The Leap 100 Power Breakfasts
19 November 2015

The Leap 100 Power Breakfasts

We are hosting a series of three Power Breakfasts. These are small, informal affairs aimed at Leap 100 companies and entrepreneurs in our network. The breakfasts will begin with a ten minute introduction from our principal guest, followed by an ideas exchange over a selection of pastries, hot rolls, juices, tea and coffee. There will be chance to network with other attendees after the breakfasts. These events will be written up in Forbes and The Huffington Post.

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Jeff Lynn, Co-founder, Seedrs

Disruptive Entrepreneurship: Finding new opportunities in stagnant industries

7.45 to 9.15am, Thursday 19th November, 2015

Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH

Jeff Lynn co-founded equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs with Carlos Silva in 2009. Seedrs allows users to invest as little as £10 into the businesses they choose, and lets early-stage startups and more established businesses raise investment in exchange for equity in the business. Jeff began his career as a corporate lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London, and he now serves as a Non-Executive Director of Companies House. He was named one of the top 10 coolest people in UK tech by Business Insider and one of the most influential men in Britain by GQ.

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Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Alick Varma, Co-founder, Osper

Impact Entrepreneurship: Creating value for the company and the wider community

7.45 to 9.15am, Tuesday 1st December, 2015

Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH

Osper was founded in 2012 with the aim of helping children learn how to manage money at an early age. Using a secure, dual-controlled app, the company allows parents to safely and gradually transfer responsibility for money to their children. The app is linked to a prepaid card, supported by Mastercard, through which young people aged 8 – 18 make their own spending and saving decisions: online, in shops, at cash machines and abroad. Alick Varma previously worked at McKinsey and Spotify, and also trained to be a maths teacher.

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Power Breakfast with Sarah Wood, Co-founder, Unruly

Trailblazing Women: The challenges facing female entrepreneurship

7.45 to 9.15am, Thursday 3rd December, 2015

Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH

Sarah Wood co-founded video ad tech company Unruly in January 2006. It has since delivered over 5 billion views across 10,000+ campaigns to a global audience of 1.27 billion monthly unique users. It has won ‘Best Companies to Work For’ (Sunday Times), 'Best Digital Ad Ops Team’ (AOP) and has been named as the UK’s no.2 Fastest Growing Tech Company (Deloitte). Sarah is currently an associate lecturer and course convenor at the University of Cambridge, and she was previously an American Studies lecturer at the University of Sussex.

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To enquire about attending these events, please email Natasha Managarova.