Noted entrepreneur and ScaleUp Group Chairman, John O’Connell, who successfully took his own company Staffware through listing and $200m sale, provides unique insights on what it takes to successfully ScaleUp a technology company on a global basis. 

What is the ScaleUp chasm/gap ? 25,000 business have received £14 billion under the Govt EIS in the last 20 years (£20 billion if you include SEIS) but only a third are growing at 20% or more per annum. Why is that? This statistic tells us money alone is not the answer.

John will explain how successful entrepreneurs need to develop as leaders and adopt an investor mentality to cross the ScaleUp Gap, illustrating his ideas using his own personal journey as successful entrepreneur from – forming Staffware which grew at 40% compound over eight years, plus 10 other investments and exits, through to forming his latest venture, the ScaleUp Group, where he intends to create new Global Champions.

Expect an honest and humorous talk by John if his past presentations are anything to go by! 

John’s views and insights should particularly appeal to both tech Institutional investors who have ScaleUp companies in their portfolio, as well as entrepreneurs considering how to ScaleUp their companies (e.g. post series A) and cross the ScaleUp chasm. 

To reserve places at this highly sought after event, contact ASAP as places are limited.