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Tech Entrepreneurship delivering the dream

From 31/01/18 10:00 until 31/01/18 16:00
Posted by Lynn O'Byrne
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Tech Entrepreneurship delivering the dream – tools & techniques for educators & practitioners

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from entrepreneurship educators and practitioners who will share innovative tools and techniques for identifying, recruiting and nurturing technology entrepreneurs
  • Build new networks with like-minded educators and entrepreneurs
  • Meet tech start-ups and learn about the opportunities and challenges within the sector
  • Visit the new UCL BaseKX start up space

Background

According to Tech Nation 2017, the growth rate of digital jobs was more than double that of non-digital jobs between 2011 and 2015. Furthermore, these jobs are highly skilled and highly paid, and the firms in this sector create an economic output of close to £100bn per year, contributing to the productivity and growth of the wider UK economy. (More information available here: https://technation.techcityuk.com/growth-tech/.

But how do we support our students and graduates to benefit from these opportunities?

This interactive Enterprise Exchange event has been designed to share innovative practices for building tech entrepreneur engagement and development. During the day entrepreneurship educators and practitioners will share innovative approaches which are currently contributing to the growth of the digital economy. We will also showcase several tech start-ups, hearing about the opportunities and challenges from those who are immersed in this sector.

Speakers and facilitators include

  • Ben Cave, TechNation
  • Farhan Lalji, MD, Rokk3r Labs, Kings College London
  • Ben Mumby-Croft, Director of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London
  • Cathy Holloway, Director Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL
  • Thomas Stone, Co-Founder PredictionIO
  • Cyrille Najar, CEO White Lab
  • Noor Alkahadra, CEO WeGeek
  • Jerry Allen, Director of Entrepreneurship, UCL

Cost to attend:

Staff from EEUK members – Free of Charge. All other individuals - £125 (non-refundable).

To register to attend click "Join" above. Enquiries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Programme (Draft and subject to change)

Timings below are a guide only

10am – 10.20 Tea/Coffee/Registration and Networking
10.20 – 10.30

Welcome and Introduction

Jerry Allen, UCL

Kate Beresford, Enterprise Educators UK

10.30 – 11.05

The value of Tech Entrepreneurship to the UK

Ben Cave, TechNation

11.05 – 11.40

Stories from the front line

Thomas Stone, PredictionIO & Cyrille Najjar,White Lab

11.40 – 12.15

Working with entrepreneurs who know everything and nothing

Farhan Lalji, Rokk3r Labs, Kings College, London

12.15 – 13.00

Lunch and networking with an opportunity to play with WeGeek

13.00 – 13.35

Whose dream is it anyway? How to make entrepreneurship education more accessible

Ben Mumby-Croft, Imperial College London

13.35 – 15.35

The Enable Makeathon: Creating Global Social Impact through Assistive Technology Innovation

Cathy Holloway, UCL

15.35 – 15.45 Round up of the day

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