Krystal Archer

Krystal Archer | SuperFoxx

I started DJing after a career as a performer on stage and TV. With no training in this area I had to learn from scratch and taught myself music production first. When the opportunity came to open a new club in London I went for it, learning the basics, feeling the fear and doing it anyway and then teaching myself the live skills afterwards from YouTube.

I honed my skills in bars and clubs before auditioning for Ministry Of Sound and becoming one of their first female DJs and touring the world. This quickly taught me two things, firstly the world does not always see women as equal (neither does the music industry) and secondly that I could use my story, my skills, my passion and technology to share empowerment for free, to enable women and girls to learn new skills which they could enjoy, master and monetise.

As I played more high profile shows I met more poweful women and grew a network of role models in all corners of the world. Whilst connecting through music we shared our values and experiences. I created my lifestyle brand SuperFoxx to provide a safe space for women to enjoy music, support and enable each other and tap into role models.

Anna Frankowska

Anna Frankowska | Nightset & Nitechain

I am an Entrepreneur at heart, Economist by education, Investment Banker by the training and an extreme tech enthusiast. I am a Polish born young female entrepreneur who through my determination against all of the odds, my knowledge and experience gained through studying Economics at UCL, career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, during the course of my entrepreneurial journey have managed to build a successful company and thrive in particularly male dominated areas and the tech sector. I am digitally transforming the nightlife industry and looking to set up new disruptive companies tapping into blockchain. Nightlife has been crying out loud for a long overdue technological revolution. So far, after bootstrapping and self financing the project, I individually managed to raise £500,000 from a Bacardi family member and shareholder to build the Nightset platform, a nightlife marketplace connecting consumers and venues on one platform globally through a user driven content. Our vision is to improve the multi billion worth nightlife sector, help people have seamless nightlife journeys, better experiences and reduce frustration. As a crypto and blockchain expert I fully embrace the power of the technology to make a tangible difference to our day to day lives and intend to demonstrate this. I am participating in the fourth revolution that is transforming the world as we see it. Currently, we are building a blockchain enabled social media incentivised nightlife marketplace based on peer to peer recommendations and machine learning ( I am incredibly driven by creation and the idea of leaving the legacy behind that will have a significant positive impact on the world as a whole. I am proud of my progress at only 27 and with Nightset I have been awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 Technology award in Europe in 2017, featured in newspapers and press around the world, selected to the Mayor of London's Business Growth Programme run by London & Partners, have become an ambassador for the #SaveNightlife campaign in London and partnered with the London Club and Bar awards and the NTIA (Night Time Industries Association, who helped save Fabric and work with Mayor Khan and his Night Czar). I am excited about our upcoming plans including our unique blockchain based solution for which we are conducting an ICO right now.

Helen Davies

Helen Davies | Status Products & EasyTots

My name is Helen Davies. My story to the point I am now at;

Education days: 1995 -1998

My favourite A level subject was psychology and back in 1995 I was amazed to achieve the second highest mark in the country for all students that year undertaking A level psychology with that particular exam board, I receiving a commendation award letter and an award ceremony at the college I then attended Priestly College in Warrington. Needless to say as a result, I went on to study Psychology at The University Of Leicester. I actually went through clearing very last minute as I was planning a career in Zoology due to my love of animals , but due to the exam result I achieved I made a brave U turn on my degree option and I am pleased I did.

My Employment days:1999 - 2005

3 years later on graduating with a 2:1 in 1998, I went on start a career within the education service helping young people with issues. I gained my counselling qualification and worked as a learning mentor in a Salford school for 3 years (Harrop Fold School which was featured on the recent 'Educating Manchester' series). During the period 1999 - 2002 My time there was incredibly rewarding, I learned so much about life and I cared so much for the children I worked with, it was often hard and all people that work in the care environment should be commended for the work they do . I was at the time adopting a truly 'person centred' approach and helping my case students move forward. I suppose I was easy to relate to those young people, as at the time I was still young in my early to mid 20's. In 2002 - 2005 I married and moved to the Midlands where I spent the next 3 years as a Connexions personal advisor working across multiple schools in Nuneaton, with young people aged 13 - 18, where additional support was needed. My job back then was to help young people overcome their barriers to learning and life obstacles so that they could realize their potential and access the support services they needed. Most important was giving people skills and choices to make informed decisions to enable them to enter a working life, empowering themselves , despite adversity.

My first Business: 2005 - 2017

Whilst I loved my career, I always had ideas about growing a business and becoming an employer. Despite the fact I had no training at all in business I reflect back and realise I had a true entrepreneurial spirit that was eager to get out. I was in my mid to late 20's and I was married to a hard working window cleaner. In 2005 the 'Work at Height' health and safety laws changed. This meant there was an opportunity in the market to stand out as being a 'safe contractor'. I sold my first little terraced house and invested the entire 50k profit into the set up of our commercial window cleaning company in 2005. My husband carried out the work whilst I headed the company as Managing Director. I learned the industry from scratch, leaned how to deal with B2B customers and how to interact in a corporate environment. The risk I took back then to leave my secure, rewarding job and set up a window cleaning company was in hindsight quite huge! We didn't have 1 single customer the day our shiny new van arrived, but by 3 years later in 2008 and 2009 we were shortlisted as a finalists for the Midlands Business Awards ' Business Of the Year' and me personally ' Entrepreneur of the year' . Although I never won the category it was a tremendous recognition of just how far the business had come in a short time. By 2012 we had national coverage employed 18 people and some of our clients included The BBC (entire London portfolio) BP, Cadburys, RAF and Fort Dunlop Birmingham.

