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Dave's Workshops

How to Operate at Peak Performance

You will explore the personal and professional challenges that arise in building a venture-backed company; learn three principles to help you set healthy boundaries with your company; and come away with concrete steps that you can take to sustain high performance over the long-term. 

How CEOs Can Delegate Effectively

You will understand the transition from founder to CEO; discuss the common challenges to effective delegation; and learn some coaching techniques to help your team take ownership and think for themselves.

Speaking Testimonials


Andre Retterath

Earlybird Venture Capital

"Dave gave a great workshop to 30 of our portfolio CEOs in Berlin. His mix of materials, frameworks and personal stories led to amazing discussions which he perfectly moderated and summarised in clear takeaways."


Harry Rhys Davies

Tech Nation

"Dave led a workshop for 29 of our AI-focused venture backed entrepreneurs. The session was brilliant and delved into important topics that are usually very challenging to cover. Having been a founder, a VC, and a coach, Dave brings with him a unique and practical perspective that has immediate value to any founder navigating a scaling journey."


Alex Gordon-Furse

Startup Grind

"Dave has done Conference keynotes, intimate workshops & webinars for our founders at Startup Grind. We keep getting him back because the feedback we get is fantastic. His content is always incredibly well thought-out, well organised & super engaging and it is always jam-packed with actionable insights. Highly recommended!"


Rory Stirling

Connect Ventures

"Dave Bailey is an incredible coach, subject expert and speaker and it wouldn't be the same without him. He combines a very rare set of magic skills... practical company building experience, an ability to communicate and inspire, and the patience to coach others. We can't recommend him highly enough (so long as he still saves some time for us!)."


Heitor Benfeito

Portugal Ventures

"In Dave, we found not only a likeminded person, but a coach and speaker who delivered exactly what we were looking for at our CEO “Get Together”. He provided a multitude of insights, coupled with strategic views, as well as a clear actionable path which both our CEOs and our team could follow. We consider Dave to be one of the top start-up CEO coaches and would recommend him to our fellow VCs.."

Past events

Annual Conference

Nov 12, 2019 - Berlin, Germany

Earlybird is a leading venture capital investor focused on European technology innovators. Dave will be talking to their portfolio CEOs about how to operate at peak performance, and the art of delegating well.

CEO Conference

Dec 19, 2019 - Porto, Portugal

Portugal Ventures is one of the most active venture capital funds in Portugal. Dave will keynote their annual CEO meetup in front of 120+ founder CEOs.

Tech Nation's Applied AI 1.0

Sep 13, 2019 - The Cotswolds, UK

Applied AI 1.0, supporting the UK Government’s Office for Artificial Intelligence, will kick off this September and is inspired by Tech Nation’s successful Future Fifty, Upscale and Fintech programmes.

Startup Grind Europe

Jun 6, 2019 - London, U.K.

Dave will gave the opening keynote at the Startup Grind Europe Conference, where over 3,000 startups, investors, and innovators will converge in London for discussions around the future of startups, venture capital, artificial intelligence, fintech, and more.

Startup Day

Jun 5, 2019 - London, U.K.

Dave will be coaching 40 startup founders ahead of the Startup Grind Europe Conference. If you’re a startup founder, working in a startup, or looking to cultivate relationships with startups, this is the place to be.

Disconnect Founders Retreat

May 15-19, 2019 - Pisa, Italy

Press pause on the day to day whirlwind activities of typical startup life. The 3 days of facilitated sessions will focus on learning practical methodologies to deal with the key challenges facing founders of fast growing companies.

Sales Dinner

April 24, 2019 - London, U.K.

In this next installment of Dave's CEO Dinner series, we'll discuss our best sales insights and tactics over wine and healthy food.

Want to book Dave Bailey as a guest speaker?

Dave performs a limited number of paid speaking engagements per year. Contact us for more information.


Want to book Dave Bailey as a guest speaker?

Dave performs a limited number of paid speaking engagements per year. Contact us for more information.