The Business Leaders Network – where technology and business meet
The BLN produces high quality networking events – from small CEO dinners through to summits for 500 or so people – the movers and shakers in the technology sector. We bring together disruptive entrepreneurs and senior executives, active investors and big-budget buyers to meet, talk and do business in a fun and informative environment.
By being the place where technology and business meet, BLN also produces widely read content about management, emerging trends and running a sustainable profitable business whilst staying sane. We love startups but most of the businesses that come to our events are well on the way to growing up. We think the leaders of businesses that have scaled beyond their startup phase need a thoughtful place to share ideas and meet companies that they can do business with. That’s The BLN.
Our customers love us and we love what we do. Here are just some of the events we run in Cambridge, London and Boston, MA: Making it Mobile, Business of Software, Growth Forum, CEO Tales.
The team at the BLN is small but perfectly formed, however we’re always interested in hearing from brilliant people who can help us achieve our goal of being the place where ambitious, disruptive, technology entrepreneurs meet great people who can help them achieve their aims. Contact email@example.com for more details of our current vacancies.
Mark has been involved in the technology ecosystem for over 15 years and is the founder of The Business Leaders Network, an organization that runs award-winning, high-quality, networking events and conferences for investors, entrepreneurs and corporates in London, Cambridge and Boston Ma. He is one of the best connected people in the UK technology scene.
Prior to the BLN, he was part of the founding team at Library House, an investment research business based in Cambridge serving the global venture capital & banking communities. He led the business development activities for the organisation & built a network of angels, early stage, venture & corporate investors.
Previously, he has worked with university spin outs; run a 40 person consultancy business; & founded a web portal for the CAD community. Mark has worked in the publishing and information sectors & attended Trinity College, Cambridge. He tweets at @marklittlewood
Marcin focuses on business development for the BLN. He works like the clappers in building and improving the bespoke BLN network. Prior to the BLN, Marcin had business development roles in the British Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Franco-Algerian Chamber of Commerce working on infrastructure and energy projects.
Marcin is the founder of Cheekyshoes, an early-stage footwear brand with production in China and exporting to UK, Russia and Poland. Marcin also co-founded South Kensington Consulting Group – a student-led management consulting company with an agenda of promoting entrepreneurial behaviour amongst students. Marcin holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an MSc Management from Imperial College Business School. Marcin is an avid Buena Vista Social Club fan and is obsessed with karate and all things ninja.
Hermione is head of the Department of Loud Shouting (AKA marketing) introducing new quality people to the BLN’s events by raising our profile in the high tech community. Before she joined the BLN she spent 14 years marketing Sentec, a fast growing cleantech company, which left her with a lasting affection for engineers and fascination with entrepreneurship. She has a degree from Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex college).
Outside The BLN, Hermione spends most of her time wrangling small children, running, blogging and lying in the garden ignoring the weeds.