South West Founders

One of the most popular events in the TechSPARK calendar, SW Founders returns this December with some great conversations and networking.

Here is the agenda:

6:00 Arrivals and networking

6.30 Welcome from techSPARK

6:35 More networking drinks and festive treats

8:30 Close

Please check out our sponsors:

Love Your Accountants

We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses.

ISL Talent

We partner with ambitious startups and scaleups. To us, bringing great people and great companies together is personal. We know that the strongest teams are built up from the inside out, starting with first-class people that embody your values and share your vision. So, we apply our passion and personality to go beyond search engines and algorithms. We offer a range of plans to meet your talent and recruitment needs. We’ll be your talent partner. We don’t just send CVs, we’ll be embedded as part of your team.

We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events.

Getting your first 10 hires right: how to build the right startup team

As a startup, the impact of getting your first 10 hires right, or wrong, is substantial.

Are you hiring role-by-role, struggling to see past the short-term?

Do you want to attract the top talent but are unsure about how to make yourself stand out?

Are you afraid of the consequences of a bad hire?

Then you're not alone.

There are many challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining talent, but addressing these 3 key worries will help you on your way to startup success.

Be confident that your growing team works together seamlessly. Where each person plays their part in building something magical, like an orchestra.

This session offers practical advice to help you address those 3 areas, by talking about preparation, marketing mindset, and retention.

When we finish, you’ll feel confident that you can build something special, by attracting and retaining brilliant people who will join you for reasons other than salary.

This session will be 60 minutes, hosted online. You'll have the chance to interact along the way and there will be further time for questions at the end.

By attending, you'll have the chance to book an individual session with our Co-founder & CEO, Alan Furley, to help in more detail on any of your hiring challenges.

We believe in strong teams, built better. Make yours one of them.

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