Young Entrepreneurs Summit

Empowering Young & Underprivileged Start & Scale-up Entrepreneurs

The Headliners

Ben Francis 

Gymshark founder and Billion pound business owner

Grant Cardone

Under Cover Billionaire

Naveen Jain


Jack Cowin


Alan Barratt

CEO of Grenade Bars

Akshay Ruparelia

UK's youngest millionaire

Mark Victor Hansen

500 million books sold

A collection of Billionaires, wildly successful Entrepreneurs & the Elite in their field Young, & those inspired to help the young hustlers & under-privileged start & scale ups.  A special, one off event, not for profit, to help young entrepreneurs start & scale their business, & make a difference (& with their parents too!)

>Profit, Purpose, Philanthropy 

>Mission, Message, Masses

>Ideas to Income, Passion into Profession

In 2017, the Rob Moore Foundation was launched to help young and underprivileged people receive better education around money and business, and offer support in setting up their businesses globally.

Rob's vision is to help educate as many people on the planet about finances, starting & scaling their own enterprises & learning to make, manage, master & give back more money. That's why he has partnered with the Prince's Trust, as he truly believes in their ethos and values.

His vision will start mostly in the UK first, as there are so many young & underprivileged people close to home. He will leverage his companies so there are low/no staff costs draining the charity's funds, & set up online resources that people can apply for scholarships to. He will also focus on writing books & finding ways to get them to families that can't afford them, so that they then become a gateway for further resources. 

For the future, he plans to move out to the developing world & help get reliable internet installed into areas it doesn't exist, & help set up schools & fund teachers to teach in a way that we stand for; the financial & start-up education that is not taught in schools.

Meet The Speakers

A collection of Billionaires, wildly successful Entrepreneurs & the
Elite in their field. Young, & those inspired to help the young hustlers &
under-privileged start & scale ups. 

Meet The Speakers

Shaa Wasmund

MBE services to Entrepreneurship

Glen Jacobs


Jay Alderton 

Fitness & social media Influencer

Daniel Priestley

Entrepreneur & Author of Raising Entrepreneurial Kids

Nick James

Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Business Mentor

    Matt Fiddes

Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Business Mentor

Ed J C Smith 

Author, Speaker 

David McCourt

Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Business Mentor

Lauren Tickner

Young social media Influencer

Paul O’Mahony

Founder Financial Freedom

Rich Hawkins

eCommerce Specialist

Rob Moore

Founder of Rob Moore foundation

Empowering Young & Underprivileged Start & Scale-up Entrepreneurs

Rob's mission is to change the financial lives of young & underprivileged people.

Meet The Speakers

       A collection of Billionaires, wildly successful Entrepreneurs & the Elite in their field. Youngsters & those inspired to help the young hustlers & under-privileged start & scale-ups. 

Ben Francis 

Ben Francis is the Founder and ambitious entrepreneur behind leading UK fitness brand, Gymshark.

Ben founded Gymshark when he was 19 years old, while still a student at Aston University. In addition to his full-time commitment to his studies, Ben juggled working as a pizza delivery man to fund his Gymshark venture.

Ben made the decision to step down as CEO in 2017, to allow him to continue to focus on the things that have always set Gymshark apart - innovative design, creative content and consumer first thinking.

Gymshark has gone from being an entrepreneurial start-up to becoming a global brand with millions of customers in 170+ countries via its 13 websites. Driving sales by 140% PA to £176.2m in 2019, with operating profits of £18.6m.

In August 2020, Gymshark became the first DTC brand in the UK to achieve Unicorn status with no external capital funding. The recent investment partnership with General Atlantic will see Gymshark become a true global brand.

Grant Cardone

CEO of CardoneCapital, international speaker, entrepreneur and author of The 10X Rule & creator of 21 best-selling business programs, Grant Cardone owns & operates seven privately held companies and a $1.5B portfolio of multifamily properties. Named the #1 marketer to watch by Forbes Magazine, Cardone is also the founder of the The 10X Movement & The 10X Growth Conference, the world’s largest business & entrepreneur conference.

Grant urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, obligation, and to rise above outdated, unworkable middle class myths and limitations in order to achieve true freedom for themselves and their families.

His straight-shooting viewpoints on leadership, the economy, small business, retail sales, employment, and headlines have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter.

Naveen Jain

The Billionaire founder of Viome, Moon Express, InfoSpace, Intelius, Bluedot, TalentWise and other successful companies, Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur driven to solve the big problems facing today’s world. 

Moon Express is the only company in the world with permission to harvest resources from the moon—developing the infrastructure needed to push humanity forward towards a true multi-planetary society.