My Second (and current) Business: 2016 - to present

This is a business I could never have imagined myself in, A business that I just 'fell in to' and have since loved beyond anything else I've ever done so far. Nov 2014 I gave birth to my second daughter Keira. Whilst on maternity leave I came across a common problem that many parents face during the weaning stages. Quite simply she was a little monkey who got far more enjoyment from throwing her food, bowls and plates more than anything else at mealtimes. I wanted to encourage independent feeding and learning but it was difficult as nothing stayed put. I researched what was available in the UK for mums like me to buy and was disappointed with the options. I searched further afield and found that the USA had advanced in this area, having already identified the same problem.

As a result I embarked on self funded mission to design my own unique product that I could bring to the UK and solve this common problem experienced by parents in the UK. I named my brand EasyTots, I knew very little about growing a brand or the baby products industry so again was learning from absolute scratch. I immersed myself in this project and travelled to China alone to source a manufacturer that could help me achieve this. Just 8 months and 2 prototypes later I was happy and had my first ever own brand product to market, The EasyMat. The EasyMat is a silicone plate and placemat in one piece with integrated happy face sections for food and 4 very strong corner suction cups. The response to my product overwhelmed me. It fist launched on amazon early March 2016 and by May 2016 it was a bestselling item in the category. In fact I was struggling with supply and demand. It was at that point I decided to leave my previous business behind and give EasyTots the 100% commitment from myself to take it forward. We gained an international and USA trademark for EasyTots and EasyMat in Oct 2016, which we were thrilled about. Since then in Dec 2016, I launched the EasyMat Mini, a miniature version designed specifically for eating out and travel feeling with babies. This second product was an immediate best seller on amazon, and has sustained that ever since. EasyMat Mini has won a 2017 gold award for 'Best Weaning' item and was showcased on ITV's This Morning with Phil and Holly in a best baby gadgets feature.

I've travelled China twice now on my own, I felt brave to do this and empowered at the fact that my business was even leading me to now travel the wold. Its quite amazing what paths life offers us if we take them and this path for me, has so far been the most exciting so far!

In Sep 2017 I exhibited our EasyTots brand and range at our fisrt ever global trade fair in Cologne. This was my fisrt oportuity to offer our products on a distribution baiss for export internationally to other countries. The response was amazing and we now sell our EasyMats to 5 other EU countries. Just a few Months later in Jan 2018 I tralled to China Hong Kong /baby Fair, where once again I exxhibited my UK brand at one of the worlds largest globals baby products trade fairs 'Hong Kong Baby Fair'. The response from Asia to our products has been phenomanal, we have already secured distribution agreements for Tiawan, Hong Kong and South Korea.

EasyTots is only 2 years old, and I have so much more to add to my products range this year.

My mission is to to continue to make innovative, creative and useful products, in fact our slogan is; 'practical stuff, made fun'. My vision is for EasyTots and its products like EasyMat to become a UK (if not international) household names. A must have item for children, a recognised brand.

My daughter Keira is now age 3 and she has no idea that her messy eating led me down this path. I will always be grateful to her for that!

Thank you

Sukhi Jutla

Sukhi Jutla | MarketOrders

Sukhi Jutla left a decade of corporate life to become a serial entrepreneur and author. She is now the Founder & COO of MarketOrders, the online global marketplace for the gold jewellery trade industry.

Sukhi is the author of 2 books: 'Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate. Create A Life You Love' and 'The FinTech Book'.

As a Female Techpreneur Ambassador, Sukhi is a regular speaker at entrepreneur and start-up events & conferences and passionate about supporting female entrepreneurship. She is also a mentor and judge at various accelerator and start-up programs. She is a passionate blockchain advocate as well as an IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer.

Sukhi is a finalist in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards (2018), a celebration of leading British Asian women who are helping to shape a better Britain with their ideas, example and talent.

Joana Baptista

Joana Baptista | Oxford High School GDST

Joana is an award-winning 16-year-old entrepreneur from Oxford, currently studying for her A-levels at Oxford High School (Computer Science, Economics, Maths, Spanish). As well as excelling in her educational studies, she is the founder of three successful startups, a podcast show and an Economics magazine.

She has set up a popular code-club for 7-17-year-olds, as well as teaching computer science and internet safety workshops to disadvantaged pupils. She also teaches science lessons and has delivered talks at a variety of schools and University on Business, STEM and Misogyny, both to students and teachers. Further to talks, she has sat on, and chaired, panels for the University of Cambridge, Girl Guides, STEMettes and most recently, Facebook.

Her three passions lie in STEM, Entrepreneurship and feminism, which she advocates for through every activity she is involved in.

Her proudest achievement was being named the Young Star at the Women of the Future Awards 2017, having been a finalist the year before in the Rising Star category of the FDM Women in Technology Awards.