Innovation & Enterprise


First Mondays: Networking for entrepreneurs (December)

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 02 December 2019

Two people talking at a networking event at UCL BaseKX

Hear from successful entrepreneur Dr Dexter Penn, founder of Kalgera, and form lasting connections at our monthly networking event for entrepreneurs. It’s free and open to all.

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First Mondays are our monthly entrepreneurial community networking events, held at UCL's entrepreneurial hub BaseKX.

These events are designed to help you make useful business connections. You could find a potential co-founder, meet a mentor, identify sources of funding, or simply make new contacts to expand your network.

What to expect

The evening will start with a short inspirational talk by Dr Dexter Penn, Clinical Research Fellow at UCL and founder and CEO of Kalgera.

You'll then have a chance to network and have in-depth conversations with your peers about your business idea. This could include under- and postgraduates, alumni, researchers, and PhD students, as well as those building their business outside the university.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask for and give support to your fellow entrepreneurially-minded colleagues.

About the speaker

Dr Dexter Penn is an entrepreneur and Clinical Research Fellow at the UCL Dementia Research Centre. He's co-founder and CEO of Kalgera, a practical tool that helps safeguard the financial lives of vulnerable people.

After shaping his idea at a UCL’s Enterprise Boot Camp, Dexter won the UCL Bright Ideas Award (now the ‘Launch £10,000 Programme’) and subsequently joined The Hatchery, UCL’s business incubator for startups. This enabled him to complete market research and find suitable co-founders to develop Kalgera.

Kalgera has won the UCL George Fahra New Venture Award, was named by Tech Nation as one of three ‘Top New Financial Inclusion Startups’, and listed by Centrica as one of the ‘Top 20 Global Ageing startups’.

Dexter has also contributed to discussions around public policy at a round-table meeting at 10 Downing Street and the Cabinet Office. He's subsequently been appointed to the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, and secured more than £300,000 of additional investment in 2018.

Who it’s for

This event is open to all enterprising minds both inside and outside UCL. You may have a business idea or simply want to share knowledge and learn from others.

Date and times

This event is on Monday, 2 December 2019, from 6pm to 8pm.

Book your place

This event is free, but please register if you'd like to attend. For catering purposes, we'd appreciate it if you only register if you'll be able to attend on the night.

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