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London's universities say ‘OpenSME’ to new support for capital's small businesses

A group of London's universities are launching a new collaboration – OpenSME – that seeks to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the expertise and knowledge they offer.

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Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series

Publication date: Aug 28, 2012 2:11:21 PM

Start: Nov 22, 2012 5:15:00 PM

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Alex Macpherson - Managing Director, Octopus Ventures
As head of the Ventures division of Octopus Investments, a firm which manages investments worth over £2 billion, Alex Macpherson has built his professional reputation on identifying, assessing and nurturing talented young businesses.

His team specialise in identifying emerging businesses with the potential for market disruption.