|Title:||AIIP Seminar & Masterclass with Joe Haslam “Growth through innovation: Start-up to Scale-up – It’s not all about unicorns”|
|Date(s):||24th January 2019, 8.00am - 11.00am|
|Venue:||National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway,|
About the Event
Joe Haslam, Executive Director of Owners Scaleup Program at IE University will deliver a lecture on growing through innovation followed by an intensive masterclass.
Lecture (8.15am – 9.15am; all welcome – register online):
In the lecture, Joe will address indigenous entrepreneurship from a different perspective to the Silicon Valley Model.
He will discuss:
• Growth doesn’t make you a scaleup
• Small, and want to grow? Big, and want to hold on? Get the basics right
• Go in at the right time (it’s later than you think)
• Embrace the era of ‘big’
• Ignoring the startup hype
• The advantages of scale
• Culture at scale
• It’s not all about unicorns
Masterclass (9.30 – 11am; limited to 25 places – register online):
This will feature an intense workshop where Joe will take individuals through their specific business-related challenges and give advice, suggestions and an opinion on how best to scale their business. He will explore some pitfalls around trying to grow a business and give some tips and hints as to how they are best avoided. For example, one of the biggest errors a startup can make is premature scaling, which means adding sales and marketing before product/market fit is fully achieved. The result is an over-promise and under-deliver scenario that’s hard to recover from.
These are some of the questions he will focus on in the lecture and masterclass:
1. The concept of chasing VC and being totally focused on growth, is most common in Silicon Valley, but much of the rest of the world takes a different approach – what’s the best one for you?
2. Whereas startups excel in generating demand, operations will help ensure you’ve got the supply to match it.
3. Often great people won’t join a company until some of the chaos is tamed and structure is in place. How do you recruit and retain them?
4. Paths to growth outside the Silicon Valley norm, the pros and cons of getting big, and more.
You can register for this event on an external website by clicking the button below.
National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland H91 TK33
Coordinates: 53.2770243, -9.061486400000035
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