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Shirin Dehghan

Shirin Dehghan, founded, expanded and subsequently sold mobile communications business Arieso for $85m. A University of Southampton alumna, she has over 20 years’ experience in the software and mobile communications industry. She is Chairwoman of customer engagement solutions company SceneSkope and a passionate Advisor through Dehghan Consultancy. Watch the full video from this talk and read the accompanying blog here: [futureworlds.com/blog](https://futureworlds.com/building-85m-business/)


Steve Braithwaite

Steve Braithwaite, an electronics expert has worked with over 50 startups and companies in his role as founder and Managing Director of a growing electronics consultancy company. During a technical and entrepreneurial career, Steve has co-founded a social-minded startup delivering telecommunications networks to rural African communities and developed military satellite communications products with Marconi Secure Radio Systems. He has spent over three decades in research and teaching roles...


Gordon Clyne

Gordon has had what he refers to as an 'accidental' career in high tech. After spending two decades in Silicon Valley, Gordon is a seasoned Product Manager who has developed networking, security, mobile, memory and software technologies. He has launched Apple products into new international markets and spearheaded a $15m product line delivering custom USB drives for SanDisk. Today, he supports UK startups as a high tech adviser. In this talk Gordon will share his stories from his time...


Chris Buckingham

Chris Buckingham is a crowdfunding expert and author with over 10 years experience within the eco-system supporting numerous campaigns go live and get out there in front of an audience. This entertaining talk will be a summary of that experience and takes us on a journey of what every crowdfunder needs to know before they go live and beg for help! Looking at the different models, the motivations of the crowd and the dark side of crowdfunding. There's something for all in this talk, from...


Ben Clark

Succeeding from startup to scaleup In this talk Ben will share his top tips on how to scale your business, including the operating Do's & Don'ts for when your startup begins to grow. Ben is a specialist in taking companies from startup to scaleup, most recently with Southampton based Snowflake Software. His passion for startups began during his MBA at the University of Southampton’s School of Management, leading to working with venture capital and startups in Africa and then Chief...


Duncan Stirling

Hitting the sweet spot: Lessons from founding and selling Nectar. Duncan Stirling a University of Southampton Alumnus who made his name in the business world by turning data into business through loyalty cards such as Nectar and Airmiles. Duncan started his career in one of the world’s leading direct marketing agencies, Rapp Collins, going on to become Vice President for Air Miles International group before he then went on to Co-Found Nectar, the UK coalition loyalty programme launched...


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