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Bristol to host SME innovation event

Bristol will be the venue for an innovation and ideas festival for high growth businesses and entrepreneurs. Like Minds, will take place in the city from 8 to 9 September.

The event will be hosted by 2008 Young Gun Oli Barrett MBE and will play host to over 200 investors, entrepreneurs and small businesses for two days of talks and discussion that will aim to “unlock the potential of UK businesses”.

The organisers promise the sessions will cover a broad range of topics from how to scale up a business, the latest in AI, VR and Internet security to the latest strategies and tools in marketing and social media to help position your business for future growth.

Robert Bean, founder of The Robert Bean Branding Company, said: “Like Minds is an intellectual playground where thinkers, strategists, agents provocateurs, innovators, challengers and mavericks can open up, share ideas and be inspired in a warm, welcoming and world-wide environment.”

Speakers at the event include:

Mark Adams – Raised $40m in funding from Sean Parker.
Tiffany St James – One of the inaugural Tech City100.
Ross Williams – Grew a $50m a year global tech business without investment.
Nicole Yershon – Founded the Ogilvy Digital Innovation Lab.
Stephen Waddington – Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum.
Gemma Went – Digital Marketing and an Online Business Consultant.
Tom Salmon – Co-founded leading incubator The Bakery
Jennifer Arcuri – Co-founder of Hacker House
Chris Moss – Helped create Virgin Atlantic, Orange and 118118.
Emma-Jane Packe – Provides strategic development for growth companies.
Katz Kiely – Delivered a Transformation Initiative for the UN.
Rod Banner – Founded and sold The Banner Corporation to WPP.
Minter Dial – Non-Executive Board Director of Lastminute.com Group.
Steve Moore  – Ex-policy advisor to No.10.
Leo Ryan – EMEA VP, Customer Solutions at social software company Spredfast.