BLN Growth Forum in the news. What you get out & who comes.

A short summary of recent press about our forthcoming BLN Growth Forum, 5th July 2011, plus speaker line up, session themes, previous attendees and reminder that Early Bird Booking discount is available until 8th June.

BLN and the Growth Growth Forum in the news:

From Business Weekly, ‘Why businesses should join the culture club‘, 2nd June.

“There are companies whose compass never wavers far from the bottom line of the balance sheet. Others – sustainable and successful – profit from a different currency: their people.

“People power is brought into sharp focus in a key session of the BLN Growth Forum 2011 in Cambridge on July 5 when Martin Leuw – former CEO and current non-exec director of software powerhouse IRIS – leads a ‘People’ session discussion with Peter Bauer (CEO Mimecast), Ariel Eckstein (MD LinkedIn EMEA) and Mark Gerhard (CEO JAGEX). It promises to be electric.” Read the full interview in Business Weekly.

From the FT, ‘Cable accused of gaffe on data‘, May 27th.

“Concerns have been raised about Vince Cable’s grasp of the issues facing entrepreneurs after he told a business conference that 90 per cent of British angel funding was made in Scotland.” Read the full article in the FT.

From Business Weekly, ‘BLN Growth forum a Catalyst for Growth’, May 18th.

“It’s one of the hottest business shows in this or any other town – and the BLN Growth Forum 2011 in Cambridge on July 5 is set to become the most effective catalyst for growth ever staged locally.

“The speaker line-up for the day event at the Hauser Forum is a veritable Who’s Who? of entrepreneurial greats. Delegates can’t help but learn from sharing their experiences of life at the commercial coal face.

“They include Warren East, CEO of superchip designer ARM Holdings; Jonathan Milner – CEO of antibodies supplier Abcam; Nigel Payne – Non-Exec Director, Sportingbet plc; Mary Turner – CEO,; Ariel Eckstein, managing director, LinkedIn EMEA; Mohini Bulbrook, who is head of International Development, Cheapflights Media and Neil Gaydon – CEO, Pace plc.” Read the full interview in Business Weekly.

BLN Growth Forum, 5th July 2011. Themes:

  • Making it big – targeting big markets and maintaining your lead.
  • Successful sales– making profitable sales a core goal. How to sell against market leaders.
  • Putting people first – creating a culture to attract and retain the people you need.
  • Growth strategies – maximising value from startup to IPO and beyond.

BLN Growth Forum, 5th July 2011. Themes:

  • Jonathan Milner, Founder & CEO, Abcam
  • Warren East, CEO, ARM
  • Neil Gaydon, CEO, PACE plc
  • Stuart Miller, CEO, ByBox
  • Mo Bulbrook, Head of International, Cheapflights Media
  • Tim Weller, CEO, Incisive Media
  • Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe
  • Martin Leuw, NED, IRIS Software Group
  • Mark Gerhard, CEO, Jagex Games Studio
  • Ariel Eckstein, Managing Director EMEA, LinkedIn
  • Peter Bauer, CEO, Mimecast
  • Nigel Payne, Director and Prev CEO, Sporting Bet plc
  • Andy Leaver, VP EMEA, Workday

BLN Growth Forum, 5th July 2011. Supporters:

BLN Growth Forum, 5th July 2011. Who comes?

This is the participant list from the 1st Growth Forum that will give a good indication of the kind of people you will meet.

