Wed 29th Nov: Celebrating Success
The Series Q community is amazing. That's all of you! We're 700 members strong and growing a further 10% every month. We have founders, investors, wannabe entrepreneurs, people who play critical roles at startups, students, tech professionals and more!
We recently conducted a member survey and were blown away by some of the stories of entrepreneurship within this community we share, so we are dedicating our final event for 2017 to 'Celebrating Success'.
Join us for a seasonal drink on Wednesday 29th November in the awesome downstairs space at WeWork Moorgate with 200+ other LGBT+ professionals and friends for an end-of-year celebration.
Five entrepreneurs from the Series Q network will share their stories of entrepreneurial success over the past year, giving inspiration and advice to us all as we prepare for even more success in 2018.
We can't wait to see you all!
Drinks are have been kindly provided by our friends at WeWork.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2018
Wed 31st Jan: Getting The Right Shit Done
Wed 28th Mar: Topic tbc
Wed 30th May: Topic tbc
Wed 25th July: Topic tbc
Wed 26th Sep: Topic tbc
Wed 28th Nov: Topic tbc
THE REALITY OF RAISING CASH
Wed 27 September 2017
18:30 – 21:00 BST
UBER, Aldgate Tower 2 Leman St E1 8FA
We know; it's hard. Whether we're raising money for a charitable organisation or raising our first round, LGBT+ entrepreneurs face the same hurdles as everyone else in raising the capital we need to build our businesses. Or do we?
Last year, StartOut released startling research which shows that 37% of LGBT+ entrepreneurs are not out to their investors, yet 100% of investors think good personal rapport is important in considering whether they invest. So, aside from the usual imposter syndrome, bad pitch decks and fuzzy ideas about what it is our businesses are actually designed to do, are we having trouble being our best selves when we step in front of investors?
Drinks, food and venue are proudly provided by Uber.
Thur 6th July 2017
18:30 – 21:00 BST
Second Home Spitalfields, 68-80 Hanbury Street
On Thursday 6 July, Series Q turns one. To celebrate, we are hosting one epic party at the place where it all started, Second Home.
Expect free-flowing drinks, all you can eat food and a keynote conversation with Antonia Belcher.
We'll also be providing an update on where we see Series Q going over the next year, and as always, our 'Connecting' segment of the evening will ensure everyone leaves the evening with new people they can add on LinkedIn.
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Antonia Belcher
Antonia is a titan in the property industry, with 40+ years experience in construction and property, co-founding MHBC in early 2007. She transitioned in 2000 in an extremely male-dominated industry, where there were no visible role models to identify with. In addition to her business, she campaigns for LGBT+ and women’s rights in the construction industry.
She has been recognised three years running as one of the OUTstanding/Financial Times Top 100 LGBT+ Business Executives, in 2014, 2015 and 2016, recognising her commitment to creating a fair and inclusive workplace, and was in 2016 recognised as one of the City's most inspiring women in the City A.M. Power 100 Women List, being one of the 10 women listed in the property section.
Series Q: On the Importance of Being Honest
17th May 2017
18:30 – 21:00 BST
Wayra, 20 Air Street, London
At its core, Series Q is designed to demonstrate that success and authenticity are not mutually exclusive. Over the past year - yes, it's been a year! - we've put in front of the community successful LGBT+ entrepreneurs from all walks of life who have built successful businesses while living openly and authentically.
In order to live openly and authentically, though, we have to challenge our own views of the world. How do we define the values by which we live? How do we become leaders who nurture talent and get the best out of people? Do we have our own unconscious biases that are holding us back from achieving greatness?
For "On the Importance of Being Honest", we sit down with two accomplished women who will push us to confront our own limitations.
Sasha has a degree in psychology, is a qualified behavioural coach and studied counselling at the London School of Economics. Her company, Inclusive Group, are market leaders in the delivery and development of unconscious bias, diversity and inclusivity initiatives within the workplace. She is an international thought-leader on diversity and inclusion and her work helps individuals and organisations around the globe challenge the unconscious biases that so often prevent them from attracting and retaining great talent.
Hayley is an outcome-focused leadership and training consultant. Her company, What's Possible Group, is a transformation consultancy that specialises in the human side of business, enabling people to see, experience and do things in a different way. Working across industries, disciplines and continents, Hayley coaches organisations and individuals in heart-centred leadership and in finding the values by which we live, learn and lead.
This event is generously and proudly supported by our friends at Wayra. Wayra UK is committed to the internationalisation and scalability of UK-based start-ups, including those founded by migrant entrepreneurs and by people from diverse backgrounds.