2017 Forum programme

SME programme
Founders panel: From Startup to Scaleup
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Room 203

A founder’s road to success can be long and treacherous. It takes determination, resilience and a singular vision to successfully negotiate this path. It is rare to find an entrepreneur who hasn’t experienced failure: but dealing with this and picking oneself back up often separates the successful from the rest. While fraught with risk, entrepreneurial endeavor can also be most rewarding, and provides an opportunity to reshape products, services, and even entire industries, and create a lasting impact on people’s lives.

This panel will hear from successful entrepreneurs, and offer insights into this dynamic and fast-paced lifestyle. What characteristics separate successful founders from the rest? What motivates founders even when the obstacles seem insurmountable? What ‘hacks’ could they recommend to others just starting out, and what advice would they give to other founders aspiring to build a successful business?


Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass, Exhibition Pass and Media Pass holders