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michael hayman presents mission at masschallenge

Last night, MassChallenge hosted a dinner for Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman MBE at Tobacco Dock, to discuss the topics of the Penguin best-seller, ‘Mission: How the best in business break through.’ Michael co-authored the book with his Seven Hills co-founder, Nick Giles.

MassChallenge is the world’s largest start-up accelerator. Founded by John Harthorne, it provides early stage companies with affordable office space, mentoring opportunities and access to a global network of founders.

Michael has sat on the MassChallenge advisory board since 2015 and is part of a team that works to support entrepreneurs and help their ideas reach their potential.

The dinner was attended by some of the country’s most exciting entrepreneurs and brightest business leaders, including Paul Lindley, founder of Ella’s Kitchen. Paul spoke about his experience transforming the baby food range from a start-up company to one that now has a 20% share of the UK baby food sector and a global turnover of $100m.

Having recently become a B Corp, Paul emphasised the importance of B Corporations to the future of British businesses and the benefits of running a socially conscious business that acts as a force for good.

Attendees included: Dylan Williams, Managing Director of Entrepreneurs at Coutts; James Poulter, Founder of Pronto and Irene Garcia Sacedon, Chief Operating Officer at Ben’s Cookies.

The event was hosted by Diane Perlman, Global Chief Marketing Officer at MassChallenge, who said, “Last night we gathered a brilliant group of like-minded entrepreneurs and thinkers to discuss the rise of purpose-driven businesses, like MassChallenge, and to hear more about ‘Mission’. We were also inspired by Paul Lindley, an iconic fast-growth brand that really epitomises the mission movement.”

To find out more about the upcoming MassChallenge startup/corporate collaboration webinar, click here.

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Chapter 1 outlines the concept of mission and how the breakthrough brands of today have succeeded by building a mission that inspires belief, generates a following and instils a purpose beyond profit.