Get your tickets for Startups Live! Expert advice for early-stage businesses

Hosted by and The Start Up Loans Company on 21 November, Startups Live will feature funding workshops, inspirational talks, and special guest speakers...

After years spent identifying the UK’s best and brightest up-and-coming businesses, has launched a brand-new event to educate and inspire the next generation of Startups Awards winners.

Taking place across the afternoon of 21 November, Startups Live will feature inspirational talks from previous award winners, expert advice on funding and scaling your business, networking opportunities, and a special guest keynote speaker – soon to be announced.


If you’re an ambitious start-up with great potential, it’s an event not to be missed.

First speaker announced!

He’s the Irish entrepreneur behind the five year-old healthy food brand which counts David Gandy as an ambassador and raised £3m investment earlier this year…

Our first Startups Live speaker is Damian Kennedy, the co-founder of Wheyhey – the healthy treat pioneers behind the legendary and award winning Wheyhey Ice Cream, the first and only naturally sugar free ice cream in the UK.


Damien founded Wheyhey out of a desire to create genuinely healthy treats for his mum (who has Type 2 diabetes) whilst still giving her a treat.

Five years since launching, Wheyhey has extended its healthy treats range into ambient products, is stocked in major retailers across the world (incl. Tesco) and has several awards to its name including Virgin Pioneers and Start Up of the Year.

At Startups Live, you’ll hear from Damian on why selling everything he owned to start a business was a risk worth taking, how to scale your start-up, and you’ll also be able to pose your business questions to him.

Watch this space for further speaker announcements!

Startups Live: Need to know info

Over the years, the Startups Awards – the longest running UK business awards scheme of its kind – has gained a reputation for identifying early-stage companies that have gone on to become established brands.

The likes of innocent drinks, Secret Escapes,, and Purplebricks have all been worthy recipients of Startups Awards. If you think your business could be next then head along to Startups Live.

Running from 12.30pm to 5.30pm at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, Startups Live promises to give you the inspiration, guidance and connections you need to take your business further.

The event is sponsored by The Start Up Loans Company; the government-backed scheme that offers low-interest loans of up to £25,000 to those looking to start and grow a business, alongside mentoring and support.

Get your tickets today! Until 21 October, early bird tickets are just £7.50 so don’t miss out.

Register your details today AND you’ll also be entered to win a free profile feature of your business on