May 31st: Exeter Business Breakfast with Oli Barrett MBE.

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Come and meet Oli Barrett MBE Co-Founder, Startup Britain and Tenner on May 31st.

We are delighted to announce the 2017 series of Like Minds Business Breakfasts, powered by Astley Media at Dean Clarke House, Exeter.

Our next Business Breakfast event is with Oli Barrett MBE, co-founder of Startup Britain and Tenner. Doors open at 8.00 for an 8.30 start, the event finishes at 9.30am.

Book Tickets.

Book your tickets here – please note you must book for each breakfast – at £25.00 (+ VAT) and booking fee. Tickets are limited to 40 people. Please bring your tablets, smartphones and your laptops. We actively encourage Tweeting – please use the #LikeMinds hashtag and follow @wearelikeminds

About the Talk.

Oli Barrett MBE co-founded StartUp Britain, Tenner, social innovation agency Cospa and Speednetwork the Globe.

“The man who has made it his mission in life to make others think about becoming entrepreneurs…Barrett is almost as well known in tech circles for his absolutely terrible jokes as his endless enthusiasm for inspiring others.” Evening Standard

Cospa, helps companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Speednetwork the Globe connects the international business community to unlock opportunities, increase understanding and encourage collaboration.

The man who introduced Speednetworking to the UK is a force to be reckoned with. The “most connected man in Britain” has a passion for creating “quality connections” between people.” The Independent

Tenner (now run by Young Enterprise), is the UK’s largest schools enterprise competition and has challenged over 150,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month, starting with £10.

StartUp Britain is the national business funded campaign which supports people to start and grow a company.

“A high-energy firecracker of a businessman who thrives on making connections” GQ Magazine UK

Oli is a regular MC and speaker at international events. He has led eleven trade missions to the US, India and Brazil helping British companies (in health, clean-tech and web) to explore business opportunities.

Oli’s entrepreneurial career started as a student and has included an events business in nine cities, an international language practice website (sold in 2008) and a sock subscription website which continues to ship internationally. He is on the advisory boards of the Centre for Entrepreneurs, Tech London Advocates, One Million Mentors NewCo in London and Founders 4 Schools.

Oli will be our MC at the Like Minds, Exeter Ideas Festival on September 29th. You can book your place here.

Our Venue

The Like Minds Business Breakfasts are held at the stunning Luxury Business Club Dean Clarke House set in Southernhay, the heart of Exeter’s elegant Georgian Business Quarter. This series of Business Breakfasts help illustrate the standard of speakers you can expect at our annual Ideas Festival held in Exeter on September 29th.

Our Format

The format is informal networking over a breakfast of tea, coffee and pastries, before a brief talk followed by a Q&A session.

A short interview with each speaker will be shot and the event will be blogged and posted in the Articles section of the site by the end of the week.

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Our Partners

Astley Media

The Like Minds, Exeter Business Breakfasts are presented in association with Astley Media Exeter’s leading Marketing, PR and Design agency.

Placing emphasis on understanding the story of your business, we get to the heart of what makes you stand out in the marketplace, then use that knowledge to help you achieve your business goals through brilliant PR.

Innovative and dynamic in our approach, we are ever vigilant in developing fantastic opportunities for your brand, working hard and effectively to get the results you are looking for. Our highly experienced team is helping clients grow their businesses across the region and beyond.

Book Tickets.

Book your tickets here – please note you must book for each breakfast – at £25.00 (+ VAT) tickets are limited to 40 people due to the size of venue.

About the author

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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