WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

The purpose of ‘DisruptSW’ is to feature, highlight, showcase and to inspire South West business success and growth stories, those businesses and people that truly disrupt and challenge, those that imagined the unimaginable.


As part of this, we curate and publish a yearly ‘DisruptSW Index’ for which we analyse South West Businesses against three essential ingredients fundamental to success and enabling them to disrupt: their People, Product and Potential. 

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THE 2017 LAUNCH EVENT

Thursday, November 16th, started at 5:30pm

Loco Klub, Clock Tower Yard (opposite Yurt Lush), Bristol, BS1 6QH

- BY INVITATION ONLY -

The evening kicked off with drinks, canapés and product demos followed by a keynote speech from Matt Connolly, CEO of Tällt Ventures, about disruption globally and on a South West scale, introducing and unveiling the 'Top 25 Disrupt SW Businesses'. This was followed by several Lightning Talks from respected South West Disrupters, each sharing key aspects of their story to date, centred around the People, Product and Potential of their business. 

To close we brought together panel representatives from some of the South West’s best known Disrupters, alongside the MD of TechSPARK to discuss our region’s People, Products and Potential, how we attract and retain talent and businesses to the region and continue to raise the South West profile… closing with some more drinks.

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THE 2017 AGENDA

5:30pm      Networking and product demos (drinks and canapés served) 

6:15pm       Keynote speech from Matt Connolly, CEO - Tällt Ventures: 
                  Context - why we’re here, what the index is for and how it’s scored
                  'Disruption - globally and on a South West scale'
                  Unveiling the 'Top 25 Disrupt SW Businesses'

6:30pm      Lightning Talks: Disrupter Businesses share key aspects of their story to date (People, Product and Potential)

7:00pm      Panel: 'People, Products and Potential in the South West' (feat. SW Disrupter Businesses, alongside the MD of TechSPARK)

7:50pm      Product demos and some more drinks served

SOUTH WEST SUCCESS AND GROWTH STORIES

The growth and success of disrupter businesses are based on and enabled through People, the Product or Offering and the Potential.

We caught up with a range of businesses - those with great potential to be a Disrupter Business of the future and those causing waves within their sector currently. We asked them about the components of their winning formula and approach to define their People and Product to reach full Potential.