With the world being what it is, it’s easy to assume that all the business events and networking events for startups have been cancelled. The truth is they’ve moved online, so we’ve put together a list of 10 online events you should still attend as a startup Entrepreneur / Founder this year.
Whether you’re looking for creative events for entrepreneurs, to be exposed to the latest tech, or just some online networking events, there’s bound to be something here that will have you sign up in an instant.
Network & Coffee Online
For many, the word ‘networking’ conjures images of people in suits shaking hands and making meaningless small-talk. For us, networking is about bringing like-minded people together to converse and collaborate.
Our weekly Network & Coffee event is for founders, freelancers and entrepreneurs, and it’s the people that matter the most. Here you will find a group of friendly professionals looking to grow their network and their business. It’s a great place to bounce ideas off each other, ask for advice, and it’s one of the best events for networking.
Cowork & Brunch (in Person)
First Wednesday of every month
If you miss those real-life events where you meet others in person in a place that is not virtual, then Cowork & Brunch is for you. Once every month the community meets in one of our workspaces in London, Bristol and Manchester.
This isn’t your average networking event… Here we laughter, stories, coffee and pastries, all whilst meeting new people, many of which have gone on to collaborate on projects together.
How to do your SEIS & EIS
Second Friday of every month
If you’re a founder looking for investors or to raise money for your business and you don’t know about the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, or whether you’re eligible for tax relief, then our SEIS & EIS Tutorial is an event you can’t afford to miss.
Here we’ll summarise what it means to apply for the scheme, the steps involved and everything else that you need to know.
Hosted by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP a multi-award-winning firm based in London and Belfast that specialises in assisting companies with SEIS and EIS applications.
Pitch For Investment
Last Thursday of every month (excluding December)
Are you looking for investors? Have you got a killer pitch waiting to be delivered? Our Pitch For Investment event is the perfect place to pitch a startup idea to investors. Not only will you get the opportunity to pitch your business and potentially secure investment, but you’ll be able to get invaluable feedback from our investor panel.
If you’re a premium Othership member, you can get 50% off the cost to deliver a pitch (usually £60), or you can join as part of the audience for free – regardless of your membership.
General Assembly Events
General Assembly (GA) offers specialist education and training courses targeted at founders and entrepreneurs. The company offers courses to help empower underrepresented communities in tech and adults with a low income. Why does GA do this? Because it believes that everyone should have the right to pursue a career that they love.
Fortunately for Othership members, we have a partnership with GA. This means we’re able to offer our members various educational events to help them thrive in their career as a founder. Find out more about our events with GA.
Other Events We Love
Startup Grind Global Conference
The Startup Grind Global Conference is the perfect event for anyone that’s looking to establish a startup company. You can connect with more than 15,000 other founders, entrepreneurs, investors, students, speakers and businesses.
As the four-day conference is currently being held virtually, more people than ever before can share ideas, find new opportunities and spark each other’s inspiration. The agenda will include hands-on workshops led by experts of more than 30 subjects. You also get insights from the founders and CEOs of the world’s most influential companies and inspiring talks from some of the world’s most innovative minds in modern business.
Consumer Electronics Show
From drones and robotics to 3D printers and smart homes, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brings together the manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content and delivery systems to network and learn from keynote speakers.
In 2021, CES took place as a 100% online event and encouraged the tech community to not only collaborate and share ideas but to offer a glimpse into the future of consumer technology. If you’re the founder of a tech startup, then this event is for you.
Whilst this year’s event has already been and gone, you can still catch many of the CES keynote presentations on its website.
Dubbed “the best technology conference on the planet” by Forbes, and “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests” by The New York Times. Web Summit has now firmly established itself as one of the most important events on every tech entrepreneur’s calendar.
In 2020, attendees got to listen to influential people from both inside and outside of the tech world, such as Serena Williams and Founder of Zoom, Eric YuanZoom. The summit’s goal is to gather Founders and CEOs of technology behemoths, pioneering startups and policymakers to discuss the future of mankind’s relationship with tech.