Founder Series

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The Welltodo Founder Series is London’s leading event series for forward-thinking brands, startups, influencers and investors in the wellness industry.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER SERIES

The Welltodo Founder Series has become the most highly sought after networking event for the wellness industry. We gather Founders of next-level wellness businesses to share their industry insights, strategies to launch and grow your brand, and advice from challenges they’ve faced along the way. These events are designed to help you take your idea or business to the next level!

Presented by Bird & BirdMINDBODY, and Skipper & Skipper, the Founder Series is hosted by industry expert and founder of Welltodo, Lauren Armes. You’re in for a taste of what success in the wellness industry looks and feels like as our panelists discuss forming unique marketing strategies, funding initiatives, finding a mentor, overcoming the fear, the art of hiring, and how they see the industry changing and evolving. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to mingle with other forward-thinking movers and shakers.

The wellness industry isn’t slowing down. It is now estimated to be worth $4.2 trillion globally, and it has never been a better time to launch or grow a wellness brand, in a fast-growing industry that is now ripe for investment.

WHAT TO EXPECT

– A 1hr Q&A with successful entrepreneurs sharing their own experiences and business advice – including a chance to ask your own questions.
– The opportunity to meet and connect with forward-thinking individuals representing businesses within the fitness, food and drink, beauty, consumer technology, fashion/athleisure, social enterprise, media and investment sectors.
– An inspiring and educational evening designed to kickstart your business.
– Networking over drinks and healthy snacks.
– A goody bag to take away — stuffed with treats from our brand partners.

THE PREVIOUS PANEL (MAY 2019)

Panelists: Olivia Wollenberg (Livia’s), Julian Hearn (Huel) and Jillian Lavender (London Meditation Centre)

OLIVIA WOLLENBERG | FOUNDER, LIVIA’S
Olivia Wollenberg built Livia’s (previously Livia’s Kitchen), now a £million company, to offer an alternative sweet treat for those suffering from food intolerances. Launching from her parent’s kitchen table in 2014, the now 30-year-old entrepreneur stocks Livia’s in over 3000 stores across the UK, including major retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose, Boots, Selfridges and WHSmith.

Now experiencing 153% year-on-year growth and a distribution increase of 7000% in the last year (30 stores to 3000), Olivia is championing the free-from range and building a sustainable brand for the future.

JULIAN HEARN | CO-FOUNDER, HUEL
Co-founded by experienced entrepreneur Julian Hearn, who has worked with brands including Tesco, Starbucks and Waitrose, Huel is a nutritional powdered meal start-up that goes against the norm, focusing on the primary purpose of food being nutrition rather than exclusively taste.

In October 2018, Huel raised £20 million in their first external round of investment from growth equity investor Highland Capital (previous backers of MatchesFashion, GetYourGuide and WeTransfer), to help accelerate growth and support further innovation. Led by Hearn, an entrepreneur recognised as the LDC’s UK’s Most Ambitious Business Leader, the 3-year-old company has now sold over 40 million meals across 80 countries and is identified as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, having recently achieved a global turnover of £40 million with expectations to grow to £200 million by 2022.

JILLIAN LAVENDER | CO-FOUNDER, LONDON MEDITATION CENTRE
Vedic Wellness and Meditation expert Jillian Lavender is the Co-Founder of London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Centre, which she runs with her partner, Michael Miller, from their base in London.

Originally from New Zealand, Lavender previously held senior business roles in Sydney, Paris and New York. During this demanding time leading global publishing companies, she learned Vedic Meditation and the improvements to her life were immediate. Her stress levels began to dissolve and the fatigue began to subside. When life brought her to London, Lavender quit the corporate life and headed to India, where she trained with her teacher, world-renowned Thom Knoles, to become a meditation teacher before launching London Mediation Centre.

Through her work, Lavender has helped thousands of people across the globe to transform their lives. Alongside teaching meditation, lavender is also an expert in Ayurveda and consults on health, diet, sleep, fertility and lifestyle. She delivers this ancient knowledge in an accessible and practical way for modern life and has been featured in various publications including The FT, Guardian, The Telegraph, Huffington Post and i-D magazine.

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The industry’s favourite event.

Meet, connect and learn from like-minded industry professionals.

Take your idea or business to the next level.

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PREVIOUS SPEAKERS INCLUDE

PLUS THE FOUNDERS OF

AND MANY MORE.

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Do you want to be our next panelist? Are you the founder of a successful wellness business? Do you have impressive stats that will inspire others? Have you been on a rollercoaster journey to get here? Tell us more and you could be our next panelist.

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