About Time: You Started Your Own BusinessBy Angelica Malin
Thinking of starting your own company but not sure where to start? Come along to our special brunch on the 20th August, which is all about female entrepreneurs in the 21st century. This panel-style event and brunch is dedicated to taking an idea into a fully-fledged, successful venture – with help from some of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs. With special speakers Sadie Reid, Jessica Kruger, Jessica Vince, Claire Ptak and Jessica Titcumb (yes, we know, that’s a lot of Jessicas), you will learn:
– How to create a unique business concept
– How to take an idea into a business
– How to take a product to market
– How to open and run your own restaurant
– How to plan for your venture
– How to finance your business and/or raise money
– The challenges of being a female entrepeneur
– How to build a brand online
– How to cultivate a brand following
There’s more information on the event, menu and speakers below!
What: Being your own boss ain’t easy, and sometimes you need a little inspiration from amazing female entrepreneurs that have done it. This brunch is all about the female entrepreneur, with Jessica Kruger, Founder of Ethos Food, one of London’s leading healthy restaurants, Sadie Reid, wellness warrior and founder of Hip & Healthy, Jessica Vince, founder of Dressr, Claire Ptak, the mastermind behind Violet Cakes and Jessica Vince, founder of Twisted Halo. We’ll be learning about their experiences of launching their own companies, how they manage their time and the struggles that face the female entrepreneur today. This, of course, will be followed by an all-out Italian feast at beautiful Sartoria in Mayfair, where you’ll dine like a queen, on some of London’s best Italian food. Book your ticket now, this will be a morning to remember.
When: Saturday 20th August, 10am-12.30pm
Where: 20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR
Price includes a glass of bubbly!
About the Speakers
Sadie Reid is one of the UK’s leading wellbeing writers and wellness entrepreneurs. She is founder of the award-winning digital activewear store and online health and wellbeing magazine www.hipandhealthy.com. Her career spans over five years at Condé Nast Traveller where she was Promotions Project Manager, Copywriter and did her final year stint as Retail Editor. She has also written for titles such as Vogue.com, Women’s Health, Brides.co.uk, The South China Morning Post, AsiaSpa magazine, Jetsetter, matchesfashion.com and Expert Beauty. Hip & Healthy has become the UK and Europe’s leading destination for fit fashion and expert wellness content, with ambitious plans to expand.
After graduating from the University of St Andrews, Jess moved to London where she embarked on a successful career in Interior Design. Always an entrepreneur at heart, she launched her business last year, and Twisted Halo was officially born June this year. When she isn’t dashing all over the place having meetings she can often be found in the park running after hew two labradoodles, Milly & Tilly!
Californian native Claire Ptak is the creative force and chef-owner behind Violet, a bakery and cafe in Hackney, East London. Alongside baking, Claire works extensively as a food stylist and writer. Her fifth cookbook, ‘The Violet Bakery Cookbook’ was released in March 2015, and her weekly baking column for The Guardian is published in the paper every Saturday. Claire’s work has been featured in titles such as Vogue, London Evening Standard, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Food52.
Jessica Kruger, 28, founded Ethos, a healthy eating restaurant in central London in September 2014. Jessica grew up in Sydney, Australia, moving to Paris at the age of 20 to complete her undergraduate degree. She completed her MBA in Paris and subsequently worked in corporate intelligence and advertising. She moved to London in 2013 to open Ethos. Her passion for meat-free food was kindled after watching a documentary about factory farming. Shocked, disgusted and horrified, she changed her diet on the spot to a plant-based one and found the frustrations of eating out so great that she decided to take matters in to her own hands and open a restaurant.
Jessica Vince is ex-Digital Editor for Grazia Magazine where she rose through the ranks from intern to Digital Editor. She won Digital Editor of the Year at the BSME Awards, Rising Star at the Bauer Media Awards and Grazia was named Digital Brand of the Year at the PPA Awards in both 2013 and 2014. The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine has picked up on the buzz, enlisting Jessica to create a weekly Social Shopper page of the finest Fashion-instas. In September 2015, Jessica left Grazia to launch her own website, Dressr.co.uk, which curates the best of Instagram and makes it shoppable.