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E2E #ScaleUp2Success with Ty Roberts, Co-founder of Gracenote & Strategic Advisor for TIDAL and Tom Teichman, Chairman of Spark Ventures & Co-founder of The Garage Soho

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

E2E #ScaleUp2Success with Ty Roberts, Co-founder of Gracenote & Strategic Advisor for TIDAL and Tom Teichman, Chairman of Spark Ventures & Co-founder of The Garage Soho

Wednesday, 21 October 2020


Manchester, United KIngdom (map)

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About the Event

Are you in the process of scaling up your business in Manchester? Do you have access to the right support to help you successfully achieve this?

If not, then our event is a must-attend for you! You have the unique opportunity to talk to and learn from our keynote speaker Ty Roberts, a global pioneer in music streaming services who developed the technology that powers iTunes, Sony TrackID, and Ford Sync. Ty is Co-founder of Gracenote, the first CTO at Universal Music Group and now Head of Strategy at TIDAL, owned by Jay-Z. He’s credited with producing the industry’s first multimedia experience on CD for artists including David Bowie, Todd Rundgren and Brian Eno.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Tom Teichman, the first backer and Chairman/ Director of startups including Lastminute.comnotonthehighstreet.commoshimonsters.com, Kobalt Music, Academia.eduMergermarket.com and made.com among others. Four of these companies went on to become Unicorns. Several IPO’d on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Some sold to trade buyers – The Financial Times, France Telecom, Oracle, Dell, Google, and Microsoft.   He founded SPARK Ventures in 1995 and The Garage Soho in London in 2014 with Sir John Hegarty, founder of BBH.

Our speakers will be sharing valuable insights on Entrepreneurship, Entertainment and Innovation; you will discover proven strategies to increase your revenue and will leave with invaluable connections to help your business continue to succeed and grow in 2020 and beyond!

Why should you invest your time in this event? 

You will…

  • Learn how to scale your business effectively with the opportunity to address your current business challenges, hearing opinions that matter.

  • Connect with our inspirational speakers and an entrepreneurial community of Founders, CEOs, Chairman and investors from Manchester and the surrounding areas.

  • Access E2E’s ecosystem of support by becoming an E2E Ambassador, which will result in invitations to our exclusive events, access to our £50m financing facility developed exclusively for SMEs and many more corporate services at discounted rates.

Book now! Early Bird Tickets are on sale for a limited time. Limited spaces available.

Meet your Speakers

Ty Roberts

Former Founder – Gracenote, involved in the inception of iTunes, Strategic Advisor for Music Streaming Services

Ty Roberts is a leader and innovator who has worked at the forefront of digital media since its inception. From his creative tools and work with artists like David Bowie and Brian Eno to new formats such as Hi-Res and Inversive all focused on creating new experiences for music fans. He is the Co-Founder od Gracenote a leader in metadata and was the first CTO at Universal Music Group. Today he heads Strategy for TIDAL and advises a number of emerging companies on media and technology.

Tom Teichman

Chairman – Spark Ventures & Co-founder – The Garage Soho

Tom Teichman is Britain’s most successful start-up backer (Evening Standard 2015), co-founder of The Garage Soho with legendary Ad Man Sir John Hegarty (slogan: ‘How will your idea change the world?’), and founder of Spark Ventures. Tom has spent his career in finance, starting in insurance before floating SPARK Ventures, one of the world’s first listed VC funds.

SPARK has invested in companies such as Lastminute.com (which revolutionised the travel industry), MADE.com (which retails new designer furniture and homeware online), Mergermarket ( which revolutionised information for M&A deals), Squawka (the world’s number one Football statistics app), NotOntheHighStreet.com (which revolutionised online retail in the UK), SimbaSleep (revolutionising mattress technology), Kobalt Music ( the World’s largest Independent Music Publisher), Elevate Direct (freelance/contract job finder), Mind Candy (creators of MoshiMonsters), HardlyEverWornIt.com (seller of pre-owned top end luxury goods), Doctify(revolutionising digital healthcare) and now Dead Right (the funeral directory portal).

SPARK has had exits worth over £1 Billion to the likes of Dell, France Telecom, and the Financial Times and several IPO’s. Tom recently became Chair of the Edison Investment Research Group and Investor Access firms.

Richard Morris


Richard is the CEO of IWG UK. He joined in 2014 following his role as CEO of G4S’s UK & Ireland Division. IWG UK is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions offering a fast growing global network of 3,000 locations in 120 countries. Since joining, Richard has consistently delivered year on year growth for Regus’ UK division.

Shalini Khemka

Founder & CEO – E2E, Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, Deal Maker – UK Government

Shalini founded E2E in 2011. Her mission was to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial community in the UK to enable extraordinary connections for entrepreneurs.

Under Shalini’s guidance E2E has become a trusted entrepreneurial community which has one objective: to unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses by enabling extraordinary connections. It has developed into an exciting and thriving powerhouse of international entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial non-execs, coupled with access to globally leading corporate services. E2E’s ecosystem has ambition and innovation at its core.

Shalini is also a Deal Maker for the UK Government, a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF), a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College and a Judge for The Great British Entrepreneurial Awards. Before establishing E2E, Shalini co-founded the world’s first bank to bank trade finance platform. She was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and held finance related roles at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.

Russell Dalgleish

Founder & Managing Partner – Exolta Capital Partners, Chair – Scottish Business Network

Russell Dalgleish is a Serial Scottish Entrepreneur and Investor, Strategist, Innovator, and Business Coach. He has focused his energies on driving international growth for business in the SME sector. Since 1999, Russell has run successful companies in the technology, engineering, energy, electronics, entertainment, and professional services sectors. He has experience starting, building, growing and exiting businesses in the UK and US.

His core areas of focus are: leadership, value creation, and strategic thinking. Russell is a regular speaker at events on leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi. Currently, he is the Founder & Managing Partner of the consultancy Exolta Capital Partners.

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Disclaimer: Please note that event timings and dates are subject to change. Our event is designed for founders of growing businesses and business leaders. We try where possible to keep exclusivity. Should E2E deem your position as not suitable for our event, one of our team will remove you from our attendee list and you will be notified. Overt selling will be frowned upon.


October 21
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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