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MSc Technology Entrepreneurship student leads Silicon Valley trip

3 April 2012

Ahmad Bakhiet - President of the UCL Enterprise Society - recently led a trip stateside, courtesy of 'Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVc2UK)', a key annual event organised by angel investor Sherry Coutu and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman in an effort to bring US-style innovation to this side of the pond.

UCL Enterprise Society won the SVc2UK best university event competition with an aviation-themed evening alluding to Reid Hoffman’s quotation, ‘Jump off a cliff and assemble a plane on the way down’. The prize was five days in San Francisco meeting the world’s leading entrepreneurs, followed by three days in Austin, Texas, attending the legendary South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, which showcases the best emerging technologies. Ahmad (MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship) was one of nine winners who found themselves, “fully immersed” in the atmosphere of Silicon Valley. Read more