Viome’s goal is to “make illness optional.” Having developed the worlds’ largest database of microbial gene expression, Viome is able to analyze gut microbiome and identify predictive markers of chronic diseases to inform personalized nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases.

As a vice chairman of the board at Singularity University, Naveen is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s greatest challenges by using and developing innovative technologies.

A director of the board at the XPRIZE Foundation, Naveen uses incentive prizes to motivate competitors to find solutions to some of societies’ more challenging problems. Recently, he launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE dedicated to empowering women around the world.

Naveen has been the recipient of many honours for his entrepreneurial successes. These include:

“Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”

“Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology 

“Most creative person” by Fast Company

“Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, 

“Ellis Island Medal of Honor”

 “Global Voice of 2018” awarded by the Governor of Arkansas 

“Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM

“Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India

“Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations 

“Top 20 Entrepreneurs” & “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring.

Jack Cowin

Canadian-born fast-food Billionaire Cowin built his fortune on burgers, fried chicken and pizza. He founded and chairs Sydney-based Competitive Foods Australia, which operates Burger King's Australian franchise as Hungry Jack's. The franchise boasts more than 400 stores and a food-processing division. Cowin is also the top  shareholder of Domino's Pizza Enterprises, the listed Australian franchisee of the U.S. parent company. Cowin started with one KFC outlet in Perth, after emigrating in 1969.

Akshay Ruparelia

Akshay Ruparelia, an Indian-origin young boy has become one of Britain’s youngest millionaires. His online estate agency business,, got valued at 12 million pounds in just over a year of being established.

Are you wondering what makes his story different? Well, Akshay is all of 22 years old.

Nineteen is usually when most teenagers are halfway through college, but Akshay juggled school work and negotiating property deals for his no-frills business. It offers to sell properties for a fraction of the cost charged by established high street estate agents. Traditional estate agents charge thousands of pounds in commission to sell a house – and he does it for just £99, as reported in Mirror.In less than a year and a half into business, Akshay’s online platform has been ranked the 18th biggest estate agency in the United Kingdom. In his own words, Akshay is on a mission to disrupt the agency business model.

Shaa Wasmund MBE 

Sunday times "Top 20 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in the UK". made my first 7 figures in business through a £29 pop up product. Built a 7 figure business from the ground up. Fiercely working towards Financial empowerment for all  . Proud recipient of an MBE from the Queen for services to business and entrepreneurship.

Mark Victor Hansen

Mark is widely known as an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer, author, serial entrepreneur, and member of multiple board of directors. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series, with more than 500 million books sold.

In the area of human potential, no one is better known and more respected than Mark Victor Hansen. For more than 44 years, he has focused solely on helping people and organizations reshape their personal vision of what’s possible. His powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide. With his open, honest, endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience’s attention as well as their hearts. With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful story- telling ability, he is one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time.

You may know Mark as “that Chicken Soup for the Soul guy.” Mark and his business partner, Jack Canfield, created what TIME magazine called, “the publishing phenomenon of the decade.” With more than 500 million CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books sold around the world, and over 100 licensed products in the marketplace, it is one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today.

Glen Jacobs A.K.A Kane 

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, an international entertainment and sports superstar, was born in April 1967 on a U.S. Airforce base in Madrid, Spain.

His father, a long-time veteran, served in the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. His mother took care of the family and ran a household that included Jacobs and his brother and sister.

Jacobs spent his college years playing basketball and football at Truman State University where he earned a degree in English.

He later went on to have one of the most successful WWE careers in history as professional wrestler Kane, spending almost 25 years performing in front of millions of fans across the United States and in more than 40 countries around the world. 

Jacobs chose to make his home in East Tennessee in 1995 where he met his wife, Crystal. The couple have two daughters, both nurses. 

In addition, Jacobs has served on the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital advisory council and the board of the Halls/Powell Boys and Girls Club. His former small business, Jacobs Insurance Associates, became the local champion of the Kindness Revolution, a national anti-bullying initiative. Along with his wife, he founded Kane’s Crusaders, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing joy to chronically ill teenagers in East Tennessee. 

A passionate defender of individual liberty, the free enterprise system and the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions, Jacobs decided to run for Mayor in 2017. A year later, the Republican candidate easily won the general election by a landslide.

His proudest accomplishments in elected office thus far are keeping taxes low, finding ways to provide a high level of service to Knox County residents and creating the popular literacy initiative Read City USA.

Mayor Jacobs’ continued goals for his administration include increasing programming in Career and Technical Education; ensuring economic business opportunities by making the community more business friendly; and improving infrastructure to ensure Knox County becomes an even better place to live, work and raise a family. 

Jay Alderton 

Jay Alderton is a Fitness and Business Coach who focuses on getting people healthier, happier, fitter and stronger. He has written two best selling books and currently holds the Guinness World Record for Box Jumping Mount Everest.

