Little Kanga Ltd
Becky Lodge is a degree and CIM qualified Founder and Director with a 30 year career history in STEAM based markets as an international sales and marketing professional. Founder and Director of Little Kanga Ltd (2015) Becky later founded the brand ‘StartUp Disruptors’ a community that helps early stage start-ups and aspiring business owners to fund and scale their projects and businesses and look after their mental health on the journey. Partners are Uber, Funding Circle and Faster Capital. Started with 9 people in a pub in Portsmouth in 2016 (to protect the interests of new business owners that were neurodiverse and subject to exploitation), Becky grew the membership community via social media to 150 members in year one and now the community has over 50,000 social media followers and 2,000 members on Facebook, via a subscription based service for £19.99 pcm that allows people to access to qualified experts at a fraction of the normal costs for business coaching, advice, support and community. This has now become known as the ‘Netflix’ of entrepreneurship education in the UK. This model will be rolled out to LEPs across the UK, starting with her home LEP in the Solent region and then on-boarding the rest of the UK. One of Sky News 100 Women in business in 2017 and a contributing author to BBC News online for Technology, Becky was the first tech mentor in the UK to be approached by Faster Capital (Venture Capital) in Dubai to aid their tech start-ups for mentoring. A lecturer in operational sales management at the University of Portsmouth Business School, Becky has an agenda around enabling social mobility and gender parity through making entrepreneurship accessible and affordable for all. ‘StartUp Disruptors’ is sponsored and supported by Uber, Funding Circle, Faster Capital, Notion Capital, Tech London Advocates and many others. This disruptive model has been the result of Becky’s ability to ‘see around corners’ due to her own neurodiversity. Labelled as ‘gifted’ in certain subjects at school and told that she was a ‘failure’ in others, has driven her to be a top 1% sales performer throughout her career. Becky is considered to be the ‘go to’ person in the early stage entrepreneurship space and she is a passionate future thinker, innovator and social media influencer in B2B in the UK with over 15,000 connections and followers on LinkedIn and 10,000 followers on Twitter alone. A super-connector with high EQ/emotional intelligence and open mindset, Becky is driven to help change the entrepreneurship education space for future generations. StartUp Disruptors has transformed the city of Portsmouth and in 2020, it was named as the most entrepreneurial city in the UK as a direct result of Becky starting the eco-system in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Business School. You can find out more about Little Kanga via the website: www.littlekanga.co.uk and StartUp Disruptors has a dedicated website at: www.startupdisruptors.co.uk
Little Kanga is a B2B management consultancy, specialising in digital transformation for business growth and entrepreneurship education initiatives; including place-making for entrepreneurial office spaces and shaping service provision for start-ups.
We work on high level strategies and help with implementation and support connecting start-ups with VC’s, corporates; universities and public sector partners who wish to work with disruptive start-ups to transform their business models and outcomes.
We own the trademarked brand ‘StartUp Disruptors’; which is a social influencer brand in the start-up space; that helps mentor early stage start-ups at an affordable price point online; we are building a digital platform/VLE to help to spread this education to emerging markets and marginalised communities in 2021.
Our market verticals are:
How we started:
Started at the kitchen table in 2015; we now have a global team of 14 people and are growing rapidly due to our start-up brand ‘StartUp Disruptors’; where we offer support and advice to home-based business owners on a subscription basis from just £19.99 a month.
We are on a mission to enable social mobility, inclusion, diversity and parity for minorities and women in business; in the U.K. and globally.
We also specialise in helping disruptive start-ups gain funding and subsequent growth from investment.
Customers, sponsors and supporters include:
The Sasha Group
University of Portsmouth
Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
Portsmouth City Council
Gosport Borough Council
We work as a trusted partner with both corporate and SME customers that wish to enhance their online presence or increase their reach to new start-up business owners through our online brand StartUp Disruptors.
Here we offer corporates and SMEs advertising packages, that reach our online audience of over 50,000 small business owners each week.
So why work with us?
We truly believe in partnership and bringing corporates; SMEs and start-ups together with universities and public sector bodies to help build GVA in local economies in the U.K.
In terms of results; we typically achieve 100-500% uplift in sales for our customers; when we work on their strategic plans.
Contact us for a 30 minute free strategy call and audit today.