About the Guest Speaker
I have always considered myself entrepreneurial, but although I am a natural risk taker, I often take my time.
Upon leaving De Montfort University in Leicester Tom Nicholson joined his father’s business and quickly found himself deep in management. This led to a corporate job which exposed his weakness for being a non-conformist. For the next decade Tom ventured into the central London real estate market, as an agent. That's when he discovered his talent for selling. Being surrounded by properties all day, he began buying, selling and renovating apartments, honing his skills for negotiation and project management. One day he realised he had been employed for long enough. It was time to reach out on his own. Eventually, Tom built a successful property management company.
Upon relocating to Lithuania is 2013, I decided to sell the property management company and started pondering what to do next. I took 6 months to figure out what would be my future. Today I own 'Jurgis ir drakonas' pizza chain. We employ over 160 people across 5 restaurants in Vilnius and Kaunas.
At the event Tom will talk about why he thinks relocating to Lithuania was the best thing for his business. He will explain how he starts a business and the first steps he makes. He will also explain why he believes entrepreneurs are born and not made and will give some tips that he has learned from his business in Lithuania.
Schedule of event
6.00pm - 6.30pm: Arrival & Registration
6.30pm - 6.40pm: Welcome by Vilnius City Circle Manager Lina Daniene
6.40pm - 7.20pm: Guest Speaker: Tom Nicholson, owner of "Jurgis ir drakonas"
7.20pm - 7.40pm: Q&A with the Guest Speaker
7.40pm onwards - networking with your new found friends :)
After entering the restaurant "Vero Cafe", follow the sign to the elevator on the left side of the bar and go to the 5th floor.
About the Location
We will be meeting in probably the cosiest and biggest open kitchen in central Vilnius - Lithuania’s favourite TV chef and cookery author Beata Nicholson's culinary studio. When it is not used as a filming studio it becomes a venue for cooking classes and parties as well as pop-up lunches and other events.
Have a business?
Register you business (no matter how big or small) in our Business Catalogue and connect with other business owners at the event: https://goo.gl/forms/0lknUpPNJ7JKYNXl2
What Is It?
This gathering will be taking place every month throughout 2017, and for every event we will be inviting different guest speakers to share their success stories and biggest lessons on the road to building their businesses.
Vilnius City Circle Entrepreneur Social is part of the Entrepreneurs Institute community dedicated to educating and connecting people interested in entrepreneurship and social impact. Entrepreneur Social events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free licence from Entrepreneurs Institute.
Entrepreneurs Institute is a leading entrepreneur education group founded by Social Entrepreneur & Futurist, Roger James Hamilton. Roger is the creator of Wealth Dynamics (for individuals) and Talent Dynamics (for teams), the world’s number one business development pathway for accelerating trust and flow in an organisation and entrepreneurial business, used by over 250,000 people around the world. GeniusU is an entrepreneur education platform, enabling you to find other entrepreneurs that align to your purpose, share your passions and complement your talents.
Who's It For?
The event is open to anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and social impact and would like to network in a relaxed social environment with other professionals and business owners, to share success stories, support one another and discuss strategies.
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