UCL has been hailed as a “shining example” for supporting student entrepreneurs by the Guardian in an article about whether universities are doing enough to help students start new businesses.
Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series
Publication date: Jan 17, 2013 08:45 AM
Start: Jan 17, 2013 05:15 PM
Speaker: Viktoras Jucikas - Founder and CEO of Yplan
Each year, UCL's Department of Management Science and Innovation and UCL Advances organises a series of guest lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors.
These inspirational speakers provide an insight into the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and share advice for those wishing to start their own business or who have already embarked on this journey.
Viktoras Jucikas is co-founder and CTO of YPlan, the
world's first mobile-only event booking app that launched in London in
late November, 2012. The app lets you discover top tickets for tonight,
pay in two taps and go to gigs, theatre, cinema, quirky events like
Previously an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, he left
behind six years of designing exotic derivative risk management tools
and fighting broken dividend curves, to partner up with an old friend
and dive straight into the deep end of mobile commerce and technology
Viktoras graduated from Jacobs University Bremen with an
MSc in Computational Sciences and Kaunas University of Technology with a
BSc in Computer Science. Innovative technology lies at the heart of
YPlan's development, and Viktoras' knowledge and expertise has been
crucial in bringing the product to market. A technical genius with a
keen-eye for detail, Viktoras is an experienced generalist, passionate
and curious about all things mobile, constantly learning and exploring
new mobile UX/UI paradigms, artificial intelligence and machine
Viktoras also leads the Lithuanian City of London Club - providing support and guidance for those wanting to develop interpersonal and networking skills