  • 2e2 Group, Chief Executive Officer
  • Accel, Partner
  • Adaffix, CEO
  • Admob Europe, VP Alliances
  • Advent Ventures, Associate
  • AlertMe, Executive Director & Co-Founder
  • All-In Group, CEO
  • AlpinaSearch, CEO
  • Amadeus Capital, CEO, Amadeus Mobile Seed Fund
  • Amadeus Capital, Partner
  • Amino Telecommunications plc, CFO
  • Angel Investor, Partner
  • Angel Investor, Chairman
  • ARM, Founder and President
  • AskPeopleYouKnow, Co Founder
  • Astley Clarke, CEO
  • Atlantic Healthcare Ltd, Director of Finance
  • Audioboo, Director
  • AVEVA Group plc, CEO
  • AVG Technologies, VP Corporate Development
  • AVG Technologies, Senior VP of Corporate Development
  • babypac, Founder
  • babypac, Founder
  • Balderton Capital, Associate
  • Basis Technologies, CIO
  • Basis Technologies, CEO
  • BDO LLP, Partner
  • BDO LLP, Partner
  • BDO LLP, Marketing Manager
  • Betable, CEO/Founder
  • Betable, CFO
  • BioCair UK, CFO
  • Breathing Buildings, Managing Director
  • Breathing Buildings, Finance & Operations Director
  • Buddi, CEO
  • Business Weekly, Publisher
  • Calibre One, Managing Director
  • Cambridge Angels, Director
  • Cambridge Angels, Investor
  • Cambridge Enterprise, Head of Marketing
  • Cambridge Enterprise, Director
  • Cambridge News, Business Editor
  • Cambridge Temperature Concepts, CEO
  • Camvine, CEO
  • Catwalk Genius, Co-Founder
  • CDI Europe, Director UK
  • Channel 4 Television, 4iP Investment Manager
  • Chemist Direct, CEO
  • Chesham Holdings Ltd, Trustee/Director
  • CIP Technologies, CEO
  • Clean Energy Investor, Contributing Editor
  • Clickstream Technologies Plc, Managing Director
  • Clifton Cowley, Managing Director
  • CloudApps, CEO
  • Corporate Locate, Founder
  • CSR plc, VP Finance
  • DataGiving, Project Manager
  • Delta Partners, Partner
  • DIY Kyoto, Director
  • eCommera, CEO
  • EnvAl, Director
  • EOC Partners, Founder and Managing Partner
  • Extreme Group, Founder
  • Fintech Ventures, Managing Partner
  • Flexiant, CEO
  • FreshMinds, MD Talent
  • FreshMinds, Managing Director
  • Gameware Development, CEO
  • Genius Incubator, Managing Director
  • Gill Jennings & Every, Trade Mark Attorney
  • Gill Jennings & Every, Partner
  • Global Corporate Venturing, Editor
  • Good Energies (UK) LLP, Associate
  • Green-Tide Turbines Ltd, CEO
  • Grove Group, MD
  • Hotspur Capital, Managing Partner
  • Howzat Media, Vice Chairman
  • HTK, Managing Director
  • Huddle, CEO
  • ideaSpace, Director
  • IF Communications, CEO
  • IF Communications, Director
  • iMeta Technologies Ltd, COO
  • Imperial College, MBA
  • Index Ventures, Associate
  • i-nexus, CFO
  • Informatics Ventures, Director
  • Inmobi, VP, Managing Director
  • Intel Capital, Managing Director
  • Intelligent Energy, CEO
  • Intergence Systems, Director
  • IRIS Software Group, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jefferies, Head of European Technology
  • Jefferies & Company, Managing Director
  • Judge Business School, Entrepreneur in Residence
  • KashFlow, Founder
  • Kestevenlaw, In House Counsel
  • Kleinwort Benson Private Bank, Private Banker
  • Knowledge Peers plc, Director
  • MedicAnimal, Founder
  • MedicAnimal, CEO
  • Mind Candy Ltd, CTO
  • Mindcandy, CFO
  • Miriam Lagage, Founder & ex CEO
  • Mixcloud, Co-Founder
  • Money Dashboard, CEO
  • NESTA, Director, Business Development
  • Net a Porter, CEO
  • Nivio, President and CEO
  • Nokia Research Center, Laboratory Director
  • Novacem, Exec Chairman
  • Octopus Investments, Director
  • OpenCloud, CEO
  • Opportunity Link, Managing Director
  • Owlstone, Co-founder
  • Patients Know Best, CEO
  • Pavers Ltd, Managing Director
  • Plastic Logic, CTO
  • Polecat, Co-Founder
  • Polysolar, Director & Co-Owner + CFO
  • PrismaStar, Chief Techthusiast (CEO)
  • Recogmission, Chairman and CEO
  • Red Gate Software, CFO
  • Scottish Equity Partners, Partner
  • SEB Venture Capital, Partner
  • Shazam Entertainment, CFO
  • Silicon Valley Bank, Vice President
  • Silicon Valley Bank, Head of UK, Europe & Israel
  • Silicon Valley Bank, Relationship Manager
  • Sphere Medical, CEO
  • Sphere Medical, CFO
  • Spreadshirt, CEO
  •, Founder
  • Starfish, Director
  • Suffolk Creative, Founder, Owner
  • TagMan, Director
  • Taptu, CEO
  • Taylor Vinters, Partner
  • Taylor Wessing, Associate
  • TeePeeGames Ltd, CEO
  • The BLN, Director
  • The BLN, Project Manager
  • The BLN, Founder
  • The Conversation Group, Founder
  • TidePowerd, CEO
  • Timetric, CEO
  • TLcom Capital Partners Ltd, General Partner
  • Tonejet, CEO
  • True Knowledge, Director
  • TTP Venture Managers Limited, Venture Manager
  • TTP Venture Managers Limited, Partner
  • ViaPost, CEO
  • Viewsflow, Director
  • WAYN, Co-Founder & Co-CEO
  • Wellington Partners, Associate
  • Whitefox technologies, CEO
  • Widget UK Ltd, Chairman
  • WorldStores Ltd, Director
  • ZBD Displays Ltd, Chairman
  • ZeeToZed Inc, CEO
  • Zeus, Chairman

You can also see some pictures from last year’s event so you can see for yourself here.

BLN Growth Forum 2010

  • To discuss sponsorship opportunities, call Marcin Zaba, 07702 216 930.

For more information, the full agenda, all the stuff you need to know, and to reserve your place.

Early Bird Booking available until 8th June.