London | Barcelona
Supporting founders to reach the next level
"The reality of being an entrepreneur is tough, easy to say, but hard to deliver on.
The more time you spend on your business, the lonelier it becomes and changes from being your own boss to the saviour and deliverer for everyone else: clients, investors, your team, partners, and family.
The trouble is, once you have started and got some traction there is no getting off that easily...so welcome to 'Oh shit, we need to make this work!'
That is why I founded Smiling Barracuda: the overworked, underpaid, entrepreneurs-only club. We support founders on their entrepreneurial journeys to execute their business plans and to get the badge: 'A successful entrepreneur.' A wealthy entrepreneur would also be nice, but let’s start with being successful for now."-Freddie Talberg, Founder of Smiling Barracuda and Serial Entreprenuer.
Growing as a founder and entrepreneur is just as important as growing your business if you don’t want to get left behind. Smiling Barracuda is an entrepreneur led network of high quality, experienced and successful founders, experts and innovators. Our prime focus is to support SME founders through this personal growth to fulfill their potential as an entrepreneur.
Our entrepreneurial network allows you to connect with like-minded talented founders. Share experiences and skills with people growing similar size businesses and support each other in the challenges you all face.
Lean on a team of advisors and mentors ranging from academic experts, industry and domain experts and technical experts from UCL, Imperial College, Cambridge University, King's College, EIE, XnTree, Cognicity and Growth Builder… to name a few!
The Founders' Programme
Each workshop is broken down into three sections:
Parallel to the club, we run a programme of quarterly workshops that helps each founder to develop their business and product models.