The BLN Discussion Dinner – Cambridge. ‘Avoiding Growing Pains as you Scale’

The BLN Cambridge Discussion Dinner, ‘Avoiding Growing Pains as you Scale’: 8th September, 17.30 start, to be followed by roundtable discussion, cocktails, and dinner from 19:30.

BLN events bring entrepreneurs running high growth businesses together to share thoughts, meet peers, investors and discuss issues of common interest in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Events are run across the UK with further discussion dinners in London, Oxford, Edinburgh and Bristol over the coming months.

One of the key themes that emerged from the BLN Growth Forum on 15th July was the challenge of scaling an organisation effectively. This BLN Discussion Dinner will draw on some of the learning from this discussion and aims to help senior executives think about building an organisation that can scale beyond the ordinary.

Avoiding growing pains as you go global

  • How do you assess the risks in markets you don’t know?
  • How do you decide where to establish your beachheads?
  • HQ – to move or not to move?
  • What are the most common fatal mistakes made in expanding?
  • How can you keep your senior team in synch?
  • How can you keep your corporate culture as you grow?
  • What makes a company scale brilliantly?
  • What makes a company fail spectacularly?

We expect approximately 12-16 companies to be present at the event, along with 5-6 active investors. Previous attendees at Cambridge events include CEOs, founders, recycling entrepreneurs or board members from ARM, IP.Access, Biowisdom, True Knowledge, Arakis, Serentis, RedGate, Ubisense, Plastic Logic, Abcam, Nujira, Bango, Alphamosaic and up and coming leading high growth businesses.

This event is being run with the kind support of BDO and Taylor Wessing.

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Places are limited so a prompt response is necessary to be considered for a place.