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Thames Valley

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We're excited to represent the Thames Valley in the Startup Grind global entrepreneurial community. The Thames Valley has such a historic entrepreneurial and business ecosystem, being home to many corporations European HQs including Microsoft, Oracle, Pespico and Bayer to mention a few. In recent years, we have started to see the growth of the startup and scale-up ecosystem, with many of the regions clusters ranking highly in reports including the annual Tech Nation Report and DEMOS/PwC Good Growth for Cities Index. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events throughout at the year. Outwith the events you can find us in the following co-working spaces, Fora and Central Working.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 29, 2018

Scaling to Acquisition: Everything Founders & Executives of High Growth Ventures Should Know

SG Fireside Chat

Adam Hale, has spent more than 30 years helping technology-centric businesses to become global leaders – and is particularly passionate about the connection between technology and people. Adam was brought in as the scale-up CEO for Fairsail and enabled the company to scale up by raising angel funding and growth capital, before negotiating its acquisition to Sage Plc for £110 million.

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Dec. 5, 2018

#RDGUK Office Hours - December Edition

Workshops

Join us for this months #RDGUK Office Hours in Fora. Learn. Meet. Collaborate. Do. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :).

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Dec. 5, 2018

Startup #Community End of Year Party

Party

Our Startup #Community parties are fast becoming somewhat legendary shindigs. Each year we host 2, one during the summer and an end of year one. Join us for our annual Christmas Party. This year it will form part of the #RDGUK Office Hours event which takes place during the day at Fora and will close out with our Startup #Community End of Year party. You don't want to miss it!

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Jan. 23, 2019

#RDGUK Office Hours - January Edition

Workshops

Join us for this months #RDGUK Office Hours in Fora. Learn. Meet. Collaborate. Do. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :).

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Jan. 30, 2019

M&A: A Powerful Growth Strategy for Companies - In Conversation with Dave Rebbettes Co-Founder BCMS

SG Fireside Chat

Dave is a founding director of BCMS, an expert in the company sale process, and an acknowledged thought leader within the M&A industry. BCMS was founded in 1989 and is a leading specialist M&A advisor to shareholders and owner-managers looking to sell all or part of their business. In the past decade alone, they have completed over 600 M&A deals.

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March 6, 2019

#RDGUK Office Hours - March Edition

Workshops

Join us for this months #RDGUK Office Hours in Fora. Learn. Meet. Collaborate. Do. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :).

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April 3, 2019

#RDGUK Office Hours - April Edition

Workshops

Join us for this months #RDGUK Office Hours in Fora. Learn. Meet. Collaborate. Do. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :).

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May 1, 2019

#RDGUK Office Hours - May Edition

Workshops

Join us for this months #RDGUK Office Hours in Fora. Learn. Meet. Collaborate. Do. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :).

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June 12, 2019

#RDGUK Office Hours - June Edition

Workshops

Join us for this months #RDGUK Office Hours in Fora. Learn. Meet. Collaborate. Do. Day Pass includes access to all #RDGUK Office Hours sessions, the Fora Business Lounge and a hot desk for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll also benefit from fast WiFi, great coffee, exquisite teas and an incredibly helpful, dynamic and well connected community. Join us :).

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Past Events

Turning Up the Volume - How Conversational Artificial Intelligence & Robotics are Changing the World

Turning Up the Volume - How Conversational Artificial Intelligence & Robotics are Changing the World

Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent, How Great Companies Succeed - The Open Blend Journey

Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent, How Great Companies Succeed - The Open Blend Journey

The Business of Beer - Building Global Brewing Ventures

The Business of Beer - Building Global Brewing Ventures

Entrepreneur Turned Ardent Philanthropist, Pioneering Foundations. The Dame Stephanie Story

Entrepreneur Turned Ardent Philanthropist, Pioneering Foundations. The Dame Stephanie Story

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent, How Great Companies Succeed - The Open Blend Journey

Attracting, Engaging & Retaining Talent, How Great Companies Succeed - The Open Blend Journey

#SGWomen - Leveraging the Power of Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

#SGWomen - Leveraging the Power of Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

Jon Wright (Innocent Drinks & Jam Jar Investments)

Jon Wright (Innocent Drinks & Jam Jar Investments)

End of Year Thames Valley Startup Community Party

End of Year Thames Valley Startup Community Party

Norman Frankel (iCyber-Security)

Norman Frankel (iCyber-Security)

Suzie Walker (The Primal Pantry)

Suzie Walker (The Primal Pantry)

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

Jacqueline de Rojas (techUK)

Jacqueline de Rojas (techUK)

Mike Hockey (Roc Technologies)

Mike Hockey (Roc Technologies)

Yasmina Siadatan (Mya Lacarte)

Yasmina Siadatan (Mya Lacarte)

Jordan Fantaay (Fantoo)

Jordan Fantaay (Fantoo)

Nick Coleman & Udhi Silva (Medical Supermarket)

Nick Coleman & Udhi Silva (Medical Supermarket)

Dan Winchester (Free Dating)

Dan Winchester (Free Dating)

Sarah Giblin (Riut)

Sarah Giblin (Riut)

Peter Kemp (PeaQuai Advisory)

Peter Kemp (PeaQuai Advisory)

Geoff Roberts (Democrata)

Geoff Roberts (Democrata)

Benjamin Ellis (Redcatco & SocialOptic)

Benjamin Ellis (Redcatco & SocialOptic)

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Organizers

Phin Mpofu

Phin Mpofu

Startup Grind

Director, Thames Valley
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Caroline Anamoah

Caroline Anamoah

Commonsenseconnections

Co-Director
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Hannah Houston

Hannah Houston

Houston Agencies

Social Media
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Andrei Sirbu

Andrei Sirbu

Readsters LTD

Ambassador
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Alex Christou

Alex Christou

Airbyte

Ambassador
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Kris Bogdanov

Kris Bogdanov

Airbyte

Ambassador
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mark thompson

Videographer
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Oskar Vouilloz

Oskar Vouilloz

Videographer
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