How to build growth into new ventures from the ground up

The Beta Business Makers Meet #2

We’re a community of curious and ambitious people, all interested in figuring out what it takes to build successful new ventures

Or as we call them, Beta Businesses.

We’re running a series of events for those of you creating, building and launching the businesses of tomorrow.

This time it’s all about growth strategies

We’ll be discussing growth tactics, product-market fit and scaling to work out how to build growth into a Beta Business from the ground up.

Hear from:

  • Polly Barnes, Co-Founder of The Talent Stack, who’ll be sharing her experience driving growth through talent in fast-moving organisations
  • Helen Changela, General Manager of SMARTY, who’ll dig deep into her learnings from SMARTY’s growth success story
  • Charlotte Fereday, Business Design Director here at Idean UK on why growing new ventures is more difficult than it seems - and how you can make it easier
  • Ben Wynn, Chief Product Officer at Equals, previously DAD by Homeserve A, who’ll share his strategy for performance-driven growth

You’ll come away with:

  • real-life examples from businesses already working on digital ventures
  • insights from our own experts in business, design and tech
  • a clear picture of how to grow new ventures, or how to structure your existing business for growth

Figuring out the businesses of tomorrow is hard, but it’s also a load of fun. We promise great speakers, great food and drink, and even greater company.

Introduce yourself on to request an invite.


6:30pm doors open, food and drink

7:10pm Hello from James Haycock: Beta Business model

7:20pm Helen Changela, Smarty: road to growth

7:40pm Charlotte Fereday, Idean UK: why growing new ventures is more difficult than it seems

8:00pm break

8:20pm Panel conversation with Helen, Charlotte, Polly Barnes (Talent Stack) and Ben Wynn (Chief Product Officer at Equals, previously DAD by Homeserve)

9:00pm drinks and networking

Join the Beta Business community

We’ve designed, built and launched Beta Businesses for some of the biggest names in finance, telco and retail. So we’ve got a lot to share.

Our community is designed for those of you who are already launching new digital ventures or are considering them as a way to build your business for tomorrow. It’s a chance to speak to other people pursuing similar ventures, and come away with a clear idea how to launch your own.

Introduce yourself on to join the conversation.