Posts in Business
Josh and Lauren Capelin | Better Together

Entrepreneur couple Lauren and Josh Capelin look at the important ingredients of a creative partnership, both in business and personal life. Their talk covers the importance of pushing and being pushed – working out when and how to pay close attention to the various stages we are in, in our personal lives and our relationship with one another.

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Irfon Watkins | You Don’t Have To Work Hard To Have A Furious Passion

Irfon Watkins is a pop culture icon. As the founding member of the revolutionary punk group The Groovy Pineapples, he was the zeitgeist of a cultural and social movement that embodied the agitation and nihilistic malcontent of the late 70’s. A pioneer. A demigod. A changemaker. Or that was the plan, at least. Instead, he took an interview for a computer firm (having never seen one) and got the job, before embarking on a meteoric rise that culminated with the founding of Coull—a tech company that’s reinvented the way programmatic video advertising works. His mantra ‘luck doesn’t just happen, you can invest in it’ isn’t just paid lip service—it’s an integral part of his journey and the culture he breeds. Here are a few lessons he’s learnt along the way.

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Nick Gray | Why Museums Are F*cking Awesome

Nick Gray, Renegade Museum Tour Guide and Founder of low tech high touch business Museum Hack, shares the love story of his business and why Museums matter. When he first visited the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, it unleashed a curiosity about the history he’d never experienced before. He kept visiting and soon became obsessed and wanted to share this love, and place that meant so much to him with his friends. It became his passion project. He started Museum Hack, a fun private adventure led with heart, soul and a whole lot of fun. It’s a Museum tour like no other, where people are taken to the best parts and any chance of boredom is swept away. His mission is to get people excited about Museums and to be the best tour guide in the World. This super inspiring talk explains how and why.

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Nigel Annett | Behaviour Follows Purpose. Build Something That Matters

Nigel built Glas Cymru’s revolutionary non-profit model of communal ownership from Britain’s biggest bond issue that stemmed from the unwavering belief that water is a public commodity, not a private enterprise and that best practice is more important than lining the pockets of shareholders. Consequently, it is one of the country’s most valued and trusted organisations when it comes to the local economy, environmental protection and public health. What he has crafted is a solution. It just works--Glas Cymru has become the envy of the United Kingdom. So, want to know how to increase investment and lower bills? Ask Nigel.

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Peter Saunders | How The Angel Investor Of The Year Learnt To Back His Instinct

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Innovator - Peter Saunders OBE truly is the quintessence of the DO’er spirit. His handwork, passion and talent saw him build Halo Foods from humble foundations in rural Wales into one of the UK’s premier food groups boasting a global reputation. But it gets better. He then founded Severn Aviation, a specialist flying school that was soon training pilots for the Metropolitan Police and the North Sea Oil & Gas industry, and it was quickly recognised as Europe's finest training facility. Now his mission is to revolutionise healthcare technology with Sure Chill— a revolutionary technology that seeks to improve the longevity of vaccinations though powerless refrigeration. And could save millions of lives.

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