Sports genius accelerates entrepreneurship

Accelerate, the one-day event for entrepreneurs to fast track businesses, returns to Liverpool Waterfront for its third year this October.

The event will be hosted at ACC Liverpool on Friday 9th October. Delegates will be able to tailor the event to suit their needs, as they choose two categories from “Passion”, “Performance”, “Power” and “Accelerate”.

Motivating the delegates will be Dr. Steve Peters, the acclaimed sports psychologist behind the successes of Britain’s Olympic cyclists Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton and author of best-selling book The Chimp Paradox. Many of Dr. Peters’ principles and teachings have proven popular with businesspeople with clients including Marks & Spencer, KPMG, and LEGO.

Dr. Steve Peters said:

“Accelerate aims to encourage businesspeople by coaching innovative thinking and offering strategic choices, so it is a perfect fit for the Chimp Paradox. I’m looking forward to working with delegates to show them how they can apply the principles that have helped a roster of champions to their ventures and produce quick results.”

Joining the line-up is queen of coding Kathryn Parsons, CEO and co-founder of Decode, which has been named one of the UK’s most innovative businesses; Dan Germain, the man who created the tone of voice and the brand culture of drinks company Innocent; and inspirational speaker Jim Lawless who has implemented successful cultural change programmes in companies including Apple, Barclaycard, and BT. More speakers will be announced leading up to the event.

The day will be hosted by Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of HemingwayDesign, after his curation of the city’s Transatlantic 175 celebrations in July. It is organised by Liverpool Vision and one of its sponsors is Virgin Trains.

Gary Iddon, Virgin Trains general manager for North West and North Wales, said:

“More and more businesses are now using the train to get to and from important meetings. Rail has enjoyed a real renaissance and we continue to work hard to improve the service we offer to businesses of all shapes and sizes from improved Wi-Fi to at seat refreshments for our First Class customers. That’s why we’re extremely proud to support Accelerate. It’s a must attend event for entrepreneurs with some fantastic speakers sure to engage the audience, offering real and practical advice. We will see you there.”

Max Steinberg, chief executive of Liverpool Vision, said:

“Accelerate is gaining a reputation for itself after what have been two very successful events in the last two years. It provides concentrated, practical advice for entrepreneurs which will have immediate benefits on the way they run their businesses and how they develop – regardless of what field they specialise in. The fact that so many who attended in the first year returned last year shows that they saw value in it.”

Early bird tickets for Accelerate 2015 go on sale on Wednesday 1st July, priced at £75 + fees. You can buy from and TicketQuarter.


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