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

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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 – How to Build Your Business & Brand” 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 & Business Consultant.

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All our early-bird tickets have now sold out! During the summer we’ve released a limited batch of discounted half price tickets at £95.00 each  Grab them here while they last. Tickets go up on September 1st to full price at £195.00.

There are also 10 tickets available for delegates to join the speakers dinner on the evening of the 28th.

Event Schedule.

The event website is here.


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.


There is a special delegate rate at The Hotel dv Vin if you quote MIND900 when booking. The hotel is a 10min walk from the venue.


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.


Six regional Southwest startups have the opportunity to pitch at this year’s Like Minds Ideas Festival – “ From Startup to Scale-up” event. One of them could be you! As the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it so apply at the link below.
Six startups will be chosen from the pool of applicants to pitch on the main stage on Friday September 29th in front of our audience including ten Angel and Venture investors who collectively have over £250K to invest.
The selected startups will each get five minutes to pitch (including slides),including a short Q&A. No investment decision will be made on the day but the opportunity is there to follow up with any interested parties. To apply to pitch email us here.

Please Note: Speakers are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. There will be no ticket refunds offered in the event of a speaker cancelling their participation at the Ideas Festival or cancellation requests received two weeks prior to the event. 
The views expressed in presentations made at the Like Minds Ideas Festival are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of We Are Like Minds Limited.
Presentations at Like Minds events, or the presence of organisations at Like Minds events, do not constitute an endorsement of the organisation or speaker’s views, products or services.

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Like Minds is a global thought leadership platform delivering world class events on business development, knowledge and insight aimed at entrepreneurs and business leaders to engage, stimulate and empower them to become global businesses of the future. We also offer a bespoke service for corporate clients and training programmes under the Like Minds U brand. For more information please email