planning, planning · Understanding Visa requirements · Navigating UK taxes · Addressing cultural adjustments · Managing employment concerns http://linkedin.com/in/cavensemploymentandimmigration https://collyerbristow.com/ Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
David Horne has had a distinguished and varied career as, among other things, an entrepreneur, a corporate CFO, an award-winning author and a prominent speaker on diversity. His book (Funded Female Founders) provides a fascinating perspective on the issues faced by women as they continue to make inroads in the startup ecosystem. An additional book (Add Then Multiply) advises on how small businesses can think and act like larger firms in order to scale. In this episode, David provides impactful data on the status of female funding today, discusses some of the reasons behind this, and suggests how this can change. He also segues to important pointers and processes for achieving exponential growth as a startup. Key topics include: · Challenges for Women as Startup Leaders · Scale up Strategies · Focus on Exit Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Following a distinguished corporate career in financial services Niki Beattie is now a sought-after consultant on financial market structure in the UK. She is also a subject matter expert in cryptocurrency and Chair of Clear Token, a clearing house for digital asset trading. In this episode, Niki helps listeners understand the important aspects of cryptocurrency by defining key terms, sharing her insights on the challenges facing this emerging industry today, and describing exciting future benefits that will be possible as the industry matures. She also highlights regulatory issues that are paramount to future widespread adoption. Key topics include: · Fundamental Terminology · Risks and Benefits of Crypto · Decentralised Finance and the Future Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Managing a funding raising process is challenging, stressful and time consuming for all founders and CEOs. Dr Reuben Wilcock, Head of Ventures at Blackfinch, a UK based VC, shares his advice for all startup leaders to ensure they pitch effectively for investment, avoiding typical mistakes.¬† In this episode, we discuss the importance of having the right team characteristics and the best approach to securing VC funding. Key points include: Having ‚ÄėHustler‚Äô, ‚ÄėHipster‚Äô and ‚ÄėHacker‚Äô team attributes How to avoid typical founder mistakes when pitching The importance of the ‚Äėdiversity of thought‚Äô The future of entrepreneurship in the era of AI https://blackfinch.ventures/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-reuben-wilcock-489a75/ Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hiring expensive people is a critical task for all startup business to get right. Mistakes can prove be very costly.  Paul Rayner shares his advice for all startup leaders to ensure they hire the best people they can afford.  Paul is a highly experienced recruitment expert, working with high growth tech businesses across Europe and North America.  In this episode, we discuss the importance of creating accurate job profiles and compensation packages to attract top quality, affordable people. Key points include: The consequences of hiring the wrong person How best to manage the hiring process  Selecting the best person from a shortlist  The changing culture in the workplace The future of recruitment with AI. Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sarah Turner founded Angel Academe 10 years ago to make a real difference. She has built this successful angel investor network into a supportive and empowering environment to encourage more women to join the startup ecosystem.  In this episode, Sarah discusses the key issues faced by women founders and early stage investors, offering practical advice for both. Key points include: The qualities investors seeks in a founder, including Emotional Intelligence  How best to pitch your business  Typical mistakes founders and angel investors make and how to avoid making them.  Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S2 Ep1 - Ben Legg is the founder of The Portfolio Collective, a global community of portfolio professionals. These professionals collaborate, learn and land work to develop their portfolio careers.  In this episode, we explore the rise of the portfolio career, the evolution of the Future of Work and the power of community in navigating today's fast-changing business landscape. Ben Legg - https://www.linkedin.com/in/benlegg/ The Portfolio Collective - https://portfolio-collective.com/ Follow this show on your podcast app and join us on The Startup Sensations Podcast LinkedIn page. Watch video highlights on YouTube. We love hearing your feedback, so email us at hello@startupsensations.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bulent & Shelley are returning for another season of the Startup Sensations podcast. Join us every Monday from 25th September 2023. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 E12 - Kevin Monserrat, CEO of Consilience Group, chats with Bulent & Shelley about the value of human capital, collaboration and knowledge sharing which is changing the entrepreneurial landscape.  In this conversation, Kevin shares his insights with Bulent and Shelley on the future of entrepreneurship. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 E11 - Tom Meyer is Managing Partner at Nassau Street Ventures in Boston in the US. He is responsible for allocating capital across various sectors, stages, and geographies worldwide.  In this conversation with Bulent and Shelley, he discusses what he looks for when investing in startups and the potential of AI. He says AI has a transformative impact on businesses and personal lives and cautions about the need for regulation.  Tom also highlights the immense possibilities from AI, especially from creative advancements to healthcare solutions. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 Ep10 - Penny Power believes in creating a community-first culture that provides a sense of love, significance, and belonging to both staff and clients. This belief led to her creating a business social network site in the very early days of the internet. Speaking with Bulent and Shelley, Penny describes what makes community so important to startups around the world and how technology can be both a help and a hindrance. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 Ep9 - Scott Kaplan is a born salesperson, with a natural instinct for the art of selling. From a young age, he was already honing his skills, with his first foray into sales at the age of six. However, he understands that training and processes are also important in the world of sales. Having spoken to numerous salespeople, he recognizes the difference between those who have a natural talent and those who need more guidance and training.  In this conversation, Scott explains what he looks for in potential salespeople and provides guidance on how to maximise your sales potential. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 Ep8 - Helen McBreen is a successful entrepreneur and investor from Ireland. Today, she uses her knowledge and experience to identify promising businesses and help them succeed.  In this conversation Helen explains what you need in order to launch your business overseas and how important the right investors can be for you. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 Ep7 - Michael Blakey, a successful early-stage investor, talks with Bulent and Shelley about his long-term enthusiasm for the startup world, what works and what doesn’t as startups pitch for funding, and how the best investors and founders learn from mistakes along the way.  In this conversation he discusses what he looks for in founders that are looking for his investment. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
S1 Ep6¬†‚Äď Claire Woodthorpe is a successful MedTech start-up executive with Light Point Medical who manages the core operations of the business as it grows internationally.¬† In this conversation Claire discusses the importance of hiring the right people and trusting your team to use their expertise in order to continue the growth of your startup. Follow Startup Sensations on LinkedIn & YouTube. Send us a message on WhatsApp - +44 7418 610889 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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