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Stripe & Techstars - Unlock opportunity with a smarter approach to scale

  • CodeBase Edinburgh 38 Cstle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

Stripe & Techstars - Unlock opportunity with a smarter approach to scale


Tackling growth as a startup is a challenge with countless obstacles, which can come in the form of funding, revenue growth, product growth, or scaling your organisation.

Join industry leaders for talks and networking as they explore best practices that could be instrumental in future-proofing your startup for growth.


Join Stripe and TechStars for an evening devoted to best practices for scale—designed especially for startup founders and leaders. The path to scale is a crucial inflection point in any startup. It’s the phase that determines who will be able to stand out as a leader in an ever-crowded landscape. This event will explore:

  • The founder perspective on how to scale and grow your product

  • The investor perspective on how to leverage venture capital for growth

  • The operator perspective on how to build successful teams

  • Best practices for building predictable and sustainable revenue


Eamonn Carey

Managing director at TechStars London. He's been an entrepreneur for almost 20 years - starting several companies - some of which succeeded, but slightly more failed. He has invested in over 40 companies across Europe, the US and Asia.

Danae Shell

Danae Shell is Chief Marketing Officer at Care Sourcer, the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care. A native Tennessean, Danae moved to Scotland after university and has worked in the Scottish tech industry ever since. She has worked as a software developer, UX designer, and researcher before settling in as a marketer at FreeAgent during their scale-up period.

Ross Sheil

Head of startup growth at Stripe - Ross is focused on hyper-charging the European startup ecosystem ensuring startups can start, run and scale on Stripe globally. Ross was previously Head of Mobile and an early hire at Twitter, building the team, revenue and operations in Europe from scratch. Ross is also a board advisor to some of the UK's fastest growing startups and lectures in technology at Dublin University Technology.

Kevin McCallum

Chief commercial officer at FreeAgent - Kevin is an experienced software executive running Free Agent's commerical operations and go-to-market strategy. Kevin previously ran commercial operations at Pegasus software and TSG. Kevin is deeply experienced in the startup space and was a key member of the management team driving Free Agent's international growth and exit to RBS.

Jackie Karmel

Head of industry at Stripe - Jackie runs Stripe’s retail and travel function in the UK working with global brands such as ASOS, John Lewis, Charlotte Tilbury and Footasylum to re architect their payments infrastructure. She joined Stripe from, the UK largest platform for students where she ran the eCommerce division. When not talking payments she can be found cycling up mountains.


6:30 pm - 6:45pm - Registration
Join us at Codebase, register and grab a drink to chat with your peers from across London's startup ecosystem 

6:45 pm - 7:00PM - Scaling your product 
Techstars Managing Director Eamonn Carey will deliver a talk on how to build delightful product experiences and scale your product.

7:00 pm - 7:40pm - Scaling your organization & people

Stripe Head of Startup Growth will deliver a talk on how to scale your organizational processes & people based on Stripe's global growth and approach to scaling.

7:40pm - 8:00pm - Scaling more art than science?

Join us for a founder discussion on best practices in scaling, pitfalls, pointers and more.

8:00pm onwards - Networking, nibble and drinks!

Join your peers from drinks, snacks and a conversation on all things startups! 


RSVP following this link.

Earlier Event: February 27
PreWired [Stirling]
Later Event: February 28
CodeBase Yoga [Thursday early class]