Daniel Priestley

Daniel Priestley started out as an entrepreneur at age 21 and built a multi-million dollar event, marketing and management business before the age of 25. A successful entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author, Daniel has built and sold businesses in Australia, Singapore and the UK. Daniel is the founder of Dent, which runs a 9-month growth accelerator programme for small enterprises, working with over 500+ entrepreneurs each year to develop their businesses. Dent has offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Australia. Daniel uses campaigns to help raise up to $100,000 for charity each year and is connected to some of the world’s most known and celebrated entrepreneurs and leaders. With a passion for global small business, Daniel is the author of the four best-selling books Key Person of Influence, Entrepreneur Revolution, Oversubscribed and 24Assets.

Alan Barratt

Al is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Grenade®, one of the most notable FMCG brands of the last 25 years. Starting with a £500 loan from the UKTI Passport to Export programme in 2010, Al sold shares in Grenade® in 2014 for £35m and again in 2017 for £72m, while still retaining a substantial share in the business to this day. He has won UK Entrepreneur of the Year an unprecedented three times, and is a mentor for Virgin Start Up, as well as an angel investor, motivational speaker, private pilot and philanthropist. Rocketing from sports nutrition brand to mainstream giant, Grenade® has been featured in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 for seven consecutive years in a row, being recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. With no signs of slowing down, its signature product, Carb Killa®, is currently the best-selling chocolate bar in the UK grocery channel and number one selling item in Food on Amazon,, disrupting the entire confectionary category for the first time in over 50 years.

Ed CJ Smith

Ed started in the coaching industry from a place of wanting to help others, because someone special had helped him. 

He was in a dark space, he was failing in life, and 3 big fat E grades had officially declared him a school failure. On the day he went to throw himself in front of a train, at the very moment that he went to jump, someone intervened and saved his life and gave him a second chance.  

Ed owes his life to someone else who went out of their way to help him see another path and from that moment on he made a promise that he still lives by every day, which is to do the same for others, to make a difference and to make real impact in people’s lives.  

Today Ed has grown a hugely successful coaching and consulting business and has impacted the lives of thousands of people using his 3 simple step approach. 

This methodology is the start-to-finish solution to get clients flowing into your business on automation. 

Following Ed’s methodology, you can replicate his success without the hassle and have a successful online coaching business that serves you and your clients at the highest level. 

David McCourt

David McCourt is the founder and Chairman of Granahan McCourt Capital and the Chairman of National Broadband Ireland. He has been one of the most prominent investors and entrepreneurs in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries for the past 30 years. He has founded or bought over 20 TMT companies in nine countries and is widely recognized as a transformational force in the telecommunications space. The Economist describes him as possessing "impeccable credentials as a telecom revolutionary". 

McCourt’s debut book ‘Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries’ launched in the Summer of 2019 and quickly became a best-seller with the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon, striking a chord with young entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the status quo.  

Throughout his career he has received global accolades.  The White House presented McCourt with its first-ever award recognizing extraordinary accomplishments by private sector businesses. He has been named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young LLP, Harvard Business School and Georgetown University. The American-Irish Historical Society presented McCourt with its gold medal, an award previously bestowed on Ronald Reagan, Mary Higgins Clark and Bono, and he was awarded the Science Foundation Ireland medal for outstanding contribution to technology and innovation.   

As the owner and Executive Chairman of National Broadband Ireland, McCourt is currently working in partnership with the Irish Government to deliver the country’s €5bn National Broadband Plan.  Globally, this will be the single largest investment ever in telecoms infrastructure by Government intervention to revitalize rural communities and stop the creation of socio-economic divides. It is the biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification.  

McCourt founded Corporate Communications Network, America’s first competitive phone company, which was later merged with MFS Communications, to create MFS McCourt.  MFS later sold to WorldCom for $14.3bn. Following the sale, McCourt founded and ran Europe’s largest designer and builder of telecom networks; built and owned networks in South America; as well as owned the largest satellite equipment manufacturing company in North America and Europe.   

His work in media has seen him found a television network as well as produce award winning TV shows and documentaries. He personally won an Emmy for his role producing the long-running PBS Kids series ‘Reading Rainbow’. He has produced hard-hitting documentaries with stars including Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, Meg Ryan and Sônia Braga, and has worked alongside Spike Lee, LeVar Burton and Bill Duke.  

McCourt’s investment vehicle Granahan McCourt Capital owns several hi-tech businesses focussed on cutting edge advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.  This includes a recent a joint venture in the insurtech space. 

