Julie Meyer MBE


Julie Meyer MBE

Awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship, motivational speaker Julie Meyer is the founder, chair and chief executive of Ariadne Capital, a company whose raison d’être is to use established entrepreneurs to help new entrepreneurs.

This concept may be familiar to UK TV viewers because that is essentially the idea behind the highly popular Dragon’s Den and Julie is heavily involved in the online version of the programme. Along similar lines, back in 1998 Julie created First Tuesday, the first social network for internet entrepreneurs, which she sold two years later for $50m.

Julie then went on to found EntrepreneurCountry Global with the aim of connecting the world’s enterprises and the world’s leading digital enablers. Budding entrepreneurs are invited to become ‘citizens’ so that they can be seen by enterprises around the world who are looking to invest in them.

With the slogan “David and Goliath must dance”, EntrepreneurCountry Global also wants citizens to share best-practice, knowledge and skills. Julie Meyer’s spin-off book Welcome to EntrepreneurCountry has been sold around the world.

A regular contributor to The Financial Times, BA High Life, Forbes and others, motivational speaker Julie got her MBA qualification from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, and she went back several years later to become a board member.

Other strings to Julie’s bow include being involved in the early development of such household names as Skype, Monitise, Zopa and lastminute.com.

To book Julie Meyer as the speaker at your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling +44 1509 85 29 27.

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“Julie’s book [Welcome to Entrepreneur Country] has changed so much of the way I think about things…thank YOU…..your citation ‘think big, start small, act fast’ on the back of your book is what I’ve realised defines the 30% Club journey – I didn’t appreciate that at the time, but now it all makes sense that’s how things have ‘happened’ with that project, way exceeding other ventures I’ve been involved with.” – Helena Morrisey, CEO of Newton Asset Management

For too long, we British have been a bit sniffy about entrepreneurialism, regarding individual capitalism as something rather vulgar. Well, personal enterprise and innovation among small companies is the only dynamic that will propel us into a prosperous future. Whether at First Tuesday, Ariadne Capital or through Entrepreneur Country, Julie Meyer has long been a charismatic champion of entrepreneurialism in Britain. She’s shown us the way through her own endeavours and by broadcasting the achievements of others. Julie knows – Britain’s got entrepreneurial talent. She’s a superstar. – Matthew Rock, Co-founder & Communications Director, Caspian Publishing

On behalf of Crimson, I wanted to thank you so much for your contribution to the Startups Awards – not only as a judge but as an award presenter on the afternoon. All the winners’ interviews show you what your judging decisions meant to the winners. Quite touching! We were delighted that you could take part and hope you enjoyed the afternoon. Looking forward to hopefully involving you in our events in the future.
Heather Olhausen – Events Manager, Crimson Business

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