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Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures

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.

Who Can Attend?

ALL WELCOME – This event is open to everyone who wants to hear from leading and inspiring entrepreneurs.

When & Where

The guest lectures will be held every Thursday evening (during term time) from 17:15 to 18:00. The venue is Darwin LT, Darwin Building, on the main UCL campus (view the location map).

Schedule - Spring 2014

Guest Name
Job Title
Thursday 16th January
Giles Adams Partner and President
3rd Home
Watch lecture
Thursday 23rd January
Raam Thakrar
Thursday 30th January
Liz Rice
Tank Top TV
Watch lecture
Thursday 6th February
Marcin Piatkowski
JAM Vehicles Ltd
Watch lecture
Thursday 13th February
Haje Jan Kamps
Watch lecture
Thursday 27th February
Devin Hunt
Founder Centric
Watch lecture
Thursday 6th March
Nick Black
Founder Cloudmade
Thursday 13th March
Jacoby Thwaites
Thursday 20th March
Sean Kane
Watch lecture

Guest Lectures News


Recessions lead to opportunities

Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series: Tim Richards
Tim Richards came to the first entrepreneurship guest lecture of a fresh academic year on a high: he had just concluded a deal to expand Vue Entertainment, the chain he’s been at the helm of as CEO for over a decade, into Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, and was still toasting successfully selling the company to a Canadian pension fund to the tune of a cool £1 billion. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2013 9:52:18 AM

Kirkwood care

Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series: Reece Howe

Reece Howe studied Astrophysics at UCL. Straight after graduating in 2002, he became an accountant at Deloitte and then joined Innocent. More...

Published: Mar 14, 2013 2:58:40 PM

We Are Pop Up

Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series: We Are Pop-Up

It’s a tale of two opposites – an artist looking for exhibition space, and an MBA graduate living in Covent Garden seeing, day after day, empty shop space and wondering how it could be filled. More...

Published: Mar 1, 2013 2:34:25 PM