UCL Alumni


Join us for an exciting UCL alumni social in Paris

24 May 2022, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Frog Revolution inside space

Mingle with old friends and new connections over drinks and canapes at the Frog Revolution whilst UCL alumnus, Benedict O'Donnell shares insights on founding his EdTech start-up, Naimrod, which tailors language lessons to the interests of each learner and promises to make learning addictive.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students | UCL alumni






Alumni Relations Team


Location: The Frog Revolution
9 Rue de la Bastille
Paris 75004

Time: 6:30pm CEST

Are you looking to connect with other UCL alumni in person? Or are you curious about the start-up space in France? Perhaps you're interested in language learning?

Then join us for a summer social and informal talk from UCL alumnus, Benedict O'Donnell. Benedict has insider advice for founding a company in France and working with international talent investor, Entrepreneur First, which should not be missed.

About the Speaker

Benedict O'Donnell

at Naimrod

B.Sc. Astronomy, 2006

Ben is an entrepreneur, a physicist and a language junky. He is the CEO of an EdTech startup called Naimrod, which is developing the world's first language lessons based on TV series, karaoke and comic strips.

Upon completing his PhD, Ben founded his first company to work on science communication with clients including the International Energy Agency, the European Commission and the European Patent Office. 

Ben returned to Paris in 2019 to found a new company in the area of language learning. Naimrod is incubated at Inria, the French Institute for Research in Digital Science. 

Benedict O'Donnell - headshot