, London

The Nest 2017

Toucan Ventures is hosting its second annual conference: The Nest on January 12th, 2017. It aims to engage creative entrepreneurs by providing them with an insight into what advice and support Toucan and its ecosystem can offer. The conference will include:

• Keynote speeches from leading experts and professionals within the Toucan ecosystem
• Panel discussions
• Networking opportunities

The representatives share Toucan’s spirit of entrepreneurialism and will be presenting and debating a range of topical issues, focusing on the best insider techniques in giving entrepreneurs a confident start in 2017. It aims to create an environment encouraging entrepreneurs to grow their business. The Nest supports creative entrepreneurs, provides advice for businesses old and new, promotes networking between all levels of business persons, and provides individuals with a platform to learn from other’s personal experiences. Register here: https://thenest17.eventbrite.co.uk Agenda (subject to change):

9:30- Introduction to The Nest & Toucan Ventures (Will Broome- Ubamarket, Co-Founder & CEO; Rasha Khawaja- Toucan, Founder & CEO)

9:40- Happy business: 10 tips to keep a spring in your step and a smile on your face (Brendan Barns – London Business Forum, Founder)

10:00- What do they teach you at business school? (Khaled Said- Capital Generation Partners, Partner)

10:30- Angels and the crowd: What it takes to get funded (Robert Walsh- Q Ventures, Managing Partner; Philip Seers- VoxGen, Chairman; Oliver Woolley- Envestors, CEO and Co-Founder)

11:00- How to make investors chase you, rather than vice versa (Tim Jackson- Lean Investments, General Partner; Farid Haque- Asset Vault, Co-Founder)

11:30- Coffee break

11:45- The uplifting story of Attollo Lingerie (Rupert Hambro- Hambro Perks, Co-Founder)

12:05- The power of storytelling (for a founder, investor, and as an individual) (Nancy Fechnay- The Inspire Movement, Founder)

12:25- Why science points towards a “failure culture” for success (Johnny Luk- Department of Culture, Media, and Sport, Head of Policy and Projects)

12:45- Navigating the angel financing landscape (Jenny Tooth- UKBAA, CEO)

13:00- Lunch

14:30- Toucan (Rasha Khawaja- Toucan, Founder & CEO)

14:45- Pitch Session

Spotted In Winner Pitch (Winner TBC)

Grill My Cheese (Nishma Chauhan & Nisha Patel- Grill My Cheese, Co-Founders)

Pashion (Flavia Pfyffer- Pashion, Co-Founder)

15:30- Coffee break

15:45- Time Inc. + Gooseberry Planet = Success (Catherine Westwood- Group Editor, Time Inc. UK; Stella James- Gooseberry Planet, Founder)

16:00- Mentorship at Time Inc. and the Ignite programme (Fiona Dent- Time Inc. UK, Group Managing Director; Sam Zawadzki- Apply.Property, Founder)

16:15- The Ignite Awards 2017 (Rasha Khawaja- Toucan Ventures, Founder & CEO; Fiona Dent- Time Inc. UK, Group Managing Director)

16:30- Closing remarks and drinks reception

Date and time
12 January 2017
09:00 - 18:00
Venue Address
Liverpool Street