Nick James

Multi-7-figure CEO, International Speaker, Investor, and host of the ‘Empire Builders’ podcast, Nick is best-known as the founder and creator of 'Expert Empires’ - home to the UK’s leading business events and Mastermind programmes for Coaches, Consultants, Speakers, Trainers, and Authors, who want to start, grow, and scale to seven figures and beyond.

Nick was fortunate enough to attend his first ‘personal development’ event at just 12 years of age, and immediately knew his purpose was to develop people. He travelled the world throughout his teenage years, attending and supporting events hosted by some of the world’s leading experts when it comes to mindset and success.

After dropping out of University, and many failed attempts, he got his first successful business off the ground in 2008, and since then has founded five companies that have generated many millions of pounds in sales. Today Nick speaks in front of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, sharing the very best of what he knows when it comes to marketing, sales, money, and mindset.

Matt Fiddes

Founder of the largest martial arts franchise in the world as well as an owner of several other franchise networks, former head of security and personal advisor to the late Michael Jackson and other Superstars/Billionaires. Matt Fiddes is on a personal journey to bring his high-energy and down to earth style of leadership to businesses of all sizes to teach them how to scale and grow their businesses.

With a globally renowned brand with a net worth estimated at over £40 million and a private multi-million property portfolio. Matt is named as one of the fifty most successful entrepreneurs in the UK.

Matt believes that business success is achieved through the same level of personal discipline that forms the cornerstone of his martial arts schools, and allowed him to achieve personal financial freedom by becoming a multi-millionaire at the age of just 22.

Delivering leadership training with a unique high-impact, high-energy and down-to-earth approach, Matt’s MF Inner Circle program is set to be one of the most sought after programs to be released in 2021, and draws on Matt’s own insane experiences from his high profile, global mega-star celebrity friends and mentors.

Matt’s undeniable enthusiasm comes from an inextinguishable belief that, through hard work, discipline and self belief all of us have the deep-rooted ability to achieve financial freedom.

Lauren Tickner

Forbes Top 10 Entrepreneur | Helping Coaches, Consultants & Course Creators Make A Global Impact By Scaling Online.

Paul O’Mahony

Paul is an Entrepreneur, Author, Product Creator and Public Speaker specializing in Digital Marketing, Mindset and Wealth Management. He has been a columnist for the Sunday Independent and Examiner newspapers. His companies are based globally where he supports thousands of clients worldwide.

  Rich Hawkins 

From nightclub bouncer to eCommerce millionaire, Rich Hawkins has sold to over 72 countries and has launched multiple successful online brands over nearly a decade. He has since gone on to teach his eCommerce strategies to over 300 people whilst continuing to grow his own multiple million pound turnover eCommerce businesses. Rich remembers being laughed at when he started selling on eBay but realised a long time ago that eCommerce is the future of retail and is passionate about spreading his message!

Rob Moore

Entrepreneur, Investor, Author of 6 Amazon and Audible Bestsellers, Prolific Podcaster, two-time Public Speaking World Record Holder, Founder of The Rob Moore Foundation

Rob lives and loves entrepreneurship and property investing, he runs several businesses and is the host of two successful podcasts. He lives up to his brand and disrupts as an entrepreneur, with interests ranging from property development to public speaking and digital media. He is on a mission to change the way people think about business and aims to support people around the globe through the Rob Moore Foundation.

Rob co-founded Progressive Property – the UK's leading property training company – and Unlimited Success with his business partner, before becoming the host of the wildly successful podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur” and now “The Money Podcast”, listened to in 192 countries worldwide. This has grown into a complete digital agency: Progressive Media.

A self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, having risen to riches from being heavily in debt in his 20s, Rob has retired and un-retired countless times (one of his epic weaknesses), each time creating a new innovation, vision, book or entire company.

Rob is a writer, communicator, social media influencer and philanthropist. His 8 books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and received over 9,000 reviews (and 200 1* ratings!). He is a highly sought-after public speaker, having given 1,200 speeches in the last decade and held 2 world records for the longest individual speech marathon. He has the rare skill of cutting to the chase, using his personal experience to help others and entertain in a disruptive way.

Through the Rob Moore Foundation, he provides an opportunity for under-privileged individuals, start-ups and small established businesses to gain valuable support, investment and mentorship from some of the best in the business. All his profits from his book Money go to the Foundation.

What others are saying about Rob

“Rob is a great mentor for both my property journey and podcast media. He’s prolific, accessible and unique. Thank you Rob”

Kevin Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing, Rock of Ages

“Rob is one of the most genuine, forward-thinking, positive and motivational guys I have ever met”

Jake Wood

 Max Branning, Eastenders

“Rob uses lots of good ideas about the balance of living a life away from working 24/7, I wish I had seen this book when I was a teenager!”

Frank Bruno