September 29th: Like Minds, Exeter “From Startup to Scaleup”


Like Minds Returns to Exeter.

We’re really looking forward to returning to our home city after taking Like Minds to Bristol, London and New York last year. This year the topic is “From Startup to Scaleup” aimed at businesses that are looking to scale fast and build a sustainable business and brand in these challenging times.

Come and join over 300 entrepreneurs and fast growth businesses from across the region and beyond. There will be a wide range of keynotes, panel debates, workshops and insights shared across the day.

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. If you haven’t been, go. You’ll see the future there; most likely, yours.

Robert Bean, Brand and business consultant.

Buy Your Tickets Now.

All our early-bird tickets have now sold out! We’ve just released a limited batch of “two for one” tickets at £75.00 each (£150.00 for two)  Grab them here while they last.

There are also 10 tickets available for you to join us at the speakers dinner on the 28th.


Trains from London run from Paddington and take around 2.5hrs to Exeter St Davids. You can claim a discounted conference fare from GWR. Tickets may be purchased a maximum of 80 to 90-days in advance of travel dates. Follow this link for details. Please note evidence of attending the conference may be asked for by the ticket examination staff, failure to do so will be treated as if no valid ticket were held so please bring your Eventbrite ticket with you.


We have secured a limited number of rooms for delegates with breakfast at a preferential rate of £105.00 at The Mecure Hotel, Southernhay, a short walk from the venue. Please call the reservations manager on +44 (0) 1392 412 812 and quote LIKE280917. If you would like to extend your stay please mention this at the time of booking to take advantage of the discounted rate.


Being part of Like Minds gives you unrivalled access to our speakers and will increase your business profile through our global marketing and media partnerships. If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved please email us here.



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Draft Event Schedule.

08.30: Tea / coffee registration in the reception area.
09.00: Welcome from our MC Oli Barrett MBE in the Castle Ballroom.
09.05 – 09.25: “Insights” Keynote 1:
09.30 – 09.50: “Insights” Keynote 2:
09.55 – 10.15 “Insights” Keynote 3:
10.20 – 10.40 “Insights” Keynote 4:

10.45 – 11.00 Tea & Coffee networking break 

11.05 – 11.45: From Startup to Scale-up Panel Debate: How to Build a High Growth Business & Brand
Moderated by:
Panellist 1: Janet Coyle, Director, London & Partners
Panellist 2:
Panellist 3:
Panellist 4:
11.50 – 12.10: “Insights” Keynote 5: Michael Hayman MBE, Co-Founder Seven Hills
12.10: – Morning round-up from our MC Oli Barrett MBE before the lunchtime talks.

12:15 – 13.45: Lunch Time Talks at local restaurants in the Exeter Food Quarter.

13.50 – 14.50: “Immersive Masterclass”
Breakout Session 1 – Gemma Went, Facebook Immersive Masterclass for SME’s
Breakout Session 2 – Deri Llewelyn–Davis, Business Strategy Immersive Masterclass
Breakout Session 3 – Dan Simmons, Thought Leadership Immersive Masterclass
Breakout Session 4 – Chris Moss, How to Encourage Creativity Immersive Masterclass
Breakout Session 5 – Glenn Le Santo, Content Marketing Immersive Masterclass
Breakout Session 6 – TBC, Google Digital Garage
14.55 – 15.15: “Insights” Keynote 6:
15.20 – 15.40: “Insights” Keynote 7:
15:40 – 16.00: “Insights” Keynote 8: Robert Camp, Managing Partner, Stephens Scown

16:05 – 16.25: Tea & Coffee networking break

16.35 – 16.55: “Insights” Keynote 9:
17.00 – 17.30: Bindi Karia, Founder, Bindi Ventures introduces the Exeter Startup Pitch Sessions: 6x Exeter Startups presenting @5mins each. There will be 10x Angel Investors in attendance with a minimum £10K each to invest, offering over £100,000 of investment into the local community. To apply to pitch email us here.
17.35 – 17.55: “Insights” Keynote 10:
18.00: A summary of the day from our MC Oli Barrett MBE
18.10 – 19.00: Delegates drinks reception with The Salcombe Distillery & Frobishers
19.00 – late: Dinner drinks & entertainment at a restaurant & bar in the Exeter Food Quarter.

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