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november, 2020

11nov(nov 11)5:00 pm29(nov 29)8:00 pmConversations with Entrepreneurs

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Event Details

Want to be an entrepreneur? Join us for an evening of conversations with entrepreneurs from a range of stages and industries.

Join us for an evening with a range of entrepreneurs who can help you get started!

  • Want to be an entrepreneur?
  • Have an idea that you want to get off the ground?
  • Want to be ready to go once you have an idea?
  • Perhaps you’re not sure if entrepreneurship is for you?

We will be running three sessions where you will have a chance to hear from founders and business experts, talk to them about your own entrepreneurship journey, your business idea and ask all of your questions. You will also get to connect with others at the start of their entrepreneurial journey.

We aim to leave you inspired to run with your early stage startup and following this session, you’ll be invited to join other OneTech programmes which can provide you with more tools and support to make it a success.

After this event, you will:

  • Be inspired to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey
  • Have unlocked the key blockers to taking the next step in your journey
  • Be equipped with tips and techniques to deal with any early challenges

We will be running three sessions where you will have a chance to hear from founders and business experts, talk to them about your own entrepreneurship journey, your business idea and ask all of your questions. You will also get to connect with others at the start of their entrepreneurial journey.

We aim to leave you inspired to run with your early stage startup and following this session, you’ll be invited to join other OneTech programmes which can provide you with more tools and support to make it a success.

Hosted by Claudine Adeyemi, CEO of CareerEar and Programme Manager at UKBT she will be joined by:

The Speakers

  • Ekua Cant – Coach & Mentor, Author of Be your No.1 Cheerleader

Ekua started her career as a personal assistant to a Director working in the UK Civil Service, working with numerous Government Departments the Cabinet Office, Home Office and left as an IT Project Manager. Whilst working in the Civil Service she founded 2 startups, Layover Adventure and the Hackathon Queen. She always has a listening ear to advise and provide career coaching for those in need of guidance. She formerly ran DrinksBot an on-demand drinks delivery service enabled by a Slack Chatbot. She’s currently coaching, producing self-development content, and mentoring.

Ask her about… Starting up and taking action on your startup idea, Mental Health for Entrepreneurs and Building personal resilience/Failure/Growth Mindset

  • Urenna Okonkwo – Founder and CEO of Cashmere App

Urenna is an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of fintech startup, Cashmere, a social savings app that helps young female aspirational consumers save for and buy their favourite luxury products and experiences in a financially responsible manner. Prior to this, she was a financial adviser at a leading wealth management firm, providing financial & investment advice to high net worth individuals and a forensic analyst at KPMG. Her work has been featured in a number of media outlets and publications including Forbes, Vogue Business, BBC, Sky News, The Evening Standard & more.

Ask her about… Fundraising (creating a deck, running a fundraising process), building an MVP, making your first hires

  • Jasnam Sidhu – Product and Strategy Consultant

Jas is currently helping companies to grow by launching new products and services. He previously co-founded and built the Disruptive Innovation Practice at PwC, working with clients to anticipate which emerging trends and technologies may disrupt their business models and helping them to adapt. He had also set up an EdTech venture helping young people to make more informed education and career decisions.

Jas is currently Co-Curator of the Global Shapers Community London hub, which is an initiative born out of the World Economic Forum. He is a graduate of Stanford Business School (Ignite Innovation programme).

Ask him about… Launching your first experiments, finding co-founder fit, selling to enterprise

Who are Capital Enterprise and OneTech?

Capital Enterprise is a body of connectors, influencers, investors and policy-makers, collaborating to serve and super-charge London’s start-up scene.

Powered by Capital Enterprise, OneTech supports under represented tech founders through action and thought leadership. Click here to read just a few of our success stories. To access our full range of support apply here.

Thanks to J.P.Morgan, Founding Funder of OneTech

Our Delivery Partners

Foundervine was founded by technologists and professionals who believe in a fairer tech entrepreneurship landscape and were frustrated by a lack of diversity. They work to remove social barriers to entrepreneurship and build a network of businesses across 4 continents that harness the power of digital technology.

They do this in 3 ways:

  • Help people from underestimated backgrounds to start up businesses
  • Scale up small businesses, enabling them to become investment ready
  • Act as a voice for underestimated entrepreneurs in the UK and beyond.

UK Black Tech is an organisation which exists to create the most diverse tech sector in the world ensuring that tech products, services and companies reflect us all.

They aim to:

  • Increase the numbers of Black & Ethnic Minorities at all levels in tech.
  • Help individuals and digital businesses to become self-sustainable through long term growth & consistency.
  • Showcase tech professionals & digital businesses in mainstream media and events.
  • Transfer wealth & knowledge to the younger generation through projects and initiatives.
  • Build a community that collaborates, partners and share resources.

The South London Innovation Corridor is a partnership between four London boroughs to drive growth within the creative and tech industries in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. By delivering new business support, talent development and affordable workspace opportunities and ensuring that these opportunities are made available to people who are currently underrepresented in the creative and tech sectors, the South London Innovation Corridor seeks to help individuals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses to reach their potential.

Time

11 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 29 (Sunday) 8:00 